What is going on ePoolSupply supporters! I am back again today to share with you all another top-tier pool cleaner manufactured by our highly recommended pool vendor Pentair. Although they are known best by the public for their line of pool pumps, filters, and other various forms of pool equipment, they do manufacture a competitive line of pool cleaners as well! For today's blog, we are going to go over one of their well-known pressure cleaners, the Pentair Racer (Head Only)!
What is Included With This Purchase?
The Pentair Racer is Pentair’s answer to the 4-wheel Pressure Side pool cleaner. With a large debris bag and orifice, the Racer can accept a multitude of different debris sizes and shapes. Three ten-foot hose lengths come standard with the cleaner when buying the full set as well as an added inline screen to ensure no debris is in the hose or booster pump (purchasing just the head does not include the hoses or accessories). Each length of hose has an installed hose swivel to aid the cleaner with mobility and to guarantee it doesn’t get stuck on any steps or corners (again hoses are not included with this purchase). The front section features two larger wheels compared to the wheels in the back for added movement and grip. The front side of the cleaner also includes a large scrubber bar that rotates as the cleaner moves along the pool surface brushing dirt and pushing debris into the orifice of the cleaner directly from the pool floor! The powerful venturi jets underneath the cleaning orifice aids the cleaner and forces debris into the cleaner where it is secured with the patented debris valve inside the cleaner bag. The Racer has a sleek water-powered LED light on either side of the cleaner that lights up the cleaner and pool as the Racer moves about. The added tail sweep hose knocks any remaining debris around so it can be properly picked up by the cleaning orifice and debris bag.
How Does it Work?
The cleaner moves in patterns and adapts as it cleans. About every two minutes the cleaner changes direction and cleans in reverse to ensure everything is scrubbed, vacuumed, and thoroughly cleaned before moving onto the next section of the pool surface. This efficient cleaner can and will clean most pools quickly, and a standard cycle for this cleaner is about two to three hours, depending on the amount of debris. With that being said, we suggest emptying the cleaner bag in between each cleaning cycle to ensure optimum performance and cleaning power as well as longevity with the cleaner and booster pump. In addition to the debris bag, we recommend cleaning the wall fittings often as well to ensure it is free of debris. Like most pressure-side pool cleaners, a lot is going on inside and outside this cleaner for it to operate properly. And like most complex machines, once dialed in and set up properly it will provide unmatched cleanliness, speed, and efficiency. In our opinion that more than outweighs the setup and maintenance needed.
In conclusion, the Pentair Kreepy Krauly Racer is an ideal pressure side cleaner for most in-ground pools. It is reasonably priced for the functionality of the cleaner and can provide you with a maintenance simplified pool! It can conquer various forms of dirt and debris with ease regardless of the surrounding climate which should leave your pool looking crystal clear and ready to use at a moment’s notice year-round. As always, thank you all so much for reading, and be sure to watch the video below to see the items in action.