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Thread: Zodiac MX8 - Compatible Hoses?

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    Zodiac MX8 - Compatible Hoses?

    Hi again!

    I got a great deal on a Zodiac MX8, head-only, on Craigslist for $150.

    Since it doesn't come with the hoses and valves and such, I'm now in the market for some (hopefully) inexpensive hoses to use with it. I've been going back and forth with a seller on eBay regarding getting a set of OEM hoses from a unit they had that was defective, but I've been waiting a week now on a definite "yes, you can have them" response, so I'm looking at other possible options.

    Does anyone know where I could buy a set of compatible (not necessarily OEM) hoses for the MX8? The prices I'm seeing online are around $160, which is more than I paid for the cleaner itself!

    Thanks!
    27,000 gal. vinyl in-ground pool w/ 1.5" piping, 1 HP Pentair SuperFlo pump, Hayward Pro Series sand filter

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    Re: Zodiac MX8 - Compatible Hoses?

    The MX8 comes with short hose sections that have a special pin lock connector. They twist together and make up a longer hose. This turns out to be important, as the hose length needs to be "just right" for your pool. There are adapters available that allow you to splice the MX8 hose to other ones, but you do need to have at least one Zodiac hose to connect with the unit itself. I have ours connected to a Hayward leaf catcher, and needed special adapters to do so. I do recommend a large leaf catcher with any suction side cleaner, and my opinion is that the large Hayward leaf catcher is very nice for this.
    38K in ground pool with attached spa. Current equipment: Easytouch 8 (521150) with IC-60 SWCG with web control by Autelis, 1x Pentair IntelliFlo 011018 pump (for filter), 1x Pentair 2HP WhisperFlo pump (for waterfall), 2X Pentair IntelliBrite 5G 12V lights, Pentair MiniMax400 NG Heater, Pentair SMBW2060 DE filter. Zodiac Barracuda MX8 cleaner on dedicated cleaner line. Lighting/home automation controlled by Insteon/ISY-99i.

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    Re: Zodiac MX8 - Compatible Hoses?

    Just wanted to update and say that I did end up working it out with the eBay seller and my parts are coming in tomorrow! So excited!
    27,000 gal. vinyl in-ground pool w/ 1.5" piping, 1 HP Pentair SuperFlo pump, Hayward Pro Series sand filter

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