Polaris 280 v 360

hilemandaleOctober 14, 2012

For the longest time the latter cost a whole lot more than the former but recently they're at the same price. Can anyone in the know advise the difference between the two (besides the appearance of the bag assembly)

Also are the two bag assemblies directly interchangeable

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goyom

Dale, I have missed your posts

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 8:59PM
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poolguynj

No, the bags and the insides are very different. There are only a few parts that are interchangeable.

Scott

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 7:24AM
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poolguynj

The 360 also uses a high volume, low pressure feed off a pool pump while a 280 needs a booster.

Scott

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 7:26AM
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hilemandale

"There are only a few parts that are interchangeable."

Thanks Scott but how about the base; that is, with some effort of course could I interchange the fabric part

By the way how does one ask for email notification every reply

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 2:00PM
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hilemandale

"Dale, I have missed your posts"

Why thank you Goy, it's not everyday one gets a note of encouragement in this convoluted parti pris of insensate hermeneutic recrudescence

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 2:02PM
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hilemandale

"The 360 also uses a high volume, low pressure feed off a pool pump while a 280 needs a booster."

I think you're wrong there Scott, my 360 uses a booster

Incidentally in GW how do you render a message into a quote box

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 2:05PM
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hilemandale

"By the way how does one ask for email notification every reply"

Cancel that Scott, I see I can get the entire reply if I check that box below

But how do I edit my submitted message, I don't see an "edit" link

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 2:09PM
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bpricedo

No editing, unless you want to email GW and tell them what to change. I had to email GW to find out myself.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 7:29PM
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blue123

Any Polaris cleaner followed by an "80" (180,280,380)
all require a booster pump.
The Polaris 360 works off of the main pool circulation pump pressure and does not require a booster pump.
Both units..the 360 and the 280 are usually the same price, but a booster pump would also be required with the 280.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 7:03PM
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poolguynj

And Dale, please refrain for fifty cent adjectives. You often get them wrong.

Because the inside mechanisms are so different, the mount points are also different inside.

A Polaris 360 should not have a booster. It will experience a significantly lower head loss and shorten its life significantly. The booster doesn't push more water, it increases the pressure of the flow, usually about 12 GPM.

Scott

    Bookmark   October 18, 2012 at 6:03AM
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