I have a Polaris 280 that came with the pool when we purchased our house. It is 10 years old. It is wore considerably along with being bad faded, and I can see a few cracks in it. Fittings are all rusted as well. If I had to guess, it was left in the pool all season long and never took out of the pool.I looked on youtube to get a basic feel on how to hook it up and use it as far as not to mess the pump up. However, I don't really know what to expect out of it because I have never been around this type of vacuum. What I have noticed is it does good for a few mins. and then floats or hovers around close to the bottom more than anything. I have taken it out and cleaned the bag but same thing. Another thing I have noticed is where it plugs into the pool wall there is some water pressure coming out from around the fitting. I don't know if this is normal. If it gets hung up in a corner it will just sit there and spin its wheels. I don't want it to hurt the liner doing that. I guess my question is, is any of this abnormal and can anyone tell me what I should be expecting out of it? It fills the bag good when it is running good, but it seems like he plays hovercraft more than Mr. Vacuum guy.