New pool build - Polaris 280 or 360?


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Oct 15, 2020
Sacramento, Ca
I'm planning a new pool build and the builder intends to installer a Jandy VSP with a booster pump powering a Polaris 280. I'm wondering if I should have them skip the booster and install a 360 instead. My thinking is this would save on energy and leave the door open to get a robot in the future if I want without having an unused booster pump sitting around.

Any thoughts on whether a 360 makes sense over a 280+booster for a new build?


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Jul 3, 2013
Southern OK
Skip the 1970 tech and just get a robot :) If you want you can have them install a suction side port for a cleaner but they only cost about 200 less than a robot... With that said I love my "the pool cleaner" but it does not scrub the pool like a robot does...
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