I just bought a "new" Polaris 380. It's almost 100% complete, appears to be unused including several paper tags and such that are supposed to be removed before use that do not show any exposure to water. I paid $65 including shipping for it!
However there are a couple of parts either missing or damaged. The tail scrubber is missing. The red disk mentioned in the owners manual is missing. The bag (mesh) has a few small holes and one larger hole (1") and closes with velcro not a zipper. I'm planning to repair this bag to get up and running soon but I want advice on what to replace this with. There are a LOT of choices in 380 replacement bags. Is Zippered preferred over Velcro? What's the reason for disposable bags? When do you use all purpose (mesh) vs. leaf (netting), vs. Sand/Silt (fine mesh)? Is it important to buy Polaris Brand or are knockoff's good? My pool ends up with a fairly regular dose of leaves due to close proximity of trees, suicide earthworns, and some sand/silt if that helps.
Lastly, is there a best place to order these things from?