Hayward® Pool Products Introduces SharkVAC™ Robotic Pool Cleaner


  Osborn & Barr Communications   314-746-1941

Elizabeth, N.J. — Hayward® Pool Products, a division of Hayward Industries, Inc., today announces a new robotic pool cleaner for the 2009 pool season. Available now, the new SharkVAC™ leverages the proven technology of the company's popular TigerShark® family of cleaners, while adding a top-access debris chamber and enhanced programming for increased functionality and convenience.

According to Marketing Manager Kim Narvaez, the launch of the SharkVAC ties directly to Hayward's commitment of meeting customer needs and responding to industry trends by introducing products with enhancements that are new to the industry.

"We understand that both pool owners and professionals want quick, convenient and efficient pool cleaning. To further meet our customers' needs, we've expanded on the successful design of the popular TigerShark, which uses a filter cartridge opposed to bags, and added a top-access debris chamber," said Narvaez. "With the touch of a button, users can quickly remove the filter cartridge chamber from the top of the machine and rinse it out for quick and easy cleaning. In addition, service technicians will appreciate the cleaner's enhanced component designs that facilitate quick and easy maintenance"

The SharkVAC's sleek, low-profile design, coupled with its intelligent cleaning ability, sets it apart from all other robotic pool cleaners. Equipped with Hayward's QuickClean® technology, the floor-specific SharkVAC will clean most residential pools in 60 minutes or less, while using 94 percent less energy than most pressure cleaners.

"We've taken the programming a step further as well," said Narvaez. "The SharkVAC is programmed to systematically perform the necessary maneuvers to free itself from pool obstructions – such as a corner or main drain. Once it has freed itself from the trouble spot, it will automatically resume cleaning."

About Hayward® Industries
Hayward Pool Products, a division of Hayward Industries, Inc., has been America's first choice in residential swimming pool equipment for more than 40 years. The company markets the Totally Hayward? System of advanced pool equipment to help address some of the challenges faced by many pool owners such as safety, energy efficiency and maintenance time and costs. The company's diverse product line includes pumps, filters, heaters, heat pumps, automatic pool cleaners, controls, colored lighting, valves, vacuum release systems, drain covers and other general pool products for residential and commercial applications.

Another Hayward Industries division, Goldline Controls® offers electronic controls for total pool automation, total pool chemistry management, solar applications and electronic chlorine generators. These products are integral components of the Totally Hayward® System. Goldline Controls is headquartered in North Kingstown, R.I. For more information, visit www.goldlinecontrols.com.

Hayward Industries is headquartered in Elizabeth, N.J. For more information, contact Hayward at (908) 351-5400 or visit www.haywardnet.com.

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