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    The Kleen Machine

    Costco Canada now carries a new robotic pool cleaner called the Kleen Machine, it looks just like the Nitro made by Smartpool, Walmart in the U.S. also has it. It is probably the least expensive pool cleaner that does scrubbing, other cheaper models such as the pool rover uses water jets only. Anyone has experience using the Kleen Machine/Nitro?
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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    did you get an answer to this question. i am wondering about it myself. price seems too good??
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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    I ended up buying the iRobot Verro 500, so far I am happy. The design seems to be very similar to the Blue Pearl, though a lot cheaper.
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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    Quote Originally Posted by Ke
    I ended up buying the iRobot Verro 500, so far I am happy. The design seems to be very similar to the Blue Pearl, though a lot cheaper.
    I too was looking at the Kleen Machine. I saw the Blue Pearl at Wal-Mart for $699. How much cheaper is the Verro 500?
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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    This machine is $349 right now at Costco until June 6, 2010.

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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    Quote Originally Posted by pool_hokie
    This machine is $349 right now at Costco until June 6, 2010.

    I too wonder how much better this would be than the PRJ . I figure scrubbing should be better than just vacuuming. Great price. I wish I could trade my Junior in for one of these. I don't 'scrub' as much as I should.

    OK I don't scrub at all. The pool always looks so clean.

    Wait, the pool always looks so clean, so what am I doing looking for a new cleaner!? lol
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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    Well, my 2 1/2 year old Aquabot Viva broke sent it in for service but figured it would take a good 2 full weeks to get back. So I decided to try this from costco for $349. it worked for exactly one cycle. pump motor is running but brush doesn't turn so it's not moving !!! I guess it's going back to Costco......
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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    hmm, had been considering trying the Kleen Machine but after seeing quite a few "doesn't work" reviews, maybe it's worth the extra $ to get the Aquabot Pool Rover Plus C? http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...=1&topnav=&s=1
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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    Did anyone buy the Kleen Machine, and if so how do you find it works?
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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    I bought one, been running it for about a month. In cold water, it wasn't working that well, it wouldn't stay on the bottom of the pool - I'd find it floating on the surface. Now that the water's warmed up, it seems to work pretty well. Well worth the $350 when compared to the cost of some of the other units.

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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    Well I ordered it from Costco yesterday, figure I have a few weeks to try it out, and if I don't like it I can always return it. Great thing about Costco....great return policies.

    I called a few pool stores in my area, and if you buy certain pool cleaners, like Hayward, you cannot return it if you don't like it, only if it's broken.
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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    Anyone have any idea why it says it is only appliacable for 30' long pool? It says the cord is 40' long...
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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    Is the Smart pool kleen machine still available anywhere? It's ultra light weight and compact size is ideal for my 5000gallon fun pool.
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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    Quote Originally Posted by Lolo
    Is the Smart pool kleen machine still available anywhere? It's ultra light weight and compact size is ideal for my 5000gallon fun pool.
    Don't know if they ship your way, but Costco Canada has them...
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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    Quote Originally Posted by flyboy320
    Quote Originally Posted by Lolo
    Is the Smart pool kleen machine still available anywhere? It's ultra light weight and compact size is ideal for my 5000gallon fun pool.
    Don't know if they ship your way, but Costco Canada has them...
    Thanks for the info.......I'm a bit concerned about most of the reviews. Seem to suggest it's more of a toy than a tool.
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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    I've been using the Kleen-Machine for over a year now, and into my 2nd season with it, and I love it!!! best money I ever spent! works it's wonders, and saves me money and countless hours from manually vacuming the pool.
    I am trying to now find replacement parts for it, specifically the bag and the bottom plastic piece that holds the bag.
    They are still fine but i want to be pro-active and get what seems to be the only replacement parts to be concerned about. Has anyone had any luck finding these parts?

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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    I too purchased this at Costco at the beginning of last season. Love it!!! Had used neighbors expensive machine and have found that this one is so much easier to empty and put back together. On my second season and have not had any issues. Please post if you find replacement parts.
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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    I found a list of parts suppliers on the manufacturers web site: http://www.pool-trends.com/website/Klee ... enters.pdf
    I havent called any of them yet though to see if they have the parts. If you do, let me know how you make out.

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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    Thanks for the opinions guys. I appreciate your input.
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    I am 2 months in on my Kleen machine. Costco has sold out of them im told due to overwelming demand. My neighbor has a polaris cleaner that was twice as expensive and he borrowed my KleenMachine and said it did a much better job. By the time he logged on to costco they were sold out. Plus you cant beat costcos satisfaction guarantee on their products. Im very happy with my purchase
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