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Thread: I have much to learn (Polaris 280 question)

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    I have much to learn (Polaris 280 question)

    For the most part I just keep my Polaris in the pool and run it for an hour or so when I feel like it, or when I see junk on the bottom... sits in my pool 99% of the time (unless we have company).

    How do you run yours and do you store it each and every time... I just need to know what is the right way to do things...
    Pool 16 x 33.5 Foxx Pool with rounded corners 3.5 at each end and 5+ in the middle (16000 GAL)

    Equipment - 300 LB Hayward filter with a Pentair SuperFlo pump (3/4 HP). Also Hayward H series Heater and a dedicated jet for a Polaris 280 with a booster pump (3/4HP). Hayward Chlorinator CL200.

    Pool has Main Drain, 2 return Jets with 1 inch eyeballs, a skimmer with floating weir, and the dedicated Polaris jet. Also has a valve for the Waterslide.

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    Re: I have much to learn (Polaris 280 question)

    They don't seem to have too much trouble with pool chemicals (although they will bleach out over time, and the bearings will eventually corrode). But, for the most part, running them an hour or so a day is sufficient.

    Do disconnect it (at the wall fitting) and take it out when entertaining.
    In the industry, CSP (Certified Service Professional) by the NSPI and it's successor the APSP. My company services over 600 pools every year. I think the practices regularly espoused on this forum (especially the BBB method) are outstanding; however my comments will be often oriented towards the goal of getting it done, and getting it done right now!

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    Re: I have much to learn (Polaris 280 question)

    It is a good idea to take the 280 out of the pool whever you first add any chemicals such as acid, or shock for the first 2-3 hours. Reason is when you add chemicals the first 2-3 hours is when most of them chemical reactions are taking place and that is when the water is most "violent". Taking it out saves a decent amout of life on all of the moving compents.

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    Re: I have much to learn (Polaris 280 question)

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex.t901
    It is a good idea to take the 280 out of the pool whever you first add any chemicals such as acid, or shock for the first 2-3 hours. Reason is when you add chemicals the first 2-3 hours is when most of them chemical reactions are taking place and that is when the water is most "violent". Taking it out saves a decent amout of life on all of the moving compents.
    I disagree. If you are adding the chemicals as we recommend, everything is mixed well before it reaches the bottom of the pool ... there is nothing "violent" going on.

    See Recommended Pool Chemicals for how to safely add chemicals to the water.
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