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Thread: How do you empty your Polaris bag?

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    How do you empty your Polaris bag?

    How do you empty your Polaris bag?

    I take it over to the hose, open the velcro and stick my hand inside the bag to hold it open while I flush it with the hose as best I can. This usually gets pretty messy clamping the hose between my knees while I'm trying to finger-sweep inside the bag, behind the seams, etc. It isn't easy getting the gritty-goop from behind all the seams and in the corners of the "holding area" of the bag.

    Demonstrating this to the girls made them recoil in horror at the thought of sticking their hand in there with the bugs, worms, leaves, hair & dirt. This means I'm the only one who gets to empty it...

    I've thought of making a hoop out of a coat-hanger to hold the bag open, but the "U" shape of the bag innards with that internal seam just makes it one of the most awkward things to clean *well*. You almost need four hands to do a good-job cleaning it.

    I'm open to suggestion.
    18'x36' IG Vinyl, SWCG, Sand Filter, stupid crepe-myrtles right next to the pool...

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    Re: How do you empty your Polaris bag?

    I have 2 suggestions. First is to get a second bag and pull the dirty one off and let it dry out. It will empty/clean a lot better when it is dry, then you can just swap bags. Second, I use a Knee High Panty hose and put it on the polaris first, then the bag. Kind of like a good sand/silt bag. Then I just throw the inner bag away. Good luck......
    http://www.circledspecialties.com

    44,000 IG Salt Pool - Pentair VF, Quad 100, Polaris 280, IC60, 400 Mater Temp

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    Re: How do you empty your Polaris bag?

    I turn mind inside out put my hand inside (what was the outside) and wash it off into the grass with the hose. Only problem is I sometimes get a little wet. Circle is correct about letting it dry and all the stuff will just fall out. Since you want the girls to do it perhaps the two bag process is better. They can just change out the bag and let you deal with emptying it later.
    Larry in Texas

    Above ground 7,700 gallons, 19 inch sand filter ( 2 sq. ft.), Liquidator, and a WaterWay Hi-Flo Pump with an A.O. Smith 1 hp SF 1.0 motor.

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    Re: How do you empty your Polaris bag?

    I open the velcro and then dump what comes out into the landscaping. Then I turn it inside out and swish in a bucket of pool water. Then I toss it aside and take the dry bag and shake out the last bit of sand and use that one.
    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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    Re: How do you empty your Polaris bag?

    Two bags. Dang - Why didn't *I* think of that! The knee-high trick sounds awesome. Mine has the pre-mounted bag-on-a-collar with the two "lobes" that snap into the neck of the unit so I'm not sure how I would fit the knee-high on it, but I'll mess around with it and see what I can come up with.
    18'x36' IG Vinyl, SWCG, Sand Filter, stupid crepe-myrtles right next to the pool...

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    Re: How do you empty your Polaris bag?

    I am a double bagger to... I dont find it that hard to clean... you dont get it perfect....but letting it dry really helps...
    live in eastern washington state
    18x36, Vinyl inground 24k
    Hayward 1 hp filter pump
    1 skimmer/2 returns
    24" sand filter, polaris 280 with booster pump.

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    Re: How do you empty your Polaris bag?

    I just unzip it and hose it off from top down towards the open end then do the seams last it works pretty well.
    17,000 gal, IG Gunite Diamond Brite plaster Kidneybean,w/7x11 tanning ledge& 3x5 swimout bench,244T 300lb Hayward Pro high rate sand filter(63 GPM) , Hayward 1Hp Super Pump w/3/4 hp booster pump, Polaris 280, Laars Lite 2 175k N/G Heater, Tf-100, Speed stir

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    Re: How do you empty your Polaris bag?

    I have the same one as you do JayDee and like I said I just turn it out and wash it out in the yard.
    Larry in Texas

    Above ground 7,700 gallons, 19 inch sand filter ( 2 sq. ft.), Liquidator, and a WaterWay Hi-Flo Pump with an A.O. Smith 1 hp SF 1.0 motor.

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    Re: How do you empty your Polaris bag?

    To install the knee high, install it down in the polaris and fold the end on the Polaris plastic housing. Then install the bag with 2 clips to hold it on place. When the pump turns on it will blow the knee high into the polaris bag. Let us know.....
    http://www.circledspecialties.com

    44,000 IG Salt Pool - Pentair VF, Quad 100, Polaris 280, IC60, 400 Mater Temp

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    Re: How do you empty your Polaris bag?

    I think we may be talking about two different Polaris bags.
    Larry in Texas

    Above ground 7,700 gallons, 19 inch sand filter ( 2 sq. ft.), Liquidator, and a WaterWay Hi-Flo Pump with an A.O. Smith 1 hp SF 1.0 motor.

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