How to Install a Vacuum Booster Pump

What You'll Need
Vacuum Booster Pump
Silicone sealant
Filtration system
Adjustable pipe wrench

In case you have a swimming pool, you can clean your swimming pool effortlessly with a vacuum booster pump cleaning system in your pool. Vacuuming a swimming pool every week is going to be a most enjoyable swimming experience. Additionally, it will also support to avoid both visible and unseen bacteria getting created on the pool's walls and floor. Wrong hook-up of the vacuum pump may end in bad suction of the vacuum compressor and a failure of the vacuum to operate most effectively. By correctly hooking up the vacuum to the filtration system, you will be able to keep the pool thoroughly clean and secure for swimmers.

Before you install a vacuum booster pump, you must know about its operation.

There are two types of vacuum systems used in the pools. One of the systems works on a vacuum booster pump. There are other system uses a vacuum compressor. Both these systems are successful in cleaning the water in the swimming pool and remove all debris although they function in a different way. The booster pump vacuum system is fixed to a post in the wall of pool that is connected to an external booster pump while a suction operated vacuum compressor is directly connected to skimmer line

Polaris markets vacuum booster pumps that are durable and strong. The owner's manual should be used for installation guidelines and diagrams. We explain the steps to install a Polaris vacuum booster pump for illustration.

Step 1: Read the Installation Instructions

Read the installation instructions provided with the booster pump in the user’s manual.

Step 2: Connecting the System

Make use of the dedicated plumbing line to get a regular supply of water for the filtration pump unit. Ensure the flow is upstream from any other equipment like the chlorinator.

Step 3: Follow the Plumbing Guidelines

Connect the pump according to guidelines supplied with equipment. Connect the pipes from booster pump to the return water line. Make certain that it should be minimum three feet downstream from the discharge.

Step 4: Connecting Solar System

Plumb the vacuum booster pump to water pipe. In case you have a solar heating system, you may like to connect it to a non-flow pipe, in that case fix an automatic override. Also shut the pump off when solar-panel air gets purged.

Step 5: Connecting the Hose

Connect the reinforced hose of the pump to the filtration system of swimming pool. Make connections with the help of the plastic connectors and slip ring locks to pump supply and discharge ports. Use silicone to seal the threads at connections.

Step 6: Fixing the Sleeve

Push the hose on sleeve so that it meets the base. Push the sleeve overdose. Fix the lock ring to lock the connection.

Check the soundness in the filter bag and ensure a tight connection to the vacuum compressor unit to prevent any debris being flown back into the pool.

Step 7: Fixing the Timer

Set the timer on pump to shut the filtration system 30 minutes after turning on the filtration system. The pump is provided with a timer.