Polaris 280 Adjustable Sweep Hose Pool Cleaner

Last updated: January 21, 2022

Double jets help this pool cleaner blast away even the most stubborn stains. The lightweight build and three-wheel base of this model helps it climb stairs and scrub the side walls of your pool. You may want to purchase an extra booster pump and rear sweep tail to complete your cleaner set.

Polaris 280 Adjustable Sweep Hose Pool Cleaner

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: A lightweight pool cleaner with a three-wheel base that can easily blast away stains.

In our analysis of 81 expert reviews, the Polaris Adjustable Sweep Hose Pool Cleaner placed 9th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Polaris Vac-Sweep 280 pressure-side pool cleaner works in all in-ground pools and requires a booster pump. It is powered by double jets, providing greater vacuum power and faster cleaning (3 hours or less). The Polaris 280 easily connects to a dedicated pressure line and sweeps, scrubs, and vacuums all surfaces of the pool. The pressure cleaner is equipped with a single chamber filter bag where it captures large debris such as leaves, acorns, pebbles, and other small to large debris. Its unique filter bag removes debris before it reaches your pump basket or filter, prolonging the life of your filtration system. The 280 requires a separately available booster pump, such as the PB4-60. Polaris pressure pumps are specifically designed to operate your cleaner at optimum cleaning efficiency. The compact, rugged design allows for maximum performance.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Powerful suction.
The 280 vacuum has a three-wheel base and is lightweight enough to clean not only the walls and the floor but the stairs as well.
By using this cleaner, your pool will be for sure cleaned well.
The amount of pressure the Polaris 280 uses lets it clean your pool quickly, in under three hours when set up correctly.
It can clean the walls and floor of an inground swimming pool.
Its main distinction is that it has a three-wheel base, which makes the equipment lightweight enough so it can be easily used to clean not only the pool bottom and walls but also the stairs.
It is also powered with the double jets so that the process of cleaning can be done very easily.

What reviewers didn't like

Requires an additional booster pump.
Requires add-on purchases, such as a rear sweep tail, for full functionality.
The booster pump also isn’t very energy efficient.
It unfortunately adds to the overall cost of the installation as well as increasing electricity usage by a marginal amount.
A bit on the expensive side
The disadvantage of the product as recorded by some of the pool owners is that it comes with a certain amount of limitations.
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