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Instruction Manual
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MASTERING THE ELEMENTS
Renowned worldwide for the quality and reliability of its products
in the aeronautical and marine sectors, Zodiac has now brought its
expertise to swimming pools, to bring you a full range of pools,
automatic pool cleaners and water treatment systems.
Backed by Baracuda technology, expertise and experience, Zodiac
brings you the reassurance of top quality equipment in terms of
both design and performance.
A real guarantee of efficiency and peace of mind!
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
Zodiac G2 Automatic Pool Cleaner™
TWO-YEAR WARRANTY
This Zodiac G2™ was carefully inspected before shipment from our warehouse. Upon unpacking, if any part is missing or
found to be defective, please notify your dealer immediately. Please consult owner's manual for complete instructions on the
installation and operation of your Zodiac G2™.
ZODIAC GROUP AUSTRALIA WARRANTS THE ZODIAC G2™ POOL CLEANER TO BE FREE FROM DEFECTS IN
MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP FOR A PERIOD OF TWO (2) YEARS FROM DATE OF PURCHASE.
THE ZODIAC G2™ HOSE IS WARRANTED FOR TWO (2) YEARS AGAINST MANUFACTURING DEFECTS AND
ULTRAVIOLET BREAKDOWN.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY EXCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
1. Discoloration of the Zodiac G2™ pool cleaner caused by reaction to chemicals used in the pool water.
Discoloration does not affect the operating ability of the Zodiac G2™. Therefore, this limited warranty does not
cover the replacement of discoloured parts.
2. Damage to or malfunction of the unit resulting from excess chlorination or improper water chemistry balance.
3. Replacement of parts which fail or become defective as a result of improper installation, negligence, misuse,
abuse or tampering by unauthorised repair personnel.
4. Age, pool water imbalance, and improper installation can cause pool liners to become brittle or unduly wrinkled.
Corrosion of the supporting walls and/or irregularities in the pool base may also cause liner failure.The use of this
product in such an environment is at the pool owner's risk. Therefore, the pool owner hereby releases the
manufacturer from any and all claims for damage where these conditions exist.
5. Abrasion to the hose or damage caused by misuse or improper installation.
No claim under this limited warranty will be recognised unless the attached registration card is completed and returned
within fourteen (14) days of the day of purchase. Only the original purchaser may submit a claim under this limited
warranty. Purchaser's claims against Zodiac Group Australia Pty. Ltd. shall be limited to those claims which may be
asserted under the limited warranty relating to any defect, malfunction or wear of the Zodiac G2™.
To obtain warranty replacement or repair, the unit should be returned, freight prepaid, to the place of purchase or
directly to: Zodiac Group Australia Pty. Ltd. PO Box 7238,Wetherill Park, NSW 2164, Australia. When submitting
a claim, always supply serial number, evidence of purchase date, retailer and a brief description of the
problems/defects encountered. Zodiac Group Australia Pty. Ltd. reserves the right to repair or replace all defective
or worn parts covered by this limited warranty and return same to purchaser, freight collect.
Zodiac Group Australia Pty. Ltd. assumes no responsibility for any warranties or representations made by other
individuals or businesses beyond the express terms contained in this limited warranty.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.This
warranty will remain the property of Zodiac Group Australia Pty. Ltd.
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Dear Customer
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THE CONTENTS OF YOUR ZODIAC G2™
BOX ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Part
No. QTY
1
1 Zodiac G2TM machine head, complete with
finned disc, blue outer extension pipe with wheel adaptor
& compression ring
2
1
Hose protector mesh
3
12 Genuine Zodiac Long Life hose lengths
4
1
Blue hose weight
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1
Blue Wheel Deflector
6
1
AD Flow Valve
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1
Pink Leader hose adaptor
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Universal Weir Cuff
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Pool Pulse
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Instruction manual (not shown)
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Thank you for buying a Zodiac G2 Automtaic Pool Cleaner™. It is thanks to you that
we have achieved our position as market leader.
The Zodiac G2™ has been designed and manufactured to be easily installed and to
provide years of low maintenance operation.
• Your Zodiac G2™ has no nuts, bolts, screws, gears or wheels to corrode
• Its innovative cassette diaphragm system sucks up dirt, debris, bugs, leaves and even
small pebbles
• Your Zodiac G2™ will quickly and quietly clean an average pool wall-to-wall, top-to
bottom (excluding steps and swimouts)
• In the event it may require repairs, please take your Zodiac G2™ to your closest
pool shop
• REMEMBER TO REGISTER YOUR WARRANTY WITHIN FOURTEEN (14) DAYS
FROM DATE OF PURCHASE
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Pure, Clear, Natural.
