My pool came with a Polaris 280, that was running on a timer a few hours a day when I bought the house I saw no reason to change anything (other than emptying the bag every couple days).
In the garage is a vaccuum hose along with (based on the pictures in the Visual Encyclopedia) a Plaster Vacuum and a Leaf Bagger.
Is there any reason for me to ever use anything other than the Polaris? When would I need to use the other stuff?
There doesn't appear to be a dedicated vaccuum line. Am I correct that I take out the skimmer basket and put the vaccuum hose in the strainer? It doesn't look like it would really plug in, so is the suction enough to keep the hose in place? I haven't seen a Vacuum Plate around.