How often and how long do you run your cleaner?...

lorngraves

Well-known member
Sep 19, 2007
65
N. AL
#1
I have the Polaris 280. Right now I have it on a timer to run from 2am-7am every day. I am trying to figure out if that is overkill or not. We have no trees in our yard, pool is full sun, only thing around it is a 3 foot wide river rock bed with pots of different flowers, nothing planted in the ground. Right behind us is a huge hay field. We are very rural. My bag is not filled by any means when I get it out in the mornings...mostly hair from my 5 girls, with some misc little bugs and such!! I am just wondering if I turned the time back any if it would clean the whole pool since it is such a rondom pattern.

How do you run your cleaners?
 

ktdave

LifeTime Supporter
May 8, 2007
888
Katy, TX
#3
Best thing for you to do is cut back the polaris run time by an hour or two, see how that works for a week or so then cut back some more if it seems to be keeping up with the debris. I believe typically, 3 hrs a day is plenty for normal (not extreme amounts of leaves/dust in the air) conditions.
 

IkeRay

Well-known member
May 20, 2007
154
Houston, Tx
#4
I only run mine every other day for 3 hours, but I don't really have much of a swimmer load. Some days I take a dip, but no more than an hour, and some times my daughter joins me for 30-45 min...so not much time.

do as ktdave suggested, slowly cut back on the run time and see how it does.