Hayward 0.75 HP Booster Pump for Pressure Side Pool Cleaners, 115-230 Volt - Model W36060



Part # W36060

By Hayward Pool Products

  4.89 Average  



Part # W36060

Warranty 1 Year

Manufacturer Code 6060

Alternate Part #'s HAYW36060

Product Description

3/4 HP Booster Pump (New Style 6060)

The Hayward booster pump is exceptionally quiet and uses up to 40% less electricity than other models. Both 1 1/2" pipe unions and 3/4" hose fittings are included to provide easy installation and service for new constructions and replacement applications. It is also equipped with an elevated base for increased motor ventilation as well as added protection from flooding.


  • Suitable for all pressure cleaners requiring a booster pump
  • Exceptionally quiet
  • Uses 40% less electricity than other booster pumps
  • 1 1/2" plumbing union fittings improve performance and allows easy installation and removal
  • 3/4" hose barb union adapters allow for easy retrofit to existing installations using flexible hose for booster pump connections
  • Tall mounting base allows for increased motor ventilation as well as protection from flooding
  • Volute may be re-oriented in the field for horizontal discharge
  • Drain plug requires no tools for installation and removal


NOTE: Does NOT include optional 3/4" retrofit hose kit, P/N 6060HKIT

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Product Specifications

.75 HP
115/208 - 230 V
Union Connectors:
1.5 inch included
Barb Port Type:
.75 inch barb union adapters included
Service Factor:
Total HP:
1.25 HP

?     Asked on 3/28/2022by Fred Svinth

Is this a replacement for a model 5600 Hayward Booster Pump


A  Answered on 3/29/2022 by InyoPools Product Specialist Rich N.

Hi Fred, the Hayward 6060 pump is a direct replacement for your old 5060 pump.

?     Asked on 9/23/2021by Hayward 6060 3/4 hp Booster Pump

My booster pump will not run continuously when the Polaris cleaner is turned on. The pump will come on for a few minutes, then stop for a while, then go back on again. It seems to be off more than on. The motor casing felt very hot. Is that normal? Do you think this is a case of just a bad motor or does the whole thing need to be replaced? Thanks.

A  Answered on 9/23/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Rich N.

Hi Charley.  It sounds like your motor is overheating - we made a guide on troubleshooting an overheated motor here to help you be sure that is the issue.  If it is overheating then replacing the 6060 booster pump motor and the motor shaft seal is recommended.  These instructions on How To Replace the Motor on Your Pool Pump will guide you through it.  

  • Commented on 9/23/2021 by Product Owner

    Thanks so much!

?     Asked on 5/6/2021by Bob99

Can this be used to replace my 13 year old AO SMith pump used with a legend style cleaner? Specs of old one are in the picture attached. Still runs but no real flow coming out of it.


A  Answered on 5/6/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Bob, Thanks for the photos! Yes this booster pump would work as a replacement for your current booster pump powering your Legend cleaner.

?     Asked on 5/21/2020by Inyo Visitor

I have a Hayward 5060 used for a polaris. When the pump if off (pool filter pump running) should there be water pressure coming from the Polaris connection jet? I feel a lot of pressure coming from the jet, would this account for low pressure at the other return jets?

A  Answered on 12/3/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hello, most often the plumbing return lines are plumbed with the pressure cleaner lines so yes you may be getting water return through the cleaner line even when the booster pump is off. 

?     Asked on 4/8/2020by Inyo Visitor

I am looking for the exact replacement for a Booster Hayward pump model # 6060 C48D62A04. When will it ship to Charleston SC once ordered ?

A  Answered on 4/8/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

The replacement motor will be the B2661 that you can view by clicking here and the average lead time for a motor is approximately 2-5 business days. 

?     Asked on 4/5/2020by Chris A.

Recently bought a home, updating all around for energy efficiency. Currently outfitted with hayward 6060. Is there a difference between 6060 and W36060? If so, what? Thank you. P.S. You're guys videos rock.

A  Answered on 4/7/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

No, they are actually the same model but the one that begins with the "W" is for online retail. 

?     Asked on 3/9/2018by Rick

I have a booster pump and or motor go out. I comes on, but doesn't produce enough volume to drive the Polaris 280 cleaner. Do you think its the motor or the booster pump? I currently have a Hayward model #6060 booster pump with a Hayward model #C48D62A04 3/4 HP motor. Is this the correct pair for the 280 cleaner?

