Your Zodiac X7 Suction Cleaner can be installed into your pool two different ways: directly into your skimmer; or into a dedicated suction line. This guide will show you how to install and operate your Zodiac X7 Suction Cleaner through your pool's skimmer. See our other how to guide for installing your Cleaner on a dedicated suction line.
INSPECT PARTS - This picture shows the parts you should have received to install your Zodiac X7 Suction Cleaner through your skimmer: 1- FLEX-CONNECTOR, 2- FLOW GAUGE, 3- 45 DEGREE ELBOW, 4- HOSE WEIGHT, 5- FLOWKEEPER VALVE, 6- VALVE CUFF,7- TWIST-LOCK HOSE (12 total). Click on each name for a link to the part.
FILL THE HOSE - Push the hose down under water to fill it completely.
LOCATE FLOWKEEPER VALVE - The Flowkeeper Valve regulates flow to ensure the pool pump and Zodiac X7 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.
ATTACH ELBOW - Slide the 45 degree elbow over the FlowKeeper valve. If there isn't room for the elbow, or the port is lower than normal, skip this step.
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 that the valve to the main drain is closed. Turn the pump off and move the flow setting on the FlowKeeper valve from "2" to "3". Turn pump back on. If you still have low flow, slowly close the valve to the skimmer until the gauge moves up to 3.
READ GAUGE - HIGH - If the red indicator in the gauge reads above 3 (4-6), the pressure in yourskimmer port is too high for efficient cleaning. Turn the pump off and move the flow setting on the FlowKeeper valve from "2" to "1". Turn pump back on. If you still have high flow, open the main drain slightly.