Pentair Prowler 820 Review

Kreepy Krauly’s Prowler 820 is a robot pool cleaner that offers a wide variety of cleaning methods to get your pool sparkling clean. It uses a combination of brushing, scrubbing, vacuuming, and filtering to thoroughly clean your pool. The Prowler 820 is designed to work in any in-ground pool up to 50’ in length and can get the job done in less than three hours.

This simple and easy to use robot comes with a wide variety of automated functions as well. It brushes and scrubs away dirt and debris, then its vacuum captures it and traps it in its filter. With its superior interior filtration system, the Prowler 820 aids in redistributing chemicals appropriately throughout your pool. These are just a few of the features you’ll find when using the Kreepy Krauly Prowler 820 as your robot pool cleaner.

Prowler 820 Features

  • Cleans in-ground pools
  • 60’ cable
  • Includes transport caddy
  • Full cartridge indicator
  • Cleans floors and walls
  • Three-hour cleaning cycle
  • For pools up to 50’ long
  • Cleans various surfaces
  • Large and small debris filters
  • 2-year warranty

Product Highlights

Ultra fine filters

When it comes to keeping your pool clean, you want to make sure all dirt and debris is captured, no matter how small. With its ultra-fine filters, the Prowler 820 ensures just that, removing dust and contaminants from your pool that build up over time. It doesn’t just collect small particles though. The Prowler 820 can capture leaves, petals, and other larger objects that may settle in your pool if it is surrounded by trees and flowers.

Auto-reverse functionality

Many robot pool cleaners have problems navigating around objects and corners as they go about their cleaning cycle. The Kreepy Krauly Prowler 820 circumvents this problem by offering a built-in auto-reverse feature. This feature allows the device to clean without interruption if it runs into obstacles as it cleans.

Indicates when cartridge is full

If you don’t know when your robot pool cleaner’s cartridge is full, then you waste time and energy emptying it out after every cleaning. Or the cartridge could be full in the middle of a cleaning and you don’t know it, so the device begins cleaning poorly. The Prowler 820 addresses this issue by providing an indicator that alerts you when the cartridge is full. That way, you’ll know when it’s time to clean it out.

Caddy included

The Prowler 820 is a fairly heavy robot pool cleaner, so it helps that a caddy is included with it. The caddy has a rack which allows you to wrap the cable up without worry about it being drug around your pool. It also makes it easy to transport and put away your Prowler 820 when it’s not busy making your pool look great.

Tangle-free cable

With its superior swivel design, the 60-foot cable that comes with the Prowler 820 doesn’t get tangled. This means your robot pool cleaner is able to move throughout your pool without concern and won’t get hung up on objects or becoming tangled in its own cord.

Plug and play

Just plug your Prowler 820 in, drop it in your pool, and let the robot pool cleaner do the rest. The Prowler 820 is completely independent of your pool’s circulation and filtration system. It requires no installation, no hoses, and no expensive booster pump. It requires little to no interference from your part.

Pros of the Prowler 820

  • Cleans all surface types
  • 60’ cable
  • Tangle-free cord
  • Auto-reverse prevents getting stuck
  • No hoses or pumps needed
  • Scrubs and filters all type of debris and dirt
  • Cleans floor and walls
  • Comes with caddy
  • Full cartridge indicator

Cons of the Prowler 820

  • Pretty heavy at 45 lbs
  • No remote
  • Bottom loaded filter is difficult to remove

What Others Are Saying

The majority of Prowler 820 users have a positive user experience with the robot pool cleaner. Most users really like how clean the device gets their pool and that it lets them know when the filter is full and needs to be cleaned out. Others notice how much debris and dirt the filters collect, and appreciate the fact that the Prowler 820 comes with a caddy that makes moving and transporting the robot much easier.

Those that have had poor experiences with the Prowler 820 mention that the unit does not climb stairs or clean the walls very well, and that their device would continually get stuck in corners or on the drain in their pool. Outside of those few complaints, users are quite satisfied with the performance of their Prowler 820 robot pool cleaner.

Final Thoughts on the Kreepy Krauly Prowler 820

The Kreepy Krauly Prowler 820 is a solid pool cleaner that gets the job done. It could stand to be a little lighter, and a bottom-loading canister can be a pain to mess with, but the Prowler 820 addresses one of those issues by including a caddy with the unit. It uses advanced filtration to capture fine dirt and debris, and its swivel-free cable keeps it from getting tangled up on objects in your pool.

If you’re busy and just don’t have time to clean out or vacuum your pool on a regular basis, the Prowler 820 just might be for you. Its overall performance is capable and reliable. If you decide to go with a Prowler 820, you know you’re getting a quality device that will provide excellent cleaning results.