Pool Essentials - Automatic Pool Cleaners

By: Pool Essentials  11-11-2011


Kreepy Krauly

swimming pool vacuum cleaner was invented by Ferdinand Chauvier, a hydraulics engineer who came to South Africa from the Belgian Congo in 1951. Chauvier quickly realised that there was a huge market for taking the hassle out of cleaning swimming pools, and went about inventing a machine that would do the job automatically, efficiently powered by the ordinary operation of the pool's filter. But it wasn't until 1974 that the first Kreepy Krauly was born in Chauvier's Springs home. He died in 1985, but Kreepy Kraulys continue to keep thousands of pools clean in South Africa and the world over. The Hug Bug Pool Cleaner is ideal for small pools.

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Pool Essentials - Products

We aim to make this process as easy as possible for the consumer, offering these services online whereby you order and we deliver to you via courier, hassle free. Pool Essentials Online specializes in a variety of pool cleaners, salt water chlorinators, heat pumps, pool pumps and a few other smaller items. We offer a service to outlying areas where pool shops and pool technicians are not readily available.


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Pool Essentials - Salt Water Chlorinators

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