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Polaris Vac-Sweep 380 Pressure Side Pool Cleaner
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- Powered by triple jets providing greater vacuum power and faster cleaning
- Works in all in-ground pools of any size and shape
- Sweeps, scrubs and vacuums the bottom and walls of your pool
- Runs off separate booster pump.Drive Mechanism : All-Wheel Belt Drive
- Equipped with single chamber filter bag and includes 31-feet of feed hose. Vacuum Inlet : 2 ¼"
- Polaris Vac-Sweep 380 head and hose pressure side pool cleaner
- Works in all in-ground pools; requires Polaris booster pump
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From the manufacturer
Pressure Cleaning Benefits:
A Cleaner Pool:
Pressure cleaning keeps the skimmer free to remove surface debris and contaminants for cleaner pools.
Pressure cleaners move clean and heated water throughout the pool to reduce cold spots.
Pressure cleaners capture debris before it reaches the filter to prolong filter life.
The Polaris Vac-Sweep 380 is a powerful pressure-side pool cleaner for all in-ground pools and easily connects to a dedicated pressure line. Featuring the iconic three-wheel design, the 380 vacuums, sweeps, and scrubs the bottom and walls of any size or shape pool.
Booster pump required.
Vacuums, sweeps and scrubs the floor and walls.
Powerful Debris Intake
Large opening for big debris such as leaves, acorns, and pebbles. Plus, triple venturi jet vacuum for powerful intake.
Large Capacity Filter Bag
Collects debris before it reaches the pump basket and filter to reduce filter cleaning and prolong the life of your pool’s filtration system.
Works with a Booster Pump
A Polaris booster pump provides maximum power so your cleaner can pick up even the largest debris, while circulating clean, warm water throughout all areas of the pool.
Booster Pump Sold Separately.
In-line back-up valve automatically frees the Polaris 380 if it gets cornered, and keeps cleaning without interruption.
Polaris is a registered trademark of Zodiac Pool Systems LLC
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|Item Dimensions||9.75 x 20 x 22.5 in||24 x 11 x 24 in||10 x 20 x 23 in||—||28 x 11.5 x 22 in||1 x 1 x 1 in|
|Item Weight||—||22.62 lbs||17.3 lbs||18.3 lbs||23 lbs||1 lb|
|Product Description||Separate booster pump required. Powered by triple jets and a separate booster pump (not included), the Polaris 380 is one of our most powerful, durable cleaners and is suitable for all In Ground pools. Easily connecting to a dedicated pressure line, the 380 sweeps, scrubs, and vacuums the bottom, walls, and steps of the pool trapping debris in its own filter bag. Also available in a BlackMax for dark bottom pools.||The new Polaris 3900 Sport sets the ultimate standard for pressure side cleaners. The 3900 Sport features a new all-wheel PosiDrive system with stainless steel drive chain that delivers more torque than any other cleaner in its class, resulting in superior performance, more cleaning time, and fewer hang-ups. Features a 2.5 inch vacuum inlet, making it the larges in its category, and is driven by the most powerful 3-jet suction venturi design. This creates an additional 40 gpm of filtration while it captures the largest debris and prevents clogging. The Wide Trax tires provide valuable surface contact, providing optimal traction, climbing and maneuverability, so it covers more ground and climbs better than any other pressure side cleaner. The new, extra large, 5 liter filter, dual chamber SuperBag features a new Twist Release connection and fully zippered access, making cleaning simple, easy and less frequent. The cleaner now includes the TailSweep PRO, an advanced sweep hose enhancement that blows debris out of corners and hard to reach places, while also keeping water from spraying outside the pool. The Polaris 3900 Sport comes complete with a 31 foot hose kit and in-line back-up valve to auto-reverse and free itself it gets stuck. This cleaners is safe for use on all surfaces and requires a booster pump to operate. NOTE: Booster pump not included and sold separately.