The Kreepy Krauly
In 1974, Ferdinand Chauvier from Springs, South Africa, invented the swimming pool cleaning machine. The original machines were constructed from wood and rubber tubing, which were melted together on a kitchen stove. Ferdinand’s son, Danny, took these models out to clients, and most were reluctant to part with them once they had been demonstrated in their pool.
By 1978, a great number of cleaners had been sold to cover the costs of plastic injection moulding, and the first Kreepy Krauly, as we know it today, was introduced. The Kreepy Krauly collects dirt from the bottom of the pool automatically as it creeps and crawls its way around.