Polaris 360 Setup, Review & Tips





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Published on Jul 23, 2012

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FOR POLARIS 180, 280 & 380:
Polaris Pool Cleaner Review and Troubleshooting: http://youtu.be/57Rq32rNxWo

Polaris 360 Is Not Moving (Adjusting RPM): http://youtu.be/R7OlwXHEHCw
Polaris 360, 380 Belt Replacement: http://youtu.be/yfd20JAcJAk
Polaris 360,380 Stuck in Corner, Changing the bearings: http://youtu.be/H3HK_cMouiE
For changing the wheel bearings watch: http://youtu.be/ZfYsw7iPo8c
For replacing the Backup Valve: http://youtu.be/s2cUwEVt8QA
For replacing the Hose Sweep: http://youtu.be/CCjBkbLZFyI
Polaris Quick Disconnect, Filter screen cleaning: http://youtu.be/NBfTdu5QUbM
Polaris Hose Length Guide: http://youtu.be/Aqkzs-gO2-E
Polaris 280, 360, 380 Feed Pipe Assembly: http://youtu.be/rDasDarpLS4
Automatic Pool Cleaner Reviews: http://youtu.be/A1VaqsS2ZxU

This is the Polaris 360 return side cleaner (non-booster pump) model. It works very well with the proper set-up. It has a very large debris opening which is great for a pool like the one in this video that is surrounded by trees. A suction side cleaner would not work well in this pool, since it has no side port connection and I would have to install a suction cleaner in the skimmer which would prove problematic.
To install this one, I had to actually plug up two of the return lines with 1 ½" threaded plugs (not included with the Polaris). It did have two restrictor eyeball inserts which is useful. If your pool doesn't have 1 ½" threaded return fittings, you can still install this cleaner but you will need to purchase rubber snub pipe inserts, then attach restrictors and the Polaris connector (prices range from $50-$70 for those parts).
So with that in mind, you need to restrict the other return jets enough to get the Polaris to move with sufficient wheel revolutions per minute (RPM). If I did not plug up two of the jets and restrict one other, this Polaris would not move. With the Spa bypass running I was able to generate 27 RPMs without cleaning or backwashing the filter which is a good enough speed to clean this pool.

If your pool fits this description, then the Polaris 360 may be right for you.
Troubleshooting tips:
Hose length is important. Too much hose and the cleaner will not work properly.

The Back-up Valve must be installed 14-20 inches from the cleaner and the water opening (where water shoots out of) must be facing the cleaner and not away from it. These valves tend to fail often. To know if it is working properly, lift it out of the water when the Polaris is running. If water is continuously shooting out and never stops, it has failed and you need a new one, otherwise the Polaris will not run.

The Quick Disconnect that attaches the Polaris to the wall also has an adjustment on it, make sure it is not all the way open or there will not be enough pressure. They tend to crack under the pressure so check it periodically to see if water is shooting out of it from a crack.

Sometimes when you clean the filter, some element will enter the Polaris return line. Simply disconnect the wall connector and clean out the small debris basket (looks like a Thimble).

If you find the Polaris on it's side in the bottom of the pool, the rear float has probably failed and is full of water. Simply remove it and install a new one. These are the most common problems you will have.

If the cleaner starts and runs for a few seconds then stops, then runs again and stops; check the skimmer basket & pump basket for debris (possibly low water too), if pool does not run the Polaris will not either since it works off the return water pressure. Clean or backwash filter in needed.

The manufacturer recommends Polaris Tail Sweep Pro Accessory if the Polaris tail is shooting water out of the pool. This will keep it from shooting out onto the deck.

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Navigator Pool Cleaner: http://youtu.be/6ifjgLs7snA
Return side pool cleaner by Poolvergnuegen: http://youtu.be/3RWCmEVfu84
Zodiac G3 pool cleaner: http://youtu.be/5qlk0EtXgu4
Dolphin Diagnostic Advantage Robotic Pool Cleaner: http://youtu.be/-x8hwghv8BE
Zodiac G4 Automatic cleaner review: http://youtu.be/4cgWY0d2iFI
Zodiac MX8 Automatic cleaner: http://youtu.be/m3eGYydkurc

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