Polaris 180

Our original automatic pressure pool cleaner

Powered by a separate booster pump, the Polaris 180 is suitable for all in-ground pools.

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Our original automatic pool cleaner

The Polaris 180 pressure pool cleaner quickly connects to a dedicated pressure line. Powered by a separate booster pump, the Polaris 180 is suitable for all in-ground pools. It sweeps, scrubs, and vacuums all pool surfaces. It also traps large debris like leaves and pebbles in its own filter bag. The original single-jet Polaris.


  • Vacuums, sweeps and scrubs the bottom, walls and steps of any size pool in 3 hours or less.
  • Large bottom opening picks up large debris like leaves, acorns and pebbles.
  • Runs off a separate booster pump, working independently from the rest of your pool system.
  • Unique filter bag removes debris before it reaches your pump basket or filter, prolonging the life of your filtration system.


Venturi Jets 1 Jet
Vacuum Inlet 1 ¼"
Drive Mechanism Original Shaft Drive
Tires Classic
Requires Booster Pump Yes
Auto Backup No
Debris Bag Single Chamber
Pool Type / Surface Inground / All
TailSweep PRO® Compatibility Yes


Model Description
F20 Polaris Vac-Sweep 180

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Polaris 180 Parts List

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Parts List

Model Description  
G5 Feed Hose - Includes Universal Wall Fitting
C6 Polaris Wheel, Large, No Bearings Included (Pack of 10)


Model Description  
G45 Polaris Disposable Sand/Silt Bags, 180, 4/PK 48-133
A15 Polaris Leaf Bag,180 A15
C10 All-purpose tire that provides maximum traction without damage to pool finishes (Pack of 10) All-purpose tire that provides maximum traction without damage to pool finishes
TSP10P Polaris Tail Sweep Pro POP (Pack of 18)
R0522400 Sweep Hose Scrubber, 3/PK Sweep Hose Scrubber, 3 pack

Frequently Asked Questions

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Hose(s) becomes tangled or coiled.
Check swivels and make sure they are spinning freely. Lay the hose out in the sun for 24 hours to eliminate any potential hose memory. Watch video tutorial here.
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. Clean the screen filter in the Quick Disconnect. 2. Clean the skimmer basket, pump basket, and pool filter. 3. Check all of the hoses, connections, and swivels for water leaks. 4. Check the wheel RPM.
Cleaner does not climb/goes in circles.
Verify that the wheel RPM's are in the correct range and adjust the thrust jet. If the cleaner isn't climbing well then ensure the thrust jet is in the 11 o'clock position. If it is going in circles then angle the thrust jet so it is pointing opposite of the way the cleaner is turning. For example, if the cleaner is turning right then point the thrust jet to the left.
Cleaner does not move but there is pressure going to the unit.
Verify the wheel RPM's are in range. If they are low or the wheels are not spinning then check the in-line filter for debris. If clear and the wheels still aren't spinning then check the water management system for clogs. If the RPM's are slightly below the prescribed range then remove the restrictor disc from the wall connector. If the wheels are moving too quickly then install the red restrictor disc.
The cleaner is tipping over/floating.
Verify the wheel RPM's are in range. Ensure that the head float is not filled with water. Try running the cleaner without the bag and if it fixes the issue then clean the bag with soap and warm water. This will remove any biofilm/oils that may have accumulated in the bag. Watch video tutorial here.


Polaris Inground Cleaner Family Brochure

Item #: SL825
File Size: 1489794
Description: 2012-2013

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Polaris 180 I/O Manual

Item #: TL-2
File Size: 2184184
Description: Languages: ENG/FR/ESP/DE/IT/PT

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Polaris 180 Sell Sheet

Item #: SL6
File Size: 558139

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Polaris 180 Rebuild Kit

Item #: TL-38
File Size: 768907

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Polaris Hose Connector Replacement Instructions

Item #: TL-1013
File Size: 489971
Description: Languages: ENG

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