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Thread: Barracuda 4G Loves the deep end

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    caliskier's Avatar
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    Aug 2014
    Oklahoma City, OK

    Barracuda 4G Loves the deep end

    Barracuda 4G came with my house, it wants to spend 95% of its time in the deep end, in 4 hours of use I think it went to the shallow end once and that was after I had removed the weight completely. I have the flow tester and have it set right, I have the leaf catcher, the weight, liner pool. It was free so I don't care that much, we can push most of the dirt to the deep end when we sweep, swim, but would be nice if it worked right.

    I have the flow set right, I have moved the weight to 6 or 7 locations on the last section of tubing including removing it completely. I have all but one return pointing down, the one that does not point down is waaaay in the shallow end, the G4 does not get anywhere near it before turning around to go back to the deep end.

    I see it got bad reviews on amazon, so maybe it just sucks, or maybe there are some ways to fine tune it. Any advice?
    Owner since August 2014. 21,500G Liner In ground Pool with attached 600G plaster in ground hottub. TF-100 Test Kit, Filter: Pentair TA60D Clearpro Sand (HTH) Filter. Pool: 1 Drain, 2 Skimmers 4 Returns. Hot Tub: 1 drain, 1 skimmer, 2 returns. Hot Tub/Pool run by Sta-Rite Dura Glas Single Speed 1.5hp P2RA5F-182L pump with Emerson K63CXESE4972 motor. Spa jets run by Sta-Rite Dura Glas H/L model number unknown.

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    Re: Barracuda 4G Loves the deep end

    Not really sure but someone should be along to help you figure it out.
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    Sydney, Australia

    Re: Barracuda 4G Loves the deep end

    you have to remember that the cleaner follows where the hose goes so if you have a lot of surface movement which "pushes" the hose away or keeps it down towards the deep end then that is where the cleaner will spend most of it time. you may have to play around with the returns, especially the one in the shallow end, so it will allow the hose to move towards that end. I would also suggest to add 1 maybe 2 lengths of hose to give it a bit more movement.
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