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    Polaris 280 RPM adjustment

    Hi - I tried the blue disk and my RPM was around 16. With the red disk it's around 24 (still below 28) and it gets stuck frequently. With no disk the water pressure is way too high! The instructions on the Polaris website say to " Make sure that the hose weight adjustment nut is screwed down correctly." But there is nothing in the instructions that says what/where this is. Anyone know where this is or have other suggestions?

    Thanks in advance!
    12k gal IGP/Spa, gunite, Jandy 2HP ePump VSP, Jandy CL 460 Cartridge Filter, LXI400 Heater, PebbleSheen, Polaris 280, stenner 45MPHP10 auto chorine feeder

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    Re: Polaris 280 RPM adjustment

    Is your booster pump properly plumbed in? Sounds like not enough water pressure. I used the blue disc that was in the fitting out of the box, and my RPM was spot on with about 28-29rpm.

    I have the same unit too.
    24'x40' 25k gal Imperial Mountain Pond IGP, full 28 mil VynAll Ocean Breakers liner. All Hayward system: 140k BTU HeatPro heat pump, 3/4HP single speed TriStar 2" Pump, DE6020 filter, AquaPlus Automation/Salt Chlorination, remote controls, ColorLogic 4.0 lighting. Polaris 280 w/PB4-60 BP. TF100 & K1766 test kits. Rinox Palazzo pavers and Spherik coping. Pool installed 9/2013, project completed 6/16/14.

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    Re: Polaris 280 RPM adjustment

    Yes, I believe it is plumbed properly. I took the red disc out and tried it again with no disc. Now it's right at 28 RPM, so I will try this for a while. It seems to be moving pretty fast, but the RPM is in the right zone.
    12k gal IGP/Spa, gunite, Jandy 2HP ePump VSP, Jandy CL 460 Cartridge Filter, LXI400 Heater, PebbleSheen, Polaris 280, stenner 45MPHP10 auto chorine feeder

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    Re: Polaris 280 RPM adjustment

    What RPM do you have your ePump set to? It needs to provide enough flow for the booster.
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    Re: Polaris 280 RPM adjustment

    What's an ePump??
    24'x40' 25k gal Imperial Mountain Pond IGP, full 28 mil VynAll Ocean Breakers liner. All Hayward system: 140k BTU HeatPro heat pump, 3/4HP single speed TriStar 2" Pump, DE6020 filter, AquaPlus Automation/Salt Chlorination, remote controls, ColorLogic 4.0 lighting. Polaris 280 w/PB4-60 BP. TF100 & K1766 test kits. Rinox Palazzo pavers and Spherik coping. Pool installed 9/2013, project completed 6/16/14.

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    Re: Polaris 280 RPM adjustment

    The pump the OP has (see signature) also here:

    http://www.zodiacpoolsystems.com/Produc ... ePump.aspx
    Mark
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    Re: Polaris 280 RPM adjustment

    Ah! The model. Thanks, I thought it was some other piece of eqpt I'd never heard of. lol
    24'x40' 25k gal Imperial Mountain Pond IGP, full 28 mil VynAll Ocean Breakers liner. All Hayward system: 140k BTU HeatPro heat pump, 3/4HP single speed TriStar 2" Pump, DE6020 filter, AquaPlus Automation/Salt Chlorination, remote controls, ColorLogic 4.0 lighting. Polaris 280 w/PB4-60 BP. TF100 & K1766 test kits. Rinox Palazzo pavers and Spherik coping. Pool installed 9/2013, project completed 6/16/14.

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    Re: Polaris 280 RPM adjustment

    I just bought one to replace my Pentair Platinum Legend. I was not using a restrictor with the Legend (7 yrs old - forgot why, maybe I was trying to flog the aging Legend!)

    28 RPM of the sweep's wheels? Yes?


    Noticed the unit does not have a debris valve to keep debris from falling back out of bag -- not necessary?

    Yes I added on to a 2 yr old post.

    Hopefully that's OK!

    Bob
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    23,000 gal in-ground, Aquarite salt sys, Intellitouch i7 +3, Hayward cartridge filter (4) C-5025, Polaris 280 Pool Cleaner, 3/4 HP booster pump, Hydrazzo plaster.

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