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Troubleshooting the Polaris 380 Pool CleanerFirst, determine you have a Polaris 380. The Polaris 380 is a pressure side pool cleaner that operates off a separate pump called the booster pump. This pool cleaner has two wheels on one side and one wheel on the opposite side.

Here are common issues that occur with the Polaris 380 Pool Cleaner:

1. Pool cleaner tips over - float head on back of cleaner is waterlogged.
Diagnosis - remove the float head and shake it. If waterlogged, you will need to replace the float head, manufacturer part # A-20.

2. Pool cleaner does not move, but is getting pressure.
Diagnosis - Belts need to be replaced. On the ...

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Polaris 280 Automatic Pool CleanerThe Polaris 280 automatic pool cleaner is a pressure side pool cleaner that runs off a separate pump known as the booster pump or automatic pool cleaner pump. Unlike the Polaris 360 that installs to your pool return line, the Polaris 280 installs into a dedicated pool cleaner line.

Reasons to purchase the Polaris 280 cleaner.

 - You have an in-ground swimming pool that has a pool cleaner line installed.
 - You previously owned a Polaris 180.
 - You are willing to spend a little more to get a dedicated pool cleaning system (pool cleaner line and booster pump).
 - You have large leaves, acorns and ot...

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Polaris 360 Swimming Pool CleanerTwo question customers frequently ask are, explain the differences between the Polaris Pool Cleaners, and which one should I purchase? Specifically in regards to the Polaris 360, Polaris 280 and Polaris 380 pool cleaners.

To keep this post relatively short, I will discuss the differences between these Polaris Automatic Pool Cleaners separately, starting with the Polaris 360.


The Polaris 360 pool cleaner is different from the Polaris 280 and Polaris 380 cleaners, because the Polaris 360 is a pressure side cleaner that does not run off a separate pump known as the booster pump or automatic pool cl...

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