||Polaris Vac-Sweep 280 Black Max Pressure Side Pool Cleaner||Best Value on the Web! LIMITED TIME: LEADING ONLINE SELLER of the Polaris 280 Tank Trax Automatic In-Ground Pool Cleaner FREE Connector Hose! FREE Reusable Filter Bag! The Polaris 280 Tank Trax Automatic In-Ground Pool Cleaner is the original single-jet Polaris. The Polaris Vac-Sweep 280 Tank Trax is suitable for all in-ground pools, and works independently from the rest of your pool system. Time-tested technology and a sturdy design provide greater vacuum power and faster cleaning. It vacuums, sweeps, and scrubs the bottom and walls of any size or shape in-ground pool, and is especially effective on vinyl models. The Polaris 280 Tank Trax is one of the few cleaners powered by the pressure of clean water returning to your pool. Features and Included FREE! UNPARALLELED VERSATILITY! The Polaris 280 Tank Trax Automatic In-Ground Pool Cleaner can tackle all kinds of things dirtying your pool. Whether Algae, Dirt, or Large Debri, this pool cleaner can handle it with ease and efficiency. It vacuums, sweeps, and scrubs the bottom and walls of any size or shape in-ground pool, and is especially useful on tought to clean VINYL POOLS . The Polaris 280 Tank Trax\'s double jets provide greater vacuum power and faster cleaning in ONE AND A HALF TO THREE HOURS ! INCLUDED FREE! Reusable Filter Bag The Polaris 280 Tank Trax\'s Unique Filter Bag removes debris before it reaches your pump basket or filter. This alone can reduce filter cleanings by up to 80 percent a year, significantly prolonging the life of your filtration system. In conjunction with the Polaris\' large bottom opening, which picks up large debris like leaves, acorns and pebbles, the Polaris 280 Tank Trax Automatic Pool Cleaner giv||The Kreepy Krauly Racer pressure side cleaner for in ground pools is 30% faster than other cleaners in the same class, and its advanced design offers unbeatable performance. The Racer cleans continuously in forward and reverse for uninterrupted coverage and features four venturis for powerful suction, coupled with a large debris intake and jumbo bag to collect even the worst mess in record time. A built-in rotating brush eliminates hard-to-remove debris and its tail sweep forces debris from hard to reach areas like corners, steps and ladders. The Racer also comes with ultra-bright LED lights that complement its sleek appearance when operating at night! The Racer requires the use of a dedicated line and 3/4 HP booster pump (not included).||Kreepy Krauly Platinum Pressure-Side Inground Automatic Pool Cleaner, Gray|
The Polaris Vac-Sweep 380 pressure cleaner works in all in-ground pools, and requires a booster pump (sold separately). Featuring the iconic Polaris three-wheel design, the Polaris 380's all-wheel, belt drive mechanism provides greater vacuum power and faster cleaning (3 hours or less).
Powered by triple jets, the Polaris 380 sweeps, scrubs, and vacuums the bottom, walls, and steps of any size or shape pool, and it holds debris in its single chamber filter bag. Its unique filter bag removes debris before it reaches your pump basket or filter, prolonging the life of your filtration system. An in-line back-up valve automatically frees the 380 if it gets cornered and keeps it cleaning without interruption.
The 380 requires a separately available booster pump, such as the PB4-60. Polaris pressure pumps are specifically designed to operate your cleaner at optimum cleaning efficiency. The compact, rugged design allows for maximum performance.
This pressure-side pool cleaner climbs walls and maneuvers over stairs, picking up large debris such as leaves, acorns and pebbles.
Maximizes Water Circulation and Filtration
Distributing heated water to the deepest parts of the pool as it cleans, the 380 will completely clean your pool in a few hours, giving you more time to enjoy it.
Large Capacity Zippered Filter Bag
The 380 collects and deposits debris before it reaches the pump basket or filter, reducing filter cleanings up to 80 percent, thus prolonging the life of the filtration system and reducing maintenance time.
