The compact self-adjusting Zodiac Baracuda Automatic Flow Keeper Control Valve with Insta-Skim automatically regulates water flow, ensuring peak performance even with lower horsepower pumps. Flow keeper offers pool surface skimming with a turn of a switch. The Flow Keeper Automatic Control Valve will increase the performance of the cleaner's diaphragm and the skimmers.
This Flow Keeper is suitable for the Baracuda G4, Baracuda Internaut, Baracuda Super G+, Baracuda Classic and Baracuda Manta II
The Zodiac Baracuda Flow Keeper provides a way to regulate the flow of water with a bypass so the pool pump and the pool cleaner run properly. Skimming action is maintained through a bypass throat in the valve. As the filter collects debris, the valve automatically maintains the correct flow to the cleaner.
The Flow Keeper Valve comes preset at the setting required for your cleaner. There are a total of three setting options. The lower the setting number, the lower the flow to the cleaner head. Lower flow rates result in slower cleaner operation, and higher flow rates result in faster cleaner operation. If the cleaner is moving extremely fast or climbing the pool walls that is an indication that the flow is too high and the Flow Keeper setting must be reduced. To adjust the flow, pull the adjustment handle to raise or lower the setting. The red tab on the valve can be depressed to keep the bypass open to allow for surface skimming. In most cases, keeping the bypass open will cause the cleaner to stop.