Polaris VacSweep280 Stuck

Why is my Polaris Vac-Sweep 280 stuck in one place and not covering my entire pool?

Does your Polaris Vac-Sweep 280 pressure-side cleaner keep getting stuck? Does it fail to cover your entire pool? Here are some quick prevention tips and adjustments you can try to remedy the issue.

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Prevent the Cleaner from Getting Stuck

If you want to stop the Vac-Sweep 280 from getting stuck in the first place, check the following things:

  1. Verify the proper flow by counting the wheel revolutions per minute, and make sure the RPM is between 28-32 RPMs
  2. Make sure the backup valve is cycling on and off about every three minutes
  3. Adjust the Thrust Jet to change the directional path of the cleaner.
    NOTE: The factory position for the Thrust Jet is set to straight back, but other settings might work better for your pool.

If these items don’t fix your issue, there are some other things you can try.

Adjustments to keep your Vac-Sweep 280 Cleaner Running Optimally

Here are three additional adjustments to help ensure your cleaner runs optimally and won’t get stuck in one place.

  1. Check the filter screen in the Quick Disconnect and clean it if it’s dirty
  2. Clean the skimmer basket, pump basket and pool filter
  3. Check all the hoses, connections and swivels for leaks that cause loss of water pressure and replace any sections that have leaks
Get Your Polaris Vac-Sweep 280 Unstuck

These six actions should prevent or fix any issues with your Polaris Vac-Sweep 280 getting stuck or not covering the entire pool.

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