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Thread: Booster pump with external garden hose?

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    May 2013
    Peachtree City, GA

    Booster pump with external garden hose?


    Our previous home owner had set up his Polaris 280 pressure cleaner with a booster pump, but he did not have a dedicated line running to the pool. So, he simply hooked up a common garden hose to the booster pump, and that hooks up the Polaris' white floating hose.

    I've noticed that booster pump instructions say to run the pump through a 1.5" dedicated line. My question is, is it OK to run a pressure cleaner this way through a garden hose? Or am I loosing a ton of performance? Or is there another factor to all this?

    If it's simply a matter of aesthetics, then a garden hose doesn't bother me as I can easily move if out of eyesight.

    Any input would be greatly appreciated!

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    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Booster pump with external garden hose?

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    I have my doubts, but it might work. You ware going to have a lot more resistance to the flow through the smaller hose so you may not have enough flow for the cleaner. Additionally, I am not sure how high the pressure runs and what the garden hoses are designed to withstand.
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