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Pentair 360042 Kreepy Krauly Pool Cleaner Review

Pentair 360042 Kreepy Krauly Pool Cleaner

Advantages

The 360042 Kreepy Krauly is easy to use and removes all dirt from all corners, walls, and steps. This model is low-maintenance and lasts longer. The design and construction are simple and lightweight. It is affordable and compatible with multiple pool types. Water flow can be adjusted automatically thus allowing you to achieve the ideal speed. It has an exceptional guide system. The installation process is very simple. 

Disadvantages

It does not include a safe leaf canister but can be bought separately. This cleaner can be stuck in a corner, but this can be prevented by moving the hose manually. It does not come with a hose connector, but you can buy a 45-degree connector as well as a snap-lock wall fitting. The hose has a tendency to bend, but regular check up ensures good functionality.

Key Features of the Pentair 360042 Kreepy Krauly Pool Cleaner

Construction: Its modern design is enhanced by the rugged construction. All parts are firmly attached making one strong unit. It can be used to clean multiple pool surfaces.

Dive Float Directional System: This system helps in guiding the cleaner through the pool while cleaning. It allows the cleaner to move from the waterline to the bottom of the pool with ease. This model comes with a universal plated seal which means it can be used in all pools.

Automatic Valve: An automated valve helps in regulating water flow so that it can travel at an ideal speed while cleaning. This allows the cleaner to perform a thorough cleaning. The valve has a cap for covering the valve while in use. A threaded compression adapter regulates air pressure within the cleaner. Other attachments are an eyeball diverter and an outer ring.

Hose: It comes with 12 hose section each, about 3.3 meters long. The total length of the hose is 12 meters or 40 feet. This length is enough to cover most in-ground pool sizes up to 40 feet in length. You can also opt to add more hose section if your poo is bigger.

Roller Strap: This strap helps in maneuvering the cleaner around the steps and ladder. This prevents the unit from being distracted while cleaning. It can climb slopes which are 8 feet and 3 feet deep. This model can move from deep end to shallow end with ease.

No Booster Pump: Kreepy Krauly is installed easily into the skimmer. It does not require an extra booster pump to operate effectively. Power for sucking dirt and debris is derived from the pool pump. The suction power is well balanced especially when cleaning the walls.

Cleaner Wings: These help in channeling leaves, debris, and dirt into the filtration system.

Simple Design: Pentair 360042 Kreepy Krauly is a one moving part. There are no wheels or gears which usually require frequent replacements. This makes it low-maintenance and reliable. You only have to inspect the flapper, hose section and foot pad for obstruction, bends and wear, respectively.

Accessories: Kreepy Krauly comes with all necessary components for making the cleaning process a success. An easy-to-read instruction manual is provided for the installation process.

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