You probably love the idea of having an automatic pool cleaner. It’s a lifesaver when it comes to keeping the grime and polishing off of your pool surfaces.
Since summer is still a few months away, why not open the pool with a pool cleaner? Instead of enjoying the pool, you’re going to be stuck with a pool that’s not working properly, and it’s going to take a while to find a replacement part.
Pool Cleaner Parts You Need to Check
While some automatic pool cleaners come with complete kits that will replace all of the parts, it’s still important to be familiar with the various components so that you can quickly diagnose the issue.
Automatic pool cleaner hoses
One of the most frustrating parts of buying a pool hose is that it is not always clear which type of hose fits which type of pool cleaner. There are a variety of styles and sizes of pool hoses available for different types of pool cleaners.
Kreepy Krauly Type Hoses
Kreepy Krauly Cleaners and Parts
The Kreepy KrauLY type pool cleaner is a great choice for anyone who is looking for a budget-friendly and no-frills pool cleaner. Its flexible hose design makes it ideal for various applications.
Baracuda Type Hoses
The Barracuda is another type of pool cleaner that has been popular with Zodiac. This type of automatic pool cleaner has a slightly longer profile and can be identified by its segmented design. The Baracuda type cleaners are designed to work well with the hose length that's just right. Also, if the hose gets damaged, just replace the segment that's damaged.
Hammerhead Type Hoses
The Hammerhead pool cleaner from Onga will require the use of specialized pool hose types. These include the Baracuda type and the Hammerhead type.
Leader Hoses and Adaptors
If your hose set is not compatible with the cleaner, then don't dump it. Instead, get a new one by acquiring a compatible adapter or leader hose from Mr Pool Man's online store.
When You Need to Replace Your Automatic Pool Cleaner Hose
- A damaged hose is no good. It can cause noticeable damage to the function of your pool cleaner.
- Sometimes, a hose leak is not visible. This is because the air or water leaking down the hose is a warning sign that something is not right.
- Old pool hoses can last for up to five years. If they’ve been around for a long time, then it’s a good idea to set up an extra set.
Check the Part II of this article if you interested in Suction Pool Cleaners repairs.
This post was originally published on Mr Poolman
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