Baracuda Manta

Baracuda Manta

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Baracuda Manta
3.1

21 reviews

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52% · 118 · 38%

Pool Size
  • Average
  • Large
Build Quality
3.1
Value for Money
2.9
Ease of Use
3.2
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.1
Noise Level
3.8

Reviews

21 reviews
Happy
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Bartek J.
Bartek J.
 

Great product for the price!

I bought the Baracuda manta because I didn’t want to pay over $2000 for a decent robotic cleaner. At first I noticed that the suction was very poor, it was getting stuck in corners and didn’t climb walls. All this was because the suction from the pump was simply too low. I removed my skimmer basket and connected the hose directly to the skimmer box inlet which made the manta run like a dream. I also invested in the Baracuda leaf eater to ensure that large debris weren’t sucked directly into the filter and now the mantra cleans the whole pool effortlessly. Overall I’m very happy with the product. Show details
Josh
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Tony
TonyPerth, WA8 posts
 

Works well after some adjustments

I have had the Baracuda Manta for 2+ years.

Good things:
It doesn't get stuck (anymore).
It cleans without choking on small seeds and leaves.
The accessories and locking hose segments are good quality.
The noise is not bad.

Not so good things:
It took a lot of fiddling to adjust suction, weight location and hose length for it to not get stuck.
A little too high chlorine made the soft rubber parts really slimy and deteriorating.
I already (1 year) had to replace diaphragm and skirt (runs 5 hours a day though)
The rubber skirt is a little too soft and folds over at times.

Altogether it is worth having. Show details

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Donna
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Mick
MickCentral Queensland, QLD2 posts
 

Good when working

Second one so far this one was just out of warranty period. Good cleaner when it was working but now has Just stopped working. No idea why..might be a simple fix if I knew why it stopped Show details
Dan
DanPerth, WA
 

Not doing what it’s paid for

Bought this after its lower level model didn’t do the job. Took back to Bunnings and bought up to this Manta. It too, like the cheaper model gets stuck in the corners, doesn’t suck and choked on the smallest debris. Backing onto a national park we have a fair few trees around so thought the more expensive cleaner would do the job better.
Will be talking back to get a refund. Show details
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Simon W
Simon WSouth East Queensland, QLD3 posts
 
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Graham
Graham
 

Absolutely useless

If you are after a pool cleaner that gets stuck in the first corner it encounters this is the pool cleaner for you, seriously I gave it the benefit of doubt for the first hour or more but after constantly rescuing it, taking it up the other end of the pool, setting it free only to watch it get stuck again I pulled it out and it is going straight back to Bunnings for a refund. Show details
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Mevans4814
Mevans4814North Queensland, QLD9 posts
 

Worst Product Ever

Gets stuck on every corner and step in my rectangle fibreglass 8 x 4m pool. I lodged a warranty claim weeks ago, sent several emails and have not received a response. Would steer clear of Baracuda brand at all cost Show details
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michael b.
michael b.Greater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
 

Rubbish, don’t touch it

Had this for maybe 6 months. Worked well initially and then just stopped working. Replaced pretty much the whole thing with spare parts but after much expense still no luck. Wish I had just spent the money in the first place and bought a cleaner that actually went the distance. Save yourself the trouble Show details
Sarah P.
Sarah P.North Queensland, QLD5 posts
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Worth buying

So after looking on the internet for weeks I decided to bite the bullet and purchase this item. And I’m so glad I did. It was easy as to set up and cleans the pool so well. My pool is fibreglass 8 x 4m and it is cleans it without hassle. It has only gotten stuck once and that was on the plug thing at the bottom of the pool but hasn’t been stuck since. It is quiet and you don’t here that “thud thud thud” like you do with other models. I don’t have any trees around my pool but my neighbours palm tree is on the other side of the fence constantly dropping crap in the pool and the mantra picks it up easily. Would highly recommend. Show details
amiganut
amiganutPerth, WA9 posts
 

excellent product

been using their products for the last 20 years the G3/Manta is a lot better then the g2 was. average life span 5 to 7 years and easiest to get replacement parts for the lockin hose is a brilliant idea thank you for a great product Show details ·  1
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Questions & Answers

Paula K.
Paula K.

Can you attach a barracuda to an older style rectangular skimmer,/weir cover. It seems to fit too high to stay under water

Tony
Tony  

My guess is that if it sucks air the pump loses its priming and it won't work. Easy to test.

Paula K.
Paula K.  

Thanks Tony. We managed to get it under the water

Kent R.
Kent R.

Have barracuda manta
When up on the wall and coming off it lands on the bottom upside up

Judy Randall
Judy Randall

Hi
My Manta keeps turning on its back, new to pool ownership and don't know what I am doing wrong, other than that cleans really well and very happy with it.
Thanks Judy

Mick
Mick  

Mine did similar thing and wasn't moving. I changed out diaphragm and good as new. Cheap part from bunning. Easy to get out and replace. Just note how you take it out and put it back together

Judy Randall
Judy Randall  

Thanks will give that a try

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