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Thread: Quick Question about Polaris 280

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    Quick Question about Polaris 280

    Is it ok to leave the Polaris in the pool 24/7? It's certainly more convenient to leave it in, but I wonder if the constant exposure to the salt water and sunlight will damage it. Is this ok, or is it better to take it out when not in use?
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    Re: Quick Question about Polaris 280

    If it's a few feet underwater the sun won't hurt it for a very, very long time. It may shorten the hose life a little if it floats, but I'll doubt you'll see much difference by leaving it in 24/7 in terms of longevity.
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    Re: Quick Question about Polaris 280

    Quote Originally Posted by wal81 View Post
    Is it ok to leave the Polaris in the pool 24/7?
    We do, and ours is nine years old. I think leaving it outside the pool in the sun would probably hurt it more.
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