A  Answered on 3/9/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Rick. The issue may be the pump, the cleaner or the cleaner line. It's not the motor because motors are designed to operate at full power or not at all. The Hayward 6060 booster pump is sufficient to operate a Polaris 280 Cleaner. 

?     Asked on 11/28/2017by JOHN T. FLORES

Your on-line advertisement for Hayward Booster Pump Model 6060 indicates shipping is free. Now my confirmation order shows shipping is $263.00. which is it? Please advise ASAP!

A  Answered on 11/29/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Free shipping consists of the continental USA. 

?     Asked on 9/15/2017by Cal Stowe

I have a polaris 3900 sport, powered by a 3/4" motor. This pump has enough power, but would it have sufficient pressure to operate the 3900?

A  Answered on 9/15/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Cal Stowe. This Hayward Booster Pump can be used to operate the Polaris 3900 Sport cleaner. 

?     Asked on 6/9/2017by Brad Pinkston

I currently have a Pentair Boost-Rite Pump for my Polaris cleaner. Pentair has refused to warranty it because I installed it myself. That pump is a 1 HP and I see this is a 3/4 HP. Will this run my Polaris 280?

A  Answered on 6/9/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Brad, Yes this would power your Polaris 280. However, I would suggest the Polaris PB460 Booster Pump as it is specifically designed to power the Polaris 280 cleaner.

?     Asked on 5/28/2017by Inyo Visitor

Filter diagram for model 6060?

A  Answered on 5/29/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Please click here to view the parts diagram for that model booster pump.

?     Asked on 5/28/2017by jhelmsbcc@embarqmail.com

We have a slide on our pool at the club. HCP100 does not have enough lift to correctly feed the slide. I want to cut in a booster pump. What is the GPM of this booster pump? I am sure this is more than enough for our slide. Is this 2-3 on shipping? I need it PDQ. Thanks, John

A  Answered on 5/28/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

For normal applications this pump will put out about 20 - 30 GPM's and delivery is 2-4 business days.

?     Asked on 5/9/2017by Inyo Visitor

does this pump replace the Hayward Model 5060? Do I need an adapter kit?

A  Answered on 5/9/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

You will not need an adapter kit, it is a direct replacement for the 5050.

?     Asked on 4/28/2017by Zachary Wilson

Do the hoses and connections come with the pump?

A  Answered on 4/28/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Zachary. The hoses and hose connections are not included with the pump, you will have to purchase it separately. The p/n is 6060HKIT.

?     Asked on 3/3/2017by Inyo Visitor

I have the Hayward 5060 booster pump which has failed. Is the 6060 a direct replacement? Does it support the same form and fit of the 5060?

A  Answered on 3/3/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, The 6060 model is a direct replacement to the 5050.

?     Asked on 2/13/2017by Inyo Visitor

Whats the amps on this pump?

A  Answered on 2/13/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, This pump amps rating is 13.3/6.9-6.8 depending on the operating voltage 115/208-230.

?     Asked on 1/31/2017by JJ

The comments about how quiet and energy saving the 6060 pump motor is, has me wanting to replace my PB4 with the 6060. I see that it can be done, but are there any plumbing/wiring differences I need to know about?

A  Answered on 2/1/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, JJ. The 6060 Booster Pump can be plumbed and wired the same way as the PB4 pump.

?     Asked on 12/28/2016by Paul Maz

I need to replace my Hayward 6060 pump, but I do not want to convert to using hoses. Does your replacement pump have exterior threads for me to screw to my existing threaded fittings that will connect my PVC "hard pipe"?

A  Answered on 12/29/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Adam Y.

Good morning Paul, This pump is setup with 1.5" unions. You would have to reduce them to 3/4" pipe if you wanted to hard plumb in.

?     Asked on 7/3/2016by Jim Burk

I have a 3/4 booster pump to operate my Polaris cleaner. The motor windings have shorted so I need to replace. I have a StaRite 1.5 HP pump/motor ,,same speed and voltage. Pool guy says the Polaris will "jump out of the pool". I say if I adjust flow, on the valve ,it should behave the same. Also the 1.5 HP has bigger,, probably 1.5 " inlet and outlet. Is it ok to use the 3/4" hose or shod I use hose to match the bigger in/out. Jim Burk

A  Answered on 7/3/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Jim, I would not recommend trying to use a pool pump as a booster pump. The pool pump is not designed for use with 3/4" plumbing.

