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    Polaris 280 keeps disconnecting

    This has happened about 4 times now. Everynow and then I'll see the line just floating in the water. I'll retrieve it with the pole, take a deep breath, and stick my arm down into the frigid water and screw it back in. How hard do I need to be twisting it into the connection?

    Kind of frustrating....
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    Re: Polaris 280 keeps disconnecting

    Sorry I don't know, but I bet someone has run into this. Hopefully they will answer.
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    Re: Polaris 280 keeps disconnecting

    Is this the connector at the wall? If it's like mine (also a 280, but everything else about this pool is old and odd, so I'm never sure how standard things are), it's less than a quarter turn, and it's pretty obvious when it's on all the way. It's never come apart there (one of the mid-hose connections did come loose once). If anything, I find ours harder to disconnect than to connect (especially when the main pump is on with the boost off, but even with both pumps off). I wonder if either or both sides of the connector are worn and need to be replaced?
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    Re: Polaris 280 keeps disconnecting

    Same question....are you talking about it disconnecting from the wall? If so, it is a push and twist connection. You have to push in hard and then turn a quarter turn. As jmastron reported above, mine is so hard to remove (even with both pumps off) that I really need to be in the water to get the hose off. Maybe you think you have it connected firmly but you don't?
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    Re: Polaris 280 keeps disconnecting

    Thanks for the replies so far. Just got back in from connecting it (FYI, water temp...39....

    It must be something wrong with the connector. When I slide it in and start to twist, it feels like its guiding its way in, but there never is a solid "click" or a feeling of secure connection. I tried twisting it hard...pushing...pulling...nothing. It just seems to sit in there without much security.

    I've got a few things for the PB to come back and fix and i'll make note of this.

    Thanks for the help!
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    18" raised spa, waterfall into pool
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