Why does my Polaris hose keeps twisting?

Asked By: Cenobio De Pedraza | Last Updated: 23rd March, 2020
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Regarding this, why is my pool hose twisting?

Hoses are twisting (like a pretzel). Perform the “Hang Test”. If the cleaner is turning in one direction only, this will cause the hoses to twist. This is a sign the gearbox needs to be replaced. If the cleaner turns both ways with a stop in-between, place the cleaner on the pool floor.

Furthermore, why is my Polaris pool cleaner floating? A Leaky Hose Leaks in the Polaris hose cause the cleaner to lose pressure, allowing it to float above the pool bottom. To check for leaks, turn the system on and pull the hose out of the water one section at a time, looking for bubbles or trickles of water.

Thereof, how do you adjust the thrust on a Polaris pool cleaner?

How to Adjust the Thrust Jet on a Polaris

  1. Remove the unit from the water: Shut off the pool pump system and lift the Polaris vacuum unit out of the water, lifting it by its hose.
  2. Moving the jet nozzle on a Polaris pool cleaner affects how it moves in the pool.
  3. Test the Polaris: Lower the Polaris by the hose back into the pool.

How long does a Polaris pool cleaner last?

between 3 to 5 years

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How long should a Polaris hose be?

Sizing the Hose
It should be 6″ long or short of the farthest point. Measure the excess and remove the entire hose from the pool. The leader hose attaches to the cleaner head. It must be sized to the depth of the pool.

How does Polaris pool cleaner?

Polaris Pressure-Side Pool Cleaners for Inground Pools. They work in any type of inground pool. They're also powered by your return jets, but some require a booster pump to provide optimum water pressure. These cleaners feature small water jets that create a vortex which pulls debris up into the filter bag on top.

How do you fix a Polaris backup valve?

How to Troubleshoot a Polaris 360 Backup Valve
  1. Run the swimming pool and lift the portion of the Polaris house containing the backup valve out of the water.
  2. Shut the pool off and unscrew the backup valve body to disassemble it.
  3. Spray the backup valve mechanism with water from a water hose to clean debris off of it.
  4. Place the mechanism in the backup valve case.

What is a pool leader hose?

The leader hose is the first piece of hose that connects to the pool cleaner.

Why is my kreepy krauly slow?


If Kreepy Krauly slows or stops and air bubbles enter the pool at the return line. Find and correct the air leak that is causing the pump to draw air: Check the hose to ensure there are no leaks in the hose, or between hose sections. Seal up the pipe coming into the pump with pool putty or silicone, or replace fitting.

Why is my pool vacuum not moving?

If the vacuum doesn't work, it's usually either because air is getting into the vacuum hose or into the suction side of the pool pump. The presence of air in the lines is preventing the system from drawing water as it should.

How far should the back up valve be from the Polaris?

The Polaris in-line back-up valve and float should be installed 30" from the Polaris.

Can I leave my Polaris in the pool?

In The Industry
Most have a filter bowl on the Polaris return line near the pump. No problem with leaving the Polaris in the pool when not in use.

Why does my pool cleaner get stuck?

In order to prevent the cleaner from getting stuck in the first place, you'll have to adjust the suction by controlling the water flow through it. The stronger the water flow, the more likely it is to get stuck in one place. You need some suction though or the pool won't get cleaned properly.

What does the Polaris backup valve do?


The Polaris Back Up Valve is a mechanism attached to the cleaner's feeder hose, which helps the Polaris cleaner maneuver the floor of your pool. If this item is malfunctioning then your cleaner may not be able to clean effectively.

How do you adjust Polaris?

How do I Adjust a Polaris 280?
  1. Step 1 Adjust Nozzle Direction. Shut down water flow to the Polaris 280 and take the device out of the pool.
  2. Step 2 Adjust Hose Length. Unscrew the nut connecting the Polaris hose to the Polaris body, and pull the hose free.
  3. Step 3 Check Wheel Rotation Speed.

How do I know which Polaris pool cleaner I have?

The newer Polaris cleaner models have the serial number stamped on a sticker on the back of the cleaner. If the serial number starts with a “K” it will be a 380, if it starts with “C” it will be a 280, if it starts with a “L” it will be a 360.

How does Polaris pressure relief valve work?

It is designed to work as a pressure relief and should only let water out the side of the fitting when the pressure in the line exceeds the spring pressure. It's there to prevent excess pressure from damaging the internal workings of the Polaris.

What is the best Polaris pool cleaner?

Here are the best Polaris Pool Cleaners you can buy:
  • Best overall: Polaris Vac-Sweep 280.
  • Best budget polaris pool cleaners: Polaris VAC-Sweep 380.
  • Best polaris automatic pool cleaner: Polaris VAC-Sweep 360.
  • Best polaris inground pool cleaner: Polaris F9350.
  • Best polaris above ground pool cleaner: VAC-Sweep 65 6-130-00.

How long should a creepy crawly hose be?


Kreepy Krauly comes with 40 ft. of hose and 2 hose weights. The hose should be long enough to reach the furthest part of the pool, plus one hose length. A Kreepy hose longer than needed will cause problems, and if too short, it won't clean the entire pool.

What is the drain at the bottom of a pool for?

Pool Drain Systems. We've already seen that the water in a swimming pool needs to circulate through a filtering system, to remove dirt and debris. During normal operation, water flows to the filtering system through two or more main drains at the bottom of the pool and multiple skimmer drains around the top of the pool

Why does my pool vacuum have too much suction?

Actually, if it was too much suction, that is easy to fix by simply restricting one of the ball valves on the pressure side of the pump. Your filter pressure will go up, and the flow thru the system will decrease resulting in less suction at the vac head.