6ALDI Power Force Pool Cleaner

ALDI Power Force Pool Cleaner

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6ALDI Power Force Pool Cleaner
3.4

19 reviews

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53%16%32%

Pool Size
  • Small
  • Average
  • Large
Build Quality
4.1
Value for Money
3.6
Ease of Use
3.8
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.1
Noise Level
4.0

Reviews

19 reviews
Ernie K.
Ernie K.
  Power Force Automatic Pool Cleaner
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Dean
DeanGippsland, VIC
  Automatic Pool Cleaner

Good for one end of pool

Basically stays down deep end of the pool and gets stuck in a corner, keep dragging down to shallow end but returns to deep end. Tried lots of adjustments even getting in to pool with snorkeling gear to eyeball it, hasn't saved me anytime at all. Show details
Paul P
Paul PStirling27 posts
  Automatic Pool Cleaner

Pool Cleaner cleans sand and leaves off your pool bottom, even climbs walls

I am pleasantly surprised that this Aldi product does its job and even climbs walls. You just have to be patient, as it is slow in covering the full pool surface and seem to follow some path due to water pressure differential.
I found that the connectors that come with the cleaner don't work. My pool pump was sucking hard, but hardly any water goes through those connectors. I reverted to my pool skimmer's cap (installed at the time I put the pool in) and it worked fine.
Turn your pool pump to the 'high' setting when using the pool cleaner.
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Drifter
DrifterGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  Power Force Automatic Pool Cleaner

Great Product! It has Been in use for nearly 5 years

The diaphragm just went on it! i.e. It was intermittently working and slow and I could not work out why it wasn't working till I pulled it apart. Bought one on eBay! (The one in the PowerForce Platinum) is a Zodiac brand one and the dimensions are 15 cm long x opening one end 4.6 cm x 3and the opening the other end is 4.5 cm. You can get a knock off for $12.99 or an original Zodiac replacement made in China (The same for $27-$45 each). I bought one of each and they both looked and felt the same quality. Show details
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Small Debris Cleaning
Large Debris Cleaning
Wall and Step Cleaning
Martyn
Martyn2 posts
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Cliff K.
Cliff K.Metropolitan Adelaide, SA
  Power Force Automatic Pool Cleaner

This thing saved me soooo much time manually vacuuming the pool

I saw this for $50 one day at Aldi and though I'd give it a try (after manually cleaning our pool for years at the rental we were in). It took a few tries to get the weight clip thing to sit in the right place so that it was flush on the pool floor...but once I got it rocking, it's been awesome for a year or so now. It climbs the walls, and gets around pretty much everywhere (minus the stairs), and saved me a ton of time. Show details
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Small Debris Cleaning
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Wall and Step Cleaning
wazza
wazzaSouth East Queensland, QLD3 posts
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digitalDrummer
digitalDrummerSouth East Queensland, QLD16 posts
  Power Force Automatic Pool Cleaner

Surprisingly good

I missed out on the last Aldi pool cleaner, which was a rebranded Aquasphere. I have been using the Aquasphere (previously known as the Zodiac Contractor) for around 20 years, having bought about three of them over the years and exchanged parts as they wore out. My plan was to but the Alid version to add more parts.
I had seen poor reviews of the Power Force, but because of Aldi's no-quibble refund policy, took a chance.
The cleaner has worked flawlessly for a couple of weeks now, needing no adjustment whatsoever. It fitted my hose and the works very well at the pressure which had been dialled in for the Contractor. In fact, it moves more freely and doesn't get stuck.
And it picks up everything in its path. Show details
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spike
spikeSouth East Queensland, QLD
  Power Force Automatic Pool Cleaner

dissapointed

purchased October 2019.
looks and moves like a pool cleaner, it just did not clean. It was bought to replace my existing power force cleaner that has worked brilliantly for over three years. This new one would repeatedly leave small bits of leaf debris (12 mm) behind or simply move them to the side. I tried to adjust the weight and the speed but nothing made any difference. Aldi gave me a full refund, no issues there. Show details
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Graham T.
Graham T.Western Australia9 posts
  Power Force Automatic Pool Cleaner

Bottom end of market

The Aldi Auto pool cleaner is basically ( you get what you pay for) doesnt fit au hoses and you cant buy the hose sections shown in the product manual, had to use a heat gun to connect to my hose, it only wants to clean the skimmer box end of the pool no matter how many times I drag to the other end.... Show details
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Steve
SteveSouth East Queensland, QLD4 posts
  Power Force Automatic Pool Cleaner

It was OK, but as time went by it stopped working quite often

I am updating this review, because it worked well for a while, but then it just started "stopping" at any old time. I replaced the diaphragm, but I just couldn't get it running consistently. I bought a REBEL 2 which is running very well.

