Kreepy Krauly Kruiser Review

This Review Comes Straight From The Heart…pool cleaner

I’ve been messing around with pool tools for 7 years.

I’ve tried so many different tools that I could open a pool supply store and sell vacuum attachments, brushes, and skimmers I’ve bought on Amazon.

So this year, after about 3 weeks of brushing, skimming, and vacuuming, I gave up in defeat because I just couldn’t keep the bottom of my pool clean no matter what I did.

It was starting to look like another long summer of frustration…

Here’s the most painful part to explain.

My wife was nagging the heck out of me to clean the pool so my daughter could have her friends over to swim.

Is the pool clean so Vanessa can have her friends over to swim? Ugh!

I’m sure this happens everywhere, but it’s tough to keep this thin film of dirt off the bottom of the pool in Arizona.

And the algae seems to take over from one day to the next.

So, during my annual visit to Leslie’s Pool Supply, I spoke to the guy at the counter, and he said the dust and algae wouldn’t hurt anything. Then he talked about what goes on in lakes.

When I told my wife what he said, she told me…

My pool is not a lake!

Watch how a Kreepy Krauly works.

Kreepy Krauly Kruiser to the rescue…

After checking prices and watching videos, I broke down and bought one.

I put the Kreepy Krauly Kruiser in my pool 2 weeks ago, and I haven’t had to brush or vacuum it once since.

Get this.

Last week, my wife even got into the pool, which she hadn’t done in 5 years.

Why didn’t I invest in one sooner and spare myself the pain and frustration? Live and learn!

Here’s a picture of my box.

pool serviceFor this review, I have to be honest.

It was tough paying $300 for the thing.

But after I see what it does, $300 is nothing for the peace of mind and time I get back.

The only problem I had was needing to get some repairs done that I wrote about in the “Why I hate my pool” post, which, by the way, gets a lot of reads.

Anyways, to fix a pump and valve leak and to buy the Kruiser altogether cost me $600 for everything.

The best thing I can say about the deal is no more dealing with broken pop-ups because the Kreepy Krauly Kruiser does a better job keeping my pool clean.

I’m thrilled with my investment! Five stars!

Below is a Review Update (1 year later)

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Work Smarter, Not Harder!

Last year was big for me…

After years of painful pool cleaning using brushes and vacuums, I finally figured it out.

What changed, you might ask?

I realized I was working harder not smarter, so I switched to the best automatic pool cleaner in my price range.

Let me explain…

The Easy Way to Clean a Big Swimming Pool

Since 2007 I bought my current home with a huge 22,000-gallon pool, I have been struggling to keep my pool clean.

I tried every attachment sold on Amazon and at the pool store. I even hired a pool guy for $85 a month which was a joke!

Then last year I finally cracked and wrote about hating my pool.

A few months later, I invested in a bunch of pump and filter repairs and a Kreepy Krauly Kruiser from Pentair.

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I can now honestly report that buying the Kruiser has made all the difference for my swimming pool.

Look, I admit now, and then it gets plugged with something. It sucks up and even wakes me up with the thumping sound it makes or when it tries to crawl out of the pool and sucks in air. But that’s far less painful than spending hours pushing a broom in 9 feet deep water.

Now I let the pump do all the hard work.

Here’s all you have to do after you buy your Kruiser:

  • Assemble the Kreepy Krauly with enough hose to reach the entire length of your pool.
  • Attach the fitting to the suction port in the skimmer. (Careful not to have the pump running)
  • Then, connect the hose to the fitting through the front skimmer flap.
  • You may have to adjust the hose length or add weights, but that’s no big deal.
  • Turn on the pump and watch the Kreepy Krauly Kruiser go!

Just let it run during your normal pump cycle.

This is how pool cleaning should be.

I still have to watch the pool chemicals and sweep the steps, but this is the best way to keep a pool clean. There is no need to pay a pool man $85 – $100 monthly for 10 minutes of work per week.

Where can you get a Krauly?

