Pentair Kreepy Krauly Classic $300

Pentair Kreepy Krauly Classic

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At first glance, the Kreepy Krauly Classic strikingly resembles the looks of a high-tech swifter mop leaving questions in your head about how this machine can do its job like other traditional pool cleaners. This is a suction-side cleaner, though it doesn’t require its own booster pump but instead runs solely off of your skimmer. Like other suction-side units, you will find yourself emptying the skimmer basket frequently which becomes an on-going process, especially. The cleaner is fairly simple with only one operational “motor-like” unit inside designed for dividing water and helping propel the unit around the pool. This may be appealing to consumers looking for a unit that promises very few parts to replace. There is an automatic regulator valve located near the bottom wings which sets the ideal travel speed for more thorough cleaning.

The Kreepy Krauly Classic has a component called a dive float which is designed to help the cleaner climb the walls. It attaches to the body and looks similar to a spoiler. When we tested the unit on specific areas of the pool, we noticed it had a hard time climbing steps and ladders, especially in the hard corners. Also, the thruster attachment has a tendency to turn sideways or upside down which could become a problem if the cleaner reaches the waterline while tipped. The upside of the cleaner is the fact that you can leave the cleaner in the pool 24/7 and it will run continuously. That is a plus if you want a cleaner with no timer function and something you can just throw in the pool and go. Also, since the unit filter and collects in your filtration skimmer, you will not have to pull the unit out of the pool to empty the bag, but just empty your skimmer more frequently.

Conclusion: All in all, if you are on a tight budget and want an average cleaner, than the Kreepy Krauly Classic might be a cleaner to consider. Unfortunately, the disadvantages weigh down the advantages of using this cleaner after we had a chance to not only test the cleaner in our pools, but compare them to other pool cleaners on the market. The old saying, “You get what you pay for” applies with this cleaner and we would highly suggest looking elsewhere if you want a more independent machine that requires very little maintenance. If you want something simple and basic and have the patience for future upkeep, than the Kreepy Krauly Classic will work fine.


Kreepy Krauly gently glides across the floor and up and down the walls of your in-ground pool, acting as a moving main drain, circulating water and dispersing chemicals. The Kreepy Krauly automatic swimming pool cleaner attaches to your existing pool filter system and exhibits superior swimming pool cleaning performance as it delivers true random pattern coverage without the missed spots other swimming pool cleaners leave behind. With only one operational moving part, that has a 2 year limited warranty, Kreepy Krauly offers reliable service and satisfaction. Unlike pressure-side swimming pool cleaners, Kreepy Krauly eliminates the need for additional booster pumps and special plumbing. No bags to empty, no wheels to jam, no gears to break, no submerged electrical cords, plus Kreepy Krauly operates under a swimming pool solar blanket. Make your life easy, order your Kreepy Krauly automatic swimming pool cleaner and take Saturday mornings off! Kreepy Krauly comes with a 40 ft. hose. 2 Year warranty.


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