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Thread: polaris booster pump making noise

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    polaris booster pump making noise

    hey guys,

    in this thread (member23638-topics.html) i talked about coming back from vacation and my regular pump was not working (capacitor died). Well, it also had a side-effect. now that i got that pump running fine, i tried to start my polaris booster pump (PB4) today.

    The booster pump starts, water is flowing fine, and the polaris went around the pool to do his work gathering leaves. However, the pump is making a ton of noise. it is a screeching like sound that is constant and did not let go in the 30 minutes i had polaris running.

    I turned it off after that to prevent further damage. Any ideas on what might be wrong? COuld it be that something in the impeller melted because (and this is a fact) polaris run for a few days without water pressure coming from the regular pump?
    14500 gallon plaster pool (replastered in May 2009) : 32ft.L x 4ft.D x 14ft.W
    Pentair FNS Plus 48 sqft DE filter --> New filter grids as of May 2011. I use DE for them.
    Polaris 280 & Aquabot T-Jet Turbo at 2hrs/week. 20ft by 4ft solar heating panels
    Circupool RJ30 SWG set at 80% output & Pentair SuperFlo 1hp 2speed running 8 hrs/day

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    Re: polaris booster pump making noise

    The screeching is likely bearings. Check for a leak where the shaft meets the wet end. I will bet the seal set is shot and that that let water spray at the motor.

    Scott
    Owner of - PoolGuyNJ LLC
    Expert Pool and Spa Repairs, Renovations, and Augmentation. Helping people decide what is the right gear for meeting their needs. Expectations Set, Expectations Met, No Surprises.

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    Re: polaris booster pump making noise

    I will do that. However, i don't see any water spraying at the motor (the rotary thingi is visible and i don't see water around it)
    14500 gallon plaster pool (replastered in May 2009) : 32ft.L x 4ft.D x 14ft.W
    Pentair FNS Plus 48 sqft DE filter --> New filter grids as of May 2011. I use DE for them.
    Polaris 280 & Aquabot T-Jet Turbo at 2hrs/week. 20ft by 4ft solar heating panels
    Circupool RJ30 SWG set at 80% output & Pentair SuperFlo 1hp 2speed running 8 hrs/day

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    Re: polaris booster pump making noise

    thank you as well!!!!
    14500 gallon plaster pool (replastered in May 2009) : 32ft.L x 4ft.D x 14ft.W
    Pentair FNS Plus 48 sqft DE filter --> New filter grids as of May 2011. I use DE for them.
    Polaris 280 & Aquabot T-Jet Turbo at 2hrs/week. 20ft by 4ft solar heating panels
    Circupool RJ30 SWG set at 80% output & Pentair SuperFlo 1hp 2speed running 8 hrs/day

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