Cyclonic Scrubbing Kit
Here we are offering some troubleshooting tips on some of the most frequently asked issues about the diaphragm suction pool cleaners including:
With these simple step-by-step instructions, you’ll be able to ensure your pool cleaner is working to the best of its ability all year around!
The most common cause of a diaphragm splitting is usually due to too much suction. To ensure the longest life possible for your diaphragms please ensure that you check your suction level using the Pool Pulse after cleaning or backwashing your filter, and make sure your water is balanced. Make sure you remove the cleaner from the pool when you add any chemicals. Make sure you remove any larger debris from your pool before running your cleaner, as this can also affect the diaphragm.
Note: Suction cleaners use a diaphragm to turn suction into movement, when this part rips, stretches or deforms due to use it can cause the cleaner to stop moving. This is an easily replaceable and consumable part you can purchase from your local pool shop. They may even be able to help you install it if you don't feel comfortable doing so yourself. If your product is still within warranty, feel free to reach out to us for further assistance. Here's a video to help if you wish to replace the diaphragm on your own:
The main cause of a suction cleaner not climbing is usually due to lack of suction. Follow these steps to get your suction cleaner back on climbing
Establish if it is the cleaner or the hose that is getting stuck and the type of obstacle that is causing the problem. Some obstacles such as ladders may pose an issue, this is not the fault of the cleaners.
Diaphragm suction cleaners are “pulled” by the hose, its movement and positioning is therefore directly controlled via the hose location. For best results, Direct the return line to gently push the cleaner hose by positioning the return directional eyeball so it aims towards the wall on the opposite side of the pool. Adjust until surface movement is visible 8 ft. (2.5 m) out from the return.
Before attaching the suction cleaner head, measure the suction flow at the hose on the final hose length (the section furthest away from the skimmer box) by connecting the Pool Pulse to the hose using the Quick connector.
Keep the Pool Pulse under water and turn on the pool filter pump.
The suction provided by the pump will pull the spring back. Observe the indicator
A suction level of 3 is perfect.
If the reading is 0-2, adjust the AD Valve to level 3 to increase flow
If the reading is 4-6, adjust the AD Valve to level 1 to reduce flow
See the next paragraph to find out how to adjust an AD Flow Valve.
The AD Flow valve works by regulating the flow of water through the pool cleaner to the pump.
As the filter collects debris, the valve will automatically maintain the correct flow by opening/closing a spring loaded valve. Moving the adjustable black tab to a different position will either increase tension on the spring or reduce tension on the spring in order to allow more or less water through the valve.
The AD Flow valve has three settings: High (3), Medium (2) and Low (1). It comes preset at a factory setting of 2. You will need to adjust the AD Flow valve when and if a problem occurs.
|The Zodiac pool cleaner is performing too fast or climbing above the level of the water.||Reduce AD Flow valve to setting 1|
|The Zodiac pool cleaner is performing slowly or is not climbing the pool walls.||Increase AD Flow valve to setting 3
*also check to ensure there is no blockages in the pump or skimmer box.