Kreepy Krauly Automatic Pool Cleaner Review K70405 - Don't Buy Until You've Read This Review!

by Pool Builders on 01-28-2011 in Articles

As recent homeowners, we really love our pool. It's a figure 8 shaped in-ground pool made of concrete that's not too large (18,000 gallons) and it's ideal for our family to enjoy. Problem is, our golden retriever Taffy loves the water best of all, especially after romping around our yard and rolling in the grass. It was time to check out the various vacuum units on the market. At first we just assumed one pool vacuum was like another.

How wrong we were. There is more to automatic pool sweepers than meets the eye. So we took some time to locate the best on the market that's easy to use and really lasts. Our extensive research finally led us to the Kreepy Krauly K70405 automatic pool cleaner.

What to look for when buying an automatic cleaning device for your swimming area.

It didn't take us long to realize that that there are a few important things to keep in mind when buying an automatic pool cleaner. These are:

1. The type of unit cleaned - do you have an above ground or in-ground pool
2. Whether the device attaches to your existing filtration system
3. Durability of cleaner and hose - hoses are prone to chipping and becoming brittle when exposed to sunlight.
4. Whether it has any electrical cords - electrical cords can potentially tangle up a swimmer and pose a dangerous situation.
5. Does it clean the entire swimming area - you'd want a mechanism that can handle the floor as well as the walls of your pool.
6. Does it have a random cleaning pattern
7. Is it easy to install

If you just buy your first automatic pool cleaner based on price alone, you could be destined for trouble especially since you are going to use this pool cleaner on a regular basis. That's why it's a great idea to really look into the specific features that the cleaning device offers along with any particular drawbacks that you might encounter.

Here are some common questions that pool owners have been asking.

How long can I expect it to last?
With the right amount of maintenance, an automatic pool cleaner will last over ten years.

How can they last so long?
A lot of the better designed units feature a minimum of moving parts. Kreepy Krauly pool cleaners for instance have only one moving part. This boosts the longevity of the mechanism significantly.

But I will have to replace parts right, I mean nothing lasts forever?
The main part that will require replacement is the hose since the chlorine in the water and the UV rays from the sun will impair the flexibility over time. Make sure you can buy these from a reputable source when the time comes. Reducing exposure will also go a long way in preserving the life of your cleaner.

What should I look for in a brand?
You'll want to look for a reputable brand that can offer the following
- robust engineering - a design that will prevent tangling and malfunctions
- easy to maintain - you want to spend a minimum of time taking care of the unit. After all. one of the reasons to get an automatic cleaner is to save time, effort, and hassles.
- ease of installation - installation videos, and perhaps online videos and technical assistance is a big plus.

So there you have it, hopefully with this information you will be well armed for your research and purchase of a pool cleaning device. Checking with pool companies or pool maintenance services in your area is also a fabulous idea considering that every area has its unique characteristics that a pool owner should be aware of.

Happy searching!

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