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Thread: The Kleen Machine

  1. #21
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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    Costco has these back in stock on their website, on sale for $100 off making it $299. I just ordered one although the reviews were mixed. Our old Polaris isn't working so well. With Costco's great return policy, it's worth a try. This KM looks exactly like the Nitro Smartkleen with the same specs...
    35,000 gal, 20x40, fiberglass IG, Triton II sand filter, Hayward pump, Polaris 280, Kleen Machine, chlorinator, automatic winter cover, blue solar cover, propane heater

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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    ...Costco sold out.....AGAIN! You'd think someone in their ordering department would realise with such a popular product to order more!
    Loosing all hope of ever getting one of these now. Any alternatives out there in the same weight and price range?
    In-ground 5000 gallon 'fun' pool. Integral 'wall-hung' combined pump/filter unit. 1hp motor. LED underwater lamp. Ozone generator. Floatron ioniser.
    Marooned on a tropical island paradise AKA 'home'.

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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    For those in Canada, looks like Canadian Tire has them on sale for $399 June 10th-23rd.
    10K gal IG, vinyl, 1 HP Jandy Stealth pump, Jandy CS cartridge filter, Delta UV system, Hasa Liquidator

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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    I'd keep checking Costco online, they seem to come and go. Ours was delivered in less than a week from ordering, and so far, so good, only had time to use it once. Surprised to see it climb the walls. We're the new owners of this huge pool built in the 90s and still learning about all the required maintenance. Fighting an algea problem now. Ugh.
    35,000 gal, 20x40, fiberglass IG, Triton II sand filter, Hayward pump, Polaris 280, Kleen Machine, chlorinator, automatic winter cover, blue solar cover, propane heater

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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    Ordered the Kleen Machine from Costco a few months ago when it was on sale for $299. It took longer than expected to get it delivered, so Costco offered me an additional $25 off for having to wait an extra week, which I gladly accepted. I have had it for a couple weeks now and it works great! Couldn't be happier with the performance of it, and getting it for only $275 makes it that much better!

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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    Just ordered.... I'll give it a try as I'm sick of vacuuming all the time manually. The return policy helps to make sure it's worth it. I'll keep everyone posted on my thoughts.
    23000, Sand, IG, Plaster, Century Pool/Jetted Tub Motor 1.5HP, Rainbow Lifegard Feeder Model 300

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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    Mine arrived two days ago. I ran it for two cycles last night and one this morning as there were a fair number of leaves on the bottom following some rain we had.

    after two cycles I still had leaves on the bottom of the pool so I ran it again this morning, then pulled it out and let the Jandy clean up the rest.

    Overall it did slightly better than my jandy ray-vac in the shallow end, but did not get all the leaves in the deep end.
    Pool IG 16,000 gallon (33 x 16) Spa IG 700 gallon spa - Dark Plaster
    Sta-Rite IntelliPro VS 3050, Pentair Easy Touch 8, Intellichlor IC40
    Purex FNS Plus 60 sq ft DE 150 GPM (rating from manual) Lars Lx400 NatGas heater, Fafco Solar panels
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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    I purchased one about 3 months ago. I paid $400 but later Costco advertised the same model for $300, so I called them and they credited $100 to my credit card account. Did I mention I love Costco?

    Anyways, the cleaner works very well. It picks up leaves twigs, dirt and such easily. It's my first cleaner so I can't compare it to any other one, but I'm very happy with my Kleen Machine.
    18,000 gal. in-ground gunite/pebble pool with raised spa and waterfall, System 3 S8M150 cartridge filter, Rainbow 320 chlorine feeder (not in use, I'm on BBB now), Nature2 sanitizer (not used) and Lars LX heater (doesn't work). Everything controlled by an AquaLink RS system.

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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    How good are these at VERY fine dust-like particles......dead algae for example. Mine pool suffers from this 'talcum-powder fine' stuff which is almost impossible to shift and goes straight through the bag on my boolblaster max.
    In-ground 5000 gallon 'fun' pool. Integral 'wall-hung' combined pump/filter unit. 1hp motor. LED underwater lamp. Ozone generator. Floatron ioniser.
    Marooned on a tropical island paradise AKA 'home'.

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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    I got mine this summer when they were $100 off. I've never had a pool cleaner before, but I'm very happy with it! Being that i manually vacuumed the pool every time, i never really saw what was being collected, so i cant really compare that aspect. This robot picks up a lot of sand, leafs, and other junk that is on the bottom. It seems to get stuck in the deepend of my pool somewhat, although it does get out once about every other try. I do have a steep sloped deep end though. It collects about 95% (The last 5% is what will drive you crazy) of all the **** and is super easy to use. I'm sure a manual vacuum job does a little better (I'm very particular when i do it), but you're wasting an hour and a half of your time. Just let the Kleen Machine run and forget about it! overall I'd rate it at 4.5 ****.5 stars, just because it seems to have trouble in my deep end, and for it leaving 5% of the leaves.
    23000, Sand, IG, Plaster, Century Pool/Jetted Tub Motor 1.5HP, Rainbow Lifegard Feeder Model 300

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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    I bought the wall scrubber from Costco.ca at the beginning of the season and it worked great until last week. Now it just goes around in circles. I pulled it out of the water and turned it on and only one side of scrubbers turn.

    It's going back, to Costco.

    I'm not even sure I need a robot the pool stays so nice and clean. : )
    Cement 12'x30', in the neighborhood of 50 years old. Restored, 1.5"plumbing, 1hp super pump 2, Hayward swim clear cartridge filter, Summit2.5t heater,Hayward SWG t-9 cell, Nexxus Blanco lights, pentair bermuda gunite skimmer.

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    Re: The Kleen Machine

    update: after two years, it died. Last winter the Power converter died, but that was my fault for leaving it out in the rain. It filled with water and shorted. I found a replacement for about $90 USD.
    Then a couple of weeks ago something on the cleaner itself stopped working. I won't be investing more in it. The Jandy is back in but I need to run the pump at too high a speed to get value out of it so I'm in the market again.
    Pool IG 16,000 gallon (33 x 16) Spa IG 700 gallon spa - Dark Plaster
    Sta-Rite IntelliPro VS 3050, Pentair Easy Touch 8, Intellichlor IC40
    Purex FNS Plus 60 sq ft DE 150 GPM (rating from manual) Lars Lx400 NatGas heater, Fafco Solar panels
    Jandy Ray-Vac (Back in the game) [s:cna3cuoq]Klean Machine[/s:cna3cuoq] ( June 2011-July 2013 RIP )

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