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Zodiac Aquasphere

Zodiac Aquasphere

3.3 from 12 reviews · View Statistics

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3.3

12 reviews
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  • Build Quality
    3.8 (5)
  • Value for Money
    4.2 (5)
  • Ease of Use
    5.0 (5)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.8 (4)
  • Pool Size
  • Noise Level
    4.5 (4)
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nicolas

nicolasbrisbane

  • 5 reviews
  • 2 likes

Good budget pool cleaner

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Had my aquasphere for over 10 years and replaced a few bits thru wear and tear. Only downside are the yellow diaphragms - mine literally eats them. Go through 2 per year.
Kidney shaped pool gets cleaned well by the old aquasphere and only occasional palm nuts and stones jam in the throat.
Overall good value cleaner

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Pool Size Large
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Small Debris Cleaning
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hooch

hoochsydney

  • 7 reviews
  • 2 likes

Good simple design works well with dirty pool

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Pool Size Small
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PeterH

PeterHSydney, NSW

Best suction pool cleaner I've owned

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The cleaner only ever gets stuck if the diaphragm or hose gets a split. These are easily replaced. The one thing I would change is where the two pieces of the head cleaner attach to each other. You line up two plastic tabs and twist - think of a bayonet light globe fitting.

It really should be a screw thread because over time the tabs wear so that the two pieces keep separating.

Purchased in October 2017 at Pool and Spa Warehouse for A$280.00.

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Pool Size Average
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Wall and Step Cleaning
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Good cleaning robot but not built to last!

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Only 3 years old and already broken. Not as robust as the original Zodiac Baracuda. Things are less and less built to last! 4 to 5 years life seemed a reasonable life expectancy from my point of view considering the price! Spare parts are also very expensive when available. My last disc has lasted only about a year!

Purchased in March 2016 at Nouméa pool store.

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Pool Size Small
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Mac

MacSouth East Queensland, QLD

Good for the money!!

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I have owned at least 6 of these over many years. Simple design and very unforgiving. If it stops working the reason is easily rectified. Usually the diaphragm or your basket is full or your pressure has dropped, split hose etc...Of the course the parts wear out but consider the work it does. Remember it sits in salt water 24/7 and does hundreds of thousands of cycles around your pool in its lifetime.
Everything requires maintenance and they are very easy to understand and work on.
Nothing last for ever, and if they did, they would be incredibly expensive. Don’t be too harsh on this cleaner at this price point.

Purchased in January 2012 at eBay.

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Ease of Use
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Pool Size Large
Functionality
Small Debris Cleaning
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Vicky

VickyCoolum Beach

Forever replacing diaphrams

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We have only had the cleaner a few years and have had to replace the diaphragm many times. The flow has been adjusted to stop it wearing out so much but this hasn't helped. We now have to replace the hoses as they have all perished. We previously had a Zodiac robot type cleaner for our last pool and even though it was more expensive it did a much better job of getting around the pool and cleaning it. And we only had to replace one of the rubber tyre treds in the five years we had it. I am thinking I will ditch the Aquasphere and invest in a robot style - after spending at least $20 for each diaphragm and now $20 per each hose I have well and truly spent more on parts than the original price of the item.

Date PurchasedApr 2016
Robert ALLISON

Robert ALLISON

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Faulty diaphargms

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Purchased 17/06/2015, and in that time it has had three faulty diaphragms, with the problem being a
design/manufacture fault . Replaced under the 2 year warranty but what happens after that time? when it will still
happen. Not happy with this cleaner! As have to travel 85 km to get it replaced.

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Robert ALLISON
Robert ALLISON

Brilliant cleaner

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I am about to order my second one. The first has lasted years(So long I cant remember but more than 5 years, could be 10 +) It eventually wore out where the head connects. Had to replace numerous diaphramns with gum nuts splitting them. Having owned other pool cleaners Kreepy & Barracuda, this is the best.
Its simple and it works!
It does not last forever

Just wont suck

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Just refuses to circulate and clean checked pump ,basket ,diaphragm etc'its never run properly 2 months old pool shop refuses to help all he ask what had done and he said adjust the weight on tube but didn't help I give up its set up properly filter ,basket pipes pump all correct "who knows ?
Nothing yet
Won't move, suck ect

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lachlandavis

lachlandavis

  • 12 reviews
  • 4 likes

Best diaphragm cleaner on the market

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This design has been around since the 80s (originally as Baracuda, then Zodiac, now Aquasphere) and there's a reason it's still sold, it works.
Very simple design, and i've seen dozens that are 12-15yrs old and still going strong. The only 'issue' is that the cassette chamber and locking ring will eventually wear. I've never seen that happen in less than 8 years though.

They don't like to work in pools with strange shapes etc, no diaphragm cleaner does.
There is a problem with the diaphragms at the moment (a Zodiac problem), make sure you keep your receipt as they have a 12 month warranty.

Otherwise these are great.
reliable, very durable, cheaper than genuine Zodiac
The cassette chamber eventually wears.

Andulka

AndulkaAU

  • 3 reviews
  • 3 likes

It is simple, efficient and quiet. Easy to assemble once you work out the instraction manual .

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poolguy
poolguy

Be aware that if you have any warranty issues, you will have to deal directly with the Maple pool shop in NSW.

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brendonha

brendonhaGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

  • 3 reviews

Aquasphere Bad product company not readily contactable

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Aquasphere Pool Chlorinator purchased it about 3 weeks ago. It worked fine for a week or so and then the control unit died Tried to contact Aquasphere via their website as they DO NOT provide a phone number . Their on line site will not let you in it keeps saying that Australia is not a valid country . Next stop lawyers and or consumer affairs . How can they believe that they do not need to be contactable

Bad communications in fact no way of communicating except by snail mail

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Questions & Answers

John.l

John.lasked

My creepy crawly is currently not working

Have recently changed sand to filter hoses are all good there is plenty of suction to bottom of unit to pool but unit doesn’t move

Even purchased a pool twister that hasn’t helped

Changed diaphragm 12mths ago as broken

Read some other reviews saying diaphragm worn. How do you know when it’s worn. Does that affect the operation of the creepy crawly?

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dave horn

dave hornasked

I think my suction must be too high as when it sticks at the steps it stops vibrating when i pull it clear it goes if it doesnt when i put my fingers into the open port and restrict the flow it starts again
how do i adjust the suction ?

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Mac
Mac

Hi Dave,
The skimmer box controls your suction. You can’t adjust the suction on the pool cleaner.
Empty baskets. Backwash pool. Check all hoses. Cut back suction at your skimmer box control. Not easy to answer as it could be a number of things that are causing it.

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