Pentair Kreepy Krauly Prowler 830 Review

Pentair Kreepy Krauly Prowler 830 is a programmable robotic pool cleaner that removes dirt from the floors, walls, and steps of in-ground pools and provides high water filtration. The original price of $1,899 was considered too high compared to its performance and to other models, so manufacturers have decided to offer a considerable discount that lower the price to $995, so this product will be more affordable. Technical specifications This automatic pool cleaner has been designed for pools up to 20' x 50' and it's efficient on any type of pool surface, ensuring a satisfying result at the end of…

Pentair Kreepy Krauly Prowler 830

Performance - 94%
Energy Efficiency - 95%
Convenience - 97%
Durability - 86%

93%

EXCELLENT

Pentair Kreepy Krauly Prowler 830 is an easy-to-use pool cleaner that can clean every portion of an in-ground pool. We liked that it can filter a high amount of water, that you can set it to work whenever you need it and that it comes with a convenient remote control.

User Rating: 2.79 ( 60 votes)


Pentair Kreepy Krauly Prowler 830 is a programmable robotic pool cleaner that removes dirt from the floors, walls, and steps of in-ground pools and provides high water filtration. The original price of $1,899 was considered too high compared to its performance and to other models, so manufacturers have decided to offer a considerable discount that lower the price to $995, so this product will be more affordable.

Technical specifications

This automatic pool cleaner has been designed for pools up to 20′ x 50′ and it’s efficient on any type of pool surface, ensuring a satisfying result at the end of each cleaning cycle. It can be set to clean floors, walls, and steps and the advanced design allows it to scrub, vacuum, and filter an entire pool in 2 ½ hours. It is equipped with a large filter cartridge that is very easy to clean and it can absorb all kinds of debris, including algae. It can filter 4,233 gallons of water per hour, which helps it be efficient in larger-than-average pools.

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Features

The straight base offers increased stability that allows it to walk on pool steps, floors, and walls without the risk of flipping over. Moreover, this item comes with a remote control that allows you to maneuver the pool robot in case you want it to insist on a certain spot. Due to the remote control, you can choose either a cleaning cycle that only targets the pool floor or one that includes the floor and the walls. It also comes with a built-in weekly timer so you can schedule the cleaning to start at a certain time. To keep this product from getting stuck in corners or on pool steps, it is equipped with an auto-reverse feature that helps it get back on track.

Design and accessories

The improved design of this unit brings customers a large plastic unit measuring 23.5” x 19” x 19” and weighing 45 pounds, making it quite heavy for a pool cleaner. This is probably the biggest design flaw. To help you carry and store it easier, this pool cleaner comes with a convenient caddy that stores the device and its 60′ power cord which is swiveled to prevent the device from getting stuck in it. This could often happen due to the lack of large wheels that would help it get over large obstacles easier. Instead of wheels, the pool cleaner is equipped with rubber tracks and a rubber brush that help it move forward on the surface of the pool. The rubber tracks do have some advantages, as they help the cleaner adhere better on the pool surface, helping it climb the pool walls with a minimum energy consumption. To help you get the device in and out of the pool without much effort, it comes with a bulky handle that looks like a dumbbell, so that you can easily grab the device.

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Noise and energy efficiency

No customer has complained about the noise of this device, so there should be no problem in using it early in the morning or late at night when no one is using the pool. Besides being silent, it’s also energy-efficient, as it uses less than 24V. The auto-reverse feature keeps it from getting stuck in corners and the rubber tracks ensure adherence so it won’t waste energy by moving in vain. The weekly timer lets you use it only when needed instead of every day, which will reduce the energy consumption. Moreover, the integrated filter reduces the run time of the primary filtration system, a feature that saves on pump energy costs and makes the unit more durable.

Ease of use and durability

Every time you want to use this pool cleaner, all you have to do is plug it in and set it to work, without installing cumbersome pumps and without spreading long hoses along the poolside. The convenient remote control ensures better and easier handling and the caddy helps you transport and store the pool cleaner with ease. To minimize the hassle, it comes with a full cartridge indicator that lets you know when it’s time to clean the filter.

Important Details about the Cleaner’s Operation

In order to ensure that you won’t damage the cleaner in any way when operating it, and to ensure that you won’t put yourself in danger either, there are a couple of important details that you must know. The most important aspect is to make sure that the power supply of the unit is positioned at least 10 feet away from the pool. Also, make sure that you always release the trapped air in the unit before it starts the operation. You can do this when the robot is in the water by simply shaking it from side to side or turning it upside down until there are no more air bubbles getting out of it.

Final Thoughts

This model was a pleasant surprise, this model boasting superior excellence in performance. This is the reason why we gave it such a high rating, the robot proving that it’s capable of cleaning the pool spotless in only 2 and a half hours. The 4233 GPH filtration rate that it boasts allows it to be efficient even when tackling larger pools that measure 50 feet in length, an aspect that you will surely love if you use it. It won’t ever be in peril of remaining stuck in corners due to the auto-reverse feature that it comes with, and it comes with rubber tracks that adhere great on the surfaces of the pool. Another strong point of this model is the fact that it comes with a remote control that allows you to change its settings remotely, so you won’t have to get out of the chair to program it to clean. In conclusion, this is a robot pool cleaner that you should take a better look at and that you have to consider buying if you want to clean the pool in the most convenient way possible.

PROS CONS
It delivers excellent cleaning performance  
It cleans floors, walls and steps in just 3 hours  
Quiet operation  
It works with all pool surface types  
Wireless remote and caddy included  

11 Comments

  1. Vera says:

    How much does it cost to operate this robotic pool cleaner?

  2. Merry says:

    How long does it take to clean a 20′ x 50′ pool?

  3. Orlando says:

    Does this pool robot do waterline, too?

  4. Christinne says:

    I bought this model a few years ago and I tell honestly tell you that was the best purchase ever made. It still does a great job. I highly recommend it!

  5. Drew says:

    What can you tell me about the settings of this robot? Are those easy to change?

    • Becky Eddinson says:

      The settings of this product are very easy to use. You won’t have any issues operating the robot because it is extremely friendly when it comes to changing the settings.

  6. Andrew says:

    Does it come with a caddy?

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