Hayward TigerShark Pool Cleaner… An Honest Review

Christie loves this new robotic pool cleaner so much, she actually wanted to write post! I will admit, it’s kinda crazy to watch in action!


Hayward TigerShark QC RC-9990Product Review – Hayward TigerShark QC RC-9990
As you may know, Joey and I have recently purchased our first home! It has been a lot of fun putting our own touches on the house and doing little projects to make the home our own. I have noticed that Joey and I naturally took ownership of certain areas of the home. For instance, Joey takes the trash out and cuts the grass – two things you will never find me doing. I took ownership of maintaining the pool – a task I thought I would do well at given my, at times anal, attention to detail. Although our previous home owners left most pool accessories for us, they did not leave us with a vacuum or cleaning device for the bottom of the pool and I quickly learned that this is essential to keeping a clean pool.

I immediately did what I do every time that I want to make a large purchase – RESEARCH! I started off with some family members that are seasoned veterans when it comes to pools and they recommended the TigerShark QC RC-9990

I then spoke with an employee at our local pool store who also recommended this product. The pool cleaner was slightly out of the budget my husband gave me, but I had a feeling this was the way to go. Through my research, I found that I could get this product significantly cheaper online as opposed to purchasing it from the local pool store. I was hesitant to make such a big purchase online but I could not be any happier that I did! I love our new Tiger Shark!

Hayward TigerShark

There are so many reasons why the TigerShark QC RC-9990
is the perfect pool cleaner for us…

1. Decease in time you spend cleaning the pool – While there is a slightly higher investment upfront, the amount of time spent down the road is significantly decreased. All you have to do is toss the Tiger Shark in the pool and press on. It literally does everything else for you!

2. There are two settings – a quick cycle (90min) and a longer cycle (3 hours). Having the option to choose cycles is great because if the pool is in good shape, you can do the quick cycle and minimize energy used. However, if the pool needs a little more TLC, you can use the longer cycle and feel confident that at the end of the cycle, the pool will be looking better than ever.

Tigershark with Cart3. It runs independently of our filter – This helps prolong the life of the filter, which can be one of the more costly items to replace in terms of pools. It also allows you to use the skimmer while you are using the robotic cleaner. So you are not losing the function of the skimmer while you run the robotic cleaner.

4. Light weight and easy to store – I “splurged” and spent a couple extra bucks to buy a TigerShark that comes with a caddy. This was a GREAT idea. The caddy stores the pool cleaner, power source, and 55ft cable in a neat and compact manner. It also has wheels that make it very easy to wheel the caddy from the garage to the pool whenever I want to use the Tiger Shark.

Controls for Tigershark5. Easy to use – I am not the most technically advanced person and was a little concerned about my ability to use this cleaner. My fear was alleviated after my first use when I realized that it could not be easier to use. All you have to do is drop the robotic cleaner in the pool, plug the opposite end of the chord into the power source, and chose the cycle you want. It automatically turns off when it is done so you can run the cleaner over night or while you are at work without having to worry.

6. It came with a 3 YERAR WARRANTY – I thought a perk of buying the TigerShark from a pool store was that you would get a warranty. However, the TigerShark QC RC-9900 comes with a 3 year warranty which was actually better than the 1 year warranty offered by my local pool store.

7. Capability to clean floor, walls, and stairs – Some pool cleaners struggle to climb walls and stairs. The TigerShark does not. It easily scales the walls of our pool in both the deep end and shallow end. It even knows when it is out of the water and while climb back down the wall.

Now check it out in action!

As you can see there are several things about the TigerShark that I love and I honestly can not think of a negative thing about it. It might be a little more costly upfront but it is worth every penny!

Christie’s First Blog Post

Joey RestivoToday, Joey told me that I have to be a “mommy blogger”, without the kids of course! At first I was a little skeptical as I am a horrible writer and do not find my thoughts very interesting. I asked Joey what I would have to write about. He told me I could write about anything – DIY projects, our puppy Zoey, my favorite band, and concert reviews to name a few. This led me to an idea…

My entire immediate family, consisting of my wonderful parents, little sister and two triplet sisters, live in Toledo, Ohio. I have a hard time being away from them and have decided that this would be a good way to keep them updated with my life and let them hear about my thoughts and adventures (I have not been doing as good with my phone conversations as I would like to so another form of communication might help). I started to realize that very few people will actually read my blogs so I really have nothing to lose. However, if my family reads them and feel a little more connected to me, I definitely have something to gain. I don’t know how often I will blog or what I will blog about, but I am curious to see how this turns out!

Miss all my friends and family back home! 

~ CP

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