Polaris Above Ground Cleaner Comparison Guide

What is the difference between the Polaris Above Ground Pool Cleaners?

The following Polaris pressure side above ground pool cleaners are designed for different swimming pool applications. Whether you have a round pool, oval pool, or rectangular pool, Polaris has you covered with their line of  pressure side above ground pool cleaners.

Let’s take a closer look at the Polaris 65, 65 Turbo Turtle, and 165:

Polaris 65

The Polaris Vac-Sweep 65 is designed to be used in small to medium size above ground pools no deeper than 5’. The 65 is suitable for vinyl or fiberglass. The 65 does not require a booster pump and is installed with a 1 ½” threaded return line. The Polaris 65 is a random pattern cleaner, it uses a piston and water turbine to go forward and backwards. The sweep tail follows forcing water into the filtration net skimming the bottom. The unit is equipped with a 24’ corrugated feed hose, 7’ sweep hose, All-purpose filtration bag, and 5 body wheels. The 65 uses 4 thrust jets on the bottom of the unit to blow debris off the walls and assist in forward movement. The 65 will clean most above ground pools in about 2 – 4 hours.

Polaris 65 Turbo Turtle

The Polaris Vac-Sweep 65 Turbo Turtle is designed to be used in small to medium size above ground pools, no deeper than 5’. The Turbo Turtle is suitable for vinyl or fiberglass.The Polaris 65 Turbo Turtle does not require a booster pump and is installed with a 1 ½” threaded return line. The Polaris Turbo Turtle 65 is a random pattern cleaner, it uses a piston and water turbine to go forward and backwards. The sweep tail follows forcing water into the filtration net skimming the bottom. The unit is equipped with a 24’ corrugated feed hose, 7’ sweep hose, All-purpose filtration bag, and 5 body wheels. The Turbo Turtle uses 4 thrust jets on the bottom of the unit to blow debris off the walls and assist in forward movement. The Turbo Turtle will clean most above ground pools in about 2 – 4 hours.

Polaris 165

The Polaris Vac-Sweep 165 is designed to be used in an in ground or above ground pool, no deeper than 8’. The Polaris 165 is suitable for vinyl or fiberglass. The Polaris 165 does not require a booster pump and is installed with a 1 ½” threaded return line. The 165 is a random pattern cleaner, it uses a piston and water turbine to go forward and backwards. The sweep tail follows forcing water into the filtration net skimming the bottom. The unit is equipped with a 24’ corrugated feed hose (can be extended to 32’), 10’ sweep hose, All-purpose filtration bag, and 5 Body wheels. The 165 uses 4 thrust jets on the bottom of the unit to blow debris off the walls and assist in forward movement. The 165 will clean most above ground and in ground pools in about 2 – 4 hours.

Feed Hose

The Polaris models will come with a complete pressure feed hose (hose floats, swivels, and hose nuts). The Polaris 65, 65 Turbo Turtle, and 165 use the same style of 24′ corrugated feed hose. The 165 can be extended to 32’, with Polaris 6-221-00 165 Pool Cleaner 8′ Float Hose Extension Kit. The Polaris 65 and 65 Turbo Turtle can only be trimmed shorter.

Item Numbers:

Polaris 6-226-00 24′ Float Hose Complete

Polaris 6-221-00 8′ Hose Extension Kit

Universal Wall Connect

The Polaris models will come with a universal wall connect (universal wall fitting, filter screen, pressure relief valve, and quick disconnect) . The Polaris 65, 65 turbo turtle, and Polaris 165 use the same style universal wall connector.

Item Number:

Polaris 6-508-00 Universal Wall Connect

Filtration Bag

The above ground pool Polaris pressure models use a filtration bag attached to the sweep hose. These bags come in two different micron sizes leaf bag, and all-purpose. The Polaris units all use the same style of bag.

Item Numbers:

Polaris 6-206-00 All-Purpose Bag

Polaris 6-207-00 Leaf Bag

Sweep Hose

The Polaris models have a tail sweep. The tail sweep is designed to gently sweep, scrub, and collect the debris on the bottom of the pool. The Polaris 65, and 65 turbo turtle come with a 7’ sweep hose. The Polaris 165 comes with a 10’ sweep hose.

Item Numbers:

Polaris 6-106-00 7′ Replacement Sweep Hose

Polaris 6-114-00 10′ Replacement Sweep Hose

Body Wheels

The Polaris models have a set of 5 wheels. The wheels allow the unit to effortlessly navigate pool walls, ladders, and in pool step systems.

Item Number:

Polaris 6-301-00 Grey Wheel Kit

Now that you have a better understanding of the Polaris above ground pool cleaners, you can now make a more educated decision when purchasing. If you have any questions please contact us if you need help finding the perfect pool cleaner for your swimming pool 1-800-772-0467.

Polaris 65 pressure above ground Pool Cleaner

6-130-00

Polaris Vac-Sweep 65

6-130-00
  • Hose Length:
  • 24′ can only be trimmed
  • Pool Size:
  • Small – Medium
  • Interior Type:
  • Fiberglass – Vinyl
  • Booster Pump:
  • No
  • Warranty:
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Filter Bag:
  • All-Purpose

Polaris vac-sweep 65 turbo turtle

6-130-00T

Polaris Vac-sweep 65T

6-130-00T
  • Hose Length:
  • 24′ can only be trimmed
  • Pool Size:
  • Small – Medium
  • Interior Type:
  • Fiberglass and Vinyl
  • Booster Pump:
  • No
  • Warranty:
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Filter Bag:
  • All-Purpose

polaris vac-sweep 165

6-120-00

Polaris Vac-Sweep 165

6-120-00
  • Hose Length:
  • 24′ but can be extended
  • Pool Size:
  • Medium – Large
  • Interior Type:
  • Fiberglass – Vinyl
  • Booster Pump:
  • No
  • Warranty:
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Filter Bag:
  • All-Purpose

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Pools and how they work have been a part of my life for over 15 years. In fact I met the love of my life at a pool. I've always loved giving people easy to understand advice to help keep their pools fun, healthy, and circulating. Which is why I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge through the blogging channel. Outside of pools, I enjoy time with my family and friends, being outdoors, and working on cars.