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Thread: Polaris 380 Back-up Valve Positioning

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    Polaris 380 Back-up Valve Positioning

    Quick question on this thing. Just took apart the whole hose system to clean it (algae issues after we bought house, owners had moved out long ago). How far from the cleaner should the back-up valve be placed? Also, should the jet be on the front side of the hose or the back side? Does it matter? I'd guess the front side would maybe help it back up better but I'm not sure it matters.
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    Re: Polaris 380 Back-up Valve Positioning

    Try watching this... 3 min mark has a good description and demo of where that belongs etc.
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    Re: Polaris 380 Back-up Valve Positioning

    Hmm.... looks like I have the back-up valve too close to the polaris. Or the previous owner cut that portion of the house too short, anyway. I don't know if I have much of an option except to buy new hose.

    Also it sounds like that guys needs nuts on his swivels.

    Thanks for the video link!
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    Re: Polaris 380 Back-up Valve Positioning

    Quote Originally Posted by jwoodall
    Thanks for the video link!
    Welcome! I am waiting on my 380 to arrive and wanted to familiarize myself so I happened to have seen this video yesterday.
    Inlaws Pool Boy since June 14th 2012, Pool built ~ 2003, In-Ground, 16'x32'
    13500 gal, Vinyl Liner, Fiberglass Slide, TF-100 Test Kit, Hayward 210T
    sand filter, A.O. Smith 1.5HP main pump motor (C48L2N134C1),
    Hayward SuperPump (model ?), Polaris 380 & PB4 Booster Pump

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    Re: Polaris 380 Back-up Valve Positioning

    Be careful connecting the hoses to the swivels. I evidently don't know my own strength.
    17,000 Gallon In Ground Plaster -- Installed around 2001
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    Re: Polaris 380 Back-up Valve Positioning

    Quote Originally Posted by jwoodall
    Be careful connecting the hoses to the swivels. I evidently don't know my own strength.
    Oh no... what happened? Pictures?
    Inlaws Pool Boy since June 14th 2012, Pool built ~ 2003, In-Ground, 16'x32'
    13500 gal, Vinyl Liner, Fiberglass Slide, TF-100 Test Kit, Hayward 210T
    sand filter, A.O. Smith 1.5HP main pump motor (C48L2N134C1),
    Hayward SuperPump (model ?), Polaris 380 & PB4 Booster Pump

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    Re: Polaris 380 Back-up Valve Positioning

    Oh I just cracked the swivel and it was spraying water everywhere. Not surprisingly the little guy that could, Paul, we call him, didn't have the power to get past the steps or really suck anything up anymore. But I replaced it no problem.
    17,000 Gallon In Ground Plaster -- Installed around 2001
    DE Filter - 1.5 HP Challenger Pump - Polaris 380

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