Polaris 280 having power issues

CarrolltonTXPool

Well-known member
May 7, 2010
227
Dallas, TX
New booster pump as of 2 months ago so i don't think that's it. The tail whips around, it will roll slowly across the bottom, but it cannot climb walls. I put all new bearings, wheels and tires on a year ago almost to the day.

What is the first thing to check when this happens? The filter screen is clear.
 

Mr. Ed

In The Industry
Jun 16, 2010
38
Dallas Tx
The wheels may not quite be catching the drive shaft as they should or may be worn. The wheels may need a simple adjustment. They can be adjusted by removing the top, locating and loosening the two screws on each axle, and moving them so that the wheels are properly catching the drive axle. Also check that the teeth inside the drive wheels are not worn. I know several pool stores in your area (including mine) offer free in store labor. Definitely take advantage of the free look over these stores offer!

Hope this helps!
 

PaulR

LifeTime Supporter
Jan 11, 2009
1,966
Cupertino, CA
Make sure all the internal hoses are on tightly. That's usually the problem when mine loses oomph, a hose popped off or split.
--paulr
 

CarrolltonTXPool

Well-known member
May 7, 2010
227
Dallas, TX
Yep, one of the hoses was off inside. But putting the wheel back on i broke off the plastic screw inside the wheel post. :oops: So off to the pool store to get a new one today.
 

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