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Designed for people who believe cleaning should be performed regularly, thoroughly, and never, ever, by a human being.
The 380 runs off its own booster pump, working independently from the rest of your pool system. This enables the 380’s three jets to provide greater vacuum power and faster cleaning.
The 380 vacuums, sweeps and scrubs the bottom and walls of any size or shape in-ground pool, be it gunite, fiberglass or vinyl-lined. The large bottom opening picks up debris like leaves, acorns and pebbles.
The Polaris 380 is covered by the Polaris 10/2 limited warranty (when registered) with over one thousand warranty service centers to give you assistance. There is also a Polaris Black Max, a black model of the 380 for dark-bottom pools.
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PLEASE NOTE- Rebate is based on the total purchase price of this cleaner at $699. If any discounts or reward codes are used, you will not be eligible for the rebate.
My jet is stopped up. What do I need to do? I followed the steps as per requested. What else can I do?
Hello, It sounds like you will need to disassemble the cleaner and flush the water management system.
I have a Polaris 380. It was working fine until this year (I've had it for over 8 years). Nothing unusual has happened to it, but when I opened my pool this year and used the Polaris it worked fine for about a week and all of a sudden it started rolling in a tight spiral and now all it does is go in this tight spiral and get the hose all knotted up in a tangle and gets stuck on the hose outlet and it no longer sweeps the pool. Do you know what can cause this and can it be fixed?
Hi Ace, Several things can cause the cleaner to maneuver in a pattern. The tires can be worn, a wheel bearing can be loose or a hose swivel can be bad. You can take the unit to an authorized Zodiac center for inspection.
What is the difference between the Polaris 380 and the Polaris 480?
The main difference between the Polaris 380 and the 480 is the body design and the fact that the 480 has the tank trax. The tack trax is a thick rubber belt that covers the 2 wheel side that gives the cleaner better traction. Also, the Polaris 380 has 3 jets and the 480 has 4. Both require the use of a booster pump (sold separately).
What is a booster pump, and where does it attach to?
This cleaner is designated as a pressure side cleaner which means:Pressure Pool Cleaners most pressure cleaners require a booster pump which is typically a ¾ horse power pump that is dedicated for use with the cleaner alone. The booster pump allows you to operate the pressure cleaner without taking any suction away from your main pool pump. The addition of the booster pump does mean pressure cleaners require a more involved installation than either suction or robotic cleaners. The booster pump is installed in tandem with your pool pump.
Can I use an existing Polaris booster pump, with this cleaner?
Yes if you already have a Polaris booster pump you would be able to use your existing booster pump in conjunction with this cleaner. No need to purchase a second booster pump.
(5 out of 5 stars) Outstanding swimming pool robot!
Reviewed By: David C. from Sparta, TN ()
We installed "Bob" our 380 Vac about 7 years ago, and have only had to adjust minor things twice! It is remarkably self sufficient; so much so that sometimes we forget that it is in there. We have just purchased another brand new one and got exactly the same model. That should tell you something. Thank you Polaris for a great product!
(5 out of 5 stars) Polaris 380
Reviewed By: Tom B. from Marietta, GA ()
Pros: Works as described
If I would have remembered how well these worked when they were new, I would have made this purchase earlier. The rebate was a mess but INYO pooled swiftly sent me a $50 credit which made me whole.