Hayward Pool Vac Service Tips
There are exterior parts on the bottom of Hayward Pool Vac that are known and accepted as wear-out parts. Shoes, wings, flaps, pods and bumper all make contact with either the bottom and or the sides of the swimming pool. More so in concrete based swimming pools, these parts will wear-out in a matter of time. The more the pool vac is run the quicker these parts wear-out.

Allowing these parts to wear past wear lines or wear thresholds can lead to accelerated wear on other parts. Neglecting to inspect these parts reduces the performance of the pool sweep operation and leads to higher repair costs.
Once a month or every other month during low usage periods, remove the pool vac from the pool and inspect the shoes, wings, flaps, pods and bumper for wear.
Video demonstration describing the Hayward Pool Vac wings, flaps, shoes and pods.
Wear Inspection
Worn out pods and bumper
Worn out wings, flap and shoes
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Here's What to Look For:

Shoes -
There is a rough area that can be seen on the sides of the shoes. When this area can no longer be seen the shoes should be replaced.

Wings - There is a line on the curved outer edge of the wings. When the wing is worn down to this line it's time to replace the wings. Note the wing mounting holes can crack and break as well.

Flaps - Flaps are good until a hole has been rubbed all the way through the lower edge.

Pods - Pods are good until the front or back have worn completely through the plastic. The shoe foot is spring loaded, you'll want to make sure a spring is attached to each foot/shoe.

Bumper - Bumpers will last for many years, they'll need replacing only when a hole has been worn through.
Trouble Shooting

Replacing The Shoes on the Hayward Pool Vac

Cleaning The Hayward Pool Vac

Hayward Pool Vac Wear Inspection

Hayward Pool Vac Operation Check

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