Pentair Kreepy Krauly Suction-Side Inground Universal Pool Cleaner

Pentair Kreepy Krauly Suction-Side Inground Universal Pool Cleaner Review

Review of the Pentair Kreepy Krauly Suction-Side Inground Universal Pool Cleaner

As of this writing, there are 201 customer comments and 86 answered questions for the Pentair Kreepy Krauly Suction-Side Inground Universal Pool Cleaner.  I've read the customer feedback, and then condensed the results into this review.  I hope that this helps you when shopping for a pool vacuum.

Best Fea‚Äčtures

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    Automatically regulates water flow
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    No wheels or gears to replace
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    Roller strap allows it to clean steps and ladders
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    Automatic pool vacuum
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    Powerful suction that can easily sweep up debris

Item Specifics

The Pentair Kreepy Krauly Suction-Side Inground Universal Pool Cleaner has a directional system, which helps guide it through the entire pool.  It has an automatic valve that automatically regulates the water flow, so that it can move at the ideal speed, which means you will get better cleaning results.  The roller strap allows this pool vacuum to clean steps and ladders.  There are no wheels or gears to replace.  Instead, all this has is one moving part, which makes maintenance very easy.  It measures 42"L x 16.5"W x 7.5"H.  This is an automatic pool vacuum.  It has a powerful suction that can easily sweep up debris.  This pool vacuum is very easy to install.  No tools are required while installing.  

New and Improved

This model is a newer version from the old model.  The customers who have had both this model and the previous models commented positively on the changes that were made.  Here is one of those comments,  "I have used a Kreepy Krauly for 15 years but this is my first experience with the new design. Most of the parts, especially the wings, seem more robust than the old model. The new weights are much easier to add/remove/adjust than the old ones. The sleeker design has fewer corners and crevices to accumulate dirt, mineral buildup, etc. In the water and properly adjusted it is doing as good or better a job of keeping the pool clean as the old one."

You May Need to Fine Tune It

Some people found that they needed to tweek this pool cleaner here and there to get it to work efficiently.  Here is one of those suggestions, "It is sensitive to the amount of suction so clean your filter first to get a baseline and then use the included flow device to amount mid-range. Then work from there, Understand that is only a starting point. You will need to balance the amount of suction and the angle of the dive planes. Get the weights in place so the plate is flat on the bottom and then worry about it climbing the walls the amount you want and having enough speed/thrust to move around obstructions. And most all, have patience, it will work."

Easy to Lift Into Pool

The Pentair Kreepy Krauly Suction-Side Inground Universal Pool Cleaner is lightweight enough and easy enough to put in the pool without much effort. weighing in at just 1 pound, almost anyone can lift it without issues. Here is what one customer had to say about the weight, " It's super easy to put in the pool, my 12 year old can do it on her own. If you have a really long pool (ours is 36 feet), I suggest buying some extra hose pieces and the little weights. We didn't need them, but I will buy a few pieces of hose at the end of the summer to have just in case one of them gets a hole over the winter while in storage. I highly recommend this product!"

Sucks Up All Kinds of Debris Including Sand

The Pentair Kreepy Krauly Suction-Side Inground Universal Pool Cleaner received good reviews for being able to pick up debris.   Here is one of the many positive reviews on this topic, "IT WORKS !!! living in AZ and there is always sand , dust and what not in the pool.. on top of that someone decided to plant a tree next to the pool so lots of leafs ... it has been a nightmare to take care of the pool .. one thing is - maybe because of the type of the leafs and because they were a lot the kreepy got clogged at one point ... but honestly cant hold it against the little machine .. it sucked everything all the dust and algae GONE.. almost all leafs GONE .. you might have to do light skimming after it but it will take you 2min .. it is very easy to install and it works amazing."

Good Price For What You Get

For what you are getting, the Pentair Kreepy Krauly Suction-Side Inground Universal Pool Cleaner is a good buy.  While it isn't one of the most expensive, it also isn't one of the cheapest.  For what you get, this is a good buy.

Pentair Kreepy Krauly Suction-Side Inground Universal Pool Cleaner

Pros

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    Lightweight
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    Great suction
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    Good price for what you get

Cons

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    May need to fine tune it
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    Some people said it is loud
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    Not as durable as top of the line cleaners

Pentair Kreepy Krauly Suction-Side Inground Universal Pool Cleaner Conclusion

The Pentair Kreepy Krauly Suction-Side Inground Universal Pool Cleaner automatically regulates water flow.  It has not wheels nor gears to replace.  The roller strap allow it to clean steps and ladders without getting stuck.  Customers commented positively on the ability of it to pick up debris.  For the price you are paying, it has powerful suction and it does a good job.  It also is very easy to lift into a pool, because it is only 1 pound.  However some people found that you may need to fine tune it a little bit.  This model is a new and improved model from a previous version.  After reviewing several pool cleaners, I recommend considering this one.

Common Questions

Here are some top questions that I found for people considering buying the Pentair Kreepy Krauly Suction-Side Inground Universal Pool Cleaner.

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    Can I use this pool vacuum for a fiberglass inground pool?  Yes, it can be used on fiberglass inground pools.
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    Is this pool vacuum as noisy as the older Kreepy Kraulys?  No, the new one is very quiet.
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    Does this cleaner come with hoses?  Yes, the Pentair Kreepy Krauly Suction-Side Inground Universal Pool Cleaner comes with hoses.
Mariann Foster

I am one of our content writers for Everything Backyard. I am a mother and business owner of Big Horn Mountain Alpacas in Wyoming. I love farm life, cutting my own firewood in the mountains, and participating in local trail run races.

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