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    Angry Polaris foam tail scrubber -- cheaper source?; Silt bag tip

    I'm fed up with the high price of the Polaris tail whip foam scrubber. My local store charges $4.50.

    It looks like it should cost no more than 50 cents. Has anyone found a bulk, cut it yourself source in a hardware or plumbing store?

    I also found the Polaris disposable sediment or silt bag is just a woman's knee-high nylon pantyhose, which go for as low as 25 cents at your local drugstore chain. They work great!

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    Default Re: Polaris foam tail scrubber -- cheaper source?; Silt bag tip

    Quote Originally Posted by tsuma
    I'm fed up with the high price of the Polaris tail whip foam scrubber. My local store charges $4.50.
    Well, what do you expect...Polaris is owned by Zodiac...the folks who brought us the Nature2!
    It looks like it should cost no more than 50 cents. Has anyone found a bulk, cut it yourself source in a hardware or plumbing store?

    I also found the Polaris disposable sediment or silt bag is just a woman's knee-high nylon pantyhose, which go for as low as 25 cents at your local drugstore chain. They work great!
    If you find a bulk source let us know!
    Retired pool store and commercial pool maintenance guy.

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    Default Re: Polaris foam tail scrubber -- cheaper source?; Silt bag tip

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    Default Re: Polaris foam tail scrubber -- cheaper source?; Silt bag tip

    I have never replaced mine. Mine deteriorated the 1st year.

    The idea that the sponge on the end of the tail scrubs anything is a little far fetched to me.

    Normal currents caused by people in the pool would do more scrubbing.

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    Default Re: Polaris foam tail scrubber -- cheaper source?; Silt bag tip

    Mine also was gone after the first year on my Polaris 360. The pool guy that sold me the Polaris, told me that it was not necessary to replace it as it does not really do much.

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    Keep watching eBay. "Poolm357" was selling 3 genuine Polaris scrubbers for $6 ($2 each) last fall, so I bought a good supply. The shipping was quite reasonable, if I remember correctly.

    My local Leslie's used to sell a Pentair scrubber as a replacement but the foam did not hold up nearly as well as the Polaris brand. They've since returned to selling genuine Polaris but they are more expensive than eBay.
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