Automatic suction pool cleaners are a saving grace for people like you and I who are working our fingers to the bone. The rush to meet deadline at the office totally robs us off energy. To perform the back-aching chore of cleaning the above ground pool manually felt like a nightmare to me. After a prolonged period of trials and tribulations, I finally came across this classic, feature-packed automatic pool cleaner, that too without spending a fortune! Looks wise, there’s nothing fancy about the device. All the magic happens when it begins to collect debris from the pool water. This kind of precision from a machine is simply unbelievable.
Baracuda claims to filter all types of contaminants and debris out of the water. Not just from the water, it climbs on the pool wall like Spider-man and neatly wipes it off too, turning your inground pool visibly spotless. The whacky anti-slick design with wheel deflector controls the propulsion and of the device, resulting in smooth navigation across the pool.
The powerful suction cleaner is aided by low-speed pumps which perform the designated tasks efficiently, in silent mode. It features a 36-Fin Disc which increases adhesion of the wheels to the slippery surface, prevents from getting caught on obstructions like ladder, lights, fittings and drain covers. The application of advanced Diaphragm with one-moving-part-technology is one of the major attractions of the product.
The single moving part technology makes the machine parts easy to pitch and operate. The much talked-about FlowKeeper valve located at the heart of the unit enables it to deliver optimal performance even with lower horsepower pumps. G3 contains a couple of Scuff-resistant Long-Life Hoses that scrubs small to medium-sized debris from the entire pool including the remotest corners and walls. Floating debris like twigs, leaves, and plastic are also taken well care of by the automatic suction pump.
The Baracuda G3 doesn’t require any special plumbing expertise for installation. Simply hook the 36 feet hose onto a vacuum line or a skimmer, submerge the appliance into the pool and relax. The one and only moving part of the machine is a LONG-Life Diaphragm that is placed inside a patented Quick-Release Cassette. It makes routine maintenance highly convenient.
What I Liked
- The unbeatable potency to suck up impurities from every inch of the inground pool. Even the walls aren’t left unattended.
- The replaceable Diaphragms are long-lasting and can be looked after effortlessly.
- Navigates evenly across the pool surface.
- The stunning disc technology.
- Simplicity of operation.
What I Disliked
- The wheels often get glued to the raised type main drain.
- The replacement parts are a little pricey.
The Last Words
From my very first encounter with G3, I knew it was going to be the best caretaker of my pool. There no major trade-off in the product. The automatic cleaner works on a unique mechanism and does its job with commendable accuracy. The unit works really fast, saving the cost of electricity and chemicals both at the same time. Awesome will be an understatement for Baracuda G3. I’ll daresay it’s well-worth your attention and investment, that’s all.