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Polaris 280 v 360

Posted by hilemandale (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 14, 12 at 15:51

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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RE: Polaris 280 v 360

Dale, I have missed your posts


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RE: Polaris 280 v 360

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

Scott


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RE: Polaris 280 v 360

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

Scott


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RE: Polaris 280 v 360

"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


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RE: Polaris 280 v 360

"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


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RE: Polaris 280 v 360

"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


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RE: Polaris 280 v 360

"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


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RE: Polaris 280 v 360

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


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RE: Polaris 280 v 360

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.


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RE: Polaris 280 v 360

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


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