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Thread: Preserving the Polaris

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    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Charlotte, NC

    Preserving the Polaris

    I don’t have a decent shaded or hidden place for my Polaris cleaner. Sun/UV is a killer on plastics & the manual states to never store in direct sunight. When not running, & not swimming (clearly the about 95% of the week), it is better to keep the Polaris in the pool, right? The pool is a better storage environment? Nightly addition of bleach wouldn’t harm it? I’d remove for shocking I suppose. It’s just as esthetic/unaesthetic in the pool as on the deck.
    19,800 gallons (closed/winter 18,654 gal); plaster; 18x34 Ft kidney bean shape, Depth 3Ft-5Ft. Built 1992
    Pentair Whisper Flow Pump 1HP. Winter safety cover w anchors.
    Sand filter, Pentair Sand Dollar Top Mount Model SD80; Effective Filtration Area 3.5SF
    - FlowRate 75GPM, 8Hr 36,000, 10Hr 45,000, 12Hr 54,000; Pressure Weight 50PSI
    BBB (Hayward Chlorinator when leave town). Polaris 360 cleaner.

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    Re: Preserving the Polaris

    My 380 is in the pool most of the time. No problems. Sure, the color has faded a bit but it still cleans like it was new.
    15,000 gallon unpainted plaster. Sand filter. Polaris 380.

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    Re: Preserving the Polaris

    Instructions for the 380 do say to remove from the pool when shocking, also when swimming but with only adults I guess that is less important.
    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

    Pool owner since Nov 2008, Trouble Free since April 2009. Happy to help when I can.

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    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Cupertino, CA

    Re: Preserving the Polaris

    Well, you don't want to kick it by accident; or haul on the hoses. Unless you're just doing laps and the Polaris is really out of the way, I'd take it out anytime somebody's in the pool.
    BBB "Intermediate Swimmer"
    IG plaster pool 18.5K gal, Hayward Pro-Grid DE filter, 3/4 HP Hydramax II; Polaris 380, 3/4 HP booster
    AG spa 325 gal, probably Sundance of some kind
    Water testing instructions on one page

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