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    pentair jet vac cleaner to ....?

    Currently I have a booster pump with a jet vac cleaner which is only 3 year old but the parts on it keep wearing out...so was looking to upgrade to the polaris or the kreepy krauly platinum...would i need to change anything out to make the change? I assume the connection to the pool wall and the booster pump will both work? IE they are universal?
    built 4/08/2000 16 x32 460 Sq FT Pool 16,000 gallons 3.5 ft 5 ft 3.5 ft sport pool

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    Re: pentair jet vac cleaner to ....?

    They're all pressure side cleaners so they should work with the pump you have now. The wall fittings should also work but if not you can buy adapters for them.
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    Re: pentair jet vac cleaner to ....?

    ok thanks. Is polaris or the pentair considered more durable?

    Is it normal for the hose line on my jet vac to be "peeling"? When I pull it in to empty the bag the line leaves blue paint or chips on my hands
    built 4/08/2000 16 x32 460 Sq FT Pool 16,000 gallons 3.5 ft 5 ft 3.5 ft sport pool

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    any thoughts
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    I don't know which is considered more durable but the hose should not be peeling or chipping. Sounds like it's past time for a new one.
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    Re: pentair jet vac cleaner to ....?

    Looking for a new one again...what is considered the best polaris or best value?
    built 4/08/2000 16 x32 460 Sq FT Pool 16,000 gallons 3.5 ft 5 ft 3.5 ft sport pool

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    Re: pentair jet vac cleaner to ....?

    I recall quite a few threads liking the 280. It has a reputation for being the most reliable and best for leaves due to the larger throat opening. Although I have no experience with them.

    I imagine that the 380 and 3900 are more expensive and not sure if they are worth it.

    Try searching for pressure cleaners:
    Here is some discussion (although other thread love the 3900):
    polaris-9300-disapointing-first-run-t20565.html
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    Re: pentair jet vac cleaner to ....?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4x4tx
    Looking for a new one again...what is considered the best polaris or best value?
    I would consider the Polaris 280 to the best value.
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    Re: pentair jet vac cleaner to ....?

    Anyone looking for parts on the jet vac?


    built 4/08/2000 16 x32 460 Sq FT Pool 16,000 gallons 3.5 ft 5 ft 3.5 ft sport pool

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