• Advanced Water Sanitising
and Purification System
• Advanced Electrode Technology for
Maximum Sanitation
• Incorporates Clearwater
& Nature2 Technology
• Reduces the Time Spent on
Maintenance and Manual Cleaning
• Self Cleaning Electrode
• Easy ‘Set and Forget’ Operation
www.zodiac.com.au
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SECTION 7 – TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Note: If the automatic pool cleaner is climbing the walls excessively, that is an indication
that the flow is too high. Review the installation procedures and ensure the AD Flow Valve
is set at setting #1.
For additional assistance contact our customer service department on 1800 688 552.
PROBLEM
SOLUTION
Cleaner stops & starts
Check diaphragm for blockage or damage.
Use Pool Pulse® to determine proper flow.
Check hoses for leaks.
Cleaner is patterning
Add return diverters or divert return inlets downward.
Lay hose in a straight line in the sun to relax memory.
Confirm proper hose length – add 1 or 2 extra hose sections.
Cleaner isn’t covering
opposite end of pool
Add return diverters or divert return inlets downward.
Use flow to move cleaner to opposite end.
Check if sufficient hose and add if necessary.
Cleaner flips over
Use Pool Pulse® to ensure proper flow.
Check swivel on cleaner is not jammed with grit or sand.
Cleaner climbs walls
excessively
Use Pool Pulse® to ensure proper flow.
Ensure AD Flow Valve is on setting #1.
Reduce flow to cleaner head.
Cleaner won’t climb
walls
Cleaner may not climb walls of some vinyl lined pools.
Use Pool Pulse® and raise flow to high setting # 3.
Confirm proper hose length.
Adjust hose weight, so it is further away from the cleaner head.
Cleaner won’t leave
edge or rim of pool
Use Pool Pulse® and lower flow to low setting #1.
Utilise return flow to move cleaner.
Adjust hose weight.
Note: In cold water of 12 degrees or less, water flow through the cleaner must be
increased to compensate for the reduced flexibility of the hose and diaphragm.
IF ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED, PLEASE CALL OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE
DEPARTMENT ON 1800 688 552
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INDEX
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SECTION 1 – INSTALLATION......................................................................2
SECTION 2 – ZODIAC ACCESSORIES........................................................7
SECTION 3 – CARE AND MAINTENANCE ...............................................8
SECTION 4 – DIAPHRAGM REMOVAL.......................................................9
SECTION 5 – DIAPHRAGM ASSEMBLY....................................................10
SECTION 6 – POOL PULSE® .....................................................................11
SECTION 7 – TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ...........................................12
WARRANTY INFORMATION .....................................................................14
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SECTION 1 – INSTALLATION
It is much easier to assemble your new Zodiac G2TM automatic pool cleaner beside
the skimmer box of your pool.
PREPARE POOL AND FILTRATION SYSTEM
Step 1: Where the main drain is connected to your skimmer box, block off the
access to the main drain.
Step 2: Manually vacuum your pool.
Step 3: Clean the filter and empty the skimmer basket(s) and the pump strainer
basket according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Note:
The circulation system must be operating at its maximum water flow when
you install the Zodiac G2™ otherwise re-adjustment will be necessary
when you clean the filter and baskets.
Step 4: Adjust the water flow from all return inlets (a) downward and toward each
other (or b. downward and toward the centre of the pool).
(A)
(B)
GENERAL POOL
SCHEMATIC
All diagrams are provided for reference
and for terminology used throughout this
manual. Your pool may vary.
Note: If no return inlet directional fittings exist, or directionals cannot be directed far enough
down to prevent water flow from affecting the natural movement of the Zodiac hose, you
must install Zodiac return line diverters.They are available through your Zodiac dealer.
FOR POOLS WITH RETURN INLET EYEBALLS,TURN EYEBALL DOWN
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SECTION 6 – POOL PULSE
POOL PULSE®:
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The Pool Pulse® is a flow meter that measures the volume of water flowing through
your Zodiac cleaner. It must be used to properly set the flow and can be used as a
diagnostic tool when the cleaner isn’t running properly.
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IDEAL
Showing Setting 2
TOO HIGH
Showing Setting 3
TOO LOW
Showing Setting 1
HOW TO USE POOL PULSE®:
Pool Pulse can only be used if the filtration system is on.
