Zodiac Pool Systems
Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. is a world leader in swimming pool and spa products. The company's comprehensive product lines are marketed under the brand names of Baracuda, Jandy, Nature2, Polaris and Cover-Pools. Zodiac Pool Systems is the premier provider of innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy-efficient, earth-friendly products available. To learn more about Zodiac Pool Systems, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 800-822-7933. Baracuda produces the world's simplest automatic pool cleaners. With just one moving part, the Baracuda line of suction-side pool cleaners provide unmatched quality and unparalleled performance. www.baracuda.com Leading the industry for nearly 40 years, Polaris is the #1 brand in automatic pool cleaners. By integrating proven technology with premium quality materials, Polaris delivers a comprehensive line of pressure-side cleaners that boast superior cleaning performance backed by one of the most respected brands in the business. www.polarispool.com Nature2 is the No. 1 mineral sanitizing system in the world. For more than 20 years, Nature2 has been proven to deliver a safer, cleaner, clearer swimming experience to millions of satisfied customers. It is the most complete, user-friendly system available, and unlike other products, Nature2 delivers perfect pool water, naturally. www.nature2.com Jandy offers a complete line of premium-quality pool and spa equipment, including pumps, filters, heaters, heat pumps, controls, water purification systems, valves, water features, in-floor cleaning systems, and lighting. www.jandy.com
Understanding Pool System Components
Kevin Braidic, Product Manager at Zodiac Pool Systems, discusses the different pool system components.
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Kevin Braidic: Hello! My name is Kevin Braidic, Product Manager with Zodiac Pool Systems. I am talking about how to select an automatic pool cleaner for your pool.
When selecting the automatic pool cleaner, it's important to have a basic understanding of the features of your pool. So let's start with the pool skimmer. The skimmer is where the circulation system all starts. The skimmer captures debris of the pool surface in the filter skimmer basket.
Next is the pool filter pump. The filter pump pulls water through the skimmer, through the pump basket, and then pushes water out through the pool's filter, heater and then back to the pool through the pool's return lines.
Next is the dedicated cleaner line. Dedicated cleaner line is a line that's plumbed in the center of a long wall of the pool, solely for the purpose of operating the automatic pool cleaner. Before selecting the automatic pool cleaner, it's important to identify whether you have this line or not.
Now, not all pools have a dedicated cleaner line. If in fact, you do have a dedicated cleaner line, there's a simple test to perform to determine whether you have a suction or pressure dedicated cleaner line. Simply take a leaf, we'll put it down in front of the dedicated cleaner line. We'll turn on the pool pump. If the leaf pushes out, we have a pressure line. If the leaf sucks in, we have a suction line.
Next, we'll be talking about the automatic pool cleaners you have to choose from.