Pressure cleaner plumbing

Matt 633

LifeTime Supporter
Jul 27, 2007
40
Western East Texas
Is there any reason that a dedicated pressure return cannot be hard plumbed? I am helping a friend recover their pool and have noticed that the Polaris pressure hoses for this application have become unservicable. The suction side has collasped and is entraining air. It uses a Polaris 3/4 hp booster pump and is going into a 1 1/2" return line. The hoses currently used are about 3/4" in diameter. Would it matter if the piping was larger than 3/4"? I would imagine that it wouldn't matter as long as there was sufficient pressure to operate the 360 cleaner.

I tried the Polaris web site, but couldn't find any plumbing instructions.

Thanks for the responses.
 

JasonLion

TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
May 7, 2007
37,879
Silver Spring, MD
You can use a larger pipe as long as it is rated for the pressure involved. Since schedule 40 PVC is rated for over 100 PSI and a pressure side cleaner is generally around 50 PSI using standard schedule 40 pipe and fittings will be fine. Since the flow rate is low on a pressure side cleaner the 3/4" flexible tubing is sufficent and is easier to work with, but no reason you can't use something else.