Zodiac Ranger Suction Side Automatic Pool Cleaner (BARACUDA RANGER W01698)

When it comes to choosing the best pool cleaner, pool owners are always in search of one that can provide them with the best results. They do not want to waste their time and energy cleaning their pool.

In this article, we will be looking at the Ranger Pool Cleaner, which is an automatic suction pool cleaner that's designed to remove dirt from the pool.


EASY INSTALLATION - Having a pre-assembled Zodiac Ranger is a big relief for pool owners who usually have a hard time dealing with the assembly of a pool cleaner. It saves them a lot of time and helps them get the most out of their pool cleaning equipment.

OPERATION - The Zodiac Ranger suction pool cleaner is designed to work seamlessly with a pool pump. Its easy to install and operates due to its flowkeeper valve. It eliminates the need for an extra booster pump.

POOL TYPE - This pool cleaner is designed to clean hard-to-reach areas of pool such as those located on the ground floor. It is not for use in Intex pools.

LONG FEED HOSE - The long feed hose of the Zodiac Ranger is designed to suck out pool debris. It's easy to use since it's long enough to reach the bottom of the pool and remove algae and other debris.

SELF-ADJUSTING VALVES - The self-adjusting function of the Flowkeeper Valve makes it possible to regulate the flow of water in the pool. It does so by automatically adjusting the valve. The device works seamlessly with the pool pump and the cleaner.

ONE MOVING PART TECHNOLOGY - The body of the Zodiac Ranger automatic pool cleaner is composed of a single moving part. This eliminates the need for multiple tools to perform the same job. It saves the user time and helps get rid of the annoying noise that usually accompanies pool cleaning.

UNIQUE DEFLECTOR WHEEL - The suction side of the pool cleaner is powered by a deflector wheel. This feature helps the machine move smoothly while cleaning the pool. It doesn't stop working even when the floor gets cluttered.

AG DISC - The main disc that cleans the pool tile is the AG Disc. It helps remove dirt and grime without leaving any scratch marks.

CLEANING ABILITIES - The Ranger Suction Side Pool Cleaner from Zodiac is a great choice for cleaning above-ground pools. It features a single moving diaphragm and a deflector wheel. The AG Disc helps the device glide smoothly while removing algae and grime from the pool surface.

NAVIGATION - Navigation is made simple with the help of this pool cleaner, which has a 32 foot long hose. Its deflector wheel helps the cleaner keep its balance while swimming.

EASY MAINTENANCE - The easy-to-use design of the Zodiac Ranger automatic suction pool cleaner makes it easy to maintain. Its lightweight design also allows for easy lifting.



  • Designed to clean hard-sided above-ground swimming pools up to 72 inches
  • Connects directly to the skimmer and pool pump system
  • The diaphragm is the only moving part of the cleaner and it keeps the cleaner moving
  • Comes with 32 feet long feed hose
  • Arrives pre-assembled and gets installed within few minutes
  • Quiet operation
  • Effectively removes dirt, leaves and pebbles from the pool floor
  • Flowkeeper valve and Insta-Skin Compact self-adjusting flow control valve to automatically regulate the wate flow.
  • Unique deflector wheels to avoid obstacles
  • AG Disc to allow the pool cleaner to easily glide along the bottom of the pool, sides and on steps
  • Easy to use and maintain
  • Simple and cost-effective



  • Only to be used in above-ground pools and not in Intex or soft-sided pools
  • Pool filter needs to be cleaned more often
  • Big leaves may clog the skimmer and might cause it to function poorly
  • May fail to clean certain places of the swimming pool



The Zodiac Ranger is an automatic pool cleaner that works well on hard-sided pools. It features a 32 foot hose and self-adjusting valves to provide a cleaner and more suction. It effectively removes dirt and other debris from the pool floor and its various surfaces.

The Baracuda W01698 is a pool cleaner that effectively removes dirt and other debris from the surface of most swimming pools. It does so by scraping the pool floor and other smooth surfaces.


Zodiac Ranger Suction Side Automatic Pool Cleaner (BARACUDA RANGER W01698)

  • Extra Large wheel Deflector - Helps the Ranger from getting caught on steps, ladders or in corners so it can keep on cleaning your pool.
  • Quick Release Cassette and Diaphragm (inside) - The Ranger features one operational moving part. No gears, wheels or flappers means simple operation and maintenance.
  • AG Disc - Allows the Ranger to glide effortlessly along the bottom of your pool, up the sides and around steps, cleaning your whole pool.
  • Quiet Operation - Other cleaners make an annoying flapper or hammer noise. The Ranger was built to work quickly, effectively and quietly.

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Feature Description
Pool Type Aboveground
Cleaner Type Suction
Connection Skimmer
Warranty 1 Year
Hose Type 32 ft. of Feed Hose
Diaphragm AG Disc
Pool Surface(s) Vinyl


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