Polaris Pressure Cleaners

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Polaris 280

Our most popular automatic pool cleaner.

The dependable Polaris 280.

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Our most popular automatic pool cleaner!

The Polaris Vac-Sweep 280 pressure-side pool cleaner works in all in-ground pools and requires a booster pump. It is powered by double jets, providing greater vacuum power and faster cleaning (3 hours or less). The Polaris 280 easily connects to a dedicated pressure line and sweeps, scrubs, and vacuums all surfaces of the pool. The pressure cleaner is equipped with a single chamber filter bag where it captures large debris such as leaves, acorns, pebbles, and other small to large debris. Its unique filter bag removes debris before it reaches your pump basket or filter, prolonging the life of your filtration system.

Features:

  • Powered by double jets, cleans a pool faster (3 hours or less)
  • Works in all in-ground pools of any size and shape
  • Sweeps, scrubs, and vacuums the bottom and walls of your pool
  • Runs off a separate booster pump
  • Includes 31-feet of feed hose, and equipped with single chamber filter bag for capturing larger debris
  • Available in a Black Max™ Model to complement dark bottom pools

No available rebates.

  • TSP10

    Polaris Tail Sweep Pro POP 18/PK

  • R0522400

    Sweep Hose Scrubber

  • K16

    Polaris All-Purpose Bag PVS 280

    K16
  • K16

    Polaris Zippered All-Purpose Bag, 280 280

    K13
  • All Purpose Bag, Black

    Polaris All-Purpose Bag, Black

    For Polaris cleaner models: 360, 480, 3900, 280

    K17
  • K16

    Polaris Zippered All-Purpose Bag, Black, 280

    K23
  • 48-133

    Polaris EZ Bag, Disposable Filter Bag Without collar, 480 , 3/PK

  • K15

    Polaris Leaf Bag , 280

    K15
  • C10

    Polaris Tire, MaxTrax ,380/360/280/180

    C10
  • C11

    Polaris Tire, MaxTrax, Black ,380/360/280

    C11
  • 48-037

    Polaris Tire, TankTrax, 180/280

    C18

Parts:

