emergency use of Polaris 360 without standard pool pump

davidsingleton

New member
Feb 25, 2021
2
coppell tx
Our pool equipment was wrecked by a big freeze (Texas Feb '21) and we do not know when it will be repaired. The pool is accumulating dirt/grit that the Polaris would have removed. It is difficult to remove the fine dirt with a pool net. We need to run the Polaris 360 to clear the dirt/grit accumulated using either a sump pump as the source of water power (a mere 2.2 galls/minute) or a hose from a faucet (about 60 psi).

What water power does it take to drive a Polaris?
Any ideas on connecting a garden hose into the Polaris water feed pipe?
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Welcome to TFP.

You need about 25 GPM of water flow to power the 360. A garden hose or a sump pump will not do it.

I would just leave the dirt in the pool. It is not going to hurt anything and will cleanup once you get your pool and pump running.

Most important is pour 3-5 ppm of liquid chlorine into the pool daily and stir it in with your pool brush to keep the water clear.
 

davidsingleton

New member
Feb 25, 2021
2
coppell tx
Welcome to TFP.

You need about 25 GPM of water flow to power the 360. A garden hose or a sump pump will not do it.

I would just leave the dirt in the pool. It is not going to hurt anything and will cleanup once you get your pool and pump running.

Most important is pour 3-5 ppm of liquid chlorine into the pool daily and stir it in with your pool brush to keep the water clear.
Thanks