Hey everyone, I have had my Polaris for 4 years, this will be my 5th season. The builder included it as part of the pool build, and he installed a dedicated booster pump for it.
I just got my pool opened and it was a mess. I vacuumed it as well as I could, cloudy water made it hard to see everything. I ran the filter and popped the polaris in to try to pick up any debris. It seemed to be working fine for the first day.
Next day I saw I needed to vacuum much better, I did, kept the polaris out, filed more. I now have crystal clear water.
Popped the polaris in, and its going to the bottom, tail is moving, but the polaris is not moving at all. I pulled it up and noticed that the back up valve was shooting water out constantly, not sure if it is supposed to or not, but it was. I also noticed that water was shooting out from the back of the polaris, which is supposed to propel it.
From what I have researched, my back up valve should not be flowing constantly like it is, and that could be causing the problem?
Can anyone tell me how to confirm if it is my back up valve, and anything else I can do to troubleshoot this thing?