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Pool Cleaner Review - Zodiac MX8

Reader Reviews: Pool Vacuum Reviews: Tell Us About Your Pool Cleaner

User Rating 5 Star Rating


Please provide both the brand and model: 

Zodiac MX8

Approximate date you bought pool vacuum cleaner: 

June 2012

Approximate Cost 


Type of Pool Cleaner 

Automatic Pool Vacuum

Ease of Use 

Excellent, I do nothing.

How Often Do You Use the Vacuum 


How Long Does it Take to Clean Pool? 

About 90 minutes

Noise Factor 


Employed by a Pool Vacuum-Related Company? 


Where Do You Live 

Southern California

My Review 

I have an architecturally designed pool with eight right-angle corners. My previous cleaner, a Hayward, would hang up in the corners for days until I pulled it out. Then it was minutes before it was hung up again. The MX8 has not gotten hung up since it was installed three months ago. It cleans great and does the sides all the way up to the tile. When the MX8 first came out it had bad reviews because a simple part failed quickly. Zodiac has redesigned the part and the new models are fantastic. This is care-free (once your pool man sets it up correctly) just the way you want an automatic pool cleaner to be. Reliable, automatic and thorough.

Would you recommend this to a friend? 


Lisa Hallett Taylor, About.com Pool & Patio, says:

If you don't have a "Pool Guy," I'm sure you can follow instructions or tutorials for installation.

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