Polaris 280 keeps disconnecting

Twolabs

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Apr 13, 2014
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NE Texas
#1
This has happened about 4 times now. Everynow and then I'll see the line just floating in the water. I'll retrieve it with the pole, take a deep breath, and stick my arm down into the frigid water and screw it back in. How hard do I need to be twisting it into the connection?

Kind of frustrating....
 

jmastron

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Jul 21, 2014
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Sacramento, CA
#3
Is this the connector at the wall? If it's like mine (also a 280, but everything else about this pool is old and odd, so I'm never sure how standard things are), it's less than a quarter turn, and it's pretty obvious when it's on all the way. It's never come apart there (one of the mid-hose connections did come loose once). If anything, I find ours harder to disconnect than to connect (especially when the main pump is on with the boost off, but even with both pumps off). I wonder if either or both sides of the connector are worn and need to be replaced?
 

Billrector

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Nov 3, 2013
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Fort Worth, TX
#4
Same question....are you talking about it disconnecting from the wall? If so, it is a push and twist connection. You have to push in hard and then turn a quarter turn. As jmastron reported above, mine is so hard to remove (even with both pumps off) that I really need to be in the water to get the hose off. Maybe you think you have it connected firmly but you don't?
 

Twolabs

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Apr 13, 2014
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NE Texas
#5
Thanks for the replies so far. Just got back in from connecting it (FYI, water temp...39....:eek:

It must be something wrong with the connector. When I slide it in and start to twist, it feels like its guiding its way in, but there never is a solid "click" or a feeling of secure connection. I tried twisting it hard...pushing...pulling...nothing. It just seems to sit in there without much security.

I've got a few things for the PB to come back and fix and i'll make note of this.

Thanks for the help!