We currently have a Kreepy Krauly that we inherited when we bought our house. It hooks up to a dedicated suction line with a leaf catcher around the middle of the pool. I'm not very happy with its performance, so I'm looking into other options. I've had two different options recommended to me and I'm curious what you all think.
Option 1: Poolvergnuegen PoolCleaner suction cleaner. Not sure if he's reommended the 2 or 4 wheel. (Recommended by a respected pool maintenance company.)
Option 2: Do some above ground re-plumbing to turn the dedicated suction line into a return line and then use a non booster pump Polaris. (Recommended by a respected local pool shop.)
The re-plumbing doesn't look too difficult, but if the PoolCleaner will do just as good a job, I'm tempted to not mess with the plumbing.
Our pool is surrounded by leaves and bushes that constantly drop leaves and other debris into the pool, so we need something that can pick up things up better than the Kreepy.
I'm still new to owning a pool, so any opinions you all have would be greatly appreciated. Our pool is about 17k gallons, salt water, with solar heat.