In-ground Pool Cleaners
Since in-ground pools are different than above-ground pools, Barracuda has developed unique tools for each pool type. For the in-ground pool, Barracuda offers the X7 Quattro, the G3 and the G2. All three models of pool cleaners are automatic and provide the service needed to keep your pool clean. The Quattro is the top of the line model offered by Barracuda for in-ground pools. It is completely automated and specifically made to clean the steep walls of an in-ground pool using state of the art technology. The G3 and G2 models are made to keep your in-ground pool exceptionally clean also, but may not have all the technological enhancements of the Quattro, according to Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.
Above-ground Pool Cleaner
Cleaning an above-ground pool is essentially the same as cleaning an in-ground pool, however, some materials in an above-ground pool is more susceptible to rips and tears. Specifically the liner required for an above-ground pool can be more susceptible to breaks and damage. Barracuda offers a product, called the Ranger, which is similar to those it offers for the in-ground pool that performs the same functions only with different, more gentle parts. The Ranger performs automatic pool cleaning in the same way the Quattro, G3 and G2 models do.
General Use Instructions
Although instructions vary slightly from model to model, generally the user instructions are the same. First, you will want to make sure to manually sweep away excessive debris from the bottom of the pool using a pool vacuum. Next, you will want to completely close the main drain line for the pool. Third, read all instructions for attaching the hose part of the cleaner. This process will vary depending on the type of cleaner and the type of pool. Once the hose has been attached properly, test the hose to ensure there is proper flow. A flow test is successful when the flow gauge is hooked to the tube, the pump is turned on and the flow gauge red lines are at level three. Next, turn off the pump, disconnect the gauge, connect the actual cleaning unit and allow the unit to submerge in the water. Ensure the unit is sitting flat against the pool service and then turn on the pump. The power from the pump will propel the pool cleaner and it will clean both the sides and the bottom of the pool area.