Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
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Pool Blaster (Pool Buster) Line
Q .) What
accessories or parts do I have to buy?
Everything is included (*
Rechargeable, 5-Year Battery w/Quick-Connect Plug *
Long life, Fast (1 Hr.) Recharger *
Hi-Flow Vacuum Motor (40-60 gals/min) *
On-Board Debris Catcher with Reusable, All-Purpose
Filter * Built-In Hanging, Storage
Notch * Quick Release Telescopic Pole Connector
* Easy-Grip Handle For Step, Stair & Surface Cleaning * Clip-on
Wheels For Concrete & Gunite Pool * Clip-On
Brushes For Vinyl-Lined Pools* Wide Diameter (1") Spot-Cleaning Nozzle *
Dent proof, Ding proof, Fade proof Lightweight Body.)
What makes the
Pool Blaster different from other pool cleaners?
.) It :
(1) Is far more affordable than any other
legitimate pool cleaner;
(2) Much easier to use, just hit the
button and use;
Requires No installation;
(4) Uses NO ENERGY
to operate whatsoever;
(5) It requires virtually no
(6) Is the only pool cleaner
that can clean not only
the floor and walls, but
corners, in and around
ladders, drains, steps
and areas of the
pool other cleaners almost
always miss, or simply
cannot reach, etc., etc.
Q.) Isn't an automatic pool cleaner faster and easier to
A.) No on both counts. All an automatic cleaner
does better is that it works by itself. But more
often than not, it covers areas of the pool that are not even dirty. Yet, no
automatic cleaner can reach corners, in and around
ladders, rarely cover steps and stairs, and quickly pass over drains. They also
require set up and removal time. In actual time
spent from beginning to end,
the Pool Blaster is the world's fastest and easiest
to use pool cleaner.
should I pay $200 or more for a Pool Blaster when I
can get an automatic cleaner for the same amount, or
There are three types of so-called "automatic
pool cleaners. (1) Suction-side that attach
to your suction or skimmer line and are simply
extended vacuum heads; (2) Pressure-side that use
energy-eating booster pumps and/or attach to the
return line of your pool pump and filter; and, (3) Robotic cleaners use
electricity. The latter two are far more
expensive than a Pool Blaster, and do not cover your
entire pool. You can find a suction side cleaner, like an Aquabug for less than a Pool Blaster, but they must
be left in the pool, along with their obtrusive hoses, or must be installed every time you
need to clean your pool. They do not brush or
scrub and miss more areas of the
pool than they get to. Most professionals consider
suction side cleaners ineffective and pressure side
cleaners not much better, and much more expensive. Robotic cleaners are by far
the best automatic cleaners. Yet they cost from
$700 to over $2,000, and still cannot compare with the coverage and efficiency of a Pool
Q .) How long will
it take to recharge a Pool Blaster?
.) On average, after the battery is fully
depleted, about an hour.
How long will the Pool Blaster run on a full
A.) About 1 hour.
Q.) Do I have to use my Pool Blaster for
the full hour?
A.) No, you can run your Pool Buster for as
long as you like, from one minute to sixty
long does the battery last?
.)It is rated at 1,000 hours, or about five
years using it as frequently as 200 hours a year,
more often than most pool owners will ever use it.
buy a new battery? If so, how much does it cost?
A.) You must purchase a battery motor box, which
contains a battery, but you probably will not need
one for about five years. At
present we charge $79 for the motor box, but
anticipate by the time you will need one, the price
is likely to be reduced to about $25.
difficult is it to clean and replace the filter bag?
A.) It's a snap. It should only take you a
minute or two
much debris will the filter bag hold
.)Unless your pool has been totally neglected,
it should hold enough to clean the entire pool
long will a filter bag last?
A.) Probably as long as a battery, about five
Q.) How often should I clean our my Pool
Blaster Filter bag?
A.) You can clean your filter bag as often
as you like. The filter bag can then be
turned inside out and rinsed with a hose, or
Q. How much debris will the filter bag
A: It will clean an entire pool without
emptying out the filter bag.
Q: Are there any hoses?
A: There are no hoses, the Pool Blaster
is battery operated and completely self
Q: What do I do if my Pool Buster has
stopped taking a charge?
A: You can call the Water Tech Customer Service Department
at (800) 298-8800, Extension 126 for an RMA
(Return Merchandise Authorization) Number for a repair, or
for faster service if your unit is out of
warranty you can order a replacement motor
box at this
link for parts.
Q: Fine sand and silt is passing through
my all-purpose filter bag, what can I do?
A: You can obtain a finer, 10 micron
sand & silt (algae bag) at this
link for parts.
NOTE: Up to a 50% greater vacuuming
suction has been achieved with the Pool
Buster by removing the brushes and
installing the wheels in the vacuum head.
This creates a lower suction point closer to
the pool floor, thus increasing the suction
considerably. Pool Buster wheels are
intended to be used in vinyl liner pools as
well as other pool surfaces and will not
harm your pool.
What is the
difference between the Pool Blaster, the Pool Blaster
Max and the Pool Blaster CG?
A.) There are only two models, not three. The
Pool Blaster is the general name for the product.
The Pool Blaster Max is the original Pool Blaster. Some dealers put their
own labels on the Pool Blaster, like "XL," unless it
is labeled a Pool Blaster Max CG, it is a standard Pool Blaster.
EVERY Pool Blaster comes with the standard system component sand accessories referred to in A 2., above. The
Pool Blaster Max will filter about 40 gallons per
hour and comes with an All-Purpose Filter bag, good enough to filter out
virtually all medium to large pool debris, like
leaves and twigs.
The new and improved Pool Blaster
Max CG was designed as a commercial grade
Pool Blaster, but has become enormously popular with all pool owners. It has up
to 1/3 more filtering power, heavy-duty, rust and
internal components, charges even faster. Since we estimate the life of a Pool
Blaster is at least 10 years, we strongly recommend the CG for all customers, as
this works out to only about $10 a year to have the
best model. We have feature the Gold Edition, CG,
packed with over $80 worth with accessories.
Blue (Blue Pearl and Blue Diamond)
Q.) Are there any accessories to
Everything you need comes with it,. however
many customers decided to purchase an extra
many models of Blue Diamond are
A.) There are two residential models
(Blue Diamond standard and Blue
Diamond Remote control) and one
commercial model (Blue Diamond
Pro). In 2006 Water Tech
is introducing the Baby Blue Diamond,
the new Blue Pearl. It is more affordable,
with slightly less speed (3 hour cleaning), but actually has
a few features not found on its big
brothers, like zero gravity and obstacle sensors.
Q.) How long does it take to clean
A.) Depends on the model: Blue
Diamond and Blue Diamond Remote: 1 hour;
Blue Pearl: 1-3 hours; Blue Diamond Pro: 4
Q.) Is my pool completely cleaned?
A ) Pre programmed computer
guidance system, completely
covers your entire pool (walls,
floors and most steps) in a
Q.) How do I use it?
A.) Just drop in the water,
plug the transformer into
an outlet and push a button
to turn it on. It shuts
off by itself and is completely
Q.) What are the PVA brushes?
A.) Polyvinylalcohol was
invented in Japan and
when use on our brushes,
provide traction and ability
to climb on any pool surface.They
are far more delicate
on the pool surface than
the rubber brushes used
on man other cleaners.
Q.) What does it remove?
Bacteria, pollen, dirt, sand,
acorns, twigs, small and large
leaves and even scrubs the water
Customer Service Information
How do I get service ?
Either call 800-298-8800,or
email the service manager at