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Polaris Vac-Sweep 280, Black Max - Carlsbad, CA


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Deborah H. 
on Birdeye

4 months ago

The 280 is a work house. Had the previous one for 12 years. Replaced a few minor parts over the years but it always worked well. Made sense to replace with the same model, as the reviews are still good. The new one plugged in and took off cleaning with no adjustment needed. 

Business response:

Thank you for your wonderful review, Deborah! We appreciate you and hope you enjoy your clean pool. Cheers, Your Polaris Team 

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Deidre C. 
on Birdeye

5 months ago

Purchased the Polaris 280 Black Max from Wal-Mart a few weeks ago to replace an old 280. No problem with purchase and delivery. After only a few days, the Polaris would lay on it's side when not operating and rolled on it's side when operating. It seemed the hose float was filling with water. We switched it for our old Polaris hose float and it's working ok. A few days later the wall hose connector on the new Polaris broke. I called Polaris customer service and they promptly sent a new part. Good customer service. I ... read more

Business response:

We understand your frustration, Deirdre, and we're sorry you're having issues so soon after purchase. If you run into any additional problems, please respond to this email so we can make sure to assist you right away. We want you to have a working cleaner that you're satisfied with. Thank you, Your Polaris Team 

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Lainie R. 
on Birdeye

6 months ago

This pool shark as we call it is ok. It seems to to the job but has had to have parts replaced. It spits out water often and gets stuck. Overall I would rate it as ok. 

Business response:

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, Lainie. We're sorry that you are not completely satisfied with your cleaner. We can help. To prevent the cleaner from getting stuck, check the following: 1) Verify proper flow by counting the wheel revolutions per minute (RPMs). 2) Ensure the Back-up Valve is cycling on and off about every three minutes. 3) Adjust the Thrust Jet to change the directional path of the cleaner. To help with water spraying outside the pool, we recommend trying our TailSweep PR... read more

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Clay R. 
on Birdeye

8 months ago

Great piece of equipment and arrived quick. Excellent price. 

Business response:

Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us, Clay! Wishing you the perfect swim. Cheers, Your Polaris Team 

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Vic M. 
on Birdeye

9 months ago

Great product so far 

Business response:

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Vic! We hope you enjoy your swim time. Cheers, Your Polaris Team 

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Heather C. 
on Birdeye

9 months ago

Carefree highly functional in coverage, so easy to remove when needed. 

Business response:

Thank you for your 5-star review, Heather! Wishing you a wonderful pool season. Cheers, Your Polaris Team 

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Kelley B. 
on Birdeye

10 months ago

Well, the Polaris though I’ve had a minor issue 

Business response:

Thank you for your review, Kelley! Please respond to this email and let us know if you need our help; we'd gladly assist. All the best, Your Polaris Team 

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Hein M. 
on Birdeye

10 months ago

I have been using the Polaris 280 for 2 weeks now and love the product. I did go on YouTube before installing to learn some tricks from other users to make it work better, like measuring the length of the hose and adding a simple clasp to not have the bag get stuck under the wheels. Works like a charm. 

Business response:

Thank you so much for your kind words, Hein! We really appreciate your taking the time to share your experience with us. If you'd like more tips on using your new cleaner, we have a few here: https://www.polarispool.com/en/support/troubleshooting-faqs and here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLN6R6fE_mNmVngrJmEMeKcQNCq60L2kJk. Enjoy your clean pool! Your Polaris Team  

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David B. 
on Birdeye

11 months ago

This is my 3rd Polaris. The product is good, but it is not always reliable. It gets stuck in corners, despite the backup valve. The new one doesn't get as tangled as its predecessor, presumably because the floats are new and the hose has been now been cut to size. 

Business response:

Thank you for sharing your review with us, David. If there is anything we can do to improve your experience, please let us know. All the best, Your Polaris Team 

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