The XtremepowerUS Automatic Pool Cleaner is an innovative and versatile pool maintenance equipment that effortlessly cleans and vacuums in ground pools no matter the size or construction.
It cleans all kinds of pool surfaces including vinyl, fiberglass, and concrete. The design and build of the cleaner are simple, and its parts are not replaceable. The build of the unit makes it less susceptible to damage, both mechanical and otherwise, it requires minimal effort to maintain this equipment
The automatic cleaner needs at least a 3/4hp booster pump or 1600 ghp for optimum performance.
The unit does not require any tools or electricity to function. It works by attaching to the pool's existing filtration system, and it is ideal for pools up to 16'' and 32''. We love the simplicity of this top quality suction cleaner. The design of the XtremepowerUS is quite basic, but its functions are impressive nonetheless.
- It vacuums inground pools no matter the size, shape or construction
- It requires at least a 3/4 HP swimming pool pump or 1600 ghp to function properly.
- The cleaner does not require tools or electricity to function
- It attaches to the existing filtration system and is ideal for pools up to 16x 32 feet.
- It includes a testing kit to test the levels of chemicals in the pool
- This equipment features just one moving part and no replaceable parts
- It is easy to operate and begins to function as soon as it is connected to the skimmer
- The dimensions of this equipment are 40.4x17.5x6
- The XtremepowerUS weighs 12 lbs
- The testing kit includes tests for Chlorine, Bromine, Ph, Alkalinity and acid levels
- It comes with an instruction manual.
Things We Liked
- Actually steps up right
- Easily climbs walls
- Very affordable
- Easy to install and use
Things We Didn't Like
- Sometimes stays in deep end
- Can have low flow rate
- Hose length can be short
The XtremepowerUS Automatic Vacuum-generic Kreepy Kraul is one of the most affordable suction side cleaners with an ability to climb pool walls as well.
It takes less time to install, and it will automatically clean up the pool walls and floor of sand and all kinds of debris. It features a 32 ft. hose that allows it to move freely within the pool in a quiet operation.
While this automatic pool cleaner can be efficient and quiet in the pool, there were reported cases of it missing its way repeatedly due to bad navigation. It is also only suitable for small rectangular pools that don't require a huge amount of cleaning.
How does it work?
The XtremepowerUS is a suction side pool cleaner which means that it functions by attaching to the pool's main filtration pump to suck up debris that is then returned to the pump basket.
It is connected to a skimmer or dedicated suction line, and the suction power of the pool pump helps it to function.
The turbine that powers the suction cleaner is spun by the force of the suction of the pump. This type of unit is ideal for screened pools and comes highly recommended if you have one of those.
While this can be considered an advantage, the fact that it gets clogged by leaves during operation as well as not being able to maneuver the way during the cleaning due to bad navigation, means it cost you more on time and effort than it saves you. However, if you want a better, but more expensive option check out the Kreepy Krauly Sandshark.
This Suction side vacuum cleaner will require a certain size for swimming pools for function properly, but when it does, it won't require any help as it will attach to the pool's filtration system.
It's an affordable suction side cleaner, but it will cost you more if you don't have a small pool.
Limitations not Deal Breakers
The XtremePowerUS has a couple of problems with the shallow end of the pool. This cleaner won't just go there to clean for no reason. It also requires an at the very least a 3/4 hp filter pump (sold separately) to function properly due to the issues of low flow rate that it has.
If your pool is really large, the length of the hose that comes with the XtremePowerUS might not be enough to satisfy your needs.
As with most suction side cleaners, this automatic vacuum cleaner might get stuck in a corner while cleaning the surface.
You have to be there to monitor its movement and to get it out of stuck corners or when it stops moving. Some customers also complained about how it gets easily clogged with leaves. This problem can however, be solved by checking and then emptying the filter frequently.
Who is this meant for?
The XtremepowerUS Automatic Vacuum-generic Kreepy Krauly is suitable for small pool owners or owners who have pool walls that need to be cleaned.
While it's true that the XtremepowerUS does come with its issues such as a weak navigation system that causes it to miss its way and a poor suction. The truth remains that, it is still one of the few suction side pool cleaners that climb your pool walls and can clean your small sized pool, really fast. However, another good climber is the Hayward Navigator Pro, though it's also a bit more expensive.
There have been several good reviews from the buyers of this product, its quality and effectiveness are undeniable when it comes to small sized pools and cleaning pool walls. Having a small sized pool means ease of cleaning especially when using a suction cleaner that combines effectively with the filtration system of your pool. Their biggest advantage is that they don't require electricity to power them, they use the hole in the skimmer to do the major work required.
We know it is quite affordable but the amount of time and effort it will cost you to constantly having to monitor this cleaner to prevent it from getting clogged as well as to help out when it loses its way due to poor navigation. This automatic pool is just not worth the price and the trouble.