The Trivac 700 has been on the market for a few years now. Hayward has been tweaking it over the last couple of years to make some improvements in its surface cleaning ability. And yes, I did say surface cleaning. This is the only pressure-side cleaner that can clean the pool bottom as well as the pool surface.
If you are an old-timer you may remember the Hayward Phantom. This pressure cleaner would do the pool floors and surface. The problem with that model was the gearing was complex and would wear out all the time. Switching automatically from the top to the bottom just was not ideal and when the Phantom was on the top it tended to move too fast.
The TriVac 700 is based closely on this concept with a few updated features that make it more improved in most ways. Now the cleaner does not automatically switch from floors to the surface so the complex gearing has been eliminated. Which makes the TriVac 700 much more reliable. Of course, since you have to now manually switch it this makes it a bit less automated but I think it is a fair trade-off for long-term reliability. So maybe a few days a week you can run it on the surface and then on the bottom the other days.
Another upgrade is that Hayward spent about a year modulating the surface speed of the Tri-Vac 700. The 1st generation just moved too fast on the surface which caused it to push or miss surface debris. I think the current version is set to just the right speed allowing the Tri-Vac 700 to clean the surface very effectively.
This combo of floor and surface cleaner is something that no other cleaner can do. If you currently have a pressure side cleaner and were thinking of getting one of those solar-surface skimmers you can kill two birds with one stone. You can replace your current pressure cleaner with the Tri-Vac 700 and have the ability to clean the surface of a pool as well as the floors.
Here is more about the Tri-Vac 700 and it is only sold at your local pool store or available from your local pool service company and it is not sold online.
Tri-Vac 700 Top Skimming and Bottom/Wall Pressure Cleaner (Expert Line)
EXPERT LINE products are only available through your local pool professional.
TriVac™ 700 pressure cleaner is the only cleaner capable of skimming debris from the surface of the water in addition to vacuuming the pool floor, walls, and coves. If skimming is not required, the TriVac™ 500 thoroughly cleans the pool floor, walls, and coves. Both TriVac models are equipped with patented AquaDrive® technology— powerful jets that propel the cleaners around the pool—as well as several other exclusive features.
Patented AquaDrive Technology
Low impact design for high impact results
Powerful jets propel TriVac cleaners easily and efficiently around the pool.
The unique short backup sequence helps reduce cleaning time.
Low-friction wheels eliminate wear and tear on pool surfaces.
Three high-pressure venturi jets and a wide vacuum inlet easily pick up larger debris.
Powerful sweep hose
Improves coverage by stirring up debris in hard-to-reach areas.
Easy management of dirt and debris
Patented extra-large debris bag with unique float carries more and requires less maintenance.
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