Zodiac F5 Polaris Vac-Sweep 280 Pressure Side Pool Cleaner Review


After receiveing the $85 quote to repair my aging Polaris cleaner I knew it was time for a new one. With all the incentives on the 380 or 3900 I was going to go with the 380 which was actually cheaper (after incentives) than the 280 but I started asking around – mostly pool professionals – and all (8 for 8) recommeneded the 280 even if the price were higher.

We are happy with the purchase and I was able to save over $100 by buying off Amazon vs. any retail store. There were a few other online sites where it was $15-$20 cheaper but didn’t have the reputation or # of stars.

I have tried a number of pool cleaners. Kreepy Krauly was worthless – gets stuck in corners, wears out your pump faster because of its action, gets clogged easily. Dolphin – biggest waste of money I’ve ever seen, don’t get me started. My neighbor has the Polaris 360 that works off the return line – he hates it, these “Lo-pressure” cleaners do not work well. So when I drained my pool to have it replastered, I decided to install a booster pump and new line so that I could have a Polaris 280. Best decision I ever made. Cleans pool great. By far the best pool cleaner out there.

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