All of the inner parts of my Hayward Navigator pool vacuum are new; the pods and shoes are new, the hose is new. When the Navigator is suspended the pods move. If I place the Navigator on the bottom of the pool all action stops. Do you have any suggestions?


The only suggestion I would have, knowing that you've replaced all the inner parts and pods, (otherwise, I'd say the A-frame or pods), would be to make sure there is enough suction through the cleaner. If you have a separate cleaner line, close the main drain valve and close the skimmer valve halfway and have the cleaner valve all the way open. Make sure filter is clean and the system has plenty of flow. More suction on the cleaner will make it work better. You can look at this article that explains how the valves should be set.

Let me know how it works.

Updated on April 9, 2018

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How to Fix a Hayward Navigator Pool Vacuum That Is Not Moving
By Rob Hampton