Automatic suction pool cleaners are appreciated for their simplicity and the Baracuda G3 W03000 looks like a simple, yet modern approach to this style. This is partly achieved by the fact that it only has one moving part, which is the diaphragm for sucking up and collecting the dirt. There may be little to this device but its still promises to be effective, durable – with a number of parts being preceded by the term ‘long-life’ – and easy to use. This Baracuda G3 W03000 Advanced Suction Side Automatic pool cleaner review aims to see just how efficient this basic idea really is.
As this is currently named as the best seller in suction pool cleaners there are high expectations on the performance but reviews show that it is a capable and versatile model.
Suitable for in-ground pools.
One of the main sales pitches for this machine is the way that it can handle a wide range of debris within the pool, with Baracuda promising that it will remove all kinds of dirt from bugs and leaves to sand and pebbles. User reviews suggest that it has handled most tough jobs with relative ease, with leaves from the trees being no problem at all, but these buyers are also keen to point out the fact that the device can easily climb the walls to remove dirt there too.
Navigation is often an issue with this style of cleaner because their means of self-propulsion can lead to a slightly random course across the pool; however, this device has an anti-stick design and wheel deflector to aid the process. In addition to this, the product uses a self-adjusting flow control valve for the optimal performance in the area – increasing its ability to effectively collect sand and pebbles – and a simple flick of a switch means it can also be used for pool skimming.
It may be the top seller but the 4.2 star rating shows that there are some flaws.
There may be no complaints about the ability to climb walls but there are buyers that say that this Baracuda G3 W03000 pool cleaner has trouble in the corners while others mention the limitations of the hose – especially when it develops kinks and redirects the machine. Another feature that is criticized is the quick release cassette for “easy access to the diaphragm” because even though it sounds good in theory, it can be an issue when it unscrews itself. Finally, there is the cost issue; suction models are seen as being the cheapest option but the expensive replacements for the so-called “long life” diaphragm make this more expensive than planned for.
The last word of this Baracuda G3 W03000 Advanced Suction Side Automatic Pool Cleaner review
This Baracuda pool cleaner is let down by its inability to reach the entire surface with ease and it can get more expensive than expected; however, the performance that it offers on the areas that it does reach and the ease of use still make it a recommendable product. If you need a basic suction cleaner for a range of debris with little maintenance required, the G3 W03000 could be for you.