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Thread: Polaris 280 vs 3900

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    Polaris 280 vs 3900

    From previous posts posts I searched was the 280 is the reliable workhorse.

    The pool store seems to think the 3900 has been updated and is the better purchase. With the current rebates. The 280 would be $495 vs $609 for the 3900.

    Anyone have the updated version of the 3900? Think for $100 the 3900 is the way to go?
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    Re: Polaris 280 vs 3900

    The 280 is exceedingly reliable and really doesn't have any significant problems. Nothing they have done since has improved on it.
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    Re: Polaris 280 vs 3900

    280 hands down

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    Re: Polaris 280 vs 3900

    Will the 280 work without a dedicated booster pump?

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    Re: Polaris 280 vs 3900

    yellowbellied, no the 280 requires a booster pump. In the future, you should start your own topic to ask a question rather than reusing someone else's topic.
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