How to Remove and Replace Polaris Vac-Sweep 180 Top Cover

Welcome back, ePoolSupply supporters! We are back today with a brand new blog going over how to remove and replace the Polaris Vac-Sweep 180 top cover. I will be going over a little bit about the product and have added a picture so you know what to look for. At the very bottom of this blog, I have added a YouTube video our pool professional has made to show you exactly how to do this. Keep on reading to learn more! 


About The Product 


The 180 top cover (A5) is an OEM replacement part made by Polaris.  The top housing was designed for the purpose of being a protective cover for the internal parts of the cleaner while giving it a clean sleek look. This also provides the cleaner with the ability to glide through the water as it performs its cleaning tasks. This ensures there isn’t any impediment that could possibly disrupt the cleaning process.


This part is blue and can be found above the frame or chassis assembly making it very easy to identify and locate when needing to be replaced. When trying to troubleshoot an issue with the cleaner being weighed down or having trouble climbing, it could be caused by this housing being cracked or damaged. So you want to check the integrity of this housing for such damage and replace it if found to restore the cleaner back to its normal functionality.


How To Remove and Replace the Top Cover


You will need a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the top cover. If you look at the top you will see there is one screw that will need to be removed. Now you should be able to gently lift the cover up and pull it off. You will kind of have to wiggle it a little bit to make your way around the actual feed mast. To install the top cover, you will need to work its way over the feed mast and get the top cover to lay flat down. Once you have it set in place, you will just screw it back in and you are all set. This should be a simple quick fix, you might have a little bit of a struggle if it's really stuck in there from the chemical composition. 


In this video, our pool professional walks you through how to remove and replace the Top Cover (A5) for the Polaris Vac-Sweep 180 pressure side pool cleaner. The top housing was designed for the purpose of being a protective cover for the internal parts of the cleaner while giving it a clean sleek look. This also provides the cleaner with the ability to glide through the water as it performs its cleaning tasks. This ensures there isn’t any impediment that could possibly disrupt the cleaning process. If you have any questions about this or need help please contact us and we can help you to the best of our ability.


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