Product Overview

This Polaris Vac-Sweep 280 Black Max pressure side pool cleaner works in all in-ground pools; requires Polaris booster pump. Palletized in multiples of 16 units, single unit available. Ready to connect to 1.5-inch dedicated pressure cleaner line. Includes 31-feet of feed hose.

Product Features

 

  • Polaris Vac-Sweep 280 Black Max pressure side pool cleaner
  • Works in all in-ground pools; requires Polaris booster pump
  • Ready to connect to 1.5-inch dedicated pressure cleaner line. Includes 31-feet of feed hose

Automatically pool maintenance for beginners, vacuums, sweeps and scrubs your pool from top to bottom in 3 hours or less. Runs independently off the power of its own booster pump (Booster Pump Sold Separately)

 

Pros

  • I have owned Polaris Pool Sweeps for nearly 30 years. My last one was the 180 model and I had that one rebuilt 3 times. But finally, it was just done and was not worth another rebuild. Of course, my pool store was trying to sell me the latest more expensive model but I just didn’t have that much money.
  • I had a Pentair 4 wheeled hunk-o-junk for years and it never cleaned worth a damn. It would run for 3 minutes and get stuck in a corner no matter how you adjusted it. For it to clean, you’d have to stand outside for hours and move it every 3 minutes when it got stuck again. If you left for a 2-week vacation, it would be stuck in the exact same spot as when you left and the pool would be full of dirt and debris.
  • I purchased the Polaris 280 to replace my unreliable Polaris 360. The Polaris 280 has not required repair after 3 pool seasons. It still has the original bag! I live in Maryland so my pool is open for about 4 months a year. I run the Polaris for about 4 hours a day.

 

Cons

  • If you have any square corners (like at stairs) will stay stuck. It does not stay at the bottom well. Also, the black tube started to fade/turn chalky white after 1 week. I assume from the salt. Horrible purchase.
  • The product did not have the plastic nut to connect a hose to the main body. The product also does not have suction or move once installed. The pump is new and has great pressure. Pool man has taken it and says the jets are not working and that the main unit looks to either has been refurbished or built wrong.

 

Conclusion

This Polaris Vac-Sweep 280 Black Max pressure side pool cleaner works in all in-ground pools; requires Polaris booster pump. Palletized in multiples of 16 units, single unit available. Ready to connect to 1.5-inch dedicated pressure cleaner line. Includes 31-feet of feed hose.

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