3/4 hp whisperflo as pressure side booster

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Cklspd posted this 09 August 2016

I currently use a 3/4 hp whisperflo as my skimmer pump.  I am going to change it out with a VS pump.  I am also in need of a booster pump to run a pool cleaner.  Can I convert the whisperflo to a booster pump?  Would I need a new volute, or just run it through the basket assembly.  My existing pipe (which after ten years, I just noticed I have) appears to be a 1" pvc pipe.  I am worried that the whisperflo is too powerful and if I can reduce the 2" openings on the pump to 1", but I hate to waste this pump and spend money on another.

InyoRob posted this 09 August 2016

Hello Cklspd - We would not recoomend trying to use a Whisperflo as the booster pump. Choking it down to 1" lines could cause the pump to cavitate and fail prematurely. We would recommend the Polaris Booster Pump model PB460.

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