Hayward Aquanaut 200 Troubleshooting

If you are having problems with your Hayward Aquanaut 200 Pool Cleaner, you are not alone. Many Hayward Aquanaut 200 owners experience issues with their pool cleaner from time to time, and it can be frustrating to deal with these problems.

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Hayward Aquanaut 200 Pool Cleaner Problems

Below are common issues and solutions for the Hayward Aquanaut 200:

The Hayward Aquanaut 200 doesn’t move or moves too slow.


  • Check wheel RPM.
  • Obstruction in the cleaner itself. If there was an obstruction make sure vanes are replaced correctly.
  • The pump may be turned off or on low speed.
  • The pump may not be primed. Check for leaks in the system (symptoms–bubbles from the returns ?) Possible other problem or obstruction in the system. Pump impeller blocked? Filter needs backwashing. Clean pump basket, skimmers.
  • Turbine vanes/blades in wrong direction and/or wrong side.
  • Problem or obstruction in the system.
  • Obstruction in the cleaner itself.
  • Low wheel RPM (insufficient flow).

The Hayward Aquanaut 200 right wheel will not turn when rotated by hand. (looking from behind)


  • Obstruction in the cleaner itself.

The Hayward Aquanaut 200 right wheel skips teeth when rotated forward by hand. (looking from behind)


  • Wheel hub or right drive gear worn/damaged.

The Hayward Aquanaut 200 loops in the hoses won’t come out.


  • The hoses have been stored in a coiled position. Lay them straight in the sunlight.
  • Clean swivel on cleaner head by running it under a tap.
  • Leaf canister it may be in wrong place or not floating.

The Hayward Aquanaut 200 turns in circles, it wont go straight at all.


  • Wheel hub and/or large drive gear and/or steering slide assembly and/or right drive gear are worn or damaged.

The Hayward Aquanaut 200 does not clean the entire pool.


  • The hose is too short.
  • The float(s) may be in the wrong position. Should be 20-25” from cleaner head.
  • The Hose Cone Swivel (on the turbine cover) may be dirty.
  • The return fittings may be pushing the cleaner hoses away.
  • Point them down.

The Hayward Aquanaut 200 climbs the wall too much or climbs out.


  • The tire treads and skirts may be worn down.
  • Too much suction or flow.
  • You are not using the Bypass Valve (if hook up is in skimmer).
  • Auto skim plate/vac plate needs adjustment.

The Hayward Aquanaut 200 won’t climb the wall.


  • Too little suction or flow.
  • Float may be in the wrong position.

The Hayward Aquanaut 200 when the pump turns off the hoses pop out of the skimmer or suction inlet.


  • Make sure hose cone is properly placed into inlet/port/water gate.
  • Air in system. When pump shuts off air goes path of least resistance and pops out the hose. Fix air leak.

The Hayward Aquanaut 200 Wheels are wobbly.


  • Bearings are worn please replace.

The Hayward Aquanaut 200 falls on its side and takes too long to recover.


  • The float(s) may be in the wrong position or missing.
  • The hose is too short.
  • The return fittings may be pushing the cleaner hoses away.
  • Check wheel RPM.

The Hayward Aquanaut 200 Turbine vanes /blades pop out of turbine.


  • Wrong side of vane in the turbine hub. Large oval side should be in turbine.
  • Turbine hub possibly worn.

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How to Diagnose and Repair a Hayward Aquanaut 200

This guide will help you identify and resolve issues with your Hayward Aquanaut 200 Pool Cleaner.

How Do You Fix a Hayward Aquanaut 200 That Doesn’t Move or Moves Too Slowly?

To address a Hayward Aquanaut 200 that isn’t moving or is moving too slowly, check the wheel RPM and look for obstructions within the cleaner. Ensure the pump is on and operating at the correct speed, the pump is primed with no leaks, and the turbine vanes are correctly installed after clearing any debris. Clean the pump basket and skimmers if needed.

What Should You Do If the Hayward Aquanaut 200’s Right Wheel Won’t Turn?

If the right wheel of the Hayward Aquanaut 200 does not turn when manually rotated, check for any internal obstructions. If the right wheel skips teeth when rotated forward, inspect and possibly replace the worn or damaged wheel hub or right drive gear.

How Can You Straighten Out Looped Hoses on the Hayward Aquanaut 200?

To straighten looped hoses, lay them out in the sun to remove coiling. Clean the cleaner head’s swivel under a tap, and ensure the leaf canister is properly positioned and floating.

Why Is the Hayward Aquanaut 200 Turning in Circles?

If the Hayward Aquanaut 200 is turning in circles, examine the wheel hub, large drive gear, steering slide assembly, and right drive gear for signs of wear or damage.

How Do You Ensure the Hayward Aquanaut 200 Cleans the Entire Pool?

Make sure the hose is long enough, the floats are at the correct distance from the cleaner head, the Hose Cone Swivel is clean, and the return fittings are adjusted to not interfere with the cleaner’s path.

What Causes the Hayward Aquanaut 200 to Climb Walls Excessively or Not at All?

Check for worn tire treads and skirts, adjust the suction or flow rate, and use the Bypass Valve if necessary. The float should also be correctly positioned for the cleaner to climb walls effectively.

How Do You Prevent Hoses From Disconnecting From the Skimmer on the Hayward Aquanaut 200?

To prevent hoses from disconnecting, ensure the hose cone is properly secured in the inlet and fix any air leaks in the system.

What to Do About Wobbly Wheels on the Hayward Aquanaut 200?

Replace worn bearings if the wheels on your Hayward Aquanaut 200 are wobbly.

How to Correct the Hayward Aquanaut 200 Falling on Its Side?

Check the position of the floats, the hose length, and the influence of return fittings on the cleaner’s stability if the cleaner falls to its side and struggles to recover.

What to Do If the Hayward Aquanaut 200’s Turbine Vanes or Blades Pop Out?

Ensure the turbine vanes or blades are installed correctly with the large oval side in the turbine hub, and check the turbine hub for wear.

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