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    Polaris Upgrade?

    My local pool store sent me an e-mail offer that gives me a $200 trade in on my Polaris 280 towards the purchase of the Polaris 3900 Sport, $150 for a 380 or $50 for a 360. I've been happy with my 280 but was wondering what people thought about the 3900? Should I just stick with my 280 or move up to the 3900?

    Any and all comments appreciated!
    20x40 IG Vinyl, 1.5 HP Whisperflo, Sta-Rite System 3 (300) Sq. ft Cart
    Intellichlor IC40 SWCG, 125,000 BTU Pentair heatpump, Polaris 280
    7' IG FG Spa, 2 HP Whisperflo, Pentair Dynamic III Cart (100) Sq. ft

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    Re: Polaris Upgrade?

    I'd stay clear of the 3900. I've had to rebuild it once since I bought last year. Kinks the hose, does not climb well, had problems with the wheels and gears. I'm planning on converting back to a 280 that i got off ebay when the 3900 dies again.
    21500 gal IG, vinyl, 850 gal spillway spa, shared filter/heat system, 2 HP hayward max-flo filter pump, 3/4 HP polaris booster, polaris 3900 cleaner, hayward sand filter 300#, Jandy aqualink RS8 controls, 8 gal. liquidator

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    Re: Polaris Upgrade?

    If it's not broken, don't fix it.

    My 280 cleans up just about everything from the bottom and I would not trade it for anything but a new 280. Climbs the walls, and keeps the pool very clean. This weekend it sucked up a spiderman toy that is about 5" long. Still don't know how it did it.
    Gary
    21k gal SW, IG Gunite PebbleSheen, 1HP Jandy, Jandy 340 filter, Polaris 280, 17' fiberglass slide w/ 2HP pump.

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    Re: Polaris Upgrade?

    Thanks, guys! I too have no problems with my 280, it does a great job. I guess I'll do what you're doing, stick with what's working.
    20x40 IG Vinyl, 1.5 HP Whisperflo, Sta-Rite System 3 (300) Sq. ft Cart
    Intellichlor IC40 SWCG, 125,000 BTU Pentair heatpump, Polaris 280
    7' IG FG Spa, 2 HP Whisperflo, Pentair Dynamic III Cart (100) Sq. ft

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