Polaris 360 - How much hose is too much?


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LifeTime Supporter
Oct 6, 2009
My Polaris 360 sometimes have trouble getting all around the bottom of the pool (often just goes in small circles) and I'm wondering if the length of the hose has anything to do with it. The manual that came with it says to plug the hose into the cleaning port on one end of the pool and then cut off the excess hose, just so that the cleaner can reach to the far end of the pool. Only problem with this in my situation is that my cleaning port is in the middle of a side wall in an oval pool with wavy curves. So I have not yet trimmed the hose length.

Has anyone else experienced the Polaris 360 getting hung up on itself due to too long of a hose?

I've also played with the position of the jet on the back, but can't find the position that makes it work the best. It still manages to find those "corners" near the steps and sits there till the backup cycle kicks in.


LifeTime Supporter
Jan 11, 2009
Cupertino, CA
Same here. Usually trouble with getting stuck is a pressure problem, which can be a dirty screen in the UWF or loose fittings inside the Polaris itself.

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