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Thread: Polaris 280 hose constantly tangling

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    Polaris 280 hose constantly tangling

    My older polaris 280 is constantly getting tangled, see pic. Is this a sign that the hose is worn out and needs replacement? In a previous post someone suggested laying the hose in the sun to relax it, that didn't work. I also noticed after replacing the sweep hose that the sweep hose doesn't move as much as it used too even with the valve full open. The speed was also slower and it is getting stuck in corners more. My rpm's are a little low but I haven't figured out how to adjust. I removed the blue restricter plate at the wall socket and that has helped the speed. The backup function rockets half way across the pool now. How much torque should I expect from the drive wheels?

    Thanks for any help you can offer.
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    1 hp Hayward super pump
    3/4 hp Polaris PB-4 booster pump, Polaris 380
    Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Re: Polaris 280 hose constantly tangling

    Have you tried switching sections of hose? Like take some of the front sections move them to the back etc? That helped me at my last house
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    Re: Polaris 280 hose constantly tangling

    I used to have the same issue, and my problem ended up being that my hose was too long. The Polaris's hose should be long enough to reach the farthest wall of the pool, and no longer. I ended up cutting off about 3 feet from the hose, and it doesn't tangle any more. Just don't take off too much at first.
    Maryland
    18000 gallon plaster pool, Pentair Triton II sand filter, Purex Triton Minimax Plus 300 gas heater, 1.0 HP two-speed Pentair Superflo, Polaris 380
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    Re: Polaris 280 hose constantly tangling

    Follow up. I swapped ends of the hose. It helped, not perfect but it will buy another season. Thanks Iciee for the suggestion.
    25000 gal IG gunite plaster. Built in spa, built 1984.
    48 SF Hayward DE-4800 filter
    1 hp Hayward super pump
    3/4 hp Polaris PB-4 booster pump, Polaris 380
    Taylor K-2006 test kit

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    Re: Polaris 280 hose constantly tangling

    Another follow up. I found that my 380 was shedding parts and an internal hose had popped making the drive weak. After fixing those issues the tangling is greatly reduced.
    25000 gal IG gunite plaster. Built in spa, built 1984.
    48 SF Hayward DE-4800 filter
    1 hp Hayward super pump
    3/4 hp Polaris PB-4 booster pump, Polaris 380
    Taylor K-2006 test kit

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