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133 reviews
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  • Build Quality
    3.0 (8)
  • Value for Money
    2.9 (8)
  • Ease of Use
    3.3 (8)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.6 (8)
  • Pool Size
    • Average (6)
    • Large (1)
  • Noise Level
    4.3 (8)
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v8ians

v8iansSouth-Eastern Region, NSW

  • 4 reviews

My first pool cleaner works well

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SquidKing

SquidKing

  • 10 reviews

It works !!!!!

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Bought this from a friend whom had trouble making it work in his pool due to the very tight radius of his corners where wall and floor meet,
We dropped it into my pool and it hasn't missed a beat, hasn't been stuck once but palm nuts have blocked it on one occasion,
My pool hasn't looked so clean in years !!!

Geoff

GeoffAdelaide

  • 2 reviews

Loves Corners

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I have similar problems with my Hammerhead pool cleaner but the main problem that I am currently experiencing is that I cannot get it to lay flat on the bottom of the pool; I experimented with the weight that clips on the hose, I moved it up & down but eventually it seemed better just not to use it at all. When I first started using the Hammerhead I thought that it was better & less trouble than the Zodiac that I had before, but over time it is giving me problems. I just wish there was such a thing as a trouble free pool vacuum system at an affordable price but there just doesn't seem to be. I will keep searching & trying to find something better.

Onga Hammerhead and Palm Seeds

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Brett H

Brett Hbrisbane

  • 2 reviews

Fantastic works a treat 6 years

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i have owned my hammerhead for 6 years and it works great and has never let me down - those with negatives need to read simple instructions

Brownie71

Brownie71Brisbane

  • 2 reviews

It sucks in a good way

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I recently purchased an Onga Hammerhead based off the generally good reviews I read on this site. I replaced a worn out Kreepy Krauly that was too hit and miss with its results. Must say I have only had the Hammerhead for a few weeks but very impressed so far. Gets everywhere, walls and even steps and spends a lot of time at the furthest part of my 75m3 pool unlike the KK that enjoyed the deeper water near the skimmer boxes. Has not been caught up anywhere yet just keeps punching along. It is also really quite which was a bonus. Will have to wait and see how it goes with the large amount of leaves I get after a very windy day.

Waste of time

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We can have our cover on our pool for 4 days with the cleaner on twice a day, when the cover comes off, the pool is a mess. Hardly sucks at all, cleans in one spot, waste of time, we are off to buy a new one.

Mum of nearly_3

Mum of nearly_3Brisbane

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Bad cleaner

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this this was the biggest pile of rubbish did not stick to the pool at all. I bought a sting ray one and it did the job perfect;ly

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Vicki

Vicki

  • 4 reviews
  • 4 likes

Works well

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This is the first cleaner I have used as new to pool ownership, so checked out the reviews on here to choose. Very glad I did as it hasnt missed a beat since installation. I had to get the pool guy to install it as the instructions didnt seem to match what I had. He originally turned his nose up at it and told me he didnt think it would work. 2 months later and he is eating his words! I havent had to clean the pool once, it is spotless. Cant hear it and it doesnt get stuck, though it does seem to attack you if you swim whilst it is on!

Chris C

Chris CBrisbane

Best pool cleaner ever

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I recently replaced my zodiac G2 with the Hammerhead and couldn't be happier. I was forever replacing parts only to find it would constantly just stop for no reason. I read the reviews from this site and I liked the great reviews of the Onga Hammerhead. I bought my Hammerhead from Pool and Spa Direct for $295 and can't believe the value. It was the best price, I received it on express courier later that same day and they also through a little gift in the box. I don't usually write reviews but this pool cleaner is the best pool cleaner I have ever had.

