The Zodiac Polaris Booster Pump PB4-60 is the replacement pump for your Polaris pressure-side pool cleaner, such as the Polaris 380. Eventually the pump reaches the end of its lifespan and you simply have to replace it. The wonderful thing about the new PB4-60 Polaris Booster Pump is all the improvements they’ve made to the design. For example, it’s much quieter than the older Polaris Booster Pump.
And they’ve made several other improvements which I’ll explain in this review.
Polaris Booster Pump | Pb4-60
If you have a Polaris pool cleaner then you definitely want to replace your old pump with their new and improved Polaris Booster Pump. It’s actually a significant improvement over the old one and you’ll notice the difference immediately after installation. How?
Well, as I already mentioned, this new PB4-60 booster pump is ultra quiet. You won’t even notice it’s running. What else is new?
Also, you’ll notice that it actually delivers more power. Your Polaris pool cleaner will seem supercharged to you if you’ve been running the older pump.
In addition to more power and being quieter, these are the other new improvements to the Polaris Booster Pump:
- Ergonomic connectors allow for a quick and easy installation.
- Redesigned wet end for better performance and durability.
- Easy pump seal replacement.
- Larger volute seal o-ring.
Watch the videos at the end of this article to see how to install the booster pump and also to see everything included in the package. You’ll find it useful, I’m sure of it.
Not Sexy, but Powerful & Efficient
Let’s be honest, most people don’t care about the technical details of the products they buy. If you’re mechanically inclined then you probably do care but at the end of the day all you really need to know is that the Polaris Booster Pump is stronger, more efficient and quieter than the previous pumps.
I’ve included PDF files with more detailed installation information so you can get a head start. See below.
For optimal performance, it’s recommended that you power your Polaris pool cleaner with a Polaris booster pump. Unlike other booster pumps on the market, this Polaris booster pump is specifically engineered to operate Polaris pressure-side pool cleaners at their ideal rate of power and cleaning efficiency.
A large majority of consumers install the pump themselves. Read the installation guide and see if it’s something you’re comfortable doing. If not, then call a certified pool professional in your area and have them install it for you.
Specifications | Polaris Booster Pump
You can save up to 55% in energy savings by operating your Polaris PB4-60 Booster Pump on the low speed as it is a variable-speed pump. Designed for optimal efficiency for pool owners.
View or download the following documents for the Polaris PB4-60 Booster Pump:
- MANUAL / INSTALLATION — Polaris PB4-60 Booster Pump
- REPLACEMENT KITS — Polaris PB4-60 Booster Pump
- OVERVIEW — Polaris PB4-60 Booster Pump
- PARTS LIST — Polaris PB4-60 Booster Pump
Polaris Booster Pump, includes the following accessories: pump quick connect retainer, Soft-tube quick connect and six feet of flexible, reinforced pump hose. Includes everything you need for installation.
View the diagram of the Typical Layout for your pool equipment.
Overall, this Polaris pump is a better version of your old pump. They’ve redesigned critical aspects of the PB4-60 Booster Pump to improve upon an already great design. Ultimately, it’s cheaper to replace your old pump than buy a new Polaris pool cleaner so it’s an easy decision to make. If you own a pool then keeping it clean is an essential component of being a pool owner.
We’ve been writing a lot about pool cleaners lately here at Chainsaw Journal, including reviews on two excellent robotic pool cleaners: Dolphin Nautilus and the Hayward TigerShark QC.
- New & improved: Quick and easy installation with new ergonomic connectors.
- New & improved: Redesigned wet end for better performance and durability.
- New & improved: Easy pump seal replacement.
- New & improved: Larger volute seal o-ring.
- Heavy duty single piece base.
- 3/4 HP — 230/115 volts.
- Captured back-plate nut fasteners for ease of service.
- Ergonomic drain plug with o-ring.
- 360 degree adjustable volute for easier installation.
Polaris Booster Pump PB4-60 | Unboxing
Watch this video to see what’s in the box of Polaris PB4-60 Booster Pump.
Installation & Replacement | Polaris Booster Pump PB4-60
- Pump Speed : Single
- Product Type : Booster Pump
- Rating Type : Full-Rated
- Voltage : 115V / 230V
- Horsepower : 3/4 HP
- Installation Type : Residential
- Amp Draw : 6.4/12.8
- Manufacturer : Polaris
- Pool Type : In-Ground
Additional Info | Polaris Booster Pump
If you want to maintain your warranty you need to use genuine Polaris parts are recommended by the manufacturer:
Using genuine Zodiac factory replacement parts helps to ensure the ongoing quality and reliability of our products. Plus, the use of inauthentic parts voids all factory warranties. Inauthentic parts may appear to be suitable on the surface, but they often fall short of factory standards. Don’t compromise on quality – insist on genuine Zodiac parts!
If you’re looking for Polaris parts for your pool cleaner or pump then visit their website.
If you have someone else install this Polaris pump just make sure he or she is licensed and qualified in pool equipment by the jurisdiction in which the product will be installed.
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