1/4" Aquatec 8800 Booster Pump Kit

Aquatec 8800 Booster Pump Kit 1/4"
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1/4" Aquatec 8800 Booster Pump Kit

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Quick Overview

Why does BRS recommend this?


If you hook up your RODI system and have low pressure or an issue with the amount of product water you are producing, there is a good chance are a booster pump will solve the issue.  The Booster pump kit will come with everything needed to get it hooked up to your RODI system and increases the pressure feeding the system in a matter of minutes.


Everything you need to install an Aquatec 8800 Booster Pump - all in one kit. It also includes the pressure switch so it will work with reverse osmosis units that are set-up to shut off automatically. ¼” Push Connect fittings.


Benefits of maintaining higher water pressures



  • Improved waste water ratio

  • Improved membrane rejection performance

  • Reduced DI resin consumption

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Product Questions

Does the 8800 booster pump kit come with tubing?
Question by: Paul on Jan 17, 2014 12:08:00 PM
Hi Paul,
It does not, but the pump installs inline with your existing feed line so in most cases no extra tubing is necessary assuming your system is already plumbed from the water source to the RO/DI unit.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jan 17, 2014 12:08:00 PM
Can you install this booster pump after your sediment filter and before your carbon? So that no sediment gets into the pump? And not putting It after the carbon because small particles of carbon would get in?
Question by: Nick on Feb 8, 2017 7:30:00 PM
Hey there,
Unfortunately, as the sediment filter beings to clog over time, this can create resistance to flow and may negatively impact the performance of the booster pump. For this reason we don't recommend installing the booster after the prefilters. If you have concerns with larger particulates affecting your booster pump, we do have a more open-mesh strainer device for installation prior to the booster pump, located here http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/dm-fit-filter-strainer.html.

Have a great day!
Answer by: Zack (Admin) on Feb 9, 2017 10:38:00 AM
how much more pressure will i get , i dont want to get to much an blow things up .....i have 150 GPD working on 55 to 60 psi....... an i now i need 65 psi for this 150 GPD ro 5 stage ......
Question by: rocky on Feb 22, 2014 4:24:00 PM
Hi Rocky,
The pressure will depend on your incoming water parameters but 20psi would be pretty typical. No worries about going too far though, the pump itself has a pressure bypass on top that will allow you to turn it down if its too high.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Feb 22, 2014 4:24:00 PM
I have the BRS 4 stage value plus - 75GPD. My highest PSI is 40. Is getting this booster pump probably needed?
Question by: Kai on May 11, 2016 9:43:00 PM
Great question!
We do recommend the booster pump to increase your pressure above 50 PSI. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on May 17, 2016 4:04:00 PM
Can you pull a piece of tubing out of one of the fittings, or one you push it in, it's permanent ?
Question by: Steve Witte on Mar 21, 2016 10:16:00 AM
Great question!
The Quick connect fittings can be removed once installed. This is a matter of holding the mur lock gasket with one hand and pulling and twisting the tubing out like with a finger trap. I have included a link below to instructions on removing the tubing. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/instructions/article/Installation-Instructions-for-Mur-lok-Push-Connect-Fittings
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 22, 2016 10:24:00 AM
when adding this pump to my rodious unit will I need to change out all of my filters and the road membrane
Question by: Kyle Jones on Aug 25, 2016 8:47:00 PM
Great question! The addition of the booster pump will not cause you to change your filters. As long as your filters are not exhausted, you will be fine. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Aug 26, 2016 3:13:00 PM
Hi,
What maximum pressure can I use without worrying that something going to explode,
Thank you .
Question by: Anthony on Dec 8, 2016 10:11:00 PM
Great question! The max pressure recommended for our RODI units is 90psi. Any higher and you may see damage to fittings and filters. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Dec 9, 2016 9:43:00 AM
Hi,
Where should I connect the booster pump,the first think Or after two canisters filter before marbrane?
Question by: Anthony on Dec 9, 2016 5:58:00 AM
Great question! The booster pump should always be installed before the RODI unit. This will be between your water source and the filter unit. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Dec 9, 2016 9:16:00 AM
95psi it's too high?
Question by: Edward on Feb 25, 2016 10:41:00 PM
Correct, Ideal PSI for our systems is between 50-65 PSI, Any amount under 90 psi can work as well. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 26, 2016 9:47:00 AM
I have an existing system with a pressure tank and standard ASO valve. Is this kit all I need, or do i need to replace the ASO with a solenoid?
Question by: Arbi on May 17, 2016 9:57:00 AM
Great question!
The Booster pump kit is all you will need to have increased pressure. Your current ASO will work great!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on May 18, 2016 6:41:00 PM
what is the difference between the two models 8851 vs 8852, and which one comes in this kit?
thanks.
Question by: kent warren on Dec 12, 2016 5:47:00 AM
Great question! We currently only carry the 8800 version of this manufacturer's booster pump. Our kit will include the 8800 with 1/4" connections. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Dec 13, 2016 3:04:00 PM
I just bought the 6 stage water saver with tds meter and pressure gage and I hooked it up and the pressure gauge said it was pushing 25psi of water so I bought this booster pump and hooked it all up and the pressure gauge still says 25. My waste water if flowing out with some good pressure before and after hooking up this booster pump. I'm keeping i would say 8% of water. Is this normal?
Question by: Brendin Rogers on Mar 8, 2017 7:59:00 PM
Hey there,
The pressure you are getting and the issue you are describing sounds like your unit's flow restrictor/flush valve may be in the open position. The white cylinder on the waste (black) line on top will have a small black valve on it which should be closed (perpendicular) for normal operation. If it is open, you will not get proper pressure.

