Hi, Hope someone can help me. I have an inground pool with a Polaris 380 pool cleaner running off a Polaris Halcyon (spelling?) booster pump. The pump and pool are 4 years old. This year it has a marked loss of power. It gets stuck in the corners, wheels stop sometimes, and spends most of it's time crawling along the walls. I don't remember ever checking the pressure coming out of the return but when the Polaris is disconnected it seems to me it should be more powerful when I put my hand over it. The wheels of the unit spin close to 28 revollutions/minute.
What I've done:
replace seal and o-ring in motor. Checked for air leaks in lines. Took Polaris unit apart and inspected and tightened belts. Adjusted settings. Same thing. It does work, just not very well. I think I'm not getting the same pressure.
My question is of course what do you think could be wrong? I contacted polaris and they don't think it's the motor itself, although at this point I think it is. The main filter for the pool is clean, backwashed, rinsed, etc. Pressure is good.
Should I just break down and get a new pump to see if that's it?
Any help would be appreciated.... I hate vacumming!!!
Ken from across the pond.