Polaris 280 vs 380


Active member
Sep 28, 2007
Austin, Texas
We currently have a 380 and need a new one. I read many reviews that say the 280 is actually preferred. Any opinions?

We just have the regular entry steps, no special features in the pool. 18K gallon pool.

Also, has anyone bought equipment from www.poolsupplies4less?



Well-known member
Apr 30, 2007
I had a 380, actually still have it. A line broke under the decking and it was cheaper to replace the unit rather than repair the underground line. Anyway, I replaced the Polaris with a Blue Pearl and am glad I did. The Pearl does a much better job of cleaning than the polaris ever did. It is faster and there is no expensive booster pump to run and consume lots of electricity.