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    Can I leave Polaris 280 in pool all winter?

    At first thought it seemed to me not to be a problem however if the water temp goes below 70 the hose stiffens and the robot effectiveness is decreased. There is an older thread on this but here is a succinct blurb on it: If you run your pool cleaner when the weather is cooler, you’ll lose...
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    Polaris 360 - Open Heart surgery

    The small belt broke earlier this week. I found a helpful YouTube video showing the steps to dismantle the Polaris to change the belt. Astonishingly over 90% of the unit needs to be taken apart. As suggested I ordered a set of ball bearings in case they look worn. My questions: 1. Any...
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    How do you manage disposal of leaf, pine straw, pool kill, captured in manual skimming and robot?

    There are a lot of trees in my yard. This summer has been more breezy than normal as well as hotter. I do have a pool service (confession) but betwee visits I clean the floaters. So my stupid question, where do you empty the crud collected? Do you keep a garbage can in the pool area? Dump...
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    The Little Polaris That Could

    The polaris runs off the main pump. No booster. But I do probably have air in the system. Maybe the fines have clogged the fabric to where the air can’t escape as it did when the bag was new. Oy!
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    The Little Polaris That Could

    Recently I installed a fine silt & sand bag. The Polaris worked fine for a few weeks. Now the bag inflates causing the Polaris to float. When I poke the bag it collapses and the polaris sinks doing it’s thing. It doesn’t take long for it to float up again - like 10 minutes! The bag isn’t...