Hayward Robotic Pool Cleaner Reviews –TigerShark RC9990CUB

Hayward with its reputation from past eight decades in the field of Aquatic machinery, has been doing quite well in their technology with pool cleaners.

Proving itself with the best of the brand stands and affordable pricing, they are amazingly designed by their best of the architects. 

One such mid–range robotic pool cleaner is Hayward RC9990CUB TigerShark Robotic Pool Vacuum which has got the excellent design and is extremely reasonable for its features.

With slight and mediating variations, there are three adaptations available where in the RC9990CUB TigerShark has got the quick clean of 90 minutes apart from the general standard 3 hours of cleaning cycle.

Specifications (Quick Bytes):

  • Can be used for all the types of floors
  • Quick clean when compared to RC9950CUB and RC9995CUB
  • No additional requirement of extra hoses, hookups or pumps
  • Quiet with easy set up options
    • Advanced microprocessor technology
    • Has 115 VAC 60 Hertz power supply input voltage
  • Available accessories for spring cleaning

Hayward Robotic Pool Cleaner Reviews

Pool scanner and Navigation system

The underlying technologies for scanning procedures and navigation system might appear standard like all Robotic pool cleaners. 

Hayward Robotic Pool Cleaner Reviews – Navigation

Hayward Robotic Pool Cleaner Reviews – Navigation

However, the work performed is highly commendable as it reaches to all of the debris and clears them along with the water purification performed simultaneously. 

By the end of the cleaning cycle, you would surely feel the comfort of clean and sparkling pool.

With no left out debris, attached algae or any other dust particles floating on water. 

Its advanced microprocessor technology definitely is a boon in its cleaning procedures.

Cleaning cycle / Time

Unlike most of the available pool cleaners in the market which either have a standard clean or a quick clean option, the Hayward RC9990CUB TigerShark has got both the standard clean and quick clean enablement options. 

  • The standard cleaning cycle takes 180 minutes (i.e., 3 hours) of time and the quick clean finishes the same cycle with almost same perfection in 90 minutes (i.e., 1.5 hours) of time. 
  • The quick clean in here reduces half of the time and surely is one amazing feature which can make you choose this robotic vacuum with no second thought surrounding.


Not just being a simple vacuum sucking up, and purifying your pools water, it scrubs the walls, the floor and the waterline with the brushes imbibed. 

The in–built brushes are having roller brush system which are pleated with grooves and ridges that enable the flexibility for a smooth clean

They also let the robotic vacuum move to the sharp edged corners and floor below the stairs

Again not all the robotic cleaners have dual brushes where in most of them just have a single brush.

Hayward Robotic Pool Cleaner Reviews –TigerShark RC9990CUB

Hayward Robotic Pool Cleaner Reviews –TigerShark RC9990CUB


With its optimal work advancements, it cleans 55 feet per minute and filters 75 gallons per minute.

The assembled filter cartridge system takes in all the eater and debris, which pump away the water holding the dirt and debris in.

Hayward Robotic Pool Cleaner Reviews – Cartridge Filters

Hayward Robotic Pool Cleaner Reviews – Cartridge Filters

It has got a unique filter cartridge which has got easy–to–clean system which just needs to be opened, rinsed and cleaned to set back it to work again. 

Unlocking the cartridge can be done by unlocking the two white latches which are present at the bottom lid.

It catches all types from small to large debris and has got additional available accessories for spring clean of your pool.

Surface, Walls and Stairs cleaning

Hayward RC9990CUB cleaner is absolutely designed for the cleaning of the walls, waterline and stairs. 

But with variant pools and change in sizes, different results can be seen upon the quality. Thus certainty cannot be predicted, nonetheless, the major user base sure are satisfied with the quality of clean it has served for their pools.

Its competent design has neither the structure of complete wheels nor the complete conveyor belt, it has got small wheel structure unlike huge wheels of Polaris.


With weight being less than most of the other available same range robots, it still seems little more for few of the users. 

It has 21.5 pounds (9.75 kilo grams) of weight in total which is shipped with 41.1 pounds of weight.

The shipped product contains the robot itself with filters inserted, power supply and power cords (both 55 feet and 3 feet length) and the guide which helps you with the setup.

Hayward Robotic Pool Cleaner Reviews – Weight

Hayward Robotic Pool Cleaner Reviews – Weight

Supported Pool type / size

As the whole design is accordingly developed for the in–ground pools, it has the capacity to ensure the cleaning of up to 20 by 40 feet sized pools. 

RC9990CUB TigerShark supports all the types of pools which includes Gunite, Vinyl, Fiberglass, Pebble and Tile floorings.

Robot tracks are highly secure for any kind of flooring or lining which supplies enough grip to climb the walls. 

Programmable timer

Although there is no programmable timer present or in built, but looking at its design and structure, it is developed for general medium pools. 

It can be set to clean whenever required and yes it is such a good fit for the minimal usage pools which are not to be cleaned on the regular basis.


Though RC9950CUB has only 1 year of manufactures warranty, RC9990CUB TigerShark has got the long extended warranty of 3 years (which again is quite good in this range). 

This enables the stress free service and repairs of the robot in case of any issue or damage.


Tigershark RC9950CUB's uniqueness stand outs are quick clean with just 90 minutes of cleaning cycle and amazing warranty of 3 years which can let one make decision. 

Cost seems pricy but sure has got that standards to mark up the point. 

Its extra cleaning ability for the waterline cleaning made most of the users worry about the time taken in the initial days. But later witnessing the results of the long aged marks removal over period did satisfy them the best.

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