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W90070
ABN 87 002 641 965
PO Box 7238
Wetherill Park, NSW 2164 Australia
Ph: 1800 688 552
Fax: 1300 781 688
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© 2004 Zodiac Group Australia Pty Ltd
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Instruction Manual
W90070
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 G4
TWO-YEAR Warranty
This ZODIAC G4 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 G4.
ZODIAC GROUP AUSTRALIA WARRANTS THE ZODIAC G4 POOL CLEANER TO BE FREE FROM DEFECTS
IN MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP FOR A PERIOD OF TWO (2) YEARS FROM DATE OF PURCHASE. THE
ZODIAC HOSE IS WARRANTED FOR TWO (2) YEARS AGAINST MANUFACTURING DEFECTS AND
ULTRAVIOLET BREAKDOWN.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY EXCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
1. Discolouration of the Zodiac pool cleaner caused by reaction to chemicals used in the pool water.
Discolouration does not affect the operating ability of the pool cleaner. 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 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 G4.
To obtain warranty replacement or repair, the unit should be returned to the place of purchase.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 warranty, through the place of purchase.Where the purchaser sends units
to the place or purchase by post or courier for repair or replacement, freight is the responsibility of
the purchaser.
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,
Thank you for buying a Zodiac G4. It is thanks to you that we have achieved our
position as market leader.
The Zodiac G4 has been designed and manufactured to be easily installed and to
provide years of low maintenance operation
• Your Zodiac G4 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 G4 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 G4 to your
closest pool shop
• REMEMBER TO REGISTER YOUR WARRANTY WITHIN FOURTEEN (14)
DAYS FROM DATE OF PURCHASE
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Zodiac G4 machine head, complete with finned disc,
wheel adaptor
Hose protector mesh
Genuine Zodiac Long Life hose lengths
Blue hose weight
Blue Wheel Deflector (medium)
AD Flow Valve
Hose adaptor
Universal Weir Cuff
Pool Pulse
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THE CONTENTS OF YOUR ZODIAC G4 BOX ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Part No: Qty:
Description:
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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
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SECTION 7 – TROUBLESHOOTING
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.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
SOLUTION
Cleaner stops and 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.
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
Page
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
WARRANTY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
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SECTION 1 – INSTALLATION
It is much easier to assemble your new ZODIAC G4 automatic pool cleaner beside
the skimmer box of your pool.
PRE-INSTALLATION OF POOL CLEANER:
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 G4 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).
before adjustment
after adjustment
(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.
Step 1: Push the diaphragm onto the end
of the inner extension pipe until
it sits flush against the raised lip
Step 1
Step 2: Push the inner extension pipe
through the narrow end of the
blue cassette chamber (this will
make a grating noise)
Step 2
Step 3: Fit the inner extension pipe back
into the blue outer extension
pipe body and twist until secure
Step 3
Step 4: Hold the machine head and slide
the blue cassette chamber back
into the head of the machine.
Turn in a clockwise direction until
firm (approximately four turns).
Do not over tighten.
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Step 4
SECTION 1 – INSTALLATION
INSTALLATION
1)
Firmly push the wheel deflector onto the hose wheel adaptor until it clicks
into place.
2)
Select a hose length and clip the hose weight onto the end that does not
have the Baracuda stamp. This will be your first hose length.
3)
Attach the end of the first hose length with the Baracuda stamp, to the pink
leader hose adaptor, on the end of the hose wheel adaptor.
Continue attaching hose lengths until you reach the required length for your pool,
submerging each length as you go.
Fig. 2
Pink Hose Adaptor
Fig. 3
Fig. 1
Hose weight
Use enough hose sections to reach the farthest point in the pool, plus two sections
Skimmer Box
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SECTION 1 – INSTALLATION
Before connecting hose to the fittings in the skimmer box it is essential that all air
is removed from the cleaner head and hose.
4)
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.
Tip: if hoses are difficult to connect, have a bucket of warm water handy to dip the
end of the hose into. This will soften and expand the plastic allowing a snug fit.
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SECTION 4 – DIAPHRAGM REMOVAL
DIAPHRAGM REMOVAL
Step 1: Holding the frame assembly in
one hand, unscrew the blue hand
nut (approximately four turns
anti-clockwise).
Step 1
Step 2: Pull the cassette out of the inner
head body.
Step 2
Step 3: Grasp the cassette in one hand
and unscrew the inner extension
pipe (approximately four turns
anti-clockwise), then remove from
the cassette.
Step 3
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 4
Step 5: Pull the diaphragm out of the end
of the inner extension pipe.
Leave the retaining ring on the
diaphragm and inspect for
blockage or cuts.
Step 5
Remove blockage and rinse. Do not use sharp objects as damage to diaphragm may occur.
If replacement parts are needed, contact Zodiac customer service on 1800 688 552
or your authorised Zodiac pool shop.
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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 G4 and hose, you should:
1. Remove the Zodiac G4 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).
QUICK ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM:
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Unlike other brand automatic pool cleaners, the Zodiac G4 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 your poolside.
(Before beginning, be sure to remove the wheel deflector and hose
wheel adaptor from the cleaner head).
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SECTION 1 – INSTALLATION
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 G4™ 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 G4™ to free itself from in-pool obstacles
(Diagram 2).
Diagram 2
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SECTION 1 – INSTALLATION
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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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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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 and glasses. Store and use
chemicals out of the reach of children.
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