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Zodiac MX8 Suction-Side Cleaner

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. It can reach an impressive maximum capacity while maintaining minimal energy consumption. Thus, you can allow this model to clean whenever you need to without worrying about an expensive energy bill. Also, you will receive a premium microfiber cleaner at no extra price.

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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. Some of its features are:

  • Vacuum Technology – 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
  • Flex-Power turbine – 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
  • X-Trax tires – 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

Furthermore, the cyclonic suction also provides a wider cleaning path and the largest debris intake. 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.

Specifications Sheet

Zodiac MX8 specs
Pool Suitability In-ground
Floor Suitability Vinyl, Fiberglass, and Concrete
Power Cord Size 39 feet
Filtration Cyclonic Vacuum Technology
Duration of Cleaning 1 to 3 hours
Navigation X-drive Technology
Warranty 2-years limited warranty

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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 36 feet 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. Some of its particularities are:

  • Tires – It comes equipped with x-Trax tires, which are great for climbing. Thus, this model can clean walls and waterline
  • Flow control – This automatic feature will control excess flow for superior performance
  • Versatile – This cleaner is suitable for solar, multiple speeds, and 2-speed pumps

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Logan Hewitt
Logan Hewitt
Logan was born and raised in Bakersfield, California, one of the most affected American cities by pollution, experiencing firsthand the phenomenon’s dangers. He worked in retail for a small electronics shop for 5 years, where he had his first experience with air purifiers. With his interest in technologies that are meant to improve life quality and the technical skills he gained with the passing of time, Logan is able to provide readers with in-depth analysis of life-changing devices.