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W90068
ABN 87 002 641 965
PO Box 7238
Wetherill Park, NSW 2164 Australia
Ph: 1800 688 552
Fax: 1300 781 688
www.zodiac.com.au
© 2004 Zodiac Group Australia Pty Ltd
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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.
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A real guarantee of efficiency and peace of mind!
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
ZODIAC PACER™
TWO-YEAR Warranty
This ZODIAC Pacer™ 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 Pacer™.
ZODIAC GROUP AUSTRALIA WARRANTS THE ZODIAC PACER™ POOL CLEANER AGAINST ALL WEAR AND
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. Discoloration of the Zodiac pool cleaner caused by reaction to chemicals used in the pool water. Discoloration
does not affect the operating ability of the pool cleaner. Therefore, this limited warranty does not cover the
replacement of discolored 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 missuse 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 Pacer™.
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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INDEX
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SECTION 1 – PREPARING YOUR POOL FILTRATION SYSTEM............3
SECTION 2 – INSTALLATION ....................................................................6
SECTION 3 – CARE & MAINTENANCE ....................................................9
SECTION 4 – REMOVAL & REFITTING OF DIAPHRAGM....................10
SECTION 5 – POOL PULSE ......................................................................12
SECTION 6 – TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ..........................................13
SECTION 7 – LET US HELP ......................................................................14
SECTION 8 – PARTS IDENTIFICATION ..................................................15
WARRANTY INFORMATION ....................................................................16
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Dear Customer,
Thank you for buying a ZODIAC Pacer™. It is thanks to you that we have achieved
our position as market leader.
No automatic pool cleaner equals your new ZODIAC Pacer™ for performance,
efficiency and reliability.
• Your ZODIAC Pacer™ has no moving parts to jam, wear or come adrift.
No nuts, bolts, screws, gears or wheels to corrode.
• Its innovative diaphragm system sucks up dirt, debris, bugs, leaves and even pebbles.
• The Adjustable Inner Body (AIB), increases efficiency and makes diaphragm
maintenance quick and easy.
• Your ZODIAC Pacer™ will quickly and quietly clean an average pool
wall-to-wall, top-to-bottom (excluding steps and swimouts).
• In the event of requiring repairs, please take your ZODIAC Pacer™ to your
closest pool shop.
• REMEMBER TO REGISTER YOUR WARRANTY WITHIN FOURTEEN (14) DAYS FROM DATE
OF PURCHASE.
IT’S EASY TO INSTALL. JUST READ THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THE
MANUAL CAREFULLY.
THE CONTENTS OF YOUR ZODIAC PACER™ BOX ARE AS FOLLOWS:
• One complete ZODIAC Pacer™ unit
• 1 x AD Flow Valve
• 1 x Hose Protector Mesh
• 12 x Genuine ZODIAC Long Life Hose Sections
• 1 x Leader Hose Adaptor
• 1 x Warranty Card
• 1 x Instruction Manual
• 1 x Hose Weight
• 1 x Hose/Wheel Adaptor
• 1 x Deflector Wheel
This pool cleaner is covered by one or more of the following patents: 576806,
583358, 589683, 613227, 675066
BARACUDA is a Registered Trade Mark
Specifications and equipment are subject to change without prior notice.
®
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SECTION 8 – PARTS IDENTIFICATION
EXPLODED DIAGRAM – PACER™
DESCRIPTION
1. Outer Casing Pacer
1a. Float Ball - 50mm
1b.Weight
2. Inner Body Complete
3. Inner Extension Pipe
4. Diaphragm Retaining Ring
5. Compression Ring
6. Outer Extension Pipe
7. Standard Diaphragm
8. Flexi Foot
9. Disc 36 Fin
10. Hose Weight
11. Hose Protector Mesh
12. AD Flow Valve Complete
13. Universal Weir Cuff
14. Medium
Wheel Deflector
15. Leader Hose Adaptor
16. Single Length Hose
17. Pool Pulse
STOP: If listed parts are missing, please contact your pool builder/retailer immediately.
