Polaris Vac-Sweep 360 In-Ground Multi-Surface Pool Cleaner

Last updated: January 21, 2022


This pool cleaner is designed for use with in-ground pools. Pool owners will appreciate that the cleaner is able to sweep and scrub both the pool's floor and walls. It has triple jets for extra power and is able to automatically free itself if it gets cornered.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: You won't need a booster pump with this pool cleaner, as it operates on a circulation pump.

In our analysis of 81 expert reviews, the Polaris Vac-Sweep 360 In-Ground Multi-Surface Pool Cleaner placed 4th 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 is a powerful pressure-side pool cleaner for all in-ground pools and easily connects to a dedicated pressure line. Featuring the iconic three-wheel design, the 280 vacuums, sweeps, and scrubs the bottom and walls of any size or shape pool.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Powerful suction. High-pressure water pump cleans all surfaces well. 31-ft hose is long enough for most inground pools.
This cleaner should do an ample job of cleaning any in-ground home pool. Its internal jets can spray down any pool surface.
The back-up valve lets you maneuver it easily and navigate the unit to reach tight corners.
It vacuums and sweeps dirt, leaves, and debris into its filter bag.
In the end, the Polaris Vac-Sweep 360 Pressure Side Pool Cleaner is an excellent and effective pressure side pool cleaner. It delivers a fantastic pool cleaning experience that is more than worth the money.
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This is a highly reputed pool robot. The quality of clean is at par with cleaners that twice as expensive. What is most impressive is that it delivers premium at an affordable price tag. It also consumes a low amount of electricity thanks to its intelligent design.
The cleaner is easy to set up. There is no extensive installation process. One does not require a technician to handhold the first time.
Polaris’ Vac-Sweep 360 is a capable, efficient unit that works in all inground pools and does not require a booster pump. Instead, it only requires its dedicated pressure line. It also has a back-up valve that automatically frees the unit if it gets cornered.
Due to the extra pressure, you get a much more powerful suction that what regular pressure cleaners can offer. Even though it may not be specialized in small debris, Polaris 360 is very effective at capturing most of the dirt and sand. The triple jet advanced technology is quite useful for small particles too. Nevertheless, you can rest assured that medium and large debris is as good as gone with this Polaris pool cleaner.

What reviewers didn't like

Requires an additional booster pump. Sometimes gets stuck in corners.
It lacks treaded tires for extra grip while cleaning.
The wheels lack treaded tries that provide extra grip.
Doesn’t clean stairs well and the filter bag usually needs replacement once a year.
The 360 does not do a very good job of cleaning pool stairs. But then, there are very few bots that can handle stairs effectively. So this should not be a deal breaker. If yours has stairs, you need to be prepared to give them a scrubbing once in a while.
The cleaner may be slightly ineffective when it is cleaning steps or submerged stairs.
May have trouble with stairs.
Low quality debris bag: as stated above, other debris bags can last for up to 5 years. The debris bag that comes in the box of the Polaris Vac-Sweep 360 will last anywhere from 1 to 2 years.
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