Baracuda T5 Duo Suction Side Pool Cleaner Review

The Baracuda T5 Duo is an economically priced suction side cleaner that delivers professional results. Its futuristic body uses patented ergonomic engineering to clean all types of in-ground swimming pools with near silent operation. Here, we’ll tell you about its features and how it works; we’ll also go over its simple assembly and the parts that are included with purchase.

How does it work?

This cleaner attaches to your skimmer or dedicated 1.5″ vacuum line. It works with your existing filtration system and effectively clean floors, steps, and walls to the waterline. Simply connect the cleaner body to the feed hose and unhook it when you’re done for a crystal clear pool. Because this cleaner is powered by your pool pump, it will continue to operate as long as the pump is running.

t5 duralife diaphragmBefore beginning a cleaning cycle, make sure the pump is turned on and watch it drift to the bottom of the pool. The T5’s Dura-Life Diaphragm pulls in water and debris, and its Duo Disc system covers the entire pool surface without interruption. To maintain the quality and function of the cleaner, it is important to keep your water chemistry balanced, and to remove the cleaner whenever chemicals are added to your water.

Will it work with your pool?

The Baracuda T5 Duo is designed for use with all types of in-ground swimming pools, including vinyl, Pebble Tec, fiberglass, gunite, and concrete.  This cleaner includes 36′ of lead hose, and can accommodate pools up to 70′ in length if the suction port is located in the middle of the pool. If the suction port is at the end of the pool, it is suitable for pools up to 35′ in length.


t5 duo disc systemThe T5 Duo is built with a Duo Disc system – two independent discs – for better pool adhesion and flexibility. Its adjustable wheel deflector facilitates graceful navigation around corners, ladders, and over steps. Its fins are designed to clean over large drains, wall fittings, and even lights, which can inhibit the progress of other pool cleaners.


The Baracuda T5 Duo is compatible with all Zodiac products and is easily managed by the AquaLink RS Control System.

t5 works with all zodiac products

What’s included in the box?

The Baracuda T5 Duo comes equipped with everything you need for installation and operation, including:

  • Cleaner body with bumper
  • 36′ of twist lock lead hose
  • Diaphragm
  • Front and rear discs
  • Foot pads
  • Flow gauge
  • Quick Connector
  • Twist lock elbow
  • 45 degree weir elbow
  • Hose weight
  • Wheel deflector
  • Hose mount
  • Assorted necessary hardware