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Thread: Polaris Raptor 170 not cleaning shallow end

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    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Rochester, NY

    Polaris Raptor 170 not cleaning shallow end

    I have a Polaris Raptor 170 automatic cleaner that was part of our new pool package. It doesn't seem to ever make it to the shallow end. It will climb about half way up the slope from the deep end and then turns around and heads back to the deep end. It has no problems climbing the slopes of the deep end. Any help would be appreciated
    20000 gal IG freeform, vinyl, Pentair Sand Dollar filter, Pentair 2 speed pump, Pentair Intellitouch controller, Pentair Heat Pump. Built 2008

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    Join Date
    May 2010
    SW Georgia

    Re: Polaris Raptor 170 not cleaning shallow end

    As far as I am concerned the Raptor is usless. I have the same problem as you and more. Mine will not climb the walls and gets stuck all the time in corners. I am looking to upgrade to a Polaris 280 after I convert my dedicated suction line to a pressure line and installing a booster pump. I relied on the advice of a so called pool expert when I bought my Raptor. Had I done my due diligence I would have known better. That is why I am on TFP.
    35K IG Vinyl 20 x 40 self built pool, Hayward Pro Series High-Rate Sand Filter 31" 98gal/min, Hayward TriStar 1.85hp, Hayward 400btu heater, BBB method w/Hypo, Jazz light w/matching fiber optic rope lighting around coping w/syncronized color wheels. Concrete Paver deck.

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