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We heartily congratulate you on your purchase of the Intex pool! Now that you have Intex, you can enjoy swimming, even on the hottest day. However, if you want your joy and pleasure to last as long as possible, you need to take care of the regular pool maintenance, and first of all, of its cleaning.

Today, there are many different vacuum cleaners specially designed for pools and maintenance of water and reservoir safety. The brand itself produces such kind of appliance, which knows how to clean an Intex pool. However, vacs of the other manufacturers can also cope with the task pretty well. Let’s have a look at three best vacuums and brands for Intex pools.

Pentair K50600 Kreepy Krauley E-Z Suction-Side Above Ground Pool Cleaner

The Pentair company has been producing a wide range of well-known pool equipment like swimming pools, pumps, filters, as well as excellent pool vacuum cleaners. The K50600 model features some nice characteristics, which make it suitable for various pool brands, including Intex.

First of all, the model greatly differs from other vacs by its captivating appearance. Here we see classic features and functions, which are expressed through unique shape. The circle membrane of the cleaner and its wavy pattern provide high suction, thorough dirt collecting, and no clogs. It applies the hydraulic suction mechanism. The whole construction of the vacuum is aimed at flat surfaces, so it works with the pool bottom and broad steps.

The item weighs about 14 pounds, has rather compact dimensions, and 32 ft hose. An average person can easily cope with its immersing and lifting, while a long tube allows it to move freely along the floor of both small and large pools. Also, its wheel-free construction helps avoid getting stuck and doesn’t require extra service.

This Pentair operates through the pool’s pump and filtering system and is applicable in both above ground and inground reservoirs. It requires no less than 2000 GPH. The cleaner uses random movement. Such a way does provide full coverage of every piece of the floor but takes a lot of time. Another disadvantage of the model is its noisy work.

Pentair K50600 works automatically and also can automatically regulate water flow with the help of a skimming valve, depending on the degree of pollution and time necessary for its removal.

So, this bright light blue funny vacuum does a great job and is applicable for almost any type of pool. Having a couple of shortcomings, it stands out for simple construction, minimum maintenance, and high productivity.

Intex Auto Pool Cleaner 28001

One of the best ways of choosing a vacuum cleaner for the Intex pool is choosing it among Intex’s own models. Intex Auto Pool Cleaner 28001 is an excellent assistant for all inflatable and frame above ground pools of medium size. Pay attention that Intex 28001 is not suited for inground pools or pools larger than 24′ in diameter.

The model is powered by the pool’s filter pump with a flow rate of no less than 1600 GPH and up to 4000 GPH. And its optimal operation occurs at 2500 GPH. The user should connect the vac with the pump through 24 ft hose and then immerse it into the pool.

The cleaner mainly processes the floor of the reservoir. It lifts the dirt and sends debris into the filter. Like the previous Pentair model, Intex 28001 moves randomly in straight lines, changing its direction when hitting the wall. A plastic body of this Intex is very durable and can stand many impacts and breaks. But mind that this device has a system of four non-powered wheels. It means they move on the flat floor, but the probability of getting stuck is high enough.

Speaking of the appearance, we should note that its white body measures 18.5 x 13 x 10.2 inches. The item weighs 15.34 pounds. We can’t say it’s very light, but it’s not too heavy for frequent immersions and lifts either.

Random movement and power allow the vacuum process the whole surface, collecting about 80% of dirt after the first pass. But as the cleaning takes some time and the device can pass the same area several times, in the end, you get almost perfect results.

So, the disadvantages of the model are protracted cleaning and non-powered wheels. Still, the highlighted advantages, such as high power, durability, quiet work, price under $100, etc. outweigh all.

Hayward Wanda 900 Pool Vacuum Cleaner

An extremely pretty yet functional pool vacuum cleaner by Hayward will make you smile from the first glance. The thing is that the company decided to give it a unique design. Depending on the model, your pool may become home for either funny blue whale or little red ladybug.

Still, the design isn’t the only distinguishing feature of the vacuum. This appliance connects with the filtering system of any above ground or on-ground pool, emerges into the water, and processes the floor. It has a rather long 32 ft hose and, to some degree, not only clean the reservoir but also promotes water circulation. Thus, with this vacuum, you get two devices with minimum energy consumption.

The Hayward requires 1500 GPH. It’s not limited in movements and performs random floor processing. The water flow from the turbine/gearing system serves as a way of motion and helps minimize the noise. After facing the wall, it gently pushes off and change the direction. Nevertheless, it cannot work with soft and uneven surfaces, as its traction system will cause getting stuck. It also won’t clean steps or other recesses, so sometimes you’ll have to clean these hard-to-reach areas yourself.

As for the dimensions, the vacuum is heavy and massive. It measures 35 x 13.5 x 12.8 inches and weighs 18 pounds, so be ready to make some efforts to put it in and pull out. On the other hand, though bulky, the construction is easy in installation and maintenance.

As you can see, before buying, you’d better consider many factors beside the price. Still, these cleaners have a simple design and excellent efficiency and will be suitable for the majority of above ground Intex pools. Hope our top was useful. You can find even more information about pool vacuum cleaners in our other reviews.