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Pentair Lil Shark Pool Cleaner – Product Review

The Pentair Lil’ Shark Pool Cleaner comes equipped with everything you will need for a spotless and clean pool...
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The Pentair Lil Shark Pool Cleaner comes equipped with everything you will need for a spotless and clean pool. Simply connect to your pools skimmer and the Lil’ Shark effectively cleans vinyl surfaces automatically to reduce time spent on regular vacuuming. The Lil’ Shark features two rows of bristles that scrub and remove dirt while the vacuum conveniently leads the water through the filtration system. The 10-inch vacuum head adjusts to follow five different cleaning paths for complete coverage of any size or shape above ground pool. The Lil’ Shark contains no mechanical parts. The simplicity in design makes for both a simple setup and a dependable product that is sure to last a long time for you’re above ground pool maintenance regiment.

Pentair Lil Shark

The Pentair Lil Shark Pool Cleaner is a cleaner that will continue to give results years down the road without burning a hole in your pocket.

Pentair Lil Shark Pool Cleaner Set Up Process

It connects similar to a standard vacuum that most above ground pool owners use for manual cleaning. Bleeding the hose of all air, using a vacuum plate, and powering the vacuum through the filters pump (1/2 HP or higher pump recommended) are all a part of the set up process.

When connected, its patented design transmits the vibration from the above ground pool filter system, through a special vacuum hose, and that vibration is then amplified by the specially designed vacuum head that moves about in a circular motion all while vacuuming. Although it does take a few minutes to set up, once the vacuum is operating it will move about the floor of your pool effortlessly. Although the Pentair Lil Shark Pool Cleaner does not climb the walls, it does come with a vacuum handle attachment for manual cleaning with a standard pole. Once automatic cleaning is finished, you can use a pole to quickly run over missed spots or clean portions of the wall.

The Pentair Lil Shark Pool Cleaner does have some setbacks. Occasionally, the cleaner will get stuck around the ladder or in a low spot in your pool if it is not completely level.

All in all, if saving money and much more importantly, time, the Pentair Lil Shark Pool Cleaner is sure to save you hours if not days throughout the summer for what it does do well.


Great price for a reliable automatic pool vacuum cleaner.

No mechanical parts ensure a long life span and dependability.

Saves time by eliminating manual pool vacuuming.

Connect your standard pole for vacuuming the pool wall or any missed areas.

Manufacturer Guarantee

1-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty


If you are looking for an economic way to reduce the time you spend cleaning your pool, the Pentair Lil Shark Pool Cleaner is one of your best options. If you are willing to spend a little more for a fully robotic cleaner, be sure to check out the Aquabot S2-40 robotic pool cleaner.

Pentair Lil Shark Automatic Pool Cleaner

Effectively cleans vinyl surfaces in flat or dish-bottom above ground pools. The Lil Shark Pool Cleaner installs in minutes without special tools or fittings. Dual band of bristles scrub dirt while powerful vacuum action whisks it away.

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