Depends of the version you're using.
ccminer by trpuvot uses -a polytimos parameter
ccminer by alexis/punxsutawneyphil uses -a poly parameter
The last one is recommended for an increased performance, check this thread :
I created my own pool, at the moment only polytimos is supported, for the next three month there's a launch fee of 0.1%.
More coins / algo will be added on next hours.
Check it on http://www.maxpool.io
As usual you can connect with stratum :
-a poly -o stratum+tcp://maxpool.io:8463 -u YOUR_POLYTIMOS_WALLET_ADDRESS -p c=POLY
You can also check the nice following tutorials :
Oh and if you need to have a talk you can join the Max's pool discord : https://discord.gg/tfCQ2d5