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Thread: Polaris 360 - How much hose is too much?

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    Polaris 360 - How much hose is too much?

    My Polaris 360 sometimes have trouble getting all around the bottom of the pool (often just goes in small circles) and I'm wondering if the length of the hose has anything to do with it. The manual that came with it says to plug the hose into the cleaning port on one end of the pool and then cut off the excess hose, just so that the cleaner can reach to the far end of the pool. Only problem with this in my situation is that my cleaning port is in the middle of a side wall in an oval pool with wavy curves. So I have not yet trimmed the hose length.

    Has anyone else experienced the Polaris 360 getting hung up on itself due to too long of a hose?

    I've also played with the position of the jet on the back, but can't find the position that makes it work the best. It still manages to find those "corners" near the steps and sits there till the backup cycle kicks in.
    20'6" X 38'6" (609 sqft)
    22,500 gal gunite/plaster IGP
    DE filter, Jandy 2HP pump, Nature2 Sanitizer (removed cartridge!)
    Raypak 39.9K BTU gas heater
    2 ColorLogic lights, Maytronics Dolphin pool cleaner

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    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    eastern washington state

    Re: Polaris 360 - How much hose is too much?

    you just need enough hose to reach the farthest point in the pool.. my adaptor is in the middle of the pool to and it works great.
    live in eastern washington state
    18x36, Vinyl inground 24k
    Hayward 1 hp filter pump
    1 skimmer/2 returns
    24" sand filter, polaris 280 with booster pump.

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    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Cupertino, CA

    Re: Polaris 360 - How much hose is too much?

    Same here. Usually trouble with getting stuck is a pressure problem, which can be a dirty screen in the UWF or loose fittings inside the Polaris itself.
    BBB "Intermediate Swimmer"
    IG plaster pool 18.5K gal, Hayward Pro-Grid DE filter, 3/4 HP Hydramax II; Polaris 380, 3/4 HP booster
    AG spa 325 gal, probably Sundance of some kind
    Water testing instructions on one page

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