Polaris Issues - sluggish

Triumph65

Gold Supporter
May 10, 2018
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HOUSTON
#1
My Polaris Sport is sluggish and is getting stuck in corners all the time. The internals have been rebuilt, the backup acorn is working fine but underpowered.

Overall it moves at a very slow pace, not like normal.

I’ve tried the connection to pool with without reducer.

Can’t figure this one out.
 

SUNOFTHEBEACH

Well-known member
May 20, 2008
82
0
#3
From my polaris manual

For proper operation, the wheel RPM should be
between 28 and 32.

If the Polaris is operating below 28 RPM:
• Remove the universal wall fitting by
attaching the quick disconnect. Pull it
away from the pool wall as you unscrew
the universal wall fitting.
• Push the blue restrictor out of the universal
wall fitting.
• Reinstall the universal wall fitting.
• Recheck the wheel RPM.
If you still have less than 28 RPM:
• Clean the filter screen in the quick disconnect. A dirty filter screen will restrict the
water flow from the pump to the Polaris.
• Check the hoses, connections, and swivels
for leaks that could cause loss of water
pressure.
• If there is a gate valve installed on the
booster pump or the Polaris cleaner line,
open it completely so water can flow freely
to the Polaris.
• Clean the skimmer and pump baskets.
Please Note: If the above suggestions do not
work, contact our Customer Service Department
at 1-800-VAC-SWEEP (USA and Canada only)

also check your wheels, mine get slick and have no grip and then get stuck.