What's in the Box
380 Pressure-side pool cleaner; 31-foot hose kit; deck or wall mount; and operating instructions
Polaris cleaners are the number one recognized brand of pool cleaners worldwide and have enjoyed 40 years as the top selling pressure pool cleaner. The new robotics from Polaris display the same high quality engineering, rugged construction, and reliability that pool owners have come to expect from the brand. Polaris Pool is part of the Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. family of products for the pool and spa.
380 Pressure-side Pool Cleaner
At a Glance
- Triple venturi jet vacuum
- Large throat for big debris
- Sweephose to clean steps and tight corners
- Thoroughly scrubs pool surfaces
- Large filter bag capacity
- Cleans pool in 3 hours or less
- Runs off a booster pump (available separately)
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When it runs, it works well, but it has a bad habit of locking the wheels, which requires me to remove it from the pools and manually push the wheels into rotation again. After that, it may function well for a few minutes or a few days, but never as reliably as its forebearer.
After a few sessions of breaking the wheels free by hand, I disassembled it to see why it was locking (something the first 380 NEVER did in the many years that I owned it). Firstly, I noticed that the scroll housing which covers the impeller wheel is held in place by a single screw, a method which does not bode well for reliability.
Then I noticed that the hose fitting which secured the input hose to the single jet plenum in the venturi tube was covered in a thick gob of what looks like white silastic; the two hose connectors leading to the two-jet plenum on the other side of the venturi tube are correctly fastened with no sealer in sight.
I sent pictures to the Zodiac support man who answered my telephone inquiry, and asked him why a brand-new Polaris (sold by Amazon Direct, by the way) should look like it had been patched before it was sold, rather than have the (probable) leaking parts replaced before the piece shipped out.
After he saw the photos that I sent to him, he replied, and I quote:
"I talked with my Lead Tech. and he stated that all the cleaners are coming out of the factory that way now. I apologize for it looking that way but it should not affect your cleaner. As far as the one screw holding that plastic together has been tested and we have not had any known problems with the design."
In my opinion, Polaris is de-contenting their designs, which is a euphemism for cheapening them, and I sincerely suggest that buyers of their equipment think carefully before committing to the purchase of these pieces of equipment, because they are singularly expensive ab initio.
As for me, I've bought my last Polaris/Zodiac product.
That's a little how I felt after reading reviews comparing the Polaris 280 to the KK. My pool had an older 280 that had seen better days. It lasted 9 years by my guess so I was good to come to grips that it was time to replace it. I thought about switching to the KK but it just didn't seem to have the features or benefits to move me away from what has worked well for me going on 16 years @ two different pools.
So I took the plunge and picked up the 280 as a replacement to my older 280. Wow this one is really nice and what a difference compared to my old one. Moves much faster, and really churns the water up too. I'm very happy and have every reason to believe this one is going to last 8-10 years too.
My first 280 spent 4 years living under a giant water oak tree and the tree dropped leaves, acorns, branchlettes, and even a squirrel into the pool almost year-round. It performed admirably for me.
Over the years I replaced the tires twice, the float once, all three axles once, the bag a dozen or so times, the part that connects to the pool, the pump once, and the feed tube. The gears finally gave out and I elected to replace rather than repair it. Although, I could have replaced the gears and I’m confident I would have gotten another few years out of it.
If you take a few minutes to read the manual and adjust it when you install it your pool maintenance time will be reduced. Make sure to keep the bag emptied and the jet and float adjusted and it’s relatively maintenance free.
If I didn’t have this I would probably have filled my pool in with dirt by now. This is an investment and well worth it.
Wow - This cleaned the pool...including going up the walls. I have an electric pool cleaner that I use when the pool is a mess such as after a storm. This new unit cleaned as good as my electric pool cleaner. This really showed me how poor my original was performing. I am amazed and very pleased with the performance.