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Thread: Pump worth buying for Polaris 280?

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    Question Pump worth buying for Polaris 280?

    When I bought a Polaris 280 five years ago it came with a Polaris Halcyon Pump. When that wouldn't start last year I replaced it with a PB4-60 pump, which was very noisy out of the box. Putting it on bushings must have allowed it to last until this year, but last week it vibrated one of the hoses out of its connector, drained the pool below the skimmers, and ran dry for some time. Now it runs but makes such a racket it's on the verge of self-destruction.

    So I don't want to get another PB4-60.

    Are there any compatible booster pumps worth buying? Like maybe ones that have thermal and dry-run protection in addition to decent balance? Or that at least have a life expectancy longer than a year?

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    Re: Pump worth buying for Polaris 280?

    Note that at least on Amazon the Pentair LA01N is highly recommended as a replacement for the Polaris PB4-60.

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    Re: Pump worth buying for Polaris 280?

    For the record: The Pentair LA01N is definitely the one to get. I just installed one today and it is so much quieter than the PB4-60 was when new I don't understand how the latter is still on the market!

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    Re: Pump worth buying for Polaris 280?

    I was recommended to look at the Pentair LA-MS05 booster. It can be found for the same price as the LA01N and apparently is smaller/more efficient than both the Polaris PB4-60 and the LA01N.
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