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    Removing booster pump - no longer needed

    My pressure cleaner, Pentair Legend Platinum (driven by 3/4 HP booster pump), has been replaced by my newly purchased Dolphin Nautilus. I am going to remove the booster pump and plug the inlet and outlet plumbing the pump used to connect to. Is that all I need to do?

    The inlet for the booster was running off a T after the pool filter.

    The outlet for the booster was running off a dedicated PVC pipe that was connected to a Y running to the dedicated return for the cleaner. Though I cannot see the Y, it must be a Y since the return still has water coming out if I turn the booster pump off and the main pump is still running.

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    30K gallon free form vinyl IG pool with waterfall
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    1.5 inch plumbing

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    Re: Removing booster pump - no longer needed

    There may not be a Y. The main pump could still move water through the booster pump even when it is off.
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    Re: Removing booster pump - no longer needed

    Ah, didn't think about that. Thanks!

    When I disconnect the booster from the plumbing, plug the T where the inlet connected, I'll check the return for any flow.
    30K gallon free form vinyl IG pool with waterfall
    Hayward DE3620, Pentair Superflo 1.5 HP
    Dolphin Nautilus
    4 returns, 2 skimmers, 1 bottom drain
    1.5 inch plumbing

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    Re: Removing booster pump - no longer needed

    Sounds like you have it figured out.
    Enjoy the Nautilus. I have one and it does a really good job for a moderate price. 2 years now with 0 problems.
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge.
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    Re: Removing booster pump - no longer needed

    That pipe for the cleaner is really just another return to your pool so you could hook from the Tee to the pipe and add another return to your pool if you wish. Likely, it will be a smaller pipe that your 'official' return pipes. All my returns are 1.5" but the tee is 3/4" and the actual pipe is 1". Just a thought....
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