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I need pictures to do a plumbing on a booster pump for Polaris 280 Please help me out

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The horizontal threaded end plumbs into the pool return line, and the vertical threaded end (on top) plumbs into the Polaris return line.
This is a dedicated return line for pressure side pool cleaners that has been pre-plumbed into the pool when it was built.

If you pool does not have that cleaner return line Polaris has a kit for an "over the deck" mount. Each installation is not identical and it would be best to have someone on site to set you straight. Most pool guys will stop by for a minute or two and show you "what connects where" at no charge (expect to be invoiced if it turns into a lengthy Q&A). Google image may help. The 280 is an excellent cleaner, good luck with the install!

Posted on Jan 13, 2013


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The diagram on the side of the pump shows how it sould be wired for low volatge. I'm having a problem wiring for high volatge and posted the diagram. Use the link to access.

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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SOURCE: my polaris PB4-60 booster pump does not turn over.

I was able to save a service call by doing the following in under 8 minutes:
1.Switch off electric to pump.
2. Turn off valve on supply side of pump so water does not flow during this procedure.
3. Turn offf filter.
4. Unbolt the six bolts (1/2" socket) on the front side of the pump.
5. Carefully separate the pump from the front panel which contained the six bolts.
6. Grasp with both hands the black round thin disk (impeller) which is part of the pump and turn it either clockwise or counter clockwise. It may be slightly difficult initially but once it it freed it will move easily.
7. Reassemble.
8. Open valve and turn on filter and the power to booster pump.
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Posted on May 31, 2009

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SOURCE: Once the booster pump (for polaris 280) is turned

There is a bad seal and/or gasket in the pump allowing it to leak. It is usally the seal. Take it to a local electric motor or pump shop and the repair is probably under $50 total. You could also buy the parts to try it yourself, but the seal that pump takes (AS-1000) is a little tricky to seat properly. Besides, if your bearings are also damaged, the shop could fix that as well.

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Just bought a new polaris booster pump (PB4-60)

Have you checked for voltage at the pump motor? Did you wire it correctly? Is the motor 110V or 220V. Did you match the motor to your existing voltage?

Posted on Apr 14, 2010

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SOURCE: polaris 280 flow is low and moving slowly with

Make sure that your skimmer, pump, and pool filter are clean and working properly. Your automatic pool cleaner can become sluggish if anyone of these features of your pool is not working correctly. Check all the hoses, connections, and swivels for leaks that could cause loss of water pressure. If it has been working poorly since you replaced the booster pump, you will also want to make sure that it is installed correctly. Finally, check your wheel RPM. It should be operating at between 28-32 RPMs. To do this, mark a single wheel side tire. Turn your pump on, hold the cleaner underwater and count the wheel revolutions for one minute. If you are under 28 RPMs, this might be your problem. To correct this, check your filter screen. I know thay you said that you have already done this, but this is typically the problem so I would check it again. Also, you can remove the blue restrictor disk from the UWF. If you booster pump has an open gate valve, open it completely to increase water flow. This will also help with your RPMs. If you try these suggestions and they do not work, let me know and I will come up with something else to try. Hope this helps you out.

Posted on May 20, 2010

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The booster pump can not turn any faster than its nameplate speed. If you think it is revving up, it is probably because it is running louder and/or rougher than normal. The pump seal and/or bearings are becoming worn and will need servicing. A local electric motor repair shop should have the parts for you to buy or they could repair it for you. Often times a gasket will need to be replaced as well but all told the repair should be ~$100 or so.

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