3Zodiac MX8

Zodiac MX8

 VerifiedMPN:R0682000
3Zodiac MX8
2.8

225 reviews

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39% · 88118 · 52%

Pool Size
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  • Large
Build Quality
3.7
Value for Money
3.6
Ease of Use
4.2
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.6
Noise Level
4.2

Reviews

225 reviews
Vonnie Mary
Vonnie MaryAU
 

My best friend MX8 pool cleaner

I had my last MX 8 pool cleaner for approximately 10 years left permanently in my salt water pool. Every few years I replaced the tune up kit.
It was still working when I recently replaced it but was failing to climb the pool walls even with a replacement tune up kit.
I highly recommend the mx8. It has prolonged the life of my pool. I only have a 3.5x4.2 metre plunge pool and have the timer set to two off peak periods for a duration of 2 hours each during the night. It's cheap to run. I do recommend if your neighbours yard is very leafy like mine, that you check daily that no large broad leaves get stuck in the propellers like my neighbours mango leaves do in mine occasionally. Show details ·  1
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Steven P.
Steven P.
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MX8 tune up kit

I actually purchased the tune up kit for this model. Awesome company to deal with and super fast delivery. Saved me $$$ on a new robot cleaner. Show details ·  1
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Dugite
DugitePerth, WA
 

Great product and easy to set up

Works as advertised and cleans very effectively. Happy with this purchase. Show details
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Laurie C
Laurie CGympie4 posts
 

The affordable cleaning companion

A quiet, very efficient pool cleaner reaching all corners of the pool and climbs walls easily to waters edge leaving a thoroughly clean pool. Show details
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mick
mickGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC8 posts
 

Don`t waste your money

Paid $800 for it. Could not get it to run, got a pool tech out, and he said I needed to put the filter on backwash to make it work. It did for about ten minutes. Had sent it back for a part replacement (almost new) Just don`t waste your money on this. Show details
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Nicolas B.
Nicolas B.
 

Endless money pit

You will constantly nee to replace parts that almost cost what new unit costs. We bought a second one to ensure we always had a functioning backup but it just became too expensive to justify the money we were spending just on maintenance and repairs. Do yourself a favor if you don't have endless funds give this thing a miss. Show details
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nuf_sed
nuf_sedSydney, NSW
 

Expensive mistake

MX8 cannot handle gum leaves.
It has never completed a tour of duty without needing intervention multiple times.
Sometimes it requires complete dismantling to remove offending item. It works fine if pool is manually vacuumed first to remove leaves and twigs. This of course defeats the purpose of having a pool cleaner.
Would I buy one again? No! Show details
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Ken H.
Ken H.
 

The mx8, get one

Had it for about 8 years now. Yes. Same one. I've put 1 tune up kit through it about 2 years ago and replaced the hose last year. It works like the first day I bought it. We leave it in 24/7 unless we have a heap of people over for a swim. So that may be the reason I had to replace the hose along, with Australian summer's and the chemicals added to the pool. We don't deal with large leaves though. Mainly peppermint tree leaves, by the thousand, and dust. I recommend if you don't have large debris to deal with. It climbs right out of the water too. Show details
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David
DavidSydney, NSW2 posts
 

Be careful - does not work with Gum tree leaves in Aus

The good: This is a great cleaner if you have soft debry on the pool floor. It’s never been so clean (even better than the robot I had previously)

The bad: it’s not made for Australian conditions. A single gum leaf gets trapped in the suction head jamming the drive train. I’ve tried both the large and small openings and without question every morning it’s jammed as I have a gum tree adjacent to the pool. Don’t buy this is you have any gum trees anywhere near the pool Show details

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Rowan
RowanSydney, NSW7 posts
 
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Lynette
LynetteSydney, NSW3 posts
 

This machine does an excellent job!

Just set and forget. It even sucks the debris off the lip that sits approx 30cm under the water line in our fibreglass pool. Show details
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Shaun
Shaun4 posts
 

OK value for money

It's made up of individual components, so you can readily replace broken or worn-out bits. I've had mine for four years and I have given up on it. It is worn out and so am I. Does an ok job of cleaning everything. Can't really climb walls all that well after 6 months. Criss crosses the pool ok. Can't do the steps. A good mid-range cleaner. Show details
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Hugh A.
Hugh A.2 posts
 

Thumbzup!!

I've had years taken off my life by persisting with the diaphragm style cleaners. I can't believe I took so long to say enough is enough. This thing is a godsend. No noise, the pool is spotless, and haven't had to do a thing to it during its first month in the pool. My pool doesn't have trees around it, so it only has to clean general dirt/dust and the odd leaf, nothing too taxing for it. Show details
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Greg L.
Greg L.Hunter Region, NSW
 

Terrific pool attendant

The old MX8 has done well for about 10 years in our 10mx4m fibreglass pool with 2 repair kits and several tyre replacements. I had to repair the swivel connection a few years ago since rough handling damaged it and other parts are showing wear. It is only a matter of time until it's finally too old to be relied upon so the new one will stay in the box until then. I purchased another before prices jumped again. Show details
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Mike L.
Mike L.South East Queensland, QLD
 

Great workhorse

I bought a second hand one in New Zealand, and I was impressed with it. When we moved to Brisbane, the house had a pool cleaner and I knew when I would need a replacement, the mx8 would be a great contender. I considered the mx6 and a few other robots as well. Everyone recommended to take the robot out after every clean, while the mx's can be left in the pool and work off the pump. I eventually decided to get a new mx8. Show details
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Questions & Answers

Amanda
Amanda

MX8 elite , I've only had this pool cleaner for a few months and now the tread on one side keeps coming off. Why?

Raymond B.
Raymond B.

My M.X.8 just stops , no reason. New kit installed. 4th or 5th time replaced. IT goes and stops then goes again. I'm out of ideas .

Kate C.
Kate C.

I just replaced the tracks on my MX8 and now it will not work. Confirmed no air pockets and the tracks move without any obstructions when moving by hand. I also replaced the pads on the bottom and the bearings. Any suggestions?

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Details

CategorySuction Pool Cleaners
Pool SurfaceConcrete, Fibreglass, Glass Beads, Pebblecrete, Quartzon and Tiled
Pool TypeInground
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)
Release date
ManualDownload manual
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  • MPN: R0682000

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