  • F5T — Polaris Vac-Sweep 280, TankTrax
  • F5 — Polaris Vac-Sweep 280
  • K13 — Polaris Zippered All-Purpose Bag, 280 280
  • K13-B — Polaris All-Purpose Bag, Zippered , 280 Bulk Qty. 30
  • C40 — Polaris Screw, 10-32 x 3/8" SS Pan Head, 380/360/280/180 , 10/PK
  • K5 — Polaris Top, Blue , 280
  • A20 — Polaris Float, Head ,380/360/280/180
  • A20-B — Polaris Float, Head,380/360/280/180 ,Bulk Qty. 100
  • 9-100-3105 — Polaris Sweep Hose Scrubber ,380/360/280/180
  • 9-100-3105B — Polaris Sweep Hose Scrubber Bulk Qty. 150
  • B25 — Polaris Orifice Tip with Orifice Tip Guard ,380/280/180
  • B5 — Polaris Sweep Hose Complete ,380/280/180
  • B5-B — Polaris Sweep Hose Complete ,Bulk Qty 30
  • B10 — Polaris Wear Rings ,380/360/280/180
  • B10-B — Polaris Wear Rings, 380/360/280/180 ,Bulk Qty 100
  • B15 — Polaris Sweep Hose Attach Clamp ,380/360/280/180
  • B15-B — Polaris Sweep Hose Attach Clamp ,Bulk Qty 250
  • B20 — Polaris Adjustment Screw, Sweep Hose ,380/360/280/180
  • K30 — Polaris Feed Pipe with Elbow 280
  • K20 — Polaris Vacuum Tube 280
  • C66 — Polaris Axle, Large, with Sand/Gravel ,Guard, 280/180
  • C76 — Polaris Screw, 10-32 x 7/8" SS Pan Head, 280 , 2/PK
  • C45 — Polaris Lock Washer for C36 , 280/180 , 5/PK
  • C70 — Polaris Axle Plate for C65/C66 ,280/180
  • C60 — Polaris Ball Bearing, Wheels ,280/180
  • C60-B — Polaris Ball Bearings, Wheels ,280/180 , Bulk Qty. 50
  • C55 — Polaris Wheel Screw, Plastic , 280/180
  • C55-B — Polaris Wheel Screw, Plastic ,280/180 , Bulk Qty. 200
  • C64 — Polaris Wheel Washer, Plastic ,280/180
  • C10 — Polaris Tire, MaxTrax ,380/360/280/180
  • C10-B — Polaris Tire, White ,380/360/280/180 , Bulk Qty 60
  • C6 — Polaris Wheel, Large, No Bearings Included, 280/180
  • C6-B — Polaris Wheel, Large ,280/180 , Bulk Qty. 30
  • C65 — Polaris Axle, Large, Rear Wheel Only ,280/180
  • C131 — Polaris Thrust Jet Kit ,380/360/280/180 C130/C135/C140
  • C16 — Polaris Idler Wheel, Small, 280/180
  • C30 — Polaris Screw, 4-40 x 3/16" SS Pan Head, 280/180 , 5/PK
  • C32 — Polaris Screw, 6-32 x 1/2" SS Pan Head, 280/180 , 5/PK
  • C25 — Polaris Spring for C36, 280/180
  • C36 — Polaris Swing Axle Kit ,280/180
  • K10 — Polaris Bottom, White with Bracket 280
  • C80 — Polaris Ball Bearings, Turbine , 280/180
  • C80-B — Polaris Ball Bearings, Turbine ,280/180 , Bulk Qty. 50
  • C83 — Polaris Turbine Shaft Tubes, 280/180
  • 9-100-7170 — Polaris Hose Clamp for Water Management System ,380/360/280/180 , 6/PK
  • A40 — Polaris Turbine Shaft Shield, 280/180
  • C86 — Polaris Drive Shaft Assembly ,280/180
  • C120 — Polaris Hose for C110, 7-1/2" 280/180
  • C110 — Polaris Turbine Cover with Elbow 280/180
  • 9-100-1018 — Polaris Bag Collar 380/280
  • 10-112-00 — Polaris UWF Restrictor Disk Kit 180/280/380
  • 6-500-00 — Polaris Universal Wall Fitting All pressure-side products
  • 6-500-00B — Polaris Universal Wall Fitting , Bulk Qty. 150
  • 9-100-9001 — Polaris UWF Connector Assembly 380/280/180
  • 9-100-9001B — Polaris UWF Connector Assembly ,Bulk Qty 50
  • 10-108-00 — Polaris UWF Restrictor Kit 380/280/180
  • 6-505-00 — Polaris O-ring, UWF/QD (All pressure-side products)
  • 9-100-9002 — Polaris Pressure Relief Valve, 380/280/180
  • D29 — Polaris Quick Disconnect, UWF , 380/280/180
  • D15 — Polaris Nut, Feed Hose ,380/280/180
  • D15-B — Polaris Nut, Feed Hose ,380/280/180 , Bulk Qty. 120
  • D44 — Polaris Baracuda R-Kit Adapter Hose, 81/2" Large
  • 48-080 — Polaris In-Line Filter Assembly 480
  • 48-080-B — Polaris Filter Screen Assembly For 480 , Bulk Qty. 50
  • 48-222 — Polaris Screen, In-Line Filter ,480/380/280
  • D10 — Polaris Float, Feed Hose,380/280/180
  • D10-B — Polaris Float, Feed Hose ,380/280/180 , Bulk Qty. 50
  • D45 — Polaris Feed Hose, 10', 380/280/180
  • D45-B — Polaris Feed Hose, White, Hard ,380/280/180 Bulk Qty. 20
  • D20 — Polaris Swivel, Ball Bearing ,380/280/180
  • D20-B — Polaris Swivel, Ball Bearing , 380/280/180 , Bulk Qty. 100
  • D50 — Polaris Leader Hose, 10 Foot, ,380/280/180
  • G52 — Polaris Back-up Valve Kit, PVS380/180/280/Mars
  • G52-B — Polaris Back-Up Valve Kit , 380/280/180 , Bulk Qty. 20
  • G54 — Polaris Case Kit for G52 ,380/280/180
  • A48 — Polaris Vac-Sweep, 280 Factory Rebuild Kit 280
  • A49 — Polaris Vac-Sweep, Factory Tune Up Kit , Polaris 280/180
  • C15 — Polaris TankTrax Tire Conversion Kit , 280
  • Polaris In-Ground Cleaner Family Brochure Preview Thumbnail

    Polaris Inground Cleaner Family Brochure

    2012-2013

  • Polaris 280 I/O Manual Preview Thumbnail

    Polaris 280 I/O Manual

    Languages: ENG/FR/ESP/DE/IT/PT

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    Polaris 280 Factory Rebuild Kit

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    Polaris 280 TankTrax Conversion Kit Installation

Cleaner doesn't climb walls.

