How to Keep Your Ranger Operating Efficiently

Your Ranger relies on the filtration system to operate efficiently as a pool accessory connected to the suction line. Follow these simple maintenance tips:

1. The weir basket, pump basket, cartridge filter, and sand filter (whichever is applicable) should be thoroughly cleaned regularly to ensure optimum pool cleaner efficiency. N.B. Always disconnect the hose from the weir or vacuum line before backwashing your filter.

2. Always store your BARACUDA Long-Life Twist Lock Hose in a straight line – never coil or leave the hose coiled in the sun.

3. Periodically inspect parts for wear. The Flexi-foot Disc and Deflector Wheel are the most critical. As the Disc wears, it begins to curl at the outer edges. When the depth of the channels between the treads on the Flexi-foot is 3mm or less, replace the Flexi-foot.

4. In the event of an object becoming stuck in the Diaphragm, clear it quickly and easily by following the simple instructions laid out for Diaphragm maintenance under Section 3 – Quick Release Cassette System shown on your Owners Manual.

5. To maintain optimum performance from your Ranger, we recommend that your Cassette Diaphragm is reset when required. (See Section 3 – Quick Release Cassette System, step 5 – Owners manual ).

Sunlight (UV rays), pool chemicals, and other harsh conditions can take their toll on your Ranger and other pool accessories.

pH is Very Important
pH is a simple numerical scale indicating the water’s acid / alkaline balance. A pH value of 7.0 denotes neutrality, i.e. neither acid nor alkaline. High pH values (above 7.0) denote alkaline conditions, and low pH values (below 7.0) denote acidic conditions.

To extend the lifespan of your APC:
1. Ensure your pH is always between 7.0 and 7.6*, as recommended. pH levels higher or lower than the recommended levels are detrimental to most types of plastics and rubbers and will seriously damage your Ranger.
2. Remove your Ranger from the pool before chemical shock treatment and only reinstall it after a minimum of four hours.
3. Follow these recommended water balance levels*
Chlorine: 1.0 – 2.0ppm pH Levels: 7.0 – 7.6 Total Alkalinity: 80 – 120ppm

*Values may vary within their ranges, depending on the pool surface, i.e. concrete, fibreglass or vinyl.

NOTE: Due to the harsh environment in which your pool cleaver operates, your Ranger may discolour during normal
use over a period of time. This will not affect the cleaning performance of your unit.