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    Polaris 280 spraying house windows

    Help! My Polaris 280 is spraying my house windows when it comes to the shallow end of my pool. Is there any do-it-yourself remedy to prevent this?
    Mike

    33,000 gallon IG pebble, SWG - Aqua Rite w/ Hayward T Cell 15, DE filter - Pentair FNSP 60, single speed pump, pool age 13 yr, spa, test kit TF100, Polaris 280

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    Re: Polaris 280 spraying house windows

    The only thing I know of is to reduce or completely shut off the flow to the tail. Mine does the same thing - in fact it just sprayed me a minute ago. I just live with it.
    20' x 40' IG with vinyl liner volume approx. 35,000 gal.1.5 H.P. main pump, Polaris 280 cleaner W/ 3/4 H.P. booster pump
    Hayward sand filter, 3.14 sq ft, 62 gpm. Stenner 45 MPH10 chlorine feed pump. 1 micron final filter bags (home made and very effective)

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    Re: Polaris 280 spraying house windows

    If you decide to try a non-DIY solution, get the Tail Sweep Pro. I've tried the weight that Polaris sells and turning down the flow to the tail and it didn't help. My windows haven't been sprayed since I installed the TSP.
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    Re: Polaris 280 spraying house windows

    Just turn down the flow to the tail. Or attach the optional tail soap dispenser so your windows come out clean! Sorry, sometimes I want to have fun. LOL

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    Re: Polaris 280 spraying house windows

    wow it cleans windows too!?!? amazing!
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    Re: Polaris 280 spraying house windows

    Buy the spray stopper from Polaris. Snaps right on. Works like a champ.
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    Re: Polaris 280 spraying house windows

    My tail had the tip end broken off when we bought the house. Someone finally told me that it was suppose to whip around and I then replaced it. When the tail was open on the end it didn't ever spray out of the water ever. So regulating it is the answer. I didn't go out and look at it tonight but maybe it can be adjusted.
    Inground 22k gallon gunite 15x31 main pool, 15x7 wading pool/sunning deck, hot tub/with overflow (9' octagon with limestone top) & slide NSWG, Aqua Blue Pebble Sheen
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    Re: Polaris 280 spraying house windows

    I never owned one but friends did and I thought half the fun in a visit was trying to guess when ole' Mr 280 was gonna "break water" and let us have it. However, I am easily entertained.
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