Hayward Tiger Shark QC Review | Must Have Swimming Pool Cleaner

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The Hayward Tiger Shark Pool Cleaner is one of the best!

The Hayward Tigershark is one of the best robotic pool cleaners available on the market. It doesn't come cheap, but it is definitely worth the high price because it gives a great clean that it can complete in less than 2 hours. 

Best of all, it goes above and beyond the basics of your standard cleaner that makes it a must have for those looking for premium quality. 

Read on to see how great some of these features are and why you may want to consider purchasing a different, cheaper top tier solution like the Dolphin Nautilus.

Things We Liked


  • Powerful, efficient clean
  • Quick Clean technology finishes in 90 seconds
  • Cleans all types of pools
  • AWESOME proprietary cartridge system.

Things We Didn't Like


  • Doesn't clean steps
  • A little pricier than other cleaners
Item Dimensions19.75 x 19.75 x 21.5 inches
Manufacturer Warranty Description3-year limited warranty
Model NumberRC9990GR
Shipping Weight41.5 pounds
Style NameQuick Clean Technology

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In Depth Review

Initial Set Up

Like any robotic pool cleaner the Hayward Tiger Shark is a piece of cake to set up. Out of the box it's ready to go with no need to put together any parts which makes it much easier than pressure and suction pool vacuums.

All it requires is a GFCI protected outlet like any other robotic cleaner. If you don't have one you'll want to consider purchasing one to take advantage of this amazing category of cleaning technology.

The biggest problem that myself and most people tend to have is with the heavy weight of about 40 pounds.

It's much heavier than most cleaners, and isn't easy to lug around. However, it was much easier to carry it around with the Hayward Caddy Cart which I decided to order after a month of lugging it around.

Check it out to the left. It's not cheap, but it is supposed to last for YEARS so it is a good investment if you like Hayward pool cleaners because it works for all of them!

If you are wondering what the Hayward TigerShark QC looks like out of the box then check out the video below. It does an unboxing and goes over the base specifications:

Be sure to keep the box for the warranty in case anything comes up! Although you probably won't have any problems during the warranty it is best to keep it as an insurance policy.

Ultimately it deserves a 4.3/5 for setting up and installation. It would be a perfect 5 if it wasn't so heavy, but the weight really does make it a lot harder to move around so it lost some points for this.

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