Published on November 13th, 2013 | by Pool Cleaner Pro0
Baracuda G3 W03000 Review
Summary: A Baracuda G3 pool cleaner will keep an in-ground pool looking like new for years to come. It requires no additional brushing work. The device does not get stuck in corners but it tends to get stuck on certain drains. All in all, using it saves a lot of time and you can leave it on all day long. Besides, it is one of the inexpensive pool cleaners. While expensive ones may do a better job, they get used up quicker and need replacement.
The Baracuda G3 is an automatic pool cleaner featuring anti-stick design elements. It was conceived to clean in-ground pools including the pool walls. The 3G Suction Side model is a pool cleaner that works with any pool surface. It scrubs the floor and the walls, removing all sort of debris.
What is to be noticed at first about this Baracuda pool cleaner is the fact that it has only one moving part. This operational segment can be quickly released for repairs or replacement. With only one mobile part, it is far easier to deal with it. Also, one can easily access the diaphragm thanks to a locking and unlocking piece. The pool cleaner comes with a 36-inch hose. It has a handle so it can be guided to clean separate or more secluded spots of a pool. It will race around the pool in no particular pattern but clean at random.
Baracuda G3 W03000 Advanced Suction Side Automatic Pool Cleaner successfully removes debris, dirt, leaves, bugs, even bigger and heavier items like pebbles and twigs. It achieves superior filtering with a lower horse power. It ensures an optimal performance even when the pumps do not perform too well.
Its unique feature, the Flowkeeper, is a valve meant to control water flow in an automated manner. The wheel deflector ensures that the pool is covered in the best way and that steps are covered, too. You can make it navigate around steps and corners with ease. It also works around ladders. The great advantage is that it cleans the pool walls thoroughly.
• simple mechanism
• easy to use
• easy access to the diaphragm
• resistant hose
• the patented Flowkeeper
• plastic body
• may get stuck on the drain (especially if it’s an anti-vortex one)
• moves slower than other similar cleaners
• it’s expensive to replace parts
What Customers Say
Owners have said the Baracuda G3 was easy to install and to maneuver around. Also, many have stated how cleaning the pool with this tool is a rather effortless task. Its quietness is also well appreciated, as its easy navigation around the common obstacles (stair corners etc.).
This pool cleaner does not require the pool pump to be on high speed, since it worked with low speed pumps and rendered the pool spotless. Customers say that no other work was needed after they used this cleaner. Also, chlorine usage dropped significantly. This has led to welcome savings.
The Baracuda G3 is capable of more efficient cleaning so the pool does not wear out too soon due to frequent cleaning. It can successfully replace the more aggressive methods. To make it work correctly, one has to do some testing first and have it adjusted. This may take up to a few hours.
Warranties and Maintenance
The warranties of this product are welcome, since the hose is also included. For the wear and tear, it has a 1-year warranty and 2 years for the hose. In terms of device maintenance – the pump basket will have to be emptied occasionally. The Baracuda G3 has less moving parts and therefore will be less troubling. It was proven as durable even when it had to deal with a pebble surface. After each use, it is best to take the tubes apart and store them immediately.
A Baracuda G3 pool cleaner will keep an in-ground pool looking like new for years to come. It requires no additional brushing work. The device does not get stuck in corners but it tends to get stuck on certain drains. All in all, using it saves a lot of time and you can leave it on all day long. Besides, it is one of the inexpensive pool cleaners. While expensive ones may do a better job, they get used up quicker and need replacement.