Amy R

Amy RNSW

  • 2 reviews

Very Happy With My Onga Hammerhead

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Purchased the Onga Hammerhead because of reviews on this site and I'm glad I did! Was quoted $750 plus by local shop but bought online from Pool and Spa Warehouse for $315 (delivered the next day and I live in the country so this is very impressive! Our mail doesn't even get here that quickly!)
It cleans so well, even walls and steps. Picks up leaves no problems, no tangles with the hose, it does get stuck on one corner near the steps but only about once per week. Mine comes on every evening from 4pm to 11pm so if this is the only time I have to 'rescue' Onga, then I'm happy!!!!
Very very happy with it's cleaning performance, and my landlord commented how lovely my pool is looking too!
Would definitely recommend the Onga Hammerhead

Very Good Cleaner

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Best Cleaner I've owned, cleans well its quiet and best of all doesn't get stuck like all my previous cleaners.

David Patrick

David PatrickSydney

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Good, cleans well but needs adjustment!

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We have been using the Hammerhead for about 2 months now and I am really impressed with its simple operation. It actually works well and picks up all those leaves. The only issue is trying to get the cleaner to cover the whole pool area, our pool is a 50,000 L average size and you will need to adjust the weights provided. I was using a Zodiac T5 cleaner which would get stuck in the corners, not the hammer head. I would recommend the Hammerhead if you require a cheaper cleaner, it does work good.

John P

John PPerth

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

3 Stars!

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DW

DWHunter Region, NSW

  • 4 reviews

Good first impression

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Only had the Onga Hammerhead for about a week or so but a very good first impression so far. Bought it from direct pool supplies at Cardiff (Newcastle) who were kind enough to throw in a couple of extra lengths of hose for my 10m pool, as well as an adapter for my skimmer box. After plugging in and adding the hose weights and setting the suction "speed" as per the instructions, the cleaner seemed to start working perfectly straight away with no further adjustments needed. Having the pool jets already aimed correctly already from the previous cleaner (Barracuda) probably helped.

Adam P

Adam PTownsville

Great Value Cleaner

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Really happy with the Hammerhead pool cleaner. I bought the Hammerhead online from Dads Pool Shop after doing plenty of research. Unlike my old T5 Baracuda, the Hammerhead never gets stuck in corners and cleans the pool beautifully. Great product, great price and great service!

Fred

FredBrisbane

  • 3 reviews

Great value product

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Fred
Fred

Another update. Now May 2017. Haven't replaced anything yet and am still very happy.

Fred
Fred
Fred
Fred

The dogs nuts

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Does all the work for you.much cheaper than a lot of other cleaners on the market.saves a lot of time cleaning and more time to enjoy your pool.

Brian

Brian

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

This thing works

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Questions & Answers

Trudy

Trudyasked

Does the adjustable regulator valve need to be fully submerged or can it sit half way out of water

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Grant
Grant

The small "flap" that the adjuster knob stiffens or releases to control the flow needs to be below the waterline. If it's not it will suck air into the filter system. The adjuster knob can sit out of the water.

Trudy
Trudy

Thank you Grant.
I got it all sorted on my own.... working like a champion now. I was very proud of myself haha

Ross P

Ross Pasked

The Hammerhead in my concrete pool regularly comes up the side of the pool and stops above the waterline, sucking air for about 30 secs. until it falls back into the water and does nothing until the air goes through the system and begins to function normally again. Any ideas on how I can fix this ?
Thanks

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Grant
Grant

This is usually what happens when there's too much suction. Use your flow gauge to check. To reduce the amount of suction, turn the adjustable regulator valve until the suction is within the "Maximum" and "Minimum" range.

Ross P
Ross P

Ok,thanks Grant.I'll adjust that & see if it behaves itself. Im new to this pool maintenance thing so its a bit of a learning curve.

rockyah
rockyah

Hey Ross. Adjusting suction didn't seem to help mine. Instead I've now put one of the provided weights onto the first piece of hose closest to the suction head and it about 95% successful with the out of water issue now very rare. Its a bit of trial and error to find the right spot on the piece of hose.

Geoffas

Geoffasasked

The triangular wedge that oscillates to move my Aldi cleaner has split. The size is 85mm long by 45mm wide by30mm high. Have searched everywhere. Any ideas where I might get a new one?

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