Polaris 3/4 HP Booster Pump - PB460



Part # PB460

By Polaris

  4.25 Average  



Part # PB460

Product Description

Save Energy Without Sacrificing Performance

The new and improved PB4-60 delivers the best combination of high-performance power, quiet operation, and durability.

For best performance, always power your Polaris pool cleaner with a Polaris booster pump.

For more than 20 years, Polaris booster pumps have been the benchmark for powerful Polaris cleaner performance. Unlike other booster pumps, Polaris booster pumps are specifically designed to operate Polaris pressure-side pool cleaners at optimum power and cleaning efficiency.

Maximum Efficiency

  • Ultra low flow requirements allow the booster pump to operate on the low speed of a 2-speed or variable-speed pump for energy savings
  • Ultra high efficiency 3/4 horsepower motor

New & Improved Design

  • Quick and easy installation with new ergonomic connectors
  • Completely redesigned wet end for better performance and durability
  • New and improved easy pump seal replacement
  • Heavy duty single piece base
  • Captured backplate nut fasteners for ease of service
  • Ergonomic drain plug with o-ring
  • New larger volute seal o-ring

?     Asked on 6/1/2018 by John

I am attempting to use the pump for a hand vac and need to know which port is the suction port.

A     Answered on 6/2/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, John. The suction port is the horizontal port and the discharge is the vertical port. 

?     Asked on 7/24/2017 by jay

I have a century pool & spa motor serial 35709ch /part 0-173840-23 will this replace it?

A     Answered on 7/28/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Jay - Part number 0-173840-23 is a B625 motor. That motor is typically used on a booster pump for a pressure side pool cleaner. The PB460 would be a suitable booster pump replacement. 

?     Asked on 7/23/2017 by jay

Is the Polaris 3/4 HP booster pump the proper replacement for PB4 booster pump, CAT-Serial 35709ch / Part 0-173840-23?

A     Answered on 7/25/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Jay. This  Polaris 3/4 HP Booster Pump - PB460 is the complete pump that uses Part # 0-173840-23. 

?     Asked on 6/26/2017 by

What kind of warranty do these pumps have?

A     Answered on 6/26/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. This pump comes with a one (1) year manufacturer warranty. You can view the complete detail in the Polaris Limited Warranty

?     Asked on 6/20/2017 by Frank

I have a Polaris PB4 booster pump manufactured on or around 1998 that needs replacement. Are the electrical terminals/connections/wiring exactly the same on the PB4-60? I would like to do the installation myself but will be unable if I have to change the wires or the connectors to the terminals.

A     Answered on 8/5/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Frank, The wiring will not be the same. Please note that the motor comes preset to 230v but can also be wired for 115v. The wiring of the motor is considered to be somewhat difficult for the average homeowner that is not a DIY'er. 

?     Asked on 4/26/2017 by Zelda Russell

Do you sell the easy connects for the Polaris booster pump?

A     Answered on 4/27/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Zelda. The Quick Connect Fittings - R0621000 are the current fittings available for the Polaris Booster Pumps.

?     Asked on 3/27/2017 by

how many gallons per minute does it pump

A     Answered on 3/28/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

I do not have a performance chart for that pump, but it is going to depend on the distance from the pump to where the suction line is attached.

?     Asked on 3/22/2017 by David

Does the BP460 come with new hoses and new quick connects?

A     Answered on 3/22/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Andy O.

Hello David- The Polaris 3/4 HP Booster Pump - PB460 does not come with any hoses or quick connects. It is just the pump.

?     Asked on 3/12/2017 by John in Georgia

fI need to replace the impeller and shaft seal on my Polaris PB-4 pump. I can't tell which model I have. The # on the motor is 278093M.The nuber on the pump ;housing is M110409082. From what I read the parts are not interchangable. Can anyone help?

A     Answered on 3/16/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Andy O.

Hello John- Do you know if your booster pump was purchased before or after 2011? If you don't you may have to call Zodiac at 1-800-822-7933 with your serial number for them to determine which seal you will need.

?     Asked on 8/29/2016 by Kent

Is the Polaris PB460 the pump I need to replace my Century Centurion part 7-187400-20 CAT B668 3/4 HP ?

A     Answered on 8/29/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stacey M.

Hello Kent, Are you trying to replace your motor for your booster pump or you want to replace your whole booster pump?  The number 7-187400-20 came up with Motor Polaris Threaded Shaft .75hp (b625). That goes to an older version and obsolete version of the Polaris booster pump.

?     Asked on 6/28/2016 by DON

My Polaris 380 will not "crab traverse" across the pool floor at the walls any more. I also am not seeing any pressure bleed off from the relief valve in the UWF. Is my pump in need of repair? (I have replaced the impeller)

A     Answered on 7/4/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Don, The pump might need to be inspected to see if it pump water to the cleaner.

?     Asked on 3/22/2016 by Donna

what is the voltage on the Polaris 3/4 HP booster pump?

A     Answered on 3/22/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Andy O.

