Wanted to get a second opinion on some advice I got from the pool store. I took in my Kreepy Krauly (~10 years old) as it was constantly 'falling asleep' and just sticking on the bottom of the pool, or stopping cleaning until I jiggled the hoses.
The pool store owner said the rubber starfish (cant remember actual name) was worn out, as was the rotating regulator on top of the cleaner unit, would be around $120 & other parts would need to be replaced as well.
A new Kreepy there is $400 but he steered me towards a Baracuda X7. He said previously the Baracuda G3 was a good replacement for the Kreepy but the X7 had some new features about flexible fittings for the hoses, etc and the Kreepy was outdated.
Does anyone have info on the X7 and whether this is a good choice ? The owner said it might be better to spend the $400 now and get all new parts rather than $150 into a older model. Any advise appreciated, also please let me know if there is a section that compares these. I did not see any in Pool School - thanks!