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Thread: Polaris 380 Sluggishness

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    Polaris 380 Sluggishness

    Hello,
    This is more of a general question and any additional help would be much appreciated. I have a polaris 380 that I run for ~2-3 hours a day. Lately, the tail has not been sweeping, hampering the cleaner's performance. It also does circles for what seems like most of the run time. Could this be due to stiff tubing from cold water? The water is 62F and I do not have a heater. Thanks.
    15000 Gallon IG Gunite Pool(White, redone late 2016), Single Speed Switchless AO Smith Centurion (Or something like that) Pump, Somewhat dissatisfied owner of a Polaris P380, Pentair booster pump, Hayward Pro-Grid DE4820 DE filter, 1 skimmer, 1 main drain, salty, soft, and expensive Texas public water.

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    Re: Polaris 380 Sluggishness

    So I am the only pool owner who has experienced this problem? None of the gears are stripped and belts are fine.
    15000 Gallon IG Gunite Pool(White, redone late 2016), Single Speed Switchless AO Smith Centurion (Or something like that) Pump, Somewhat dissatisfied owner of a Polaris P380, Pentair booster pump, Hayward Pro-Grid DE4820 DE filter, 1 skimmer, 1 main drain, salty, soft, and expensive Texas public water.

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    Re: Polaris 380 Sluggishness

    From my polaris manual

    For proper operation, the wheel RPM should be
    between 28 and 32.

    If the Polaris is operating below 28 RPM:
    • Remove the universal wall fitting by
    attaching the quick disconnect. Pull it
    away from the pool wall as you unscrew
    the universal wall fitting.
    • Push the blue restrictor out of the universal
    wall fitting.
    • Reinstall the universal wall fitting.
    • Recheck the wheel RPM.
    If you still have less than 28 RPM:
    • Clean the filter screen in the quick disconnect. A dirty filter screen will restrict the
    water flow from the pump to the Polaris.
    • Check the hoses, connections, and swivels
    for leaks that could cause loss of water
    pressure.
    • If there is a gate valve installed on the
    booster pump or the Polaris cleaner line,
    open it completely so water can flow freely
    to the Polaris.
    • Clean the skimmer and pump baskets.
    Please Note: If the above suggestions do not
    work, contact our Customer Service Department
    at 1-800-VAC-SWEEP (USA and Canada only)

    also check your wheels, mine get slick and have no grip and then get stuck.
    23000 gal gunite plaster pool Jacuzzi Magnumforce pump and Hayward 325 Cartridge filter Maryland
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