1) Attach the Pool Pulse® to the first hose length at the cleaner end (ie: the one
attached to the pink adaptor) and keep it under water as shown
2) Ensure the Pool Pulse® is in the ideal range when viewed from the side
3) Keeping the hose under water, remove the Pool Pulse®
4) Submerge the cleaner head, and when the bubbles stop coming from the
extension pipe, attach the hose.
If the flow is in the low range, review the installation procedures. A dirty pool filter
or clogged basket is usually the main cause of low flow. Other types of hydraulic
problems may require a pool professional. If your pool has multiple skimmers and flow
is in the low range, close the skimmer the cleaner is not attached to.
If the flow is in the high range, review the installation procedures. Lower AD
Flow Valve setting to #1.
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SECTION 5 – DIAPHRAGM ASSEMBLY
Diaphragm Assembly:
Prior to reinstalling the diaphragm, rinse the diaphragm and the inner extension
pipe thoroughly to remove any grit or algae. Make sure grey retaining ring is fitted
onto diaphragm. Make sure grey retaining ring is fitted onto diaphragm.
Step 1: Push the diaphragm onto the end of
the inner extension pipe until it sits
flush against the raised lip.
Step 2: Push the inner extension pipe through
the narrow end of the yellow cassette
chamber (this will make a grating noise)
Step 3: Fit the inner extension pipe back into
the blue outer extension pipe body and
twist until secure
Step 4: Hold the machine head and slide the
yellow cassette chamber back into the
head of the machine.Turn in a
clockwise direction until firm
(approximately three turns).
Do not over tighten.
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ZODIAC G2™ INSTALLATION
1) Firmly push the wheel deflector (part # 5) onto the outer extension pipe
(connected to cleaner head) until it clicks into place just above the yellow hand
nut, on the machine head.
2) Firmly push the pink leader hose adaptor (part # 7) onto the end of the outer
extension pipe. Submerge cleaner head to remove all air.
3) Select a hose length and clip the hose weight (part # 4) onto the end that does
not have the Baracuda stamp. This will be your first hose length.
4) Attach the end of the first hose length with the Baracuda stamp, to the pink leader
hose adaptor, on the end of the outer extension pipe.
5) Continue attaching hose lengths until you reach the required length for your pool,
submerging each length as you go.
Figure 2
Figure 3
Figure 1
Hose weight
Use enough hose sections to reach the farthest point in the pool, plus two (2) sections.
Figure 4
Skimmer
Box
Figure 5
6) Fit hose protector mesh (part # 2) to the end of the last length of hose, which will
be the section coming out of the skimmer box.
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Wheel Adaptor
Deflector Wheel
on hose
7) Before connecting hose to the fittings in the skimmer box it is essential that
all air is removed from the cleaner head and hose.
7a) For pools with more than one skimmer box; close off all suction points
except for the one the cleaner will be operating from. This provides the
cleaner with maximum suction.
The hose is now ready to be attached to the fittings in the skimmer box.
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SECTION 4 – DIAPHRAGM REMOVAL
Diaphragm Removal
Step 1: Holding the frame assembly in
one hand, unscrew the yellow
hand nut (approximately three
turns anti-clockwise).
Step 2: Pull the cassette inner body out
of the cleaner head body.
Step 3: Grasp the cassette in one hand
and unscrew the blue outer
extension pipe (approximately
three turns anti-clockwise), then
remove the outer extension pipe
from the cassette.
Step 4: Grasp the lip of the diaphragm
(yellow end) and pull the
diaphragm out.The inner pipe
will be attached and will make a
grating noise.
Step 5: Pull the diaphragm off the end of
the inner extension pipe. Leave
the retaining ring on the
diaphragm and inspect for
blockage or cuts.
Remove blockage and rinse. Do not use sharp objects as damage to diaphragm
may occur.
If replacement parts are needed, contact your nearest authorised Zodiac pool care dealer.
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SECTION 3 – CARE AND MAINTENANCE
CARE & MAINTENANCE
Hose:
Sunlight (ultraviolet rays), water and pool chemicals create a harsh environment.
To increase the lifespan of the Zodiac G2™ and hose, you should:
1. Remove the Zodiac G2™ from the pool before
Super Chlorinating and reinstall it a minimum of
four hours later.
2. Always disconnect the hose from the skimmer
or vacuum line before backwashing your filter.
3. Always store the hose straight. Never coil the
hose (coiled hose can be straightened with hot
water or by laying it straight in the sun for
several hours).
