Care and Maintenance for your Tracker

Sunlight, water, and pool chemicals create a harsh environment. Your Tracker will remain in the best possible condition with care and regular maintenance.

To properly care for your unit:

1. Remove the Tracker from the pool before shock treatment and reinstall it at least four hours later.
2. The weir basket, pump basket, cartridge, and sand filter (whichever is applicable) should be
cleaned regularly to ensure optimum pool cleaner efficiency.
3. Before backwashing your filter, always disconnect the hose from the weir.
4. Never “coil” the hose; always store them straight.
Note: Your pool cleaner will discolour over time, keeping the unit’s performance the same.
5. Large foreign objects, such as toys and branches, should be removed manually from the pool cleaner.

Pools have a filtration system that keeps the pool water filtered and clean. In basic terms, the “heart” of this system is your pool’s pump. The pump is responsible for pulling and pushing water and filtering out debris. The pump sucks water into the skimmer; as the water flows through, a filter collects dirt and debris. Finally, the pump pushes the freshly filtered clean water back into your pool.



Baracuda recommends the following water chemistry readings for optimal performance of any pool equipment

Pool Type


Free Chlorine (ppm)

Cyanuric Acid (ppm)

Calcium Hardness(ppm)

Total Alkalinity (ppm)


7.4 -7.6

2 – 4 ppm

40 ppm

200 – 250 ppm

80 – 125 ppm

Vinyl/ Fibreglass Painted


2 – 4 ppm

40 ppm

175 – 225 ppm

125 – 150 ppm

* When using chemicals, always follow manufacturer’s directions and follow the advice of your pool professional. Always use protective clothing, gloves and glasses. Store and use chemicals out of the reach of children.


WARNING: To avoid serious injury, make sure that the cleaner is disconnected from the hose and the suction pump is turned off prior to starting this operation.

1. Push the yellow release button on the top of the cleaner.

2. Rotate the top cover back until it clicks into an upward position.
3. Look into engine and remove debris that is present.
4. If needed, slowly push engine paddles forward and/or backwards to move stuck debris to an accessible position and then remove it. When moving the engine paddles, make sure the cleaner tracks are allowed to move freely as they will turn as the engine paddles rotate.
5. Close top cover and ensure it clicks into place.