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Zodiac MX6 – review

The Zodiac MX6 is a small compact cleaner. It is one of the more sold cleaners for a few years now. There are a lot of happy customers. This is a vacuum pool cleaner robot, which is a weird description as a pool cleaner is in my honest opinion either robotic or not, but this are zodiacs words. So in my words it would be a vacuum pool cleaner as you need a pool pump for it to operate. But it is programmable so you could choose for the word robot.

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Zodiac MX6 Review – Pros & Cons

All in all this is a nice little cleaner which is suitable for small and average sized pools. If you own a large pool you should have a look at its larger brother, the Zodiac MX8.


  • Small and compact pool cleaner
  • Very good for plaster pools
  • Energy efficient cleaner


  • Not ideal for fiberglass pools

Pros of the Zodiac MX6

The Zodiac MX6 is a small compact cleaner. It as mostly the same as the bigger MX8 but has a lower RPM so it is more energy efficient.

Cons of the Zodiac MX6

According to user reviews it sometimes has problems on the slicker pool walls which means fiberglass pools. It seems to have no problems with the plaster pool walls. This cleaner is also not suitable for dual speed pumps. And because of the lower RPM it is a little less powerful.


The zodiac MX6 pool vac attaches to the skimmer or a 1.5 inch vacuum line. Though not widely known, this cleaner can be used for inground as well as above ground pool cleaners. it is suitable for pool surfaces made of: Concrete, Tile, Vinyl and Fiberglass. It uses a low flow pump which makes it good for the environment as it uses little energy.


Cyclonic Suction – Gives strong suction to climb the walls.
X-Drive Navigation – two way navigation to deep clean the floor, the walls, and the waterline.
Optimized Flow Control – self regulates controls to correct any excess flow through the MX6 for better performance.
Low-Flow Energy Efficient Design – Works on variable-speed and 2-speed pumps.
Flex Power Turbine – efficient operation on low-flow pumps.
Easy-Grip Handle – For simple carrying and easy removal out of the pool.
Quick Connect – For a quick attachment to the cleaner.
Twist Locking Hose – For a simple connection.


X-Drive Technology with X-Trax.
The size is 40.1 x 9 x 14.6 inches and the weight is 17.5 pounds


Only one: MX6 – Zodiac MX6 In ground Cleaner


There is only one accessory specially made for this cleaner namely the Zodiac Cyclonic Leaf Catcher


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As it is very light weight that helps to make it more user friendly. It does seem to take some balancing to make it cover your whole pool with some users so that makes it more difficult.


The warranty is one year which is normal in the pool cleaner branch. On average most users use it more then a few years.


Zodiac MX6 Cleaner does not move at all or moves to slowly.
MX6 Cleaner patterns do not cover entire pool.
I have a 1/2 horse power pump, will it work with that?
What material are the drive wheels is this made of, plastic or metal?
how many feet of hoses is included
Will this vacuum work with pebble tec pools
Does it go over pop ups without getting stuck?
is the mx6 vacuum good for fiberglass pools?
Does the pool debris go into a bag?
Is the zodiac mx6 good for a 20 x40 in ground pool?
Will this work with a raised anti-vortex drain cover?
Can you put a inline leaf canister in the hose?Zodiac MX6 Cleaner gets stuck at stairs.
The Zodiac MX6 Cleaner won’t climb walls.

What’s your take on the Zodiac MX6? Do not hesitate to share your opinion in the comments below!

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