I purchased my home about two years ago and noticed that the polaris never seemed to move around or clean all that well. Pressure seemed to be low overall. After one season of non-stop manual cleaning, I'm thinking that I just need to install a booster pump for the polaris. I'll try to describe my set up briefly.
The pool has two skimmers and the main drain at the bottom of the pool. All go through another skimmer basket before the pump and filter. From the filter there is a valve. One direction goes to a small filter and then the polaris and three return jets. The other direction goes to what I have been told used to be a "whip system." I basically have that side closed off, and all return water going to the 3 jets and polaris.
My thought is that I should try to change the current polaris plug to a regular return jet and then re-purpose the old whip system to be a dedicated line for the polaris.
I'm not sure exactly how I should do this though. Where in the system to place the booster pump? What type of pump and size? And how should I go about capping off all of the old whip system jets and changing one to put the polaris on.
Also, how do I see what type of polaris I own to make sure that it's able to use the added pressure. From what I can tell, it's just a standard blue and white polaris like everyone else's. I just don't know about them to know if that's a 280, 360, or 380.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. If there's any more information you need from me, just ask.