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    Polaris 380 ties itself into a know within an hour

    my Polaris 380 ties itself into a know within an hour or two every day. Not just a tangle but an overhand knot.

    What is the solution to this knotty problem?

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    My spelling is bad today. My Polaris 380 ties itself into a KNOT within an hour or two every day.

    Is there a solution to this "knotty" problem?

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    Re: Polaris 380 ties itself into a know within an hour

    Do you have line floats and a swivel installed? If it is getting into a knot, I would think the floats are not keeping the line on the water surface enough.
    23,000 IG Plaster pool w/ spa, Pentair FNS Plus 48 DE Filter, Hayward RS1000 Main pump, Polaris booster pump, CPSC48 SWG, Legend pool sweep. Dallas, Texas, Full sun, Taylor K-2006

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    Re: Polaris 380 ties itself into a know within an hour

    Quote Originally Posted by rdhetrick
    Do you have line floats and a swivel installed? If it is getting into a knot, I would think the floats are not keeping the line on the water surface enough.
    It has worked well for many years.Just got into knotting this year. Do I need to change the position of the floats or get new swivels?

    7cycleman

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    Re: Polaris 380 ties itself into a know within an hour

    Probably both. The house should be level and not sag anywhere. New swivels are cheap online. When you twist the swivel manually it should not feel gritty. Also you may need to adjust the directional thrust and check the float for water inside while you are at it. Just guessing on those last two, for I dont know why the direction would need to be different than before.
    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: Polaris 380 ties itself into a know within an hour

    check the position of the float behind the backup valve. the closer the float is the high the pool cleaner will lift when backing up. if you move the float back about 18 - 24" and when it backs up it will drag the cleaner along the pool floor. this will help with the tangling up. also check the rpm's of the cleaner, you can download a manual from the zodiac web site which tells you how to do it. also check the hose length, it should be within about 6" of the longest point of the pool from the wall fitting.
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