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Thread: Booster Pump Replacement

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    Booster Pump Replacement

    Hi All,

    I think it's time to replace my Pentair LA01N. It's making this horrible, high pitched noise. I've already replaced the bearings.

    In searching the forums, there are a lot of recommendations for replacing the motor, but at $171 it seems to make more sense to spend the extra $50 for a brand new pump.

    Am I missing something? Anything else I should look at before biting the bullet?

    Lynn
    12000 Gallon Freeform Pool
    SWG
    Jandy AquaPure 1400
    Leslie's DPD Complete Chlorine Kit + FAS/DPD Chlorine Tester and Swirler from TFP.com
    Tree covered lot - cottonwoods and crepe myrtles. Great shade during the summer, miserable fall cleaning leaves from the pool.

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    Re: Booster Pump Replacement

    If you're handy enough to replace the motor yourself, why not save the $50?
    14K Freeform Gunite w/60% Blue Quartz plaster, Quad DE filter, Intelliflo VS Pump + Booster for Cleaner, Aquacal Heat Pump

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    Re: Booster Pump Replacement

    The pump is 6+ years old so it's got rusted screws on the cover where the wires go in and the plastic housing on the back is cracked. I don't want to spend extra money, but at some point I would think getting a new pump that has a warranty makes the most sense.
    12000 Gallon Freeform Pool
    SWG
    Jandy AquaPure 1400
    Leslie's DPD Complete Chlorine Kit + FAS/DPD Chlorine Tester and Swirler from TFP.com
    Tree covered lot - cottonwoods and crepe myrtles. Great shade during the summer, miserable fall cleaning leaves from the pool.

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    Re: Booster Pump Replacement

    It would be hard to disagree with that.
    14K Freeform Gunite w/60% Blue Quartz plaster, Quad DE filter, Intelliflo VS Pump + Booster for Cleaner, Aquacal Heat Pump

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    Re: Booster Pump Replacement

    I would never replace the motor on a booster pump honestly it cost like you said 50.00 more to buy a brand new one with a warranty i don't even replace seals on them when they start leaking i just replace them its easier since they are so cheap... the waterway booster is only 210.00
    David Randolph
    Warranty Station
    Pentair
    Jandy
    Owner Sac Pool Pros

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    Re: Booster Pump Replacement

    Thanks for the tip on the Waterway. Is a pump, just a pump? Meaning, as long as it's the same HP and it runs on the voltage I have, are they all interchangeable?

    The Waterway I found is the Waterway Booster Pump 3810430. I'm not seeing it for $210 anywhere.
    12000 Gallon Freeform Pool
    SWG
    Jandy AquaPure 1400
    Leslie's DPD Complete Chlorine Kit + FAS/DPD Chlorine Tester and Swirler from TFP.com
    Tree covered lot - cottonwoods and crepe myrtles. Great shade during the summer, miserable fall cleaning leaves from the pool.

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    Re: Booster Pump Replacement

    It's just a device to push water through a pipe. Unless it's hooked up to automation I don't see any reason to stick with a specific brand.
    14K Freeform Gunite w/60% Blue Quartz plaster, Quad DE filter, Intelliflo VS Pump + Booster for Cleaner, Aquacal Heat Pump

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    Re: Booster Pump Replacement

    PM me and ill send you link of were i found it for 210 if your still looking for it i found it on google shopping
    David Randolph
    Warranty Station
    Pentair
    Jandy
    Owner Sac Pool Pros

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    Re: Booster Pump Replacement

    Quote Originally Posted by SacPoolPros View Post
    I would never replace the motor on a booster pump honestly it cost like you said 50.00 more to buy a brand new one with a warranty i don't even replace seals on them when they start leaking i just replace them its easier since they are so cheap... the waterway booster is only 210.00
    Sigh. I recently replaced a cracked volute on my PB4-60, then the o-ring, then it was still leaking near the main seal, so I replaced that and the back plate cracked when I tapped it in. So, I just ordered a full replacement, which as you say, is what I should have done from the start given how inexpensive it is. After I ordered it, I noticed the motor was 15 years old! Hopefully my new one will last that long.
    20,000 gal in-ground plaster pool with sand filter. Replastered recently. Mostly adding bleach and acid. CYA was high when I took over.

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