Polaris 180 Pressure Cleaner - What's in the Box

Polaris 180 Pressure Cleaner - What's in the Box

Hi ePoolSupply supporters and blog enthusiasts! We are back again today to share with you a top-of-the-line pressure-side pool cleaner manufactured by one of the industry's leaders, Polaris. For over 40 years now Polaris has been recognized as the #1 selling pressure-side pool cleaner in the world. Providing the public with its iconic 3-wheel design, this visionary class of pool cleaners has become a benchmark against which all other manufactures are measured. Polaris is focused on premium quality engineering, rugged construction, and performance that is simply unmatched. These cleaners are built to last and are proven to clean where others simply can’t.


The Polaris Vac-Sweep 180 pressure-side pool cleaner works in all in-ground pools and requires a booster pump. It is powered by single jet, providing greater vacuum power and faster cleaning (3 hours or less). The Polaris 180 will easily connect to your dedicated pressure line and can sweep, scrub, and vacuum all the surfaces of your in-ground pool. The Polaris Vac-Sweep 180 is equipped with a single chamber filter bag where its able to capture large debris such as leaves, acorns, pebbles, and other small to large debris. This cleaner’s unique filter bag removes debris before it reaches your pump basket or filter, prolonging the life of your filtration system.


Swimming pool cleaners evolved from the early water filter and cistern cleaners. The forerunner of today's pool cleaners were cistern cleaners; they were developed due to the need to clean pools and cisterns. Thermae were well-known for their elaborate cisterns and prevalent in the early United States. The United States Patent and Trademark Office refers to a cistern cleaner patent filed (though never issued) as early as 1798. In 1883 John E. Pattison of New Orleans applied for a "Cistern and Tank Cleaner" and the first discovered patent was issued the following year. It swept and scraped the bottom of a cistern or tank and, through a combination of suction and manipulation of the water pressure, was able to separate and remove sediment without removing the water. Over the next 20 years his invention was revised multiple times. Many pool cleaner patents issued in the modern era refer to some of the cistern cleaners as predecessors of their invention. The pressure-side cleaner was invented by Melvyn Lane Henkin in 1972. It was called the "Automatic Swimming Pool Cleaner" and it used three wheels to allow the machine "to travel underwater along a random path on the pool vessel surface for dislodging debris therefrom". The design is used in the Polaris Pool Cleaner, a commonly used pool cleaner amongst modern pool owners. Independently from his American counterparts, Ferdinand Chauvier, a hydraulics engineer who emigrated to South Africa from the Belgian Congo, introduced the Kreepy Krauly in Springs, South Africa, in 1974.


  • Powered by double jets, cleans a pool faster (3 hours or less)
  • Works in all in-ground pools of any size and shape
  • Sweeps, scrubs, and vacuums the bottom and walls of your pool
  • Runs off a separate booster pump
  • Includes 31-feet of feed hose, and equipped with single chamber filter bag for capturing larger debris

There are many factors that go into choosing the right pool cleaner to fit the needs of your pool specifically like the shape, size, and finish. We hope that with the information provided in this blog it allows you to make an educated choice that fits those requirements. If you have any questions regarding the information found in this blog feel free to reach out to us directly. Our team of Pool Professionals is here to help you through every step of the process. As always, thank you all so much for reading and be sure to watch the video below to see the products in action.

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