What is going on ePoolSupply supporters and fellow blog enthusiasts! I would like to talk to you all about a pool cleaner but more specifically the importance of maintaining the cleaner and its wearable parts. Polaris makes a great line of pressure-side pool cleaners that exceed the industry standards when it comes to cleaning your pool. They also offer OEM replacement parts that can restore your cleaner back to its original factory operating capabilities without the need of purchasing an entirely new unit. So today we will be going over the Polaris Vac-Sweep 380 Black Max Factory Rebuild Kit.
Why do I need to perform a tune-up on my pool cleaner?
Pool cleaners are very similar to your car, especially when talking about wearable parts and proper maintenance is very key to a long-lasting pool cleaner. Instead of just standing by and waiting for a problem to arise a tune-up can reveal whether the tracks or drive belts are wearing out. Even just your standard suction side pool cleaners can use a good once over on their few moving parts like the foot pad and diaphragms that are not meant to last for extended periods of time. If you have a trusted pool professional, they should have enough experience to identify issues before they come up and can help you decide what maintenance needs to be performed either now or which things can wait.
When is a tune-up for my pool cleaner necessary?
In all honesty, there are only two scenarios when it is necessary for you to perform a tune-up n your automatic pool cleaner. The first scenario that everyone should think of before the time comes would be every year before you open your pool up for the incoming pool season (although this may vary depending on where you live throughout our great nation). Many pool cleaners that reside in the Midwest or even the east coast spend time out of the pool water which can be tough on the rubber drive belts and brushes. Again, this is why yearly maintenance can help catch problems before they present themselves.
The second scenario would be to have your local pool professional perform a diagnosis when the cleaner is not running properly. If the cleaner is being sluggish or not moving at all you can bring this to the attention of your pool guy or even bring the cleaner to the local pool store where a qualified professional can quickly pinpoint the problem using the proper diagnostic equipment (we unfortunately do not offer those services at this time, bummer I know). This can save you time and money on needless repairs.
The rebuild kit is a bundle of replacement parts that are made by Polaris. The same high-grade materials were used to make the original factory parts. Making them genuine OEM products.
This rebuild kit was designed to replace most of the main components that are required for the cleaner to operate effectively. These parts are what helps provide the cleaner the power and ability to suck and pull dirt, debris, and other forms of mulch with speed and precision leaving behind a crystal-clear look in its path.
This is a list of all the parts and part numbers that are included in this kit:
- All-Purpose Bag (9-100-1016)
- Housing, Turbine Upper (9-100-1152)
- Hub Cap (9-100-1115)
- E-Clip, Stainless Steel (9-100-5107)
- Ball Bearing (9-100-1108)
- Tire, Max Trax (C11)
- Wheel, Double-Side (9-100-1004)
- Belt Kit, Small and Large (9-100-1017)
- Shield, Bearing (9-100-7011)
- Axle Block kit (front and rear) (9-100-1139)
- Trans Pulley/Drive Shaft Assembly (9-100-1007)
- Drive Train Gear Kit w/ Turbine Bearing (9-100-1132)
- Wheel, Single-Side (9-100-1117)
- Thrust Jet Kit (C131)
- Sweep Hose Barb Complete (9-100-7008)
- Adjustment Screw, Sweep Hose (B20)
- Sweep Hose Attachment Clamp (B16)
- Base Weight (9-100-9004)
- Jet Retainer (9-100-7009)
- Water Management System (WMS) (9-100-7010)
- Housing, Turbine Lower (9-100-1155)
- Top and Base Assembly (9-100-7031)
- Feed Pipe/Timer Blank Assembly (9-100-7007)
- Float, Head (A21)
- Sweep Hose Complete (B6)
- Back-up Valve Kit (G62)
As you can tell from the parts list above, Polaris basically includes a whole new cleaner it seems to restore your older unit back to its original factory specs. This of course is when referring to the Polaris 360 Black Max model cleaner. All the kits vary in parts and what is actually included when purchasing them. Another key thing to remember is the kit is meant to work with newer style cleaners so if your unit is older than 5 years, they cannot guarantee everything will line up the same as improvements and design changes are made over the years. I hope I provided you with enough information to make an educated decision on whether this product fits your wants and or needs and if not please don’t hesitate to reach out as we are always just a click or a phone call away. As always, thank you all so much for reading, and be sure to watch the video below to see the items included in this kit.