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SECTION 7 – LET US HELP!
If you are having a problem you cannot solve, mail or fax us the following information,
along with a sketch of your pool shape, indicating the location of all skimmers,
vacuum lines, inlets, stairs, ladders, spas, waterfalls etc, or other significant features.
Briefly describe the problem.
(Send a photocopy and retain this page for future use).
Mail to: Zodiac Group Australia, PO Box 7238,Wetherill Park NSW 2164, Australia.
Fax to: 1300 781 688
Your Name: ....................................................................................................................................
Postal Address: ..............................................................................................................................
..............................................................................Code:..................................................................
Purchased From:..............................................Date of Purchase..............................................
Pool Surface (tick one): n Concrete
n Vinyl
n Fibreglass
Other: ..............................................................................................................................................
Pool Size: (L) ....................................................Pump Size:..........................................................
Type of Filter (tick one):
n Sand
n D.E.
n Cartridge
Filter Size (or model number): ..................................................................................................
Briefly describe the problem: ....................................................................................................
..........................................................................................................................................................
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SECTION 1 – PREPARING YOUR POOL FILTRATION SYSTEM
PREPARE POOL AND FILTRATION SYSTEM
Step 1: Turn off the main drain, where main drain control is connected.
Step 2: Manually vacuum your pool.
Step 3: Backwash and/or 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 Pacer™ otherwise readjustment 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.
GENERAL POOL SCHEMATIC
All diagrams are provided for reference
and for terminology used throughout
this manual. Your pool may vary.
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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 genuine hose, you must install Zodiac return line diverters.They are available
through your Zodiac dealer.
NOTE: FOR POOLS WITH RETURN INLET EYEBALLS,TURN EYEBALL DOWN.
For pools with return inlet directional fittings:
For pools with no return inlet directional fittings:
Use Zodiac optional universal return
line diverter. Pinch wires together and
insert fully into return inlet.
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SECTION 6 – TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
MECHANICAL
(MACHINE STOPS OR MOVES SLUGGISHLY)
1.
Turn the filter system off and check all the connections of the Zodiac
Pacer™ to the skimmer.
2.
Remove the Zodiac Pacer™ head from the hose, turn it upside down
and inspect for debris blocking the diaphragm.
3.
Backwash or clean the filter and clean pump and skimmer baskets of all
debris. Turn the filter system on and check that there is good flow.
NOTE: In cold water 15°c or less, water flow through the Zodiac
Pacer™ must be increased to compensate for the reduced flexibility of
the hose and diaphragm.
4.
If the Zodiac Pacer™ still does not move, lift the hose out of the water,
1 metre at a time, while filtration system is running. A crack in the hose
can be detected by a hissing noise. Replace hose.
5.
If the above steps do not resolve the problem, the pool filtration system
is probably not supplying the water flow necessary to propel the
Zodiac Pacer™.
6.
Have a qualified pool service person inspect your pump impeller, pump
motor, filter tank and elements or plumbing for blockage or leaks.
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SECTION 5 – POOL PULSE
POOL PULSE®:
5 6
6 5
2 3 4
4 3 2
O 1
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.
1 0
IDEAL
Showing Setting 2
TOO HIGH
Showing Setting 3
TOO LOW
Showing Setting 1
A
A
C
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 (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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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 – INSTALLATION
POOLS WITH ONE SKIMMER
Step 5: Select the hose with the pink insert (leader hose fig.3). Fit the hose weight at
the end of this hose length (about 1 metre from the Machine head) which will be
attached to the Zodiac Pacer™. Assemble the hose to the correct length (Fig. 4/5).
Now fit the hose protector mesh to the skimmer end of the hose.
NOTE: Attach the leader hose (Fig.3) to the Zodiac Pacer™ head and the other
end of the hose to the connection point in your skimmer box or other allocated
Fig. 2
suction point.
