Your Zodiac T5 Suction Cleaner can be installed into your pool two different ways: into a dedicated suction line; or directly through your pool's skimmer;. This guide will show you how to install and operate your Zodiac T5 Suction Cleaner through your pool's skimmer. For instructions on installing through a suction line, see our guide on "How To Set Up the Zodiac T5 Suction Cleaner Through Your Suction Liner".
CHECK PARTS - This picture shows the parts you should have received to install your Zodiac T5 Suction Cleaner through your pool's skimmer: 1- QUICK CONNECTOR, 2- FLOW GAUGE, 3- WEIR ELBOW, 4- HOSE WEIGHT, 5- WHEEL DEFLECTOR, 6- FLOWKEEPER VALVE & VALVE CUFF; 7- TWIST-LOCK HOSE (12 pack). Click on each name for a link to the part.
LOCATE FLOWKEEPER VALVE - The Flowkeeper Valve regulates flow to ensure the pool pump and Zodiac T5 Cleaner run properly. It is pre-set at the factory at "2" to optimize the performance of the Cleaner. Two other settings are offered. The lower the setting number, the lower the flow. To adjust, pull the handle and move setting up or down. The red tab can be used to open the valve and stop the Cleaner.
READ GAUGE - LOW - If the red indicator in the gauge reads below 3 (0-2), you do not have sufficient water pressure to operate the Cleaner. Make sure the valve settings are correct: the suction line is fully closed: the skimmer is fully open; and the main drain is closed. Then turn the pump off and move the flow setting on the FlowKeeper valve from "2" to "3". Turn pump back on.