A word of caution.
What people fail to understand is the need of tuning the vacuum suction force.
Yes, one can have a huge pump driving the Baracuda Cleaner to run like a rabid dog.
This device is only going to run faster as you increase the power of your pump motor.
BUT here comes the caveat that some pool owners do not want to see (or hear about) - faster the Baracuda runs, shorter its parts will survive.
I bought a house 3 years ago with a 2 HP motor on the pool pump.
My diaphragms were failing after 2-3 months and I was blaming the manufacturers (I tried them all).
After going through 2 pump motors, I realized something must be changed and have done my homework.
FIRST, one does not need an 8 hours/day huge motor with 2 exchanges/day pumping speed to maintain their pool water quality (what a myth!)
Read about Variable Speed pumps and all affiliated electricity savings.
There is a physics reason for that - increasing water throughput (speed) twice requires a quadruple increase in power consumption.
Imagine, slowing your pump speed 4 times but pumping 24 hours instead of 8 hours will do the same number of exchanges but will reduce your electrical bill 4 times!
If you are in Florida and pay ~$150 monthly for that monster moving your pool water, that will be a (150*12/4)=$450/year saving on the electrical bill
SECOND, realize that when you switch to lower pumping speeds that do the 2 exchanges/day in 24 hours you will save not just electricity.
All the moving parts of your system will survive LONGER.
Add these savings to the ~$450 I mentioned above and stop searching for a better diaphragm.
Just buy a smaller pump or a Variable Speed (VS) pump as I did.
Now, I can tune the speed of the pump so that the pool cleaner just works but not runs like a wild animal.
I bought a cheapest diaphragm on Ebay and months later it's still working like a champ.
Here is the gist of this review - do not buy the most expensive diaphragm (that's why I gave the product only 2 stars).
Rethink the whole approach of your pool maintenance. Lower the pump speed, extend pumping time to 24 hours, and you will be happy with both the electrical bill as well as the parts longevity.
An added benefit - your salt chlorine generator will work 4 times longer. Cleaner pool without any additional upgrades.
- 商品尺寸: 31.8 x 23.9 x 19 cm
- 商品重量: 113 g
- 发货重量: 1 Kg
- ASIN: B008E6SDJM
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