Polaris Vac Sweep 65 Pool Cleaner: Introduction
This is automatic easy to install above the ground pressure pool cleaner. It vacuums and cleans the sides of any size of above the ground pool.
With this, you can clean your pool in three hours with a lot of ease and less hassle. Normally we clean pools at least three times a week to ensure they are safe to use and that they are always spotless. Just imagine having a device that can brush, skim as well as vacuum your pool at the same cleaning time? Polaris Vac Sweep 65 does all the hard work for you leaving you with spotless pool and ready to use at all time. The time needed to clean the pool using the Polaris 65 depends on the size and depth of the particular pool, it takes from 2- 4 hours to clean most sizes of the above ground pool.
How does it work?
Polaris Vac sweep 65 works by creating pressure that comes from the returning clean water of the pool. This water also creates waves which hit against the walls of the pool releasing dirt and debris.
According to the information contained on their website, Polaris Vac Sweep 65 is a good automatic pool cleaner in that unlike other suction and vacuum cleaners which bring debris into the vacuum’s filter and pump. Polaris 65 catches and holds the debris in its drag bag as it sweeps and collects debris across the pool floor. Gentle water jets created by water waves push the dirt into the drag-bag, while the top floating head unit on the surface helps move debris and dirt toward the skimmer.
What are the features of Polaris Vac sweep65
According to the Amazon product review, this product is easily installed and is powered by the pressure of the clean water returning to the pool leaving filters to eliminate contaminants. It operates with several pumps and filtration systems that are normally found in the aboveground pools, and sweeps and vacuums the bottom and the sides within three hours. Its unique filter drag bag removes big debris like pebbles before it reaches the pump hence longer life to your filtration system. Polaris 65 have patented jet sweep which blows water jets against the pool wall hence loosen up debris in places where it is hard to reach, and then it sweeps it into an easy to remove filter bag.
It has a backup valve which acts as the savior. Sometimes as the cleaner moves on water it gets stuck on stairs or the corners. This backup valve kicks and diverts the water flow to a section of the hose which creates pressure and lifts the cleaner which allows it to move to another section of the pool. This is according to swim university publication.
How do you install Polaris Vac Sweep 65?
The product comes with an easy to install manual for you. The manual contains information on:
- Installation instructions.
- Installing the universal wall fitting.
- Adjusting the floating horse.
Pros and cons of Polaris Vac sweep 65 pool cleaner
- First, the hose pipe of this product is much improved over the other vacuum cleaners
- It is cheap compared to other products.
- It is easy to be installed.
- It is robotic (automatic) hence it works on its own so no need for supervision.
- Does not require a booster pump.
- Suitable for vinyl and fiberglass pools.
- Works in pools with an uneven bottom.
- Due to its long hose, it tangles itself up forcing the owner to uncoil it often; no one wants to spend most of the time untangling a hose
- It requires adjustments of pressure as low pressure will make the cleaner not work.
- The hose requires being laid out in the sun for a few hours to remove latent memory from the coils. ( latent memory is that which makes the hose move in one direction only)
Repairing of the Polaris 65
Polaris Vac 65 works in swimming pool water which have chlorine and pool chemicals hence there is need to maintain the machine to ensure it is effective and long lasting. Most of this products tend to sink on one side or turn bottom-side-up. To ensure it works properly you should ensure that the connecting hose turns easily in the connecting joints.
Flipping over is caused by water from the pool leaking into the float. To repair this, check for water insides the floating parts and ensure its empty. Also, ensure that the rubber washers located at the grain plugs are completely sealed. Ensure that all water jets are functioning properly because any clogged jet may result to tipping over of the unit.
If the unit goes one way, it may have been due to worn out or cracked rubber ring which may give way to water pressure and therefore clog or block the piston in the cylinder. The solution to this is to replace the large o-rings by buying in the auto parts supply store or machine shop. Use super glue to join the ends of the rings. To repair any faulty seals and piston, remove and clean the piston when outside compression rings and ensure there is nothing hindering them that may prevent them from making a tight seal.
The price is pocket-friendly. At the moment it’s going for $188.99 and free shipping from $225.72, meaning you save $36.73 compared to Hayward Navigator Pro Automatic Pool Cleaner for Vinyl Pools which is going for $699.99 and Hayward Navigator Pro Automatic Pool Cleaner for Concrete Pools which is going for $699.99.
As we have noticed there are both advantage and disadvantage of this product, and it is useful as it will ensure we spend more time swimming and sun basking rather than cleaning the pool. To see how Polaris 65 works, please watch this video.