Fig. 3
Fig. 1
Hose weight
Use enough hose sections to reach the farthest point in the pool,
plus one (1) section.
Fig. 5
Fig. 4
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SECTION 4 – REMOVAL AND REFITTING OF DIAPHRAGM
Step 2: Procedure to refit
diaphragm.
Make sure grey retaining ring is
fitted onto diaphragm. Slide the
inner extension pipe with the
diaphragm into the suction hole 10.c
until the diaphragm fits snugly 10.b
into the groove provided
(Diagram 10.a).
Make sure the diaphragm is
vertical and that the gap of the
throat is not excessive. Tighten 10.a
hand-nut securely.
Reset diaphragm.
If the gap of the throat is
excessive (more than 5mm), yet
the diaphragm is not torn or
damaged, push down lightly on
the inner extension pipe so as to
close the gap slightly and hold in
place before tightening the
hand-nut (Diagram 10.b). Replace
deflector wheel (Diagram 10.c).
Re-install pool cleaner and
switch on pump.
Diagram 10
NOTE:
The procedure of removing and refitting the diaphragm
could, in itself, rectify a performance problem, eg. working
erratically, as it resets the diaphragm to its correct length.
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SECTION 4 – REMOVAL AND REFITTING OF DIAPHRAGM
ADJUSTABLE INNER BODY (A.I.B.)
The technologically advanced
AIB incorporated into your new
Zodiac Pacer™ makes it quick
and simple for you to:
• remove debris from the throat
of the diaphragm and inner
extension pipe.
9.a
9.b
9.c
• reset the gap of the throat of
the diaphragm.
• replace the diaphragm.
• inspect the outer extension
pipe swivel, to ensure that it is
turning freely.
PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW THE
INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
Step 1:
Diagram 9
Procedure to remove diaphragm.
Separate pool cleaner from hose.
Remove deflector wheel (Diagram 9.a).
Loosen hand-nut one and a half turns anti-clockwise (Diagram 9.b).
Grasp diaphragm lip at edge of suction hole and pull. The inner
extension pipe and diaphragm will be released in one piece. (Diagram 9.c).
Pull diaphragm off the inner extension pipe. If there is a blockage,
carefully remove it. Do not use any sharp objects as this may damage
the diaphragm.
Inspect diaphragm closely for perforations or cracks.
Even small holes will compromise its operation. If the diaphragm is
damaged in any way, replace before refitting.
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Step 6: Put deflector wheel on outer extension pipe of Zodiac PACER™ and clip
into the extension pipes groove.
Step 7: Fill the hose with water by placing one end over a return inlet.
SKIMMER
RETURN INLET
MAIN DRAIN
RETURN INLET
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Step 8: With the weighted hose end in the pool, cover the other end (the end with
the protector mesh) tightly with your hand. Move to the skimmer and
attach this hose end to the AD Flow Valve.
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10
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Step 9-11
Step 9: Screw the AD Flow Valve Connector into the Vacuum Plate or use Weir Cuff.
Step 10: Insert the AD Flow Valve into the AD Flow Valve Connector.
Step 11: Connect the AD Flow Valve into the hose.
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Step 12:
Submerge the Zodiac Pacer™ head. When the bubbles have stopped
flowing from the head, re-connect the head to the cuffed hose end.
CORRECT BALANCING
Proper balancing must be accomplished in the DEEPEST area of the pool. The buoyancy
of the hose tends to LIFT the Zodiac Pacer™ especially in deeper water. The hose
weight is provided to help neutralise the buoyant effect of the hose.
Diagram 7: Positioning of the hose weight
SECTION 3 – CARE & MAINTENANCE
Sunlight (Ultraviolet rays), water and pool chemicals create a harsh environment. To
increase the lifespan of the Zodiac Pacer™ and hose, you should:
1
Remove the Zodiac Pacer™ 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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