You'll never be bugged by manual cleaning again. The above ground automatic pool cleaner provides you with easy, trouble-free operation. You never need to empty or replace debris bags. And because the vacuums work with your existing filtration system - no extra energy-consuming booster pump is required. Everything for simple 10 minutes or less installation is included - even the hoses. These vacuums love to circulate! Plus, the vacuum improves water circulation by acting as a moving main drain, pulling water from the bottom of your pool as it moves. Your water circulates and your pool stays cleaner - without the overuse of chemical sanitizers. These vacuums hang out with a smart crowd. As part of a complete family of superior quality products designed to keep your pool at its sparkling best, this vacuum is the smart alternative to the drudgery of manual cleaning. And it's from Hayward, the company that engineered automatic pool cleaning technology. This cleaner is meant to be used on permanently installed above-ground swimming pools only. A permanently installed pool is installed in or on the ground such that it cannot be readily disassembled for storage. As a result, this cleaner is not recommended for use on Intex or other soft-sided pools.