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Maintain a Kreepy Krauly

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.

 

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! You can purchase a replacement Kreepy diaphragm at your local Builders Warehouse, and it only takes about 30 seconds to replace.

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.