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Baracuda About UsThe 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 Frenchs Forest, New South Wales.

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

Today, the BARACUDA® product range expands beyond just automatic pool cleaners, offering complete pool care, including pool & spa chemicals, pool equipment, such as pool pumps, a salt water chlorinator and manual pool cleaning solutions and accessories. All BARACUDA® products are high quality yet affordable and easy to install, use and maintain.

We also have a very friendly After Sales support team, so don’t hesitate to contact us. Happy swimming!