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.
Although its weight is greater than that of other units, 45 lbs, making it relatively heavy and bulky in its maneuverability, the caddy will act as a transportation means, as well as storage. It will allow you to roll it to and from the equipment enclosure, as well as provide a secure location to keep it when not in use. The handle is solidly built, offering enough leeway to grasp it tightly, so it won’t escape your reach as you place it in water.
The casing is constructed from durable ABS plastic which gives the unit enough resistance to impact as well as a wide range of underwater temperatures, to keep the inner components safe from damage. Thus, if you already own a means to warm up the water, either heating it naturally or with the help of natural gas, the vacuum will have no problem operating in lukewarm waves. Once placed underwater its mobility rises, due to the uninterrupted rubberized tracks which add to the unit’s overall balance and stability. So, there won’t be marring signs or deteriorated lining, regardless to what texture your pool has. The dual brush rolls will detach stubborn dirt from the unit’s path, ensuring there is not a particle left in its wake, due to the plated bristles, mimicking the manual pool brushing operation.
The collected debris is kept and stored in the bottom-placed debris chamber, which is lined with two cartridge filters. The filters contain a fine and extra-fine porosity, which will prevent particles as small as 5 microns to return into the water. Thus, the robot will remove dust, sand, silt, as well as larger-scaled debris with no issues. Due to their design, they are also hassle-free to remove and clean, as they require just rinsing with clean water. Therefore, the robot is completely autonomous, requiring no pairing to the pool’s pump or filter. Additionally, its power cord is relatively long, 55 feet, so the robot can easily fit basins up to 50’, it also offers an anti-tangle feature which will keep it from becoming a hassle. Thus, no outdoor equipment – on water or on land – can stay in its way.
To navigate around the basin, it utilizes an intelligent navigation system that actively maps and scans the pool to find the best path to clean. By doing so it will promote proper water circulation, its effect doubling as it also helps in spreading the chemicals for a correct water balance. It can recognize obstacles like drains, floats, or stairs, and according to the selected program it will avoid them or, in the case of steps, will clean them. There’s no need to worry about it getting stuck in tight corners or ladders, as the robot incorporates an auto-reverse function, which will redirect it on the correct path if it gets blocked or stays too much in one spot.
Additionally, it provides its user with two cleaning modes, which, depending on the time you can afford to let the vacuum run, it will clean the pool in 1 hour or 3 hours. It even provides a programmable timer, which enables you to adapt its working schedule according to your wishes. It offers three variations, one setting that will clean every single day for an entire week, the second option which will make the robot clean every other day, with a grand total of 3 cleans per week and the third option which will program it to clean only twice per week. Thus you can set it to work during nighttime, as well. But if you do choose the night time, make sure you remove the pool alarm from the water, otherwise, the underwater waves will trigger it.
To give you detailed information about its well-being, it incorporates a full-cartridge indicator which, depending on the lighting pattern, will let you know if the debris needs to be removed, or if the unit is blocked. Although the unit won’t miss a spot in its cleaning pattern, in case you wish to insist on a specific area, it gifts the remote control unit which completely overrides the automatic programs. Similar to how a handheld vacuum offers in-depth accuracy for hot tubs or spas, you can manually select the spot where you wish the vacuum to clean, and move it there through the controller. Its cleaning area is wide, as it won’t stop just to floors and walls, but it will go higher, towards the waterline removing stubborn deposits, and will also tackle steps and slopes.
Pentair Kreepy Krauly Prowler 830 is constructed to require as little upkeep as possible, so it won’t bother you nor take too much of your spare time. It has few moving parts, therefore it won’t require constant parts replacement, while its durable case will keep the inner components safe from deterioration and harm. But, it does need the filters to be washed regularly, as well as the debris to be thrown away as soon as the indicator tells you to. However, water balance should be always tested before you decide to place the unit into the water. High pH levels, as well as concentrated amounts of chlorine, aren’t harmful only to humans, but these elements will also cause premature deterioration for the robot. Moreover, odd-colored water resulted from stubborn bacteria or algae-types will also impede the vacuum’s efficient performance. The presence of algae means a high alkalinity level, and both water conditions will inevitably harm the inner filters by creating deposits as well as a breeding ground for pathogens. Although the unit shouldn’t suffer from any defects or problems, the manufacturer provides a full warranty through the entirety of the first year, beginning from the moment you acquire the product.
All in all, Pentair’s Kreepy Krauly Prowler 830 offers high-quality services at an affordable price, meant to reduce pool cleaning and prolong the fun. It offers several intelligent functions and smart features, to ensure it is user-friendly and convenient to use, as well as providing a plug-and-play operation. It will preserve the water clear and will reduce the overall amount of chemicals used.