Poolvergnuegen makes a variety of pool cleaner models. We’re going to compare the 2 wheel and 4 wheel models of the Poolvergnuegen pool cleaner and suction side cleaner. They’re both rated for half horsepower or 35 gallon per minute pool pumps, and they’re advertised as working equally well in all types of swimming pools. We’ll compare these models to each other and similar products on the market.
The 2X Model by Poolvergnuegen
The 4X Model by Poolvergnuegen
Which Is Better in My Case - 2X or 4X?
The lighter, smaller 2X model is the better choice for skimmer applications or dedicated suction line in small pools. However, the 4X model is the better choice for deep swimming pools, both because of the hose and the overall design. If the pool pump is half way between the two ends of the pool but isn’t very deep, you can get away with the 2X model, Poolvergnuegen model number PV896584000013. If the pool pump is at one end of a 35 foot long swimming pool, you can only use the 4X model, Poolvergnuegen model number PV896584000020.
How the Poolvergnuegen Pool Cleaners Compare to the Competition
The Poolvergnuegen pool cleaners may require you to get different tires if it can’t get traction on very smooth pools. That is something you’ll pay for out of pocket. If you have an ultra-smooth vinyl pool, other pool cleaners are a better choice. This pool cleaner obviously isn’t an option if you don’t want to power the pool cleaner from the pool pump, since it can’t be powered via a cord and power outlet.
These models are not maintenance-free. They sometimes clog on heavy debris like large rocks and big leaves. When it clogs, it will just stop running. Then you have to pull it out of the pool to clear the intakes and filters. This can be a problem if it sucks up a lot of grit and sand, too, though it has no issues picking up small amounts of material like this.
Neither model actually climbs the walls of your pool, though it will climb up the edges of steps and rises in the pool. If you need to aggressively clean the sides of the pool, you’ll need a dedicated pool wall cleaner or expect to manually scrub them once in a while.
If the pool has crazy shapes on the bottom, the pool cleaner won’t ensure that it gets every corner of the pool. Smarter pool cleaners may be a better choice in these cases. Note that if you don’t put the floats on the suction hoses, the unit will have trouble righting itself.