How do I remove my booster pump?

PSC Ep. 93: How do I remove my booster pump?

In today’s episode of Poolside Chat, Rob and Matt tackle another common swimming pool question: 
I just want a pool cleaner and I no longer need my booster problem. How do I remove it? 

Typically you’d only use a booster pump with a pressure side cleaner. If you’re no longer using a pressure pool cleaner, it’s time to remove the booster pump, but instead of just sitting here listening to us yip yap back and forth, why don’t I just show you how to do it.

The reason why this pool owner is getting rid of their booster pump is that they’ve switched to a robotic cleaner so they no longer need this, but it’s pretty simple to remove a booster pump.

You have two lines, one going in, one coming out, plumbed with flex hose. These connections simply unthread here and up here.

 

How do I remove my booster pump?

 

Then we’ll thread in plugs, use Teflon tape on the threads to seal it properly.

How do I remove my booster pump?

Then we’ll thread in plugs, use Teflon tape on the threads to seal it properly.

Then the only other step you have to do is disconnect the power at the timer (see video), but before you do that, you want to make sure all the power is off so cut it off at the breaker. If for some reason you have a rigid PVC plumbing, what you do is you’ve cut the plumbing and then glue a cap on and then disconnect it at the timer.

If you have any questions or comments about booster pump removal, please leave a comment down below. Please remember to like and subscribe and for all your pool needs, visit us over at Inyopools.com.

 

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