One of the top brands when pool equipment is concerned, Hayward offers quality and efficiency with all its products, and TigerShark QC RC9990GR is no exception. It includes smart functions and features that will transform the chore of cleaning your pool into a pleasant, hassle-free activity. You’ll benefit from clear water and immaculate surfaces without spending tiring hours brushing the pool walls or sweeping the floor. TigerShark QC RC9990GR requires no supervision as it works, whereas its intelligent system ensures no spot is left dirty. Although a bit pricy, you can rest assured that your investment is long-lasting and worth all your money.
TigerShark QC RC9990GR offers a robust and durable outer casing, colored in white and dark grey for an elegant look. It is crafted from ABS which is highly resistant to impacts, as well as a wide range of temperatures, ensuring the unit can successfully face all underwater challenges. Although it might seem large at first, it won’t occupy too much room, as its compact outlook measures no more than 15.75” by 7.25” by 10.75”.
Additionally, its weight ensures hassle-free handling and maneuvering, as its 21.5 lbs will make for a light lift. To aid in its maneuverability, the solid handle offers a tight grip on the robot, ensuring you’ll have no trouble placing it into the water or lifting it. Plus, it is highly flexible, as it can slide horizontally, forward and backward, to keep the cable from tangling.
When it comes to its underwater mobility, it employs uninterrupted rubberized tracks on both sides. They provide the unit with stability and increased adherence when cleaning, allowing it to reach all nooks and crannies. The tracks are put in motion due to the dual rollers, one at the front, and the other one at the back. They are covered with pleated rubberized bristles that continuously scrub the pool floor and walls, removing stuck debris, algae, and fungi. Even more, they will carefully do so without spreading the dirt around.
All the accumulated debris is stored in the bottom-placed debris-chamber. Not only is it securely attached to the unit, through two slide-locks, but it is also spacious and easy to access. The chamber is lined with two cartridge filters, which are fully capable of filtering up to 5 microns, preventing the already collected dirt from returning into the pool. It incorporates a long power cord, of 55 ft, which doesn’t only provide the robot with a wide reach, but also serves as a means of pulling the robot towards you and out of the pool when the cleaning is done. The cord connects directly to the access panel, for increased convenience. Although it includes no swivel function, it won’t get tangled due to the smart handle.
TigerShark QC RC9990GR has a wide cleaning path, fully capable of taking care of several types of debris, from microscopic ones to large twigs, leaves, and even acorns and bugs. It utilizes a smart tracking and mapping system, which continually scans the area of your pool to determine the fastest route as well as the most efficient way of tackling the shape. It even enables its user to select between two different cleaning modes, a fast, quick one of 90 minutes, or its standard one that lasts up to 3 hours.
Regardless of which one you end up picking, the robot ensures a constant water flow and filtration, of 75 gallons per minute, due to its powerful motor. Therefore, it will evenly spread the pool chemicals, ensuring a thorough water balance is achieved. Even more, its cleaning extends further, as it doesn’t only care for the floor, but it is fully able of climbing vertical walls, reaching and scrubbing the waterline. Not even coves or stairs can stand in its way, as the TigerShark QC RC9990GR will scrub the dirt away from those as well.
It won’t remain stuck in one spot, either, as its smart controlling system will revert the robot to its former position if it happens to reach too narrow-spaces. To make maneuvering it easier, it incorporates a remote control that completely overrides the unit’s system, enabling you to move it towards your desired spot.
Upkeep and maintenance are also a breeze, as the unit doesn’t need too much of your time. All it requires is the cleaning of the trash bin after every utilization, as well as the washing of its filters. The cartridges are detachable and are easily cleaned with a garden hose. Once they are dry, you can reinstall them and the unit is good to go. Since it doesn’t have too many moving parts, it won’t deteriorate as fast as other units, but keep in mind that it shouldn’t be used with a cover, as it won’t be able to perform to its maximum efficiency. Additionally, keep in mind that the water chemistry should be balanced, as high chlorine concentration or too much alkalinity will damage it internally and externally. But in case some problems require fixing, the unit is warranted for 3 years.
All in all, Hayward’s TigerShark QC RC9990GR does not only clean the pool, but it also scrubs it, removing microscopic dirt and alga. It employs a smart mapping and scanning system, which allows it to reach all areas, including difficult zones like stairs or waterline. Robust and solidly built, it is resistant to impacts and bumps, as well as different water temperatures. It offers a solid handle for quick maneuverability in and out of the water, as well as a remote control for underwater spot-control.