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    Polaris 280 - Only 24 RPM's

    If you have followed my other thread, I was installing a Polaris 280 cleaner. Well its roaming around the pool, but the fastest I can get it going is 24 RPM's. The book says 28-32 is optimal. I have removed the restrictor plate and the pressure relief valve is closed. The max I can get is 24 RPM's. The filter has been backwashed and it is running just fine. The water coming in through that return is fast, so I don't think it is the booster pump. Any other ideas?

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    Nod
    16x32 IG, polymer panel Vinyl Pool w/approx 21k gallons of H20
    1 HP Hayward Pump & 300lb Sand Filter ~ Polaris 280 Pool cleaner
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    Re: Polaris 280 - Only 24 RPM's

    I did not read mention of a booster pump, do you know for certain your system will work without one? Or do you have one and simply not mention it?

    Your basic stab in the dark, but I thought I'd offer what I could....

    Dan
    28K Gal. 802 Sq Ft., Free Form, IG, Gunnite with Midnight Maui Hydrazzo Carlton Pool. Exposed Aggregate Decking. Jandy DE Filter, 1.5 HP Jandy Pump, SWCG. Zodiac 380 pressure-side cleaner. Completed Construction: May 2008.

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    Re: Polaris 280 - Only 24 RPM's

    Quote Originally Posted by dfiletti
    I did not read mention of a booster pump, do you know for certain your system will work without one? Or do you have one and simply not mention it?

    Your basic stab in the dark, but I thought I'd offer what I could....

    Dan
    Yep, I installed a hayward 3/4 HP booster pump
    Nod
    16x32 IG, polymer panel Vinyl Pool w/approx 21k gallons of H20
    1 HP Hayward Pump & 300lb Sand Filter ~ Polaris 280 Pool cleaner
    ~~Nashville, NC~~

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    Re: Polaris 280 - Only 24 RPM's

    I have fixed this issue. I shortened the polaris hose to the just the size of my pool, and that fixed it. I am now get 30 RPM's with no restrictor plate. Now, its getting stuck at the ladder .
    Nod
    16x32 IG, polymer panel Vinyl Pool w/approx 21k gallons of H20
    1 HP Hayward Pump & 300lb Sand Filter ~ Polaris 280 Pool cleaner
    ~~Nashville, NC~~

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