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Thread: Polaris 360 , not great for a rectangular pool ?

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    Polaris 360 , not great for a rectangular pool ?

    Been using my New Polaris 360 all season and I have to complain a little. Not sure its best for my 1/2 rectangle 1/2 roman pool.
    It is good for picking up leaves but does not scrub or do well picking up dirt. So its not a replacement for vacuuming.
    Perhaps it will be best when I get more leaves in a few weeks.
    I find it is often stuck in the corner or my rectangle shallow end until it backs up and end frees itself up.
    I don't expect it to climb the vertical walls but maybe a little on deep end .

    What' s your experience folks?

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    BoDarville's Avatar
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    Jun 2012
    DFW, Texas

    Re: Polaris 360 , not great for a rectangular pool ?

    My pool is best described as oval, with a deep end. My 360 will climb the vertical walls, though. It also picks up whatever dirt gets in there.

    You may try a finer mesh vacuum bag (several different vac bags containing differing woven mesh "tightness" are available for the 360). If your current bag has a looser mesh (weave), the dirt may be getting picked up but it goes through the bag. Here are two bags with a tighter mesh: or
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    SinistrV6's Avatar
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    Mississippi Gulf Coast

    Re: Polaris 360 , not great for a rectangular pool ?

    My experience was similar. My pool is a True-L design and it usually ended up stuck in the shallow end, around the corner.
    42X16X24 True-L vinyl lined IG pool
    30,500 gallons
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