For whatever reason the PO or Pool installer removed all 4 floats from the leader hose on my Polaris 480. They didn't bother to leave them for me, but the unit is getting stuck on the steps a fair bit.
Along with a torn debris bag and stiff swivels (there may only be one on the hose, I forget.. so that might have gotten removed too?) ... I'd rather spend a little to repair this rather than a lot for a new cleaner.
Problem is the unit is 8 years old and I did the gearbox last year.
Should I get 2 swivels, 4 floats and a new bag. Total is $80 + tax on Amazon.
Then I also have to figure out why the wheels only rotate about 26RPM. May be a booster pump issue?
I do have two spa jets that are being worked on, so the jets are currently removed meaning the orifice is spewing more water into the spa area. I don't know if this could account for the 7-10 "RPM" slowdown I'm seeing on the Polaris, though?