And now the Polaris pump dies

Kelly Gordon

Well-known member
May 8, 2016
46
St Paul, MN
So yesterday, we replaced our six-year-old single speed pump with an Inteliflow variable speed motor.

Today, the pump that powers our Polaris vacuum stopped working. Went from being pretty noisy to just nothing. It's five years old.

Two questions:

1. Are these life spans normal? It feels like we spend thousands each year to replace equipment. (We had to replace our automatic cover last year, rebuild the heater the year before, replace the salt cell, etc.)
2. How much should we expect to spend to replace the vacuum pump/motor? I can't find my receipt from when we last installed it.

Kelly
 

Kelly Gordon

Well-known member
May 8, 2016
46
St Paul, MN
I have no idea what this means. I haven't heard of robot vacuums. We spent more than $1000 on the Polaris 3900 six years ago, and that didn't include the motor. Is it really more cost-effective to replace it at this point with something else? (Which goes back to my first question. Should I really expect to send thousands each year to replace equipment, not to mention the cost of chemicals and the electricity/gas to run everything?)
 

grottoguy

LifeTime Supporter
Aug 24, 2014
462
NJ
A pump is probably about $250. Buy a new one and you are good to go. No reason to get a robot cleaner if the Polaris is still working.