Part # POL280

Alternate Part #'s PV280T

Product Description

It’s based on a love/hate relationship: the more you hate pool cleaning, the more you’ll love this pool cleaner.

The Polaris 280 runs off its own booster pump, working independently from the rest of your pool system. It enables the 280’s double jets to provide greater vacuum power and faster cleaning.

The 280 vacuums, sweeps and scrubs the bottom and walls of any size or shape in-ground pool, be it gunite, fiberglass or vinyl. The extra large bottom opening picks up large debris like leaves, acorns and pebbles.

The Polaris 280 is covered by the Polaris 5/2 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 280 for dark-bottom pools.

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?     Asked on 5/28/2006by Guest

Do your Polaris Pool Cleaners come with the Hose, Back Up Valve and Wall Fitting?

A  Answered on 5/28/2006 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes our Polaris Pool Cleaners do come with the complete Hose, Back Up Valve and Wall Fitting.

?     Asked on 4/12/2009by Guest

What is a booster pump, and where does it attach to?

A  Answered on 4/12/2009 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

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.

?     Asked on 8/22/2015by Jack furlong

Is there a delay between the main pump and booster pump coming on?

A  Answered on 8/25/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Jack, No there isn't. You will need a timer to program the booster pump to come on after the pool pump is running. Otherwise, you will burn out the booster pump motor.

?     Asked on 8/30/2015by mike

i purchased a new 280 and cant keep it from tangling up at the supply outlet in pool what am i doing wrong

A  Answered on 9/2/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Mike, You can lay the hose on your deck in the sun parallel to your pool length for a few hour to see if that will solve your problem. Also make sure the hose swivels are able to turn properly.

?     Asked on 2/20/2016by Brian

My 280 seems to be A LOT less powerful. It gets stuck in corners and the wheels aren't moving. I replaced the wall connector recently and I can feel a good amount of water shooting past the black insert. Is this normal? or do I need a "new" new one? Or is there some other thing it could be. The booster pump is running like a champ and I serviced it (seals/bearings) about a year ago. Help...800 bones for a new one is NOT an option right now.

A  Answered on 2/25/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Megan C.

Hi, Brian. I am not sure the life of your Polaris 280 or that last time you serviced it. There can be a few reasons why your cleaner gets stuck in corners and the wheels will not move. Please review the Owners Manual to complete some troubleshooting before replacing parts, click here to view. After reviewing the cleaner. I also suggest reviewing the How To Tune Up A Polaris 280/180, you may find this helpful. To view all parts available for Polaris 280 please click here.