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Maintain your Kreepy Krauly

Today it's pouring down with rain, but next week will probably be sunny and hot, and since we are already in spring... time to swim in the pool to keep cool. Whilst giving my swimming pool and equipment a quick going over, I noticed that the Kreepy wasn't sucking properly. There could be many reasons for this, but one that is simple to sort out is to replace the diaphragm. You can purchase a replacement Kreepy diaphragm at your local Builders Warehouse, and it only takes about 30 seconds to replace.

 

I'm calling it a diaphragm, but honestly have no idea what it's really called. At least you don't have to walk into Builders Warehouse and ask for a thingy-ma-bob!

To replace the diaphgram, take the Kreepy out of the pool to make it easier. Look at the base of the Kreepy and you will immediately see where the diaphgram is fitted. It's fairly easy to pull out, but you can also use a flat-head screwdriver to lift up on one side.

Push the new diaphram into position, making sure that it lines up and slots in place. And that's it. Your new Kreepy is ready for summer.

Well, that's not quite true in my case... Click here for details on replacing a pool pump.