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correct
X
incorrect
Quick Access Control System:
Unlike other competitive automatic pool cleaners, the Zodiac G2™ has the Quick
Release Access Cassette System. This unique feature allows almost instantaneous
access to the one moving part – the diaphragm.
Large foreign objects, such as children’s toys, tree branches and rocks, should be
removed manually from your pool prior to operating an automatic pool cleaner. In
the event a foreign object does not get manually removed and a blockage occurs, the
Quick Access Cassette System allows you the opportunity to remove the blockage
or check the diaphragm for damage in minutes at poolside.
(Before beginning, be sure to remove the wheel deflector from the
cleaner head).
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AD FLOW VALVE
The use of the Zodiac AD Flow Valve is recommended on pools with only one
skimmer box/suction point, or when the filtration system needs to be used but the
pool cleaner does not, such as when people are swimming in the pool. It regulates
the flow of water to the pump through the pool cleaner. As the filter collects
debris, the valve automatically maintains the correct flow to the cleaner. For
installation of the AD Flow Valve see below:
AD Flow Valve
1.
2.
3.
AD Flow Valve
Connector
DESCRIPTION
1. AD Flow Valve
2. Universal Weir Cuff
3. Hose Protector Mesh
STEP 1:
Screw the AD Flow Valve
Connector into the Vacuum
Plate or use Weir Cuff.
STEP 2:
Insert the AD Flow Valve
into the AD Flow Valve
Connector.
Connect the AD Flow Valve
into the hose.
STEP 3:
For connection of the AD Flow Connector into a non standard skimmer plate see below:
Waterco Skimmer Box = Screw in the AD Flow Valve connector from the top of the skimmer plate.
Poolrite Skimmer Box = Screw in the AD Flow Valve connector from the bottom of the skimmer plate.
Pool Rite Skimmer Plate
Waterco Skimmer Plate
If you do not have a Waterco or Poolrite Skimmer Plate then insert the AD Flow Valve into the Weir Cuff.
The AD Flow Valve comes preset at a factory setting of 2 to obtain maximum pool
cleaning efficiency. If your water flow requires a higher or lower setting, you can
adjust the valve to one of three settings: High (Setting 3), Medium (Setting 2) or
Low (Setting 1).
You will only need to adjust the AD Flow Valve when the following occurs:
PROBLEM
SOLUTION
The Zodiac Pool Cleaner is performing too fast
and/or climbing above the level of the water.
Reduce AD Flow Valve to Setting 1
The Zodiac Pool Cleaner is performing slowly
and/or is not climbing the pool walls.
Increase AD Flow Valve to Setting 3
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ADJUSTMENT SUGGESTIONS
CORRECT BALANCING
Diagram 1: Positioning of the hose weight
Proper balancing must be accomplished in the DEEPEST area of the pool. The buoyancy
of the hose tends to LIFT the Zodiac G2™ especially in deeper water. The hose weight
is provided to help neutralise the buoyant effect of the hose.
POOL COVERAGE
Normally it is undesirable for the return line water flow to affect the natural
movement of your ZODIAC hose. However, the return line pressure can
be used to balance cleaning coverage or to guide the cleaner away from steps
and corners.
A return line located anywhere along the shaded area can be utilised to gently push the
hose, allowing your Zodiac G2™ to free itself from in-pool obstacles (Diagram 2).
Diagram 2
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SECTION 2 – ZODIAC ACCESSORIES
ZODIAC ACCESSORIES:
PART ILLUSTRATION
PART NO
DESCRIPTION
1. W22800
Return Line
Diverter
Use when no other
return inlet directional
fittings exist
2. W70116
The Leaf Eater
Use when heavy debris
or leaf situations exist
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2
Zodiac recommends the following water chemistry readings for optimal performance of any
pool equipment
Free Chlorine
pH
Total Alkalinity
(ppm)
Calcium Hardness
(ppm)
Cyanuric Acid
(ppm)
Australian
Standard
1 – 3 ppm
7.2 – 7.8
80 – 300
90 – 300
30 – 50
Ideal
reading/range
1 – 3 ppm
7.5
80 – 140
150 – 175
50
Add chlorine or
increase output
of equipment
Add buffer or
soda ash
(sodium carbonate)
Add sodium
bicarbonate
Add sodium
calcium chloride
Add
cyanuric acid
Add muriatic
acid
Add muriatic
acid or dry acid
Partially drain
& refill pool
Partially drain
& refill pool
To increase*
To decrease*
* When using chemicals, always follow manufacturers directions and follow the advice of
your pool professional. Always use protective clothing, gloves & glasses. Store & use
chemicals out of the reach of children.
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