Finding one of the best pool cleaners (opens in new tab) for your pool is a hard task, especially when there are so many to choose from. But a brand that comes up time and time again is Pentair.
The American brand Pentair knows a lot about water. For more than 50 years it has been a leading provider in the world of water. From solutions to all your pool and spa needs to filtering, cleaning, and sanitizing water.
Like some of the other pressure-side pool cleaners, the Pentair LX500G Kreepy Krauly Legend II doesn’t require a booster pump. Therefore it doesn’t have any hidden costs that will be added on later.
Here we’ve looked into all the pros and cons that come with buying the Pentair LX500G Kreepy Krauly Legend II. So it’s easy for you to decide if it’s for you or not.
Pentair LX500G Kreepy Krauly Legend II: Features
The Pentair LX500G Kreepy Krauly Legend II is the second installment in the brand’s Legend series. One of the most noticeable differences compared to the first Legend is the fact the second series comes with powerful dual thrust jets to help it move. Therefore it doesn’t require a booster pump.
It also comes with four wheels – an important feature that helps the inground pool cleaner crawl along the pool floor, sides, and any incline without tipping. Whilst its front-wheel-drive helps to give the Legend better traction. Its automatic back-up feature means it can get on and do the job without any interruptions.
The Pentair LX500G has a wide throat and a heavy-duty collection bag for all the pool debris. This bag is 60% bigger than its previous model and it comes with a twist lock to help dispose of the waste easily.
Pentair LX500G Kreepy Krauly Legend II: Design
First off, it’s important to note that the Pentair LX500G is a pressure-side pool cleaner. But it’s not your standard type of pressure-side pool cleaner. Traditionally, pressure-side pool cleaners attach to your pool’s return jet to create a powerful water force to pull the debris into the pool cleaner’s filter bag.
However, despite the Pentair LX500G Kreepy Krauly Legend II being a pressure-side cleaner for in-ground pools, it has all the power it needs thanks to its dual-jets. These jets create a super strong vacuum action by powering water through the device.
Pentair LX500G Kreepy Krauly Legend II: Performance
Due to its powerful dual-jetted design, the Pentair LX500G Kreepy Krauly Legend II costs much less to operate than a normal pressure-side pool cleaner that uses a booster pump.
According to the brand’s website, it takes the Pentair anywhere between one to three hours to clean a pool. But of course, this will be dependent on the size of the pool, shape, and what the pool floor is made out of. Whether that’s concrete, tile, stone, or fiberglass.
Its wide throat means it can collect large items of debris like stones or leaves. Whilst its large capacity twist lock bag means you can go long periods without having to dispose of the waste after every use. Although, it’s better to do this as frequently as possible to ensure the pool cleaner can operate a maximum capacity.
The Pentair LX500G Kreepy Krauly Legend II comes with a 30-foot hose. This means it has no trouble cleaning small and medium-sized pools. If you need the hose to stretch further than 30-foot, however, you’ll need to get an extension. The cleaner is compatible with pools made out of fiberglass, gunite, and vinyl.
Its back-up function cuts in every two minutes or so to drag the machine backward for 30 sections to make sure no spots are missed and it doesn’t get caught on steps.
Pentair LX500G Kreepy Krauly Legend II: User reviews
On Amazon, the Pentair LX500G Kreepy Krauly Legend II averages 3.6 out of five stars. Users praised the pool cleaner for its efficiency, ease of use, and ease of installation. One user claimed it cleans the pool ‘beautifully’, whilst another likened it to a Polaris (opens in new tab) but without the price tag.
A handful of users claimed that the Pentair LX500G Kreepy Krauly Legend II stopped working a couple of days after the one-year warranty ran out. Plus, a few users also complained about how ‘flimsy’ the ‘poor quality’ 30-foot hose was. One user claimed that their hose ‘cracks and breaks’ and won’t stay connected to the machine.
Should you buy the Pentair LX500G Kreepy Krauly Legend II?
The Legend II is a powerful pool cleaner that works without the use of a booster jet. That’s perhaps one of the best features of this pool cleaner because it has all the power of a booster jet in its compact design and can operate across various different types of pool surfaces. This means you’ll save money not only on operating costs, but additional booster jet costs too. However, it is still pricey, averaging around $600.
It’s also worth highlighting again that this is a pressure-side in-ground pool cleaner. This means it uses unfiltered water to suck up all the dirt and doesn’t clean your pool water as it goes.