1. Make sure that the blue reducing disk has not been installed in the quick disconnect.
2. Check that the metal pre-filter is present and not clogged.
3. Make sure that the hose weight adjustment nut is screwed down correctly.
4. Make sure the hoses have been cut as indicated in the instructions.
5. Check that the booster pump is working normally.
6. Check that the wheels are turning between 28 and 34 times per minute.
7. Check that the pivoting connectors are fitted the right way round.
8. Check the orientation of the rear drive jet.
9. Replace standard tires with tires for tiled or glass surfaces (Ref. C-136).

Cleaner seems to slide over the tiles.

1. Turn the appliance over and check the suction by making sure that all the jets located in the central pipework are working correctly. If they aren’t, make sure they are not blocked.
2. Fit the special tires for smooth tiled surfaces (Ref. C-13).

Hangs up on steps or other obstacles longer than 3 minutes.

1. Check the wheel RPM.

2. Verify the back-up valve is cycling.

3. Adjust the thrust jet.

4. Remove unnecessary pool hardware or install a Ladder Guard Kit (order part #G21 from a Polaris dealer).

Hose becomes tangled.

1. Remeasure the hose to verify that it is adjusted to the proper length for the pool shape.

2. With the Polaris operating, check that the swivels in the hose and the hose connections turn freely.

3. Make sure feed hose is floating.

4. With the Polaris turned off, spin each of the wheels. All wheels should turn freely.

Polaris does not back up.

1. Verify the back-up valve is cycling.

2. Check the wheel RPM.

3. If the bag is full, empty it.

4. If head float has water in it, replace it.

5. Make sure feed hose is floating.

Polaris flies around the pool and/or does not make contact with the bottom.

1. Check the wheel RPM. If more than 32 RPM, unscrew the pressure relief valve to decrease water flow to cleaner.

2. Confirm that the blue restrictor disc is installed in the UWF to decrease water flow. Or, install the red restrictor disc to decrease water flow even more.

3. Verify the back-up valve is cycling. Hold the valve out of the water and watch the jet. It should come on and go off.

Polaris is sluggish, running with less power than normal.

1. Check the filter screen in the Quick Disconnect and clean, if necessary.

2. Clean the skimmer basket, pump basket, and pool filter.

3. Check all of the hoses, connections, and swivels for leaks that cause loss of water pressure.

4. Check the wheel RPM.

Polaris only turns in one direction.

1. Adjust the thrust jet.

2. Make sure feed hose is floating.

Sweep hose is sucked into the vacuum tube.

1. Make sure the opening at the end of the sweep hose is not blocked by the sweep hose scrubber.

2. Adjust the sweep hose to a gentle sweeping motion.

Sweep hose sprays too much water out of the pool.

1. Adjust the speed of the sweep hose by tightening the adjustment screw.

2. Replace the sweep hose scrubber if it is worn or missing.

3. Add a sweep hose weight (Part No. B2) to keep the sweep hose from spraying.

The Cleaner does not clean the entire pool.

1. Verify that feed hose reaches within 6" of the farthest point of the pool. If not, order a new hose section from your Polaris dealer.

2. Check the thrust jet for straight back position that optimizes random turning.

3. While the cleaner is operating, hold it upside down and look into the vacuum tube. There should be two distinct, even jets of water. If there are not, contact Customer Service or a Polaris authorized Service Center for assistance.

The cleaner is running in circles on its side.

1. Check the filter bag, if full it can weigh the cleaner down on one side.

2. Remove the head float and shake it. If there is water in the float, order a new one.

3. Check the hose floats to make sure they are spaced evenly.

The wheels rotate less than 28 times a minute.

1. Use the Polaris pressure tester to check the booster pump pressure.
2. Check that the metal pre-filter is present and not clogged.
3. Make sure that the hose weight adjustment nut is screwed down correctly.
4. Make sure the hoses have been cut as indicated in the instructions.
5. Make sure that the blue reducing disk has not been installed in the quick disconnect.
6. Check that the booster pump is working normally.
7. Clean the skimmer baskets, sand filter, and pump basket.

The wheels rotate less than 34 times a minute.

1. Unscrew the hose-weight adjustment nut until the desired setting is obtained.
2. Fit the flow limiter (red or blue) into the quick disconnect.