Great Cleaner For My Pool
Bought from Bunnings in Jan, 2021.
It has been a very effective cleaner for my 50k L kidney shaped pool - pebblecrete.
Have yet to manually vacuum the pool or change diaphragms since purchase.
Running it slow to medium on a variable pump (low setting) and adjusted the weir valve about half.
Have adjusted the weight to about half way up from the head as it was climbing a bit high to the water level.
It mostly wont clean the steps or walls, so the odd sweep down every few weeks is fine.
Easily picks up small to medium leaves (I don't get any large leaves) and clumps of pollen. Great for sand and silt. Not ideal for moderate twigs or sticks.
Good construction and a well designed mechanism for changing the diaphragm...
Purchased in January 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse for $399.00.
Spent time on it to get it Working just right. Read on to receive tips on making this cleaner work.
Ok, so I bought the baracuda manta from Bunnings. I have a 7m X 3.5m rectangular pool. Initially I thought this cleaner was crap. But then I spent some time playing around with it and got it working brilliantly.
1st. Get an extra weight. Put first weight 2/3 up the first pipe. Put 2nd weight 2/3 up the second pipe. Make hose length same as pool plus 1 extra length. Screw the water return valve down tight in the pool filter box. Most importantly- make sure the hose elbow is a tight fit into the filter return. If not, add gaffer tape until it fi...
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.
Purchased in January 2021 at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores for $399.00.
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
Purchased in March 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $375.00.
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
Purchased in January 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $399.00.
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.
Purchased at Bunnings Warehouse for $375.00.
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
Purchased at Bunnings Warehouse for $375.00.
The worst product in history
Start by imagining the worst product in history. Then think if that product was 4000 times worse and you get the Baracuda Mantra.
The most temperamental, delicate and unreliable piece of garbage. Fifth diaphram in a year and I spend more time fixing the mantra then I do In my pool. I am of the belief that sucking leaves off the bottom of my pool with my mouth would be more effective than this heap of crap. It will either get jammed in corners, float around and not move or trawl the same 3m squared section of my pool relentlessly.
Even the ...guys at my local pool shop agree they are useless. The only saving grace is that it was at the house when we bought and I didn’t pay for it. I’m looking forward to setting it on fire in the coming weeks and celebrating its death.
My zodiac g2 wore off after 10 years so i wanted to try something different.
Bought two wheeled cleaner but it wouldn't go to shallow end even with tiled tyres.
Decided to not stuff around and went for Manta / G3 and it just works.
Purchased in January 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $320.00.
Keep it simple
Tried a turbine cleaner for the second time, which was a waste of money again. So went back to a Baracuda. My previous one lasted several years and only replaced due to salt corrosion from been in the pool all the time. Replacement parts like skirt, diaphragm, hose lengths, are relatively expensive, but they are easily replaced and last for reasonable time. Does the walls, works under pool cover, picks up most large debris, fraction of the cost of robotic cleaners, and just simply works, so will stick with it, and recommend.
Purchased in November 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $330.00.
So far loving it !!! Purchased Sept 2019
So far it appears to be going up the walls which is better than my previous Brand (lasted 3 years 1/2 the price), it's doing a great job at suctioning. This was double the price however it has a 3-year warranty, the problem I am having is you have to register your 'Warranty' on their website & there is nowhere that says... 'Product Registration'. So i tried to send an email through the Website contact section & it constantly says 'failed to send'. I've tried 5 times now so how do you register your purchase for warranty if your website doesn't offer the Registration ????
Purchased in August 2019 for $357.00.
Excellent Pool Vac
We have mostly palms around the pool and the strands fall in dried up and fresh. We have a few smaller leaves that come from the neighbouring tree and small seeds etc. took a few months to finally buy an automatic cleaner as cleaning the pool manually twice a week became tedious. I was so surprised how well this cleans the pool. I did not expect it to be as good as it is. So simple to install and the pool is always very clean (we have had some really windy days). I really recommend this cleaner (our pool is 11x4) bought this cleaner and 3 additional pipes. I never leave reviews but knowing how difficult this decision to purchase was and how happy I am I thought I would go online and leave this review.
Very Simple And Performs Well
I purchased this after I tried the Barracuda Tracker Robotic cleaner. Due to some fairly intense internal steps and seating in my pool the Robotic unit had some difficulty, I have mentioned these issues in another review and I certainly don't blame the unit itself. Masters actually sell both these units so I returned the Robotic cleaner and tried this unit instead. I couldn't be happier, simple unit that works well and I am sure will give excellent service for years to come. Should also avoid some of the issues with the Robotic cleaners such as the tracks wearing out and requiring replacement along with other internal parts. So for $325.00 including hose's and everything I couldn't be happier. Just sometimes the simpler the better.
Questions & Answers
I am a renter and am learning about pool maintenance for the first time! So much to learn. Do I leave the Baracuda Manta connected all the time to run with the pump every night or do I use it less frequently when the pool needs vacuuming?
Hi There! I usually use it about once per fortnight, for that whole day. Of course, it depends on how windy it is, ie: how much dust etc gets blown into your pool. I always put a 'sock' in the skimmer box (24/7) as it saves you HEAPS of water from not having to backflush as much. Cheers! H
Congratulations on your first pool maintenance experience! We recommend only cleaning the pool as its needed, typically no more than three times a week although this does depend on the type of foliage around your pool and the amount of debris that falls into it. Ideally it is recommended to remove the cleaner and hose out of the pool when not in use to prolong its life. Remember, the more you use the suction cleaner, the more you use the pump which uses electricity, so it is a balance between always having a super clean pool and higher energy consumption when compared to using less often.
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is there a special connector to join the baracuda hose to a standard flat vacuum head? the hose i have doesnt properly fit the vacuum head.
no mate you have to use their hose but the new hoses are a lot better less air leaks and seem to do better in the sun as well
Just purchased the Baracuda Manta at Bunnings and is unfortunately getting stuck in the corners of my rectangular pool. Would a larger bumper ring help the problem? Does the position of the weight ring make it more less prone to sticking?
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