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What’s the typical lifespan of a Zodiac pool cleaner?

Usual Duration

  • Zodiac pool cleaners typically last from 3 to 5 years.
  • Some models can even endure for up to 7 years or beyond with care.

Factors Affecting Longevity

  • Frequency of Use
    • Using it often might shorten its lifespan.
  • Care and Maintenance
    • cleaning and replacing parts can prolong its life.
  • Pool Conditions
    • Pools, with debris or chemical imbalances may lead to wear and tear.
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Maintenance Suggestions

  • Make sure to clean the filter and debris bag 
  • Check for parts. Replace them when necessary.
  • Store the cleaner correctly when not in use.

Warranty Coverage

Most Zodiac cleaners are backed by a warranty ranging from 1 to 3 years depending on the model.

Should you operate your pool pump during the day or at night?

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Considerations for Energy Efficiency:

  • Running the pump at night when electricity rates are typically lower can help save on energy costs.
  • Daytime operation may lead to electricity rates during peak hours increasing expenses.

Taking Temperature into Account:

  • Nighttime temperatures are cooler reducing water evaporation and decreasing the need for refills.
  • On the other hand daytime heat can cause evaporation requiring more frequent water top ups and adjustments.

Effectiveness of Filtration:

  • Operating the pump continuously during the day ensures that the pool water remains clear and clean especially if it is used often.
  • Nighttime filtration may be sufficient if pool usage is minimal during daylight hours while still maintaining water quality.

Considering Noise Levels:

  • Running the pump at night could minimise disruptions to activities and neighbours during the day.
  • For individuals, noise at night daytime operation might be preferable.

Personal Preference Plays a Role:

  • Ultimately deciding when to run your pool pump depends on your routine and preferences.
  • Seeking advice from a professional can help customise a schedule that fits your requirements while optimising efficiency.

Is it okay if I keep my Zodiac pool cleaner in the pool?

  • Yes you can leave your Zodiac pool cleaner in the water. It’s an idea to take it out when the pool is being heavily used to prevent any damage or disruptions. 
  • Continuous exposure to chemicals like chlorine levels can deteriorate the materials of the cleaner.

Will leaving it in affect its lifespan?

  • Possibly so. Taking out the cleaner regularly and storing it properly can extend its lifespan. 
  • Leaving it submerged all the time may lead to wear on hoses and plastic components.

What about energy efficiency?

To save energy and reduce strain on your pool pump consider removing the cleaner when not in use.