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Thread: Help with new cleaner purchase

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    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Honolulu
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    8

    Help with new cleaner purchase

    I'm looking for your thoughts on what to get to replace my old Polaris 380 that has been in operation for 7 years of continuous use. More often than not, I find the 380 motionless and in need of a new part or disassembly to rehook a hose or two. I want to stick with the booster pump / cleaner combination and not plunge into the robot arena.

    My pool:
    20x40 with a 9 foot deep end
    Plaster surface
    Corner angles are 45 degrees except for the stairs section
    3/4 hp Polaris booster pump

    The pool collects many small leaves and approximately 20 larges leaves per day.

    Do I stick with the 380, upgrade to the 480, downgrade to the 280, or go with a totally different manufacturer?

    My order of priorities:
    1) Length of time required to clean the pool
    2) Depedability
    3) Price

    Thanks for your comments!

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    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Calera, Al
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    Re: Help with new cleaner purchase

    I have the Polaris 280, which IMHO is better than the 380. It uses gears inatead of belts to drive it and has far fewer problems from what I have read. It still uses the booster pump and probably the same wall fitting...
    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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    Join Date
    Feb 2009
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    Honolulu
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    Re: Help with new cleaner purchase

    Thanks ROB N. The 280 does have a lot of positive feedback on this site.

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