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Old Nov 29th 2007, 5:34 am
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Question Barracuda - its given up the ghost

My barracuddas given up, any ideas? from any hunky pool cleaners? we have done a back wash, checked the pipes, but we are not the most techinical couple in the world when it comes to these things! (let me tune the TV any day)

Before I splash (pardon the pun) the cash on my local Swimart anybody have any ideas ?

Thanks in advance

C (dirtypoolsville)

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Old Nov 29th 2007, 5:41 am
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1. Check barracuda for obstructions, particularly in the inner rubber sleeve, quite easy to dismantle
2. Remove pump filter and clean
3. Remove skimmer box filter and clean

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Old Nov 29th 2007, 5:53 am
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I think the OH has attempted that will check though - thanks
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Old Nov 29th 2007, 5:54 am
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Sometimes the plastic suction sleeve thingy (yes, highly technical term) inside the head of the barracuda can disintegrate over time - the thing sounds like its running but won't move anywhere in the pool. We replaced ours for about $25 i think and it all works fine now.

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Thanks also
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is the water circulating in the pool ok ?

Sometimes, if the level in the filter isnt at right height, you wont get flow.

Also have you checked the filter on the pool skimmer box, and the one at the pump end.

Its normally not the Barracuda thats shit itself.
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Default Re: Barracuda - its given up the ghost

1. Check barracuda for obstructions, particularly in the inner rubber sleeve, quite easy to dismantle


Just got OH to check and the above had happend he obviously had a 'man look " the first time and didn't see it, funnily enough he has distmantled it and now he cannot put it back together If it wasn't broke before it is now

Thanks for your responses they are appreciated.

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Originally Posted by Carrianne View Post
1. Check barracuda for obstructions, particularly in the inner rubber sleeve, quite easy to dismantle


Just got OH to check and the above had happenened he obviously had a 'man look " the first time and didn't see it, funnily enough he has distmantled it and now he cannot put it back together If it wasn't broke before it is now

Thanks for your responses they are appreciated.
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LOL sounds like my OH
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Originally Posted by Carrianne View Post
My barracuddas given up, any ideas? from any hunky pool cleaners? we have done a back wash, checked the pipes, but we are not the most techinical couple in the world when it comes to these things! (let me tune the TV any day)

Before I splash (pardon the pun) the cash on my local Swimart anybody have any ideas ?

Thanks in advance

C (dirtypoolsville)
Check the hoses for splits.
Backwash the filter.
Replace the throat as mentioned (they either split or go hard as they age).

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Old Nov 29th 2007, 7:13 am
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rubber diaphram split

leaking hose

possible leak on suction line...

filter blocked....needs backwash.....check gauge on top of multi valve....

all the best plumb.....
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My barracuddas given up, any ideas? from any hunky pool cleaners? we have done a back wash, checked the pipes, but we are not the most techinical couple in the world when it comes to these things! (let me tune the TV any day)

Before I splash (pardon the pun) the cash on my local Swimart anybody have any ideas ?

Thanks in advance

C (dirtypoolsville)
Whereabouts are you in OZ, someone may be able to pop round and check for you.
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Old Nov 29th 2007, 7:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Mandy&Cliff View Post
Whereabouts are you in OZ, someone may be able to pop round and check for you.
Ours stopped working and we found a beer bottle lid stuck in the rubber bit :-)
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Default Re: Barracuda - its given up the ghost

1. Check barracuda for obstructions, particularly in the inner rubber sleeve, quite easy to dismantle


Just got OH to check and the above had happend he obviously had a 'man look " the first time and didn't see it, funnily enough he has distmantled it and now he cannot put it back together If it wasn't broke before it is now

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I'll come round if you like and screw it back together?
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