Good day to you all, this is my first post on the site, and any information obtained will be used to assist my neighbor. Obviously, any advise/suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
My neighbor was quoted $400 to replace/install a Polaris booster pump and I told her I would help her install a new one it if she wanted to save some money on installation. I think she bought the new unit (Polaris PB4-60) for about $100 or so.
I've read the installation and operations manual and watched a few videos online and believe I have the steps down, but I have a couple of questions about the fittings.
1 - The old unit pvc plumping is hard-piped to the booster pump. Where do I buy the connector barb to hard pvc fittings? Assuming Leslie's pool supply or similar? The kit came with the flexible reinforced pipe and 2 barb fittings to be used at/for pump...So, I guess I need 2 other barb to PVC fittings. Depending on the fittings, please suggest best glue and/or tape type.
2 - What is the best recommended fitting to the supply lines (which I believe are 1./5" - pics embedded below of entire system and one of the hard pipe fittings)?
3 - The old booster unit was not bolted to the concrete pad. I intend to bolt the new booster unit to the pad as directed per instructions. Any do/dont's...thinking concrete anchor bolts and appropriate sized washers (if needed) is the way to go..
4 - Power to the system will be off. I do not believe I need to turn any water supplies off to do this equipment swap. Can anyone confirm?
Thanks so very much for any responses....very very grateful...in addition, I may have a follow up or 2 once I get all the pieces together.