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    Question about booster pump

    I was running my pump and booster pump at the same time. I was using the booster pump to aerate to bring down TA from 220 to around 100 or so. The reason is my Ph seems to raise pretty quickly over a couple of days. I can drop it to around 7.2 and in 2-3 days it raises back up to around 7.8-8.2. I am using the pool calculator to determine how much acid to add to drop the Ph level. My chlorine levels do just fine. Over the same amount of time, the FC only drops maybe 1-1.5 and this pool is in direct sunglight. So I had the booster pump running for about 30 minutes and then it just cut off and would not come back on. I checked the breaker and it was not tripped because the pump was still running. I waited about 10 minutes and the booster pump came back on. There is not a timer attached to it, so does this mean the booster pump just got hot or could there be other issues. When I run it with the polaris attached to it, it runs with no issues at all and has never cut off. It seems when I am running it without the polaris, it seems to be much louder. I am thinking maybe since I had a return in the booster pump place it was putting out too much pressure and cut off for safety reasons.

    Here is the booster pump I have.

    http://www.cshincorporated.com/product_ ... ts_id/3316

    Attached is a picture of it.
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    Re: Question about booster pump

    It wants to see the back pressure from the sweep. Without it, it gets loud.

    It wouldn't restart because it was hot. I suspect the motor is not long for this use much longer.

    Scott
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    Re: Question about booster pump

    Quote Originally Posted by PoolGuyNJ
    I suspect the motor is not long for this use much longer.

    Scott
    What do you mean by this post? Do you meant it is not meant to run long in this manner or you think the motor may be going out soon? I can run the polaris for 30-45 minutes with no issues at all.
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