Old review below: The ALDI Pool Cleaner is very good for the price. Takes a little bit of mucking around to get it going, but then it works very well. The diaphragm in mine wore out (when it sucked up a sharp piece of plastic from the bottom of the pool) but I bought 2 replacement Zodiac diaphragms online from "mrpoolmanshop" for $28.95. The new diaphragm was very easy to install and the cleaner was working again better than ever. Here is the link: [link removed] Show details

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Mick Willson
Mick WillsonMetropolitan Adelaide, SA18 posts
  Power Force Automatic Pool Cleaner

Aldi Automatic Power Force Pool Vaccum Cleaner

It took some time to get it working properly - problems I had 1. getting it correctly connected to the skimmer box ie must be air tight with any leaks being underwater to avoid sucking air into pump - hose must be submerged properly to cleaner head unit - experiment with this using weight collar provided 2. fix any air leaks between skimmer box and pump ie switching valves and intake plumbing as any air leaks will lead to build up of air in pump thus reducing pump suction efficiency. my unit is now working great including wall cleaning ie almost comes to surface before falling away to bottom again - keep a record of your hose connections when removing from pool as its tricky to set up again

Aly B
Aly B
  Power Force Automatic Pool Cleaner

Unfortunately it doesn’t work

It sucks, but doesn’t move. I’ve tried every possible setting and variable. But it just sits there like a rock!

A 24hr turn round from sale to return! I guess that you get what you pay for. But I gave it a go and the benefit of the doubt.

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DP
DPGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC17 posts
  Power Force Automatic Pool Cleaner

I've spent a lot more on automatic cleaners that don't work nearly as well as this one

I have a huge gum tree next door so little gum nuts and gum leaves are a big issue. This cleaner works better than the other bigger name cleaners I have had and is a fraction of the cost. The only issue is that the diaphragm that comes with it is not up to the required standard but got a replacement Zodiac one at Bunnings for under $20 and so I am a mile in front.

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MG
MG
  Power Force Automatic Pool Cleaner

Aldi pool cleaner diaphragm trouble

The ring on the diaphragm on a zodiac is 2 mm bigger so diaphragm comes loose use tie wire where ring goes and cover with ring works like a charm . Just make sure no jagged edge on tie wire . Aldi need to start selling the correct size diaphragm zodiacs for zodiacs barracuda for barracuda if you get my drift

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Questions & Answers

michael
michael · Power Force Pool Cleaner

why is platinum turbine suction cleaner twisting pool hose when running.

Scott P.
Scott P.  

Lay it out straight in the sun for a day or two. Also make sure the hose is not any longer than it needs to be to reach the furthest corner of the pool. Might need a joiner to shorten it

Ralph W.
Ralph W. · Power Force Pool Cleaner

Is a ALDI Power Force Pool Cleaner , Platinum one used for above ground pool and vinyl pools

Donna L.
Donna L. · Power Force Pool Cleaner

Purchased a platinum automatic pool cleaner and find that it works intermittently perhaps 10 minutes then stops then starts again. Wanted to check that the diaphragm was not damaged but cannot unscrew any of the pipes above the blue flexi rubber flap that sits on the pool floor. Can you please help as this is very frustrating

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CategorySuction Pool CleanersSuction Pool CleanersSuction Pool Cleaners
Price (RRP) $99.99
Cord Length9 m
Special Buy Dates
  • 25 Oct 2017
  • 24 Oct 2018
  • 26 Oct 2019
  • 24 Oct 2020

28 Oct 2023

  • 29 Nov 2015
  • 28 Nov 2016
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)1 year(s)
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