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Polaris 280 vs Polaris 380

Posted by mrs_mack (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 11, 07 at 15:44

Our PB suggests that we get the Polaris 280 w/ booster instead of the 380 w/booster.

He said that when the 380 came out they started using it for customers but were winding up with a lot of complaints so, they switched back to the 280. I'm just wondering if this is his "sales pitch" to talk us into a less expensive model since either one would be included in our package?

I'd appreciate any feedback on either model.

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RE: Polaris 280 vs Polaris 380

The 280 is head and shoulders better than either the 380 or the 480.

See ya,

RE: Polaris 280 vs Polaris 380

We have the 380, no issues. Emptied the bag every once in a while, other than that, never touched it. Left it in all season and ran it on the timer for an hour and a half every day.

RE: Polaris 280 vs Polaris 380

Hi Kelly...

Why is the 280 better than the 380/480...

RE: Polaris 280 vs Polaris 380

a few years ago I looked into the 380 vs. 280 choice and opted for the 280 because I didn't like the fact that the 380 was belt driven. I checked with a service tech of a pool co. and he raved about the 280 and said that it was as good a machine as you could find. He stated that the belts were always slipping on the 380 and not to buy it. So if the 380 is still belt driven go for the 280. I've heard that the 380 has changed this year, but I'm not sure how.

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