Zodiac Cyclonic Leaf Catcher

Zodiac Cyclonic Leaf Catcher

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Zodiac Cyclonic Leaf Catcher
4.0

14 reviews

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71% · 103 · 21%

Pool Size
  • Average
  • Large
Build Quality
4.8
Value for Money
4.5
Ease of Use
4.8
Cleaning & Maintenance
5.0
Noise Level
5.0

Reviews

14 reviews
Lyn
LynHunter Region, NSW
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Zodiac Leaf Catcher

This is our second Zodiac Leaf Catcher, the first one lasted over 8yrs with continual use, summer and winter. It does the job, we have a large gumtree that drops leaves all year round. The leaf catcher is a time saver. Show details
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Remco
RemcoWestern Australia68 posts
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Harold H
Harold HSouth East Queensland, QLD12 posts
 

It works well and the Zodiac G1 pool cleaner is quieter than in the past

Actually bought this in 2015 as part of pool cleaner package. We moved house and I never installed in pool at new house. When I recently replaced pool cleaner I installed same and it is working very well. It catches mainly leaves and the torn of dry parts from a number of Banana trees and Lemon trees.  Show details
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Niffty
NifftyPerth, WA
 

Not working as had hoped

Bought the Zodiac leaf catcher hoping to clean skimmer less as the cleaning process for the leaf catcher is simple. I also have a self cleaning salt chlorinator that deposits into the pool & was hoping the leaf catcher would collect this, but I’m finding there is way more debris getting through than is being collected by the leaf catcher. It’s only large leaves that get caught, anything small tends to pass through. Also as the cyclonic action spins the water the leaves spin as well and tend to break up turning into smaller pieces that pass through. Idea great but needs to somehow trap debris away from cyclonic action to work well. Hopefully next version performs better. Show details
Kev
Kev3 posts
 

Great but cant buy parts

Bought one of these 3 years ago now and it has served me very well. Its ruggedly made and lasts well in the sun all day.My only gripe is that while the body of the catcher is still serviceable ,i cant buy the little flap valve on the bottom of the cannister to replace the original one which has now detoriated , so i have to buy a whole new unit when a small part would have sufficed. I'm happy to buy another new unit ,but i would also have appreciated the choice to just buy the small part for the time being. Show details
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Andy
AndyWest Wyalong2 posts
 

Very good concept, but destroyed my pump

Worked very well and was happy with the leaf catcher, until I returned home to find my pump was running dry. I found the leaf catcher had turned upside down. I am not sure how this happened, it was working fine earlier. My guess is either the pool cleaner hose or a gust of wind from storms that day may have done this. Please be aware that this can happen and can destroy your pump. i was considering purchasing a Zodiac variable speed pump. Looks like I will be getting a new pump, but might stay clear of Zodiac.

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ChrisO
ChrisOMaroubra NSW 20152 posts
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gnmaier
gnmaier43 posts
 

Couldn't attach to my pool hose

Could never get it attached to my pool hose. No suitable adapter came with the product and I was unable to find one at pool/pump shops, so it never got used. It sits alone in my shed. Looks good in theory. Could be great to use, but I will never know.

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Zodiac
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Hi, Please call us on 1300 763 021 and mention that you were asked to call on Product Review, we can help you from there. Thanks.

ASA
ASA
 

Works great after more than two years

I've had this thing for over two years and I still love it. It doesn't catch everything but it certainly helps.

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Jazzy
JazzyBrisbane
 

Really works well!

Skimmer basket is quite clean after installing the Zodiac Cyclonic leaf catcher.

It's very easy to empty and does not drop leaves in the pool during emptying.

This is an essential piece of equipment for any suction pool cleaner.

Pool skimmer and Pump are clean now and filter is running efficiently.

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Mermaid Deb
Mermaid Deb3 posts
 

Better than expected

The old Leaf eater finally died after several years of constant use so bought the cyclonic and new hoses. Between the two of them my pool is sparkling. Easy to see if it needs cleaning, easy to use. I can not fault it. I have been using for over a month now and no problems.

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Stevo in Perth
Stevo in Perth7 posts
 
Dunc
Dunc
 

Leaf catcher

I Bought Zodiac cyclonic leaf catcher, along with a onga mako shark cleaner, thinking it skimmed the top of the water. plonker!! it doesn't. it stops the leaves that are sucked from the bottom going into the skimmer box. It's alright. it may increase the life of the pump but i don't know for sure.

Hope this helps

Dunc
Easy to fit
It doesn't take the leaves and bugs of the top of the pool

Rick
Rick  
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Dont rate something lower for a mistake you made by not reading what the actual product is used for.

Questions & Answers

andrewd19699
andrewd19699

Hi - is the lid meant to be a bit lose when locked - it does not feel air tight

Remco
Remco  

I presume you mean "water tight" as the join is below water level. I've had ours for two years and it works perfectly even if the seal is not absolutely perfect. The catcher is the best on the market by far in my experience.

Kevin G
Kevin G

Hi There, Have recently purchased a Baracuda T5 Due and a Cyclonic Leaf Catcher. The Leaf Catcher always sits nearly horizontally in the pool and am reading that it should be vertical. How do I achieve this, it doesn't get air into it and appears to work ok as 'consumes' leaves when picked up by the Baracuda?

Remco
Remco  
Macnivison
Macnivison

How can I connect the Zodiac pool catcher to 'The Pool Cleaner'?

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