We are back today with a brand new blog, I will be going over how to remove and replace the Polaris Vac-Sweep float. I will be going over about the product and have added a picture so you know exactly what you are looking for. At the very bottom of this blog, there is a YouTube video our pool professional has made to show you exactly how to do this and give you some tips and tricks. Keep on reading to learn more about this quick fix!
About The Product
The float is a replacement part (A20) made by Polaris. It is a genuine OEM part for these pressure-side cleaner models. This means it is made from the same high-grade material and can perform the same tasks.
This floating head was designed to provide balance to the cleaner. This ensures that the cleaner can perform its tasks in cleaning up the surface of your pool. Without this floating head, the cleaner would not be able to climb the walls or steps and would be weighed down to the surface. This will reduce the range and cleaning abilities.
This part is white and sits atop the backside of the feed pipe where it can provide the balance needed for the cleaner to perform. Great troubleshooting tip, if the cleaner is weighed down or operating abnormally, could mean that the floating head is leaking or compromised. This will cause it to fill with water making it ineffective and needing to be replaced.
How To Remove and Replace
The float is attached to the feed mast tube. To remove the float head you will lightly unspin it as you are pulling it out. This should come out easily and should not have to use a lot of force. The point of the grooves is to make sure the float does not slide on and off the feed mast. This is like a reverse type of thread. To replace the head, there is no right or wrong direction to install this there is a hole on each side. You are going to gently twist it on while pushing. You will want to get the float head as close as you can to the end of the feed mast. Now you are all set and ready to put the cleaner back in the pool.
In this video, our pool professional walks you through how to remove and replace the Float (A20) for the Polaris Vac-Sweep 180 pressure side pool cleaner. This float was designed to provide balance to the cleaner. This ensures that the cleaner can perform its tasks in cleaning up the surface of your pool. Without this float, the cleaner would not be able to climb the walls or steps and would be weighed down to the surface. This will reduce the range and cleaning abilities. If you have any questions or need help please contact us and we can help you to the best of our ability.