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The BARACUDA® automatic swimming pool cleaner was invented in 1976 by Helmut Hofman. BARACUDA® was one of the very first automatic pool cleaners.

In the early 1980’s, BARACUDA® was launched with a brand new diaphragm technology, differentiating itself from its competitors offering a quieter operation and better manoeuvrability. BARACUDA®'s diaphragm technology is still used nowadays in disc suction pool cleaners.

In 1986, a local Australian began importing and selling BARACUDA® out of an office in French's Forest, New South Wales.

In 1996, Zodiac South Africa acquired the global BARACUDA® business.

Today BARACUDA® is a brand within Zodiac Pool Systems Inc. BARACUDA® is backed by Zodiac's manufacturing facilities, quality assurance and after sales support. For more information on Zodiac Group Australia, visit

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Service Hours: MON -FRI 8.30am - 5.00pm EST
After Sales Support: 1300 784 423
Fax: 1300 781 688