By Polaris



Part # PB460

Alternate Part #'s PVPB460, ZODPB460

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 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 2/16/2012by 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 1/24/2013by 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 4/20/2015by 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 4/26/2015by 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.


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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