Using Polaris Booster Pump as Portable Vacuum

I have replaced my Polaris with a Dolphin and no longer use the 3/4 hp booster pump that is plumbed into my system. I was wondering if it was possible or if someone else has removed their's and used it as a portable vac for removing algae and other debris to avoid using your main pump and filter. It seems like you could use an inline debris catcher in place of a filter basket. Thoughts?
 

crabboy

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Jul 24, 2007
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Suwanee, GA
I doubt you'll find it really useful as a suction pump and it likely won't move the volume of water needed as an effective vacuum. It is designed to build pressure and not move a lot of water.
 

crabboy

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Jul 24, 2007
646
Suwanee, GA
Yes, the Polaris wet end is specifically designed to build pressure. the motor itself is likely nothing special.

You can tell by the input and output pipe size, I think it's like 1". A similar 3/4 hp filter pump will still be 2" - 2 1/2" pipe size

You may have better luck using it as a venturi vacuum with the pressurized water, but that is exactly what the Polaris was doing.