Zodiac MX8 Suction-Side Cleaner Review

If your swimming pool is very clean, then you will not only protect your health, but you will also enjoy to the fullest all your swimming sessions. Therefore, in order to obtain a good result, we highly recommend the Zodiac MX8, which is excellent for in-ground pools of any size and shape. By using this cleaner, you will surely be happy with the results. This is an affordable model which definitely has lots to offer. If you would like to find out more about it, then you should have a look at this review. Cleaning Performance The MX8 comes equipped…

Zodiac MX8 Suction-Side Cleaner Ratings

CLEANING - 93%
EASE OF USE - 92%
ENERGY SAVINGS - 90%
WARRANTY - 90%

91%

EXCEPTIONAL

What we like about this product is that it does an excellent job no matter the pool type or size. We don't like that it doesn't have all the innovative features that robotic pool cleaners usually have. However, it still does a wonderful job.

User Rating: 5 ( 4 votes)

If your swimming pool is very clean, then you will not only protect your health, but you will also enjoy to the fullest all your swimming sessions. Therefore, in order to obtain a good result, we highly recommend the Zodiac MX8, which is excellent for in-ground pools of any size and shape. By using this cleaner, you will surely be happy with the results. This is an affordable model which definitely has lots to offer. If you would like to find out more about it, then you should have a look at this review.

Cleaning Performance

The MX8 comes equipped with the maX-Drive advanced dual navigation for an excellent pool coverage with no hang-ups. It will efficiently clean the walls, floor, and waterline as well no matter the pool size or shape. It is not specified if it can clean the steps as well. It can be used on all pool surfaces. It does a great job on concrete, tile, vinyl and fiberglass pools. The dual cyclonic vacuum technology that it comes with is amazing as it offers a maximum suction power and it allows the cleaner to climb the walls of your pool, easily and quickly. Furthermore, the cyclonic suction also provides a wider cleaning path and the largest debris intake. This is not everything because this cleaner also comes equipped with the Flex-Power turbine, which is quite innovative, and which enables ultra-efficient operation on low flow without actually compromising the power. The X-Trax tires offer an excellent maneuverability and climbing performance, even on vertical walls or very tight corners. Therefore, your entire swimming pool will be cleaned extremely well. A disadvantage, if we have to compare it with robotic pool cleaners is that it does not have any brush at all. However, it will still provide an excellent result in terms of pool cleaning.


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Design and Accessories

In terms of design, we can say that the Zodiac MX8 Suction-Side Cleaner is quite attractive. It has a blue finish and an oval shape. It includes a 468-inch hose, that is secured very well to the cleaner’s head, and which is very easy to take off for storage. This hose is a long-life one, with twist-lock fittings, which are different from ordinary pool cleaner hoses. Take into account the fact that you will need extra adapters in case you are planning to add a leaf catcher canister into the suction line. The leaf catcher is not included in the box and you will have to buy it separately. It comes equipped with x-Trax tires, which are great for climbing. The whole package includes the main unit, the flow regulator valve, the flow keeper valve, the valve cuff, twist-lock 45-degree elbow, twist-lock 45-degree elbow (extended), 11 twist lock hose sections, the leader hose section with hose float, and the user manual.


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Ease of Use

Since this is not a robotic pool cleaner but a suction-side cleaner, it does not come with a remote control or a dirt canister-indicator. However, it is very easy to install and use. You must connect it to a skimmer or to a 1.5-inch suction line. Once it is connected, it is specifically designed to move around your swimming pool automatically, making sure that it covers all areas so no debris remains. It does not have a lift system, but yet, it is very easy to pull out from the water thanks to the easy-grip handle. This handle will also allow you to transport the device with ease from a place to another. As mentioned earlier, you will find very easy to attach and detach the hose.


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Operating Costs

The Zodiac MX8 requires as little as 20 GPM of flow, which actually means that it is without a doubt the best choice for solar, 2-speed, and variable speed pumps. The ultra-efficient design that it has requires less flow than any cleaner in its category for maximum energy savings.

Warranty and Support

The manufacturer provides for the product a 1-year warranty, which is reasonable. If you have any further questions about this product, then you are free to call the Customer Service department. If you go to the manufacturer’s website, you will quickly find all the necessary contact details.


Pros

  • Superior suction power granted by the dual cyclonic vacuum technology
  • X-Trax tires ensure a great climbing performance
  • Requires a minimal 20 GPM of flow
  • Wide cleaning path
  • It can easily pick up large debris
  • Covered by a 1-year warranty

Cons

  • Does not feature a cleaning brush

Final thoughts

While there are indeed many features and functions boasted by the MX8 that are worth praising, in our conclusion, we will mention only the ones that impressed us the most. The high rating that the product received should be a great reflection regarding its operation and capability to clean the pool thoroughly. This suction-side cleaner uses the maX-drive dual navigation that guarantees a great coverage of the pool, ensuring that no inch of the pool’s surface will be left unattended to. It is capable of climbing walls with ease due to the amazing X-Trax tires, a capability that not many products on this market boast. We have to mention its amazing efficient design that lowers costs so that you won’t have to spend a fortune on cleaning the pool with it. Overall, it is an investment worth making for any pool owner.

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