Sunday, August 25, 2013

Top 10 Automatic Pool Cleaners of 2013: Number Six

Zodiac G2
Zodiac makes many of these diaphragm bouncing cleaners and they also have a habit of discontinuing their cleaners and launching newer versions. The G4 is one that they discontinued  and I heard rumors that the G3 is soon to be history. But the G2 according to the Zodiac rep is in their 2014 catalog still and that is good because the G2 (orginally the Pacer) is the best of the bouncing cleaners that Zodiac makes. It is lightweight, the parts are durable and all are replaceable which means that this cleaner is long lasting. It also works great right when you drop it in with no real adjustments needed. It picks up any large debris as long as it is pliable. The only part you will be replacing often and the only actual moving part is the diaphragm. The good news is that there are many good generic parts for this cleaner, including the diaphragm which sells for $30 for the factory part but ca be had for $10 generic. I think that is one reason Zodiac keeps changing their cleaners since they lose money if you go generic. Regardless, I hope they keep making the G2 because for the low price you are getting a very good cleaner. The one drawback is it could get caught in a corner if your pool is designed just so - but for most pools it is not an issue. Good cleaner.