380 v 280 revisited still again

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380 v 280 revisited still again

Postby dalehileman » Thu 06 Sep, 2012 17:05

Getting pretty tired of the former after using it 14 years, with 400 moving parts, seems I have to fix it every 5 days. All right 40 moving parts and 5 months but still I’m getting pretty sick of fixing it

One benefit of my hypertension med supposedly was to sustain the kidneys. However its recently discovered side effect is to destroy them. As my renal specialist advises I have only about 5 years left I instead propose to replace the damn thing with the latter, hoping malfunctions won’t start happening for said period

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Your comment invited on proposed replacement since the 280 is about half the price. For instance, however, will spare parts still be as readily available

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380 v 280 revisited still again

Postby mas985 » Mon 10 Sep, 2012 19:55

Look at ThePoolCleaner . I have had mine over 7 years and still going strong.
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Postby dalehileman » Tue 11 Sep, 2012 10:24

Thank you Mark for that link. Do you use the model requiring separate pump and do you remember what it cost
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380 v 280 revisited still again

Postby mas985 » Tue 11 Sep, 2012 13:54

ThePoolCleaner does not use a separate pump which is why I recommended it.
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380 v 280 revisited still again

Postby Barolac14 » Sat 10 Nov, 2012 04:31

You need to install new type of pumping equipment which clean pool's water and make healthy swimming as well. Also check quality of water after 2 to 3 time in week.
Chemical balancing have lot of important in terms of keep away unwanted threads like bacteria & virus.
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380 v 280 revisited still again

Postby gwhit » Mon 11 Mar, 2013 21:31

The Polaris 280 is the best of the Zodiac line. I own one, I know others who have it and it is just plain dependable. With many fewer parts than the 380 as well as all parts are readily available. I did a review of these two units on my blog last month.

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Postby dalehileman » Tue 12 Mar, 2013 10:46

Thank you Dwhit most kindly for that link. One would wonder, wouldn't one, why the 380 sells for half again to twice the 280
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380 v 280 revisited still again

Postby gwhit » Tue 12 Mar, 2013 12:20

That seems crazy because right Amazon has the 380 for $622.40 and the 280 for $448.77. Both use the booster pumps.
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380 v 280 revisited still again

Postby dalehileman » Tue 12 Mar, 2013 12:26

Yea Gwhit, very puzzling. Yet some folk will always pay more for the newer product
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380 v 280 revisited still again

Postby gwhit » Tue 12 Mar, 2013 12:34

Yes, you're right. In this case you pay more and get less dependability... take care!

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