Polaris 280 Installation Guide

Polaris 280 pressure side swimming pool cleaner
Polaris 280 pressure side swimming pool cleaner
Polaris 280 pressure side swimming pool cleaner
Polaris 280 pressure side swimming pool cleaner
Polaris 280 pressure side swimming pool cleaner
The installation of the Polaris 280 Pressure Side Pool Cleaner is a pretty straight forward and consists of four main steps. In an in-ground swimming pool, we begin by having a dedicated return line with a 1-1/2” female fitting; this is what’s recommended for the easiest install.
The first step is to flush out the return line by turning the pump on for a minute and then turn it off. Next, install the universal wall fitting (UWF), to do so, disconnect the UWF from the quick connect and screw it on to the fitting with the blue restrictor plate. Now, reattach the quick disconnect by inserting it into UWF, turn it clockwise and pull.
The next step involves adjusting the hose to the right length needed for your swimming pool. First attach the leader hose to the feed hose. Now connect the feed hose end to the return line on the pool wall. Now, extend the hose out to the farthest point of the swimming pool, the hose needs to reach within six inches longer or shorter of the farthest point of the swimming pool. If the hose is too long, cut 10 feet sections in equal amounts in the feed hose. If the hose is too short, you can purchase extensions here on our site. After correct length is achieved, adjust the floats according to the diagram:
Polaris 280 float position diagram
You’re halfway done!
Now we’re going to assemble the swimming pool cleaner. First, attach the feed hose to the feed pipe using the nut provided. Now, attach the bag collar to the feed hose. Next position the head float 1/2” – 1” back from the feed pipe. We now need to turn on the filter pump to let the Polaris 280 pool cleaner prime before turning on the booster pump.

That’s it for assembly but we need to check to make sure the wheels on the pool cleaner are spinning the proper RPM. The manual states the Polaris 280 needs to operate between 28 and 32 RPM. To check yours, mark one wheel tire then turn the pump on and count the revolutions for a minute. If your count is outside the 28 – 32 range, refer to your manual for further assistance and help.

Your Polaris 280 Pool Cleaner should now be up and running, we still recommend you refer to the manual for maintenance tips and fine tuning to ensure that your swimming pool is cleaned as efficiently as possible.