Donna- The Polaris 3/4 HP Booster Pump PB460 is factory wired for 230v but is rated for 115v and 230v.

?     Asked on 8/12/2015 by

Will this be compatible with the AO Smith motor serial 14509CH, part 0-173840-23 and pump PB4-60, M080609004?

A     Answered on 8/14/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, The Polaris 3/4 HP Booster Pump (PB460) is compatible with the AO Smith Motor p/n 0-173840-23.

?     Asked on 7/20/2015 by Nancy

My pool guy wants to use the Hayward 6060 booster pump. In reading reviews it seems the Hayward isn't last more than a few years. It has been suggested I get the Polaris instead...how long do they seem to last?

A     Answered on 7/20/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

The life expectancy will vary based on the wear and tear on the unit. Both Hayward and Polaris make very reputable booster pumps. I would recommend staying within the same manufacturer between the pump and cleaner if possible.

?     Asked on 6/22/2015 by Patricia

What is the output gallons per minute?

A     Answered on 6/24/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Patricia, You can view the flow rate on the PB460 Performance Chart to see the GPM based on the Total Dynamic Head.

?     Asked on 6/16/2015 by Gen

Is this same as the motor listed here (http://www.inyopools.com/Products/00201319001532.htm)? I purchased the motor in March, and it has already failed. Also, I have leak from shaft seal. It appears that a housing or a mounting blanket might be cracked. I am thinking to upgrade to a compatible model.

A     Answered on 6/18/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Gen, Yes this is the pump which uses the B625 motor, so the B625 motor comes with this pump.

?     Asked on 5/22/2015 by tonya

Does the PB4-60 replace the PB4 Booster Pump? I have a PB4 Booster Pump, manufactured 2001 and have found the PB4-60 only.

A     Answered on 5/22/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Wes B.

Hi Tonya, Yes the pb4-60 will be the replacement for your older pb4.

?     Asked on 4/26/2015 by Mike

Can I buy a polaris booster pump with out buying the motor?

A     Answered on 4/27/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Mike, There is not a pre-assembeled pump housing without the motor be we do carry all of the Parts for the Polaris Booster Pump here.

?     Asked on 4/20/2015 by al

Does this motor include the impeller?

A     Answered on 4/20/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Al, This is a complete pump so yes, it includes the impeller.

?     Asked on 1/24/2013 by Guest

Do the hoses and fitting come with the PB460 booster pump?

A     Answered on 1/24/2013 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes, the Polaris PB460 booster pump comes with the hoses and fittings.

?     Asked on 2/16/2012 by Guest

I just finished replacing the shaft seal on my booster pump. As soon as I turned the pump on water was leaking from the shaft seal. Is it defective or am I doing something wrong?

A     Answered on 2/16/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Depending on the model, the installation of a booster pump shaft seal can be slightly different than a pool pump shaft seal. Some booster pump and pool pump shaft seals require that a silicone sealant be used on the outer areas of the metal seat of the shaft seal. The seal will need to be lightly hammered into the body of the pump. You can use a 1 inch PVC coupling or a piece of 1 1/4 inch PVC pipe and a rubber mallet. This procedure will apply to any pool pump or booster pump using a >PS-1000 style shaft seal.

?     Asked on 4/12/2009 by Guest

What is a booster pump, and where does it attach to?

A     Answered on 4/12/2009 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

This cleaner is designated as a pressure side cleaner which means:Pressure Pool Cleaners most pressure cleaners require a booster pump which is typically a ¾ horse power pump that is dedicated for use with the cleaner alone. The booster pump allows you to operate the pressure cleaner without taking any suction away from your main pool pump. The addition of the booster pump does mean pressure cleaners require a more involved installation than either suction or robotic cleaners. The booster pump is installed in tandem with your pool pump.


Est. Repair Time

Less than 1 hr

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Pliers, Adjustable Wrench

Pump motor stopped working

Written on 9/23/2018 by Guest

Our pool is 25 years old. Polaris pump motor was repaired once but lasted only one year. Considering the age of the pump and for simplicity of installation, we decided to replace the pump and motor assembly. Inyo provided all the parts including inlet and outlet connections at pump, flexible hose, clamps required for quick replacement of the pump and motor assembly. Thanks Inyo for making my job easy with all the parts and installation instructions in one package.

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Est. Repair Time

Less than 1 hr

Tools Needed

Can be done by hand, no tools required for replacing Regulator/relief valve internals.

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Polaris Cleaner Booster Pump Running noising / cavitating

Written on 8/8/2017 by Neil D.

LEARN FROM MY MISTAKE!! Before replacing the cleaner booster pump, check the operation of the Regulator Relief valve at the hose connection to the pool. Mine was not functional, guts had been carried away which results in no backpressure. This causes the filter pump and cleaner pump to run full out and cavitate (lots of noise). The fix is to replace the valve internals for about $7 instead of the $300+ for replacing the pump. Polaris/jandy and INYO didn't have this as first thing to check in troubleshooting and it caused me 3 days of headaches and over $300.

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