See my 06/01/17 update below. See my most recent update!!
My "2 cents" review and the facts. Nothing makes me more angry than misinformation so here's the truth. First off, I bought this directly from Amazon, so there is no third party to blame or commend. At just under $15 and free shipping, at time of this writing, it's not a bad deal. The actual outermost dimensions not including the handle, of the unit I received are exactly 13.25" x 7", this includes the wheels. Anybody that tells you differently, can't read a tape measure. Second, weighted? should weigh more, I weighed the unit and it comes in at about 2 lbs. 6 oz. and I am being generous, my older one was heavier which kept it down, the heavier the better. The unit is flexible, but not as flexible as I expected, or compared to my previously all (mostly) blue unit from a national pool retail chain. Now, this isn't all bad as I found out. The more rigid body seems to be a benefit to function, as it appears to prevent "vacuum lock" where my old one would "stick" to the bottom of the pool floor in some locations. This allows me to run more negative pressure to the vacuum head, and seems to clean more thoroughly. The wheels appear to be urethane, they are not, they are hard like PVC pipe. They aren't any harder than most cleaners I've seen, but softer would have been nice. The hose attachment is nice as it accommodates both 1.25" and 1.5", there is also "swivel action" at the hose connector, which should help keep the hose untangled. Not sure if hardware is stainless, time will tell. I kept all the hardware from my old unit should any need replacing. Now, my last comment is regarding the spring???? At first, I thought that it was a good idea since when I clean the vertical walls, the old cleaner would float away from the surface sometimes, and this spring might keep the head parallel to the handle when going up and down. Well, that might or might not be the case, as I didn't get that far in testing as when I first tried it on the floor of the pool, the spring kept popping the head up from the floor. Removing the spring seemed to be much better, at least for cleaning the floor. all in all, and depending on how long it lasts, I think it's a fair price for what you get, I'll keep it.
Update 06/01/2017 RUST! All the metal fasteners of this product have rusted severely and now I have to replace them or face stains in my pool.
Update 06/02/2017 RUST! I went to my local hardware store and purchased all new SS metal fasteners for this pool vac. Upon disassembly, it becomes obvious that the rust I suspected on the fasteners, is in fact coming from the internal weights! The manufacturer installed steel weights within the product. They aren't rust proofed , so they rust. My old one had lead, which fortunately I held onto in case I needed them in the future for such a repair. I get that lead has all that bad stigma and such, but this manufacturer could have encapsulated the weights into plastic, etc., to prevent rust. My advice is this, buy something better if you care about your pool finish and your filter element, as this will mess you up for sure!
- 商品尺寸: 34.3 x 17.8 x 10.2 cm
- 商品重量: 1.07 Kg
- 发货重量: 1.1 Kg
- ASIN: B000MOIWWW
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