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    Question Polaris booster question

    I apologize if this is a dumb question...but what the heck is this polaris booster pump (PB4-60) I have for? I see that it is indeed connected to 2 other returns, but I notice when I have my regular pump (super pump 1hp, soon to be replaced) on, I only see water movement from 2 jets. If I turn on the polaris it seems to "take over" and then the other 2 (I have four return jets) move and the first two kinda go "quiet"...barely if not any water movement.

    I'm replacing my pump with a new 2 spd superflow (pentair) tomorrw, should I do anything with the polaris?
    Brian, Pool newbie in Atlanta, GA. 24k IG vinyl pool, Circupool SI-45 SWG (purchased 3/2014) , Hayward Pro Series Sand filter S220T, Pentair 1hp 2-speed superflow (thanks Jbizzle!), TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
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    Re: Polaris booster question

    Likely to run a pressure side cleaner. Although there is usually only one return from the booster pump where you would hook up the cleaner.
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    Re: Polaris booster question

    Ah yes I recall my pool inspector telling me that. Cleaner? Like a robot or a vacuum? Should I not be running the polaris when the regular pump is on? Again sorry for the dump questions

    Brian, Pool newbie in Atlanta, GA. 24k IG vinyl pool, Circupool SI-45 SWG (purchased 3/2014) , Hayward Pro Series Sand filter S220T, Pentair 1hp 2-speed superflow (thanks Jbizzle!), TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Removed -> Hayward 1HP Super pump SP-1607-Z1-M

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    Re: Polaris booster question

    If you don't have the cleaner, no reason to run the Polaris pump. But if you do run it, the main pump should be on.
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    Re: Polaris booster question

    As always thanks jblizzle!

    Brian, Pool newbie in Atlanta, GA. 24k IG vinyl pool, Circupool SI-45 SWG (purchased 3/2014) , Hayward Pro Series Sand filter S220T, Pentair 1hp 2-speed superflow (thanks Jbizzle!), TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Removed -> Hayward 1HP Super pump SP-1607-Z1-M

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