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    Trouble with Polaris hose

    I have a leak in the hose for my Polaris 280. How can I stop the leak?



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    Re: Trouble with Polaris hose

    I'm not sure to be honest. Is the fitting broken in some way? Cracked, bad seal? Fill us in more please.
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    Re: Trouble with Polaris hose

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick_B View Post
    I'm not sure to be honest. Is the fitting broken in some way? Cracked, bad seal? Fill us in more please.
    It does not appear to be cracked or broken as far as I can tell. As the Polaris is moving around the pool, I can see water spraying out at this point in the hose.

    IG gunite pool / 30,000 gal / 20'x 40'/ built mid 70's
    1.0 HP Hayward Super pump / Polaris PB4-60 booster pump
    Pentair SD-80 sand filter
    Intermatic mechanical timer (PF12222TB)
    Location: Augusta, GA, TF100 test kit

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    Re: Trouble with Polaris hose

    Then try giving a a good twist. Sometimes with all the twisting and turning they simply come unscrewed.
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    Re: Trouble with Polaris hose

    I just had the same problem with my hose. You can replace the swivel. You need these parts. Not hard to fix at all.

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    Re: Trouble with Polaris hose

    I agree with the "give it a good twist". This same thing happens to my Polaris from time to time. It is best to try fixing it with it running so you can see when the gushing subsides. It seems mine always has a slight trickle of water coming from that area, which, according to Polaris, is not abnormal. I can always tell when the trickle becomes more of a gush because my cleaner movement will become sluggish from the lack of water pressure through the hose. Good luck!
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