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    Thinking about an automatic pool cleaner

    After reading so many posts about this cleaner and that cleaner, I am starting to think I might need one. My pool is so small though, that I wonder if there is a real cheap one that will be okay for me. I mean it's only like 9' wide and 21' long. At the deepest it's less than 4'. Almost seems silly to spend the money when it takes longer to setup the vacuum head and pole, then it takes to actually vacuum.

    Know anybody that is looking to sell a cleaner cheap? Maybe free to a good home?
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    Re: Thinking about an automatic pool cleaner

    What are you looking for? A robot? A suction cleaner?

    I'm going to pull the trigger on an S300i later this week. Once I do, my Kreepy Krawly suction cleaner is going into the deck box for a permanent retirement. I'd gladly have her find use somewhere else.

    It's a 4 year old Kreepy Krawly Sandshark suction cleaner by Pentair. The internals are all still good but the bottom rubber pad is a little worn with age so the bottom chassis would be a good rebuild item to buy, ~$90 on Amazon. I wouldn't send the hose segments as they are old & worn but I'll send all the other parts with it. You might need a skimmer vacuum plate to go with it.

    All I'd ask for is shipping costs. PM me if you're interested.


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    Re: Thinking about an automatic pool cleaner

    You might consider and try one of the refurbished cleaners they offer for a really reasonable price.

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    Re: Thinking about an automatic pool cleaner

    Very nice of you Matt!
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    Re: Thinking about an automatic pool cleaner

    A true joyfulnoise!
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    Re: Thinking about an automatic pool cleaner

    Wonder what could be in this box???
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    What ever shall I do?
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    Re: Thinking about an automatic pool cleaner

    Be sure to feed her right away, I'm sure she's hungry and thirsty from the long dusty trip....


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    Re: Thinking about an automatic pool cleaner

    I'm afraid that it's too late. But I'm going to try anyway!
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    Re: Thinking about an automatic pool cleaner

    No bueno! Think I need to clean filter and find a way to block bottom drain. More to come...
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    Re: Thinking about an automatic pool cleaner

    Is the bottom drain tied to your skimmer?


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    Re: Thinking about an automatic pool cleaner

    Nope. Separate line to pump with no valve inline. Guess I get to install one.
    Bob - INTEX 12x24 owner (not setup yet), 'New to me' Kreepy Krauly Sand Shark, Test kit: TF-100 w/Speed Stir

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