?     Asked on 6/30/2016by Richie

As a follow up from my previous question. Does the pump come with the base? If not, will my base from the 5060 fit the 6060? is the 5060 still available? Thanks

A  Answered on 7/1/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

The base is included with the new pump.

?     Asked on 6/30/2016by Richie`

The volute on my 5060 has threads on the inside of the intake and outtake, Does the 6060 have the same? The piping was screwed into the intake and outtake and I want to make installing the new pump quick and easy and do not have alot of plumbing skills.

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

Hi Richie, The 6060 does not have threads on the inside, it comes with the unions for easy removal and installation.

?     Asked on 6/21/2016by Inyo Visitor

What is the amperage rating for this motor (120V). Are motors available in 1/2 HP rating ? 3/4 not necessary, flow must be reduced w/orfice plate or adjustable pressure at poolside.

A  Answered on 6/26/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, At 115 volts this pump draws 13.3 amps. There is not a 1/2 HP motor you will have to reduce water flow with a valve or pool side depending on the cleaner that you have.

?     Asked on 5/6/2016by paul

Does the pump come with the caskets between pvc pipe and pump?

A  Answered on 5/6/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Paul, The pump will include the union along with the union gasket.

?     Asked on 4/6/2016by Sukie

Can I replace hayward 5060 with another brand, like Polaris? Do I have to worry about connections, hoses, etc. how to compare the two for best fit, volts?

A  Answered on 4/8/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Sukie, The manufacture recommends that you use their pump with their cleaners. However some folks have mix match cleaner and pumps. The connections is not a huge factor.

?     Asked on 3/25/2016by Don

Does this Model 6060 pump assembly include the impeller? It seems so but I don't want to assume. thank you

A  Answered on 3/25/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

Hello Don, yes the 3/4 HP Booster Pump is a complete pump, including the impeller.

?     Asked on 7/21/2015by jayjay hendrix

Is this compatible to replace the 5060 booster pump?

A  Answered on 7/22/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Yes the 6060 model will replace the 5060.

?     Asked on 5/12/2015by John G

Can this unit replace a PB4-60 Booster pump? Thanks JG

A  Answered on 5/12/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

John, Yes the Hayward booster pump can replace a PB460 booster pump, however we do still carry the PB460 Booster Pump if you wanted to stay with the exact same model.

?     Asked on 4/26/2015by Inyo Visitor

I need to know the pump curve to see if I can use this pump to be used to pump water to my house.

A  Answered on 4/27/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

This pump does not have a curve chart because it used to operate a pressure side pool cleaner.

?     Asked on 1/2/2015by tim

I have the Hayward 5060. Looks like the 6060 is the current replacement. The 5060 is 230v....is the 6060 the same? What alterations do I need to do for a 6060?

A  Answered on 1/5/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Tim - The 6060 is also 230v. No major alterations are required. You can plumb the 6060 in with 1.5" pvc or retrofit it to accept 3/4" hose.

?     Asked on 1/19/2012by Guest

I purchased a Hayward 6060 booster pump to replace a Hayward 5060 booster pump but the inlet and outlet are different. What's the recommended way to plumb the new pump?

A  Answered on 1/19/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

The newer style Hayward booster pump comes with 1.5" slip unions and  3/4" hose barbed fittings. You can either plumb it in using 1.5" pvc or you can retrofit it using the 3/4" barbed fitting and flexible hose.

?     Asked on 4/12/2009by 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.

?     Asked on 6/17/2006by Guest

What does the booster pump do?

A  Answered on 6/17/2006 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

The booster pump is used to power your pool cleaner. It is a designated pump just for this purpose. This takes away any wear and tear on your main pool pump. The Viper and the Phantom both require the Hayward booster pump to function properly.


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Tools Needed

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Written on 2/12/2018 by Guest

I started using Hayward booster pump because it is quieter than other pumps and gives me the option to plumb it using the 3/4 hoses or hard pipe 1 1/2 pipe.

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