#1 Best Seller
Pentair GW9500 Kreepy Krauly Great White Inground Pool Cleaner,Grey/Black
  • Automatic in-ground pool cleaner. SmartTrac Programmed Steering easily navigates around pool obstacles for uninterrupted cleaning. Adjustable to ensure the most effective cleaning
  • Vacuum port door fitting has a spring-loaded cover for safety
  • Cleans gunite, fiberglass, vinyl, and other specialty surfaces in a 15-inch path
  • Unique turning mechanism allows escape from difficult areas
#2 Best Seller
Pentair 360048 Kreepy Krauly Suction-Side In Ground Universal Pool Cleaner (Pleated Seal)
  • Removes dirt and debris automatically thoroughly cleaning the tile line, walls and floor
  • Attaches to your pool's existing filtration system so no booster pump is required
  • Turbo-action swivel design for enhanced maneuverability and a wider intake, allowing the unit to vacuum up larger debris
  • Wider intake allows the unit to vacuum up larger debris
  • Includes 40 feet of hose
#3 Best Seller
XtremepowerUS Premium Automatic Suction Vacuum-generic Climb Wall Pool Cleaner Sweeper In-Ground Suction Side + Hose Set
  • 10 hoses included for up to 30' pool. Ideal for cleaning bottom surface and wall; does not clean stairs
  • Require at least a 1 hp swimming pool pump or 1600 GHP to function properly.
  • No tools required and no electricity needed; Attaches to your existing filtration system
  • Cleaner should be moving about the pool at a rate of 8 to 12 feet per minute. Eco-friendly automatic pool cleaner vacuum designed for high efficiency and low maintenance.
  • Automatic operation by self-navigating around the water on set patterns for the top to bottom pool cleaning. Refer to the PDF attached below in Technical Specification for the Manual and Troubleshooting Guide

You can get a Kreepy Krauly on Amazon or at your local pool supply store.

Although, I’m sure other types of crawlers do the same thing. But I’m happy with my Kruiser.

For more details, go to Amazon and read other customer reviews or read my next update: Best Automatic Pool Cleaner (Kruiser Vs Goplus)…

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2 thoughts on “Kreepy Krauly Kruiser Review”

  1. I’m in need of some help and thought why not ask.

    I live in small town usa in the middle of no where in illinois.

    I have a 27ft x 5ft above ground pool that we installed ourselves 5 years ago. Pool was not too much to care for the first couple of years but last year and this year I have an ever going problem and have no idea how to fix it.

    Last year shortly after opening the pool we noticed a small amount of fine powdery tannish colored substance in the bottom of our pool. Did some research on google and thought it was mustard algae so I treated it accordingly and threw away everything and started new. Didn’t help still there. So I Called the local pool store. Their suggestion bring in a water sample and so it began. Sample was tested came back as nothing pretty much. Told me it couldn’t be algae the chlorine was too high for algae. Told me I possibly had a cracked lateral. We replaced all the laterals in our tank and replaced all the sand. Didn’t work, still there. Had the water tested multiple more times with still no indication of what it was. Finally the pool store told me it must be dust from the field behind us as they had been having the same problem at there lot and had a technician dive check it and it was dust from the road. I didn’t think so as the field has always been there and the problem hadn’t but I’m not the pool expert. This continued all year until we closed. This year we opened the pool, it has been record level flooding and extremely wet here in central Illinois. Opened the pool and again we have the problem. Treat for algae again and still it remains. I should mention when I treat for the algae I tripled the amount of shock and did this three times in 24 hours then vacuumed to waste and back washed the filter. We opened our filter and found some very unattractive deposits on top of the sand, so we removed several inches of sand and for a day or two things slowed way down and barely had anything in the pool but to no avail it started again. My husband thought maybe since it slowed down when we removed the top part of the sand that I hadn’t back washed enough and destroyed the sand so we Removed, cleaned the tank and replaced all sand and still it is there. This is a powdery substance, it isn’t stuck to the liner, isn’t slimy and if you try to touch it it kinda dissipated into a cloud and is gone, there is no grit to it to make me think its sand and this never happens until you turn on the pump. If you leave the pump off it doesn’t go into the pool but as we know you have to pump and filter or you basically have a cesspool of lord knows what. I called the pool store closest to where we live to ask for them to send a technician as soon as I opened this year and found it still there but we are in the middle of nowhere and I was told they would call me back with a time and they never called back and when i call now they tell me I’m too far out of their service district but that they had the same issue last year its just dust . I don’t know what else to do except drive a truck through my pool which I enjoy (when it isn’t giving me migraines lol) very much.

    Any helpful tips you have I would be open to hearing.

    Lost in dust?

    1. Hi Nellie,

      Being in Arizona I’m not sure if we are dealing with the same issue but I had a very thin film of soot that I could not get rid of until I bought a Kreepy Krauly. Basically, very fine particles of crud and pollution were coming from the air around my house and were settling in my pool. Running the automatic pool cleaner daily and backwashing weekly took care of the problem.

      Hope this help you?


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