Is it worth the $160? Absolutely.
My boyfriend and I bought a house in June with a pool. Since neither one of us had owned a pool in the past, we hired a pool company for monthly maintenance and service. My boyfriend has been telling me since then that we weren't getting our money's worth. We finally decided to get a pool vacuum for the pool since our pool was constantly green. Well, we decided to test this out yesterday, and it's been in our pool ever since. With the help of a local pool company, we were able to get the pool from swampy to sparkling in a mere 24 hours. Then, this creepy sucked up all the dead algae, dirt, and "stuff" our pool people couldn't do. Even if we have to buy one every year, it will STILL be worth it!
Oh, it did took a while to figure out the weights. And sometimes we still have to guide it to the shallow end, but it's a small price to pay.
So, needless to say, this $160 creepy will be saving me $100+ a month. Deuces, pool maintenance company. Hello freedom!
So my sweeper broke again as it does every 2nd year after the warranty runs out. My pool man quoted me $400 for a new one and this time, I told him to wait while I searched online for a better deal. Due to my laziness, I waited until the next week when my pool man came and had him install it. He asked me how much I got this for and I told him $160 after tax. He seemed really surprised. It took him 20 minutes to install it and clean my pool. I wanted to talk to him after he was done, but I guess its so easy for a pro like him that he left before I was finished with my coffee. I sat outside and stared at the newly installed sweeper and could not tell a bit of difference between my $400 sweeper and my $160 sweeper. After a week, I found that maybe the rubber used for the flap is not as strong because if it starts to fold in at the bottom, it would get stuck. Since I go outside every morning to let the dog do his thing, I just check to see if the flap is flat. If it isn't, I just poke it with a stick and that is it. I will ask the pool man to add more weight to it and it should be fine. I'm going to take the $240 saved and buy myself better coffee.
This little critter is great, especially for the price. Yeah, I'd like to have one of those $1,000 robot pool cleaners, but for under $200, this one does great! It had my pool cleaned in about 3 hours, and I didn't do what the instructions said, which was to brush and totally clean it before using this (huh?) That's like cleaning before the cleaning lady comes. (well, okay; so I do that.) This is my second XremepowerUS Automatic Suction Vacuum; the first had a handle part break after a few years, but it was still working up until then, so once again - for the money, this is a great little workhorse of a vacuum. For those having trouble - work with it; adjust the flow of water to your skimmers, add or remove hose - it WILL work if you use it properly. It may not get every single inch of your pool, but with a little diligence on your part, it will keep your pool much cleaner than without using it. We have big trees around our pool, and there is always a little debris in the pool, except when there is absolutely no wind, which is rare in Kansas.
I wish that I’d have discovered this cleaner a longbtime ago. In one day it dis the job my old cleaner took days to accomplish and I didn’t have to go drag it around with the pool broom.
If you’re still on the fence about this cleaner it’s probably because you’re looking at similar units for three times the price and wondering what’s wrong with this one. Well, buy this one and send me the other $200 if it makes you feel better. In reality I’m trying to figure out how thenother brands are getting the prices they do.
I had this out of the box, assembled, and running in my pool in about 15 minutes. My secret? I read the instructions. That took 3 minutes of the total 15.
My old unit is the Hayward that looks like a little tank with fluttering bars on the sides which are driven by an impeller that spins as water flows across it. That little Hayward beats itself to death by design. Every few months it stops driving and I have to disassemble it to get to the screws that hold the fluttering bars on, reassemble it and tighten everytaling the way. Then hope it runs for a minth before some random acorn finds its way into the impeller.
This unit basically has no moving parts. The component shown in the photo for setting the pressure? I didn’t even use it. I plugged my suction hose into the cleaner and tossed it into the pool. It immediately went to work. I haven’t had to touch it again. No tangled hoses. It doesn’t get stuck on the main drain cover in the deep end like my old one, either.
Remember the scene from Finding Nemo where the fis in the Dentist’s aquarium stopped up the filter? The tank got green and nasty, but the next day the dentist had replaced the filter and the water was instantly clear? Yeah- that’s pretty much my experience with this unit.
I am an engineer that has over 30 years of experience in design and quality control. When I buy products I look at the quality and the design and functionality. Well, I had several expensive pool vacuums but this one is absolutely the best, and with the price being so affordable is worth buying. I gave it 5 stars because I had to wait 3 months to see how this vacuum works. I wish the manufacturer added an LED on the body of the vacuum so I can see it at night moving around the pool. I did have an issue with the Vacuum getting stock by the stairs, but it is an easy fix if you want to try it and since I used this solution it did not get stuck, so here is the solution: use "2" of the yellow weights that are supplied and place them just above the body of the vacuum and place one weight at the middle of the first hose. I promise you it will not get stuck.... love this product..
All right thanks
So I have a poolvernugen or something like that. Bought it here on amazon a few years ago. I absolutely hate that thing. Always gets stuck in a corner or climbs too high and sounds like a zombie is coming through my back yard. This very inexpensive pool cleaner, which I only bought as a temporary for a house that I’m remodeling, cleans very well. I put it together in a few min, dropped it in he pool and it started to leave White Lines... I was like wtf is that? Then I realized it was cleaning up all the dirt left from the poolvernugen which was in the pool just a few min before.
Idk how long this will last but on first impressions I’m impressed.
1. Yes I adjusted the poolvernugen many times according to the manufacturer and YouTube recommendations.
2.This isn’t my first second or third pool cleaner.
I will update when this pool cleaner breaks.