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- Polaris Vac-Sweep 280 pressure side pool cleaner
- Works in all in-ground pools; requires Polaris booster pump
- Palletized in multiples of 16 units ;TailSweep PRO Compatibility-YES
- Ready to connect to 1.5-inch dedicated pressure cleaner line
- Includes 31-feet of feed hose
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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 280 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 280 vacuums, sweeps, and scrubs the bottom and walls of any size or shape pool.
Note: 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, dual 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.
In-line back-up valve automatically frees the 280 if it gets cornered and keeps it cleaning without interruption.
Works with a Booster Pump
A Polaris booster pump provides optimal power so your cleaner can pick up even the largest debris, while circulating clean, warm water throughout all areas of the pool.
Note: Booster Pump Sold Separately.
Polaris is a registered trademark of Zodiac Pool Systems LLC
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Polaris Vac-Sweep Pressure-Side Automatic In-Ground Pool Cleaner
This Polaris Vac-Sweep 280 pressure side pool cleaner works in all in-ground pools; requires Polaris booster pump. Palletized in multiples of 16 units. Ready to connect to 1.5-inch dedicated pressure cleaner line. Includes 31-feet of feed hose.
|The perfect gift for you or a loved one! This kit includes the award winning Polaris 280, an extra standard filter, a tight knit sand and silt filter, and an ultra durable zipper filter. Everything you need for pollen-filled springs, summer parties, dusty autumns, and bag sheering sticks and seeds in winter. Polaris’ 280 Pressure Side Pool Cleaner traps debris while sweeping and scrubbing your in ground pool’s floor and walls. It runs off of a booster pump and double jets collecting debris in it’s high capacity filter bag. This cleaner connects to your dedicated pressure line and requires a booster pump for operation. The Polaris 280 holds both small and large debris in it’s filter bag so it doesn’t enter your filtration system. This extends the lifetime of your filtration system and brings a beautiful clean to your pool. It’s double jets and booster pump give the 280 optimal vacuum power and allow it to clean faster. The Polaris 280 is also available in a BlackMax model to compliment darker bottom pools. Use the Polaris 280 Pressure Side Pool Cleaner to keep your swimming pool clean, clear, and free of dirt and debris.||Polaris Vac-Sweep 280 Black Max Pressure Side Pool Cleaner||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.||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).|
The Polaris Vac-Sweep 280 pressure-side pool cleaner works in all in-ground pools and requires a booster pump. It is powered by double jets, providing greater vacuum power and faster cleaning (3 hours or less). The Polaris 280 easily connects to a dedicated pressure line and sweeps, scrubs, and vacuums all surfaces of the pool. The pressure cleaner is equipped with a single chamber filter bag where it captures large debris such as leaves, acorns, pebbles, and other small to large debris. Its unique filter bag removes debris before it reaches your pump basket or filter, prolonging the life of your filtration system.
The 280 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.
What's in the Box
280 Pressure-side pool cleaner; 31-foot hose kit; single chamber filter bag; 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.
280 Pressure Side Pool Cleaner
At a Glance
- Powered by double jets, cleans a pool faster (3 hours or less)
- Works in all in-ground pools of any size and shape
- Unique filter bag removes debris before it reaches your pump basket or filter
- Sweeps, scrubs, and vacuums the bottom and walls of your pool
- Includes 31 feet of feed hose; equipped with single chamber filter bag for capturing larger debris
- 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.
I came across this a long time ago and have been wanting to try it for a while, but my dad (who is a pool owner and an engineer) was convinced that it would not work sufficiently without a booster pump. Hoping to prove him wrong, I finally broke down one day and bought it. I'm so happy I did.
My pool is now totally 100% clean ALL THE TIME and I absolutely love it. Even without a booster pump it works amazing and has great pressure. I do clean the net and the filter once a week, but compared to the work I used to have to do it's basically nothing.
So anyways, I highly recommend it. My ONLY regret is that I didn't buy it 4 years ago. My pool never gets dirty anymore and I hardly ever have to do any work on it.
So if you're on the fence just buy it. It took maybe an hour of messing with the valves to get the pressure right, but once I got that perfect it's been great. Best decision I've possibly ever made.
Also, they change the design of the tail -- a different clear material instead of white. And it's for the worst. The new tail is constantly getting stuck around the wheel and causing the entire sweep to stop moving. The old one never did that.
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.
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