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Zodiac G2 Pool Cleaner Review

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Published on Mar 19, 2012

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Pool professional's review of the Zodiac G2 Automatic Pool Cleaner. See it in action and learn about the various parts and accessories available.

Barracuda makes several of these cleaners, Wahoo, G2, G3, G4. The G2 is there middle of the road cleaner and the best of the bunch. The G3 is a bit heavy and moves slow requiring more suction. The G4 is also bulky and has some expensive parts. Plus the G4 lacks a bumper, so it gets hung up in corners and by the steps much more than this cleaner

The G2 is light and requires very little suction. It is very durable, and the parts are not too expensive. The bumper works great getting out of the step area. There is also a great after market part called the Twister (made by Solar Sun Rings). It attaches to the hose and turns them completely 3 times every hour, so the cleaner never gets stuck in a corner or by the steps.

Depending on the pool suction will determine what size debris this thing will pick up. It has no problem with Avocado tree debris, but struggles a bit with oak tree nuts. There are few cleaners that can handle oak trees but they do make them.

The only part that you need to replace annually is the diaphragm. It is the only moving part, and it will wear out, and form a tear. If the cleaner stops moving and there is no debris obstructing it, chances are the diaphragm has a slight tear. The smallest tear will stop it dead. They run about $20.00. The other parts should last 3 years before you start to see wear (Footpad & fin disk - big round bottom part).

This cleaner is light so it tends to come out of the pool as it climbs the wall. Simply lower the suction if you have a side port or add a weight to the top. It still may pop out and suck some air so play with the suction power until this happens on rare occasions.

If you are looking for an affordable and durable cleaner this is the one for you. Don't bother with the more expensive Barracuda cleaners, They all work off the same design, but the replacement parts cost more.

OTHER CLEANER REVIEWS:
Automatic Pool Cleaner Review- Top 10 Cleaners: http://youtu.be/A1VaqsS2ZxU
This is the Zodiac G3 cleaner in action.

I prefer the Barracuda G2 (formally known as the Pacer) over the G3 and G4. But this cleaner does have one advantage over the G2. It's heavier.

That may not sound like much but in some cases it works out better to have a heavy cleaner, for instance, if your pool is close to your bedrooms or a picky neighbor, this cleaner will not leave the water at the top of tile line (causing it to suck air and thus make a pretty obnoxious noise). Also, some Intel-Flo and other variable speed pumps will actually stop when the cleaner sucks air. So the heavier weight does pay off.

It does require higher suction due to it's bulk, and it moves slower than other similar cleaners. It's not pictured, but it does have a bumper like the G2 cleaner, so it won't get stuck by the steps or a sharp corner. But in some pools no matter which cleaner (with the exception of the "Pool Cleaner" by Poolvergnuegen), the cleaner will get stuck. If that happens then there is a great after market item called the TWISTER (Aqu Quip & Sun Solar Rings are two manufactures) which will spin the hoses 3 times every hour, freeing any caught up cleaner.

It is also a very durable cleaner. It has one defect that the G4 also has. The piece that locks and unlocks so you can access the diaphragm has a tendency to unscrew itself. Otherwise this is a very good cleaner.

RELATED VIDEOS:
Zodiac G2 Pool Cleaner Installation: http://youtu.be/tLgwJ7APAEs
For Diaphragm replacement video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRR1Gs...
For a video on changing the Foot Pad http://youtu.be/BtgGXWqCwiY
If your cleaner is installed in the skimmer and pops out you may need a locking bar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt0pYP...
Hayward Standard Leaf Canister : http://youtu.be/ea243_oqGzo
Pentair Leaf canister: http://youtu.be/RHEtesUaQNM
Hayward Large Capacity Leaf Canister for Pool Cleaners: http://youtu.be/BA1aRDheiBI
Pool Hose Twister :http://youtu.be/ZkOYc5lc0lM
For skimmer installation troubleshooting: http://youtu.be/ugityYx5cIk
For a look at the Vac Mate Skimmer-Vacuum attachment: http://youtu.be/dLeei1pS6kA
Automatic Cleaner Tips Part 1: Proper Cleaner Storage: http://youtu.be/cruk7clOp1c

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