Should I Buy A Baracuda Pool Cleaner?
Baracuda makes a pretty good pool cleaner. I say pretty good because in my opinion there is a better one for the same price. The two brands look almost exactly alike. The biggest difference is one internal part. The uses a diaphragm that opens and closes to propel the unit. The Kreepy Krauly uses a plastic flapper that does the same thing. The plastic flapper will most likely never need to be replaced but the diaphragm will need replacement every few years (or less).
Nonetheless, many people swear by the Baracuda pool cleaners. Here is what the manufacturer has to say;
The G3 quickly inhales small and medium debris while thoroughly cleaning pool floor, walls and steps. The G3 cleaner includes Long Life Hoses that are durable and scuff-resistant, suitable for all pool surfaces, along with a FlowKeeper™ Valve. This compact self-adjusting flow control valve automatically regulates water flow, ensuring peak performance even with low-speed pumps.
In just three simple steps, the G3 cleaner is ready to clean your pool. Simply attach the disc, wheel deflector, and hose, and connect to the skimmer or dedicated suction line. No tools or special plumbing required.
Long-Life Diaphragm – Superior, reliable one moving part technology. No gears, wheels or flappers for simple, silent operation and low-cost maintenance.
36-Fin Disc – Ensures maximum adhesion on all pool surfaces, and eliminates hang-ups on lights, drain covers and fittings.
Wheel Deflector – Enables enhanced agility for negotiating tight corners.
Patented Quick-Release Cassette – Provides quick and easy access to the diaphragm for simple maintenance.
These are all the same G3 cleaner. Some of the listings on Amazon have extra parts like a second diaphragm and finned disc.
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