1. Leaf Bag (Part #6-207-00)
The Polaris 165 comes with an all-purpose bag
designed to collect sand, silt and light leaf loads.
The leaf bag is designed to collect larger,
heavier types of debris. You may want to pur-
chase the leaf bag and rotate between the two
bags as needed.
2. Turtle Top (Part #6-309-00)
Add some fun to your pool cleaning by turning
your Polaris 165 into a Super Turtle.
3. WaterStars (Part #7-400-00) and
WaterStars WF (Part #11-100-00)
Transform your pool into a beautiful fountain
adding the soothing sounds of tumbling water.
Choose a WaterStars WF to create a fountain
at the pool wall or the WaterStars that floats
anywhere in the pool.
4. SpaWand (Part #5-100-00)
A simple, effective hand-cleaning device to
quickly clean your spa, pool steps, swimouts
and other small bodies of water without hoses
The numbers in parentheses below refer to
specific parts on the Exploded Parts Diagram
on page 8. For best results, follow the trouble-
shooting solutions in the order they are listed.
A. Problems and Solutions
Problem: Polaris 165 does not clean the
entire pool or runs slowly.
1. Feel around the pressure relief
valve (#30). If it is not releasing
excess water, clean the pool filter.
2. Check the filter screen (#34) in the
quick disconnect for debris and
clean it, if necessary. See page 5.
3. Check that the eyeball regulators
(#33) are installed in all of the
4. Check the float hose (#27) length,
see "Adjusting the Float Hose"
on page 3.
5. Check the surface module opera-
tion by following the steps below.
a. Remove the surface module
top (#1) by unscrewing the two
phillips-head screws (#14)
from the body bottom (#11)
and lifting slightly at the rear
of the surface module top.
b. Turn on the Polaris. Make sure
the randomizer tube (#8) is
moving from front to back. If it
is, refer to step c below. If it is
not, the filter connector (#8)
may be clogged. To check the
filter connector, disconnect the
float hose (#27), or float hose
extension (#25) if installed, from
the mechanism (#2) and look
into the mechanism. About half
way down in the center of the
randomizer tube, you can see
the white filter connector. If it is
covered with debris or algae,
remove the connector chamber
(#9), pull out the randomizer
tube and clean the filter con-
nector. If it is not, the piston (#5)
will need to be replaced.
c. While the Polaris is operating,
watch the randomizer ball (#7)
in the mechanism (#2). If it
does not move within two min-
utes and the randomizer tube
(#8) is moving back and forth,
the mechanism will need to be
6. Verify that the water pressure is
between 5 and 10 psi. A pres-
sure tester (part #6-113-00) is
available through your partici-
pating Polaris dealer.
Problem: Surface module dives under the
water or leans to one side.
1. Make sure the hoses are
2. Hold the surface module out of the
water and drain the water. Shake
the surface module. If there is
water sloshing in the body bottom
(#11), it will need to be drained.