If we can be of further assistance, please let us know. Have a great day and happy reefing!
Answer by: Zack (Admin) on Mar 13, 2017 1:16:00 AM
Does it matter what end of the blue line you put in the pressure switch? Is the a directional flow like the booster pump itself. I don't see arrows.
Question by: Anthony Colao on May 6, 2016 8:07:00 PM
Great question! The pressure switch will work regardless of which side you put the blue product water line in.
Answer by: Carter (Admin) on May 9, 2016 2:43:00 PM
My home runs on a well and purchased a 6 stage ro/di plus. Thinking about getting the booster as my line has a ways to run before getting into the bucket. I believe it's fluctuating between 38psi (at its lowest point) and 55 (at its peak). Is this a good buy? I've only made about 10g and it's already used about 1/4 of a di chambers resin...
Question by: Brittney Leonard on Apr 8, 2016 9:37:00 PM
Great question!
With a set up such as yours we would recommend the Booster pump if possible to keep the pressure optimal for the membrane. DI resin will tend to deplete quickly in the first several gallons and slow down after that. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 13, 2016 6:07:00 PM
Is there a option for the 3/8 pump in the complete kit also? If so, same price?
Question by: Shaun on Jul 31, 2014 4:14:00 PM
Hi Shaun,
Currently only the 1/4" booster pump is available in kit form. We carry the 3/8" pump as a replacement pump for folks that already have a system, though you could buy a power supply and pressure switch to make your own 'kit".
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jul 31, 2014 4:14:00 PM

Full Details

The Aquatec 8800 Booster Pump Kit Includes and Features:

  • Aquatec 8800 Booster Pump
  • Aquatec transformer
  • Aquatec PSW pressure switch
  • ¼” push connect fittings
  • Patented "flex-mount" base plate which significantly dampens vibrations and reduces noise
  • Adjustable pump pressure
  • Adjustable shut-off pressure point

 

Note: Aquatec 8800 Booster Pumps do require a minimum of 20 PSI to operate. Not having proper pressure feeding the booster pump will cause poor performance, and void the warranty.

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  • What a water saver By AZAlliare on 3/23/2017

    Before getting the booster I could make 30 gallons of RO/DI water in 36 hours on my 35-40 psi supply. After the booster I can make 30 gallons in 7 hours. I'm now adding the second RO membrane system to get more water without wasting so much water. I'm in AZ and water is important here!
  • Nice pump By Flawedexistence on 2/24/2017

    Since purchasing my BRS RO/DI system I've been somewhat plagued with low water pressure in the system. Usually I see about 45psig, which is pretty marginal so I purchased the booster pump. It makes a big difference! My psig shot up to 90. The pump is easily adjusted with a small hex wrench and I set mine at 80psig. Water flow is very strong now. I mounted the pump on the wall just below my RO/DI setup. Took maybe 20 minutes to install everything. Well satisfied.
  • Needed adjustment, but works great otherwise By J-Bird on 2/23/2017

    The pump itself arrived only putting out 60psi, which was practically useless for $150. The pressure switch cut off was only at 40psi as well. Thankfully I figured out how to adjust them, so now the pump puts out 90psi against the RO membrane and the pressure switch cuts out at 70psi on the tank side.

    Working great so far, the power supply and pump itself is quite heavy and feels quality. Only complaint is the vibration is audible across the house, but I'm sure some anti-vibration rubber mounts will help. Also one of the brackets for the pump came broken, so it only has 3 mounting holes on mine, not 4.
  • Works great By Kawajetski914 on 2/14/2017

    I had a boosted pump that really didn't do the job. So I lost hope.than Aquatec 8800 was popping up all over the web.after reading the reviews, I decide to give it a try..well as you read above this pump does everything you need it to do. Save waste water pump out cleaner RO water faster and no Nosie. VERY HAPPY with this pump.
  • Awesome By Jason on 1/14/2017

    Allows your RO/DI system to run at the recommended PSI instead of whatever your water pressure is from the city. Shutdown switch works great. Setup and mounting the pump is simple.
  • Aquatec Booster Pump By Brandon L. on 1/7/2017

    I'm kicking myself for not purchasing this before. In all my years of reefing, this has got to be one of the best additions I have ever made. Was at 45psi before and at 95 now. Water was a trickle before and it's now a nice steady stream. My unit vibrates quite a bit. It's mounted on the wall and is audible in my daughters bedroom up above my garage. Minus one star for the vibration but this thing seriously kicks butt.
  • Worth every Penny! By keith on 12/9/2016

    I bought my RO/DI unit and I was only getting 35 psi. Once I bought this booster pump, it is now reading 90 psi. It works so much faster and much better than it use to. The TDS is at 6 now and the best I was getting before was 11. If you are getting less than 50 psi, I would highly recommend this!
  • Super Quiet, low vibration - really works! By Jerry on 12/6/2016

    Like others here, my water pressure was down around 40psi. At that pressure, the RO unit is very inefficient and you get mostly waste water. I'm super pleased with this booster pump. I agree with the other reviewers, Even if you have "ok" water pressure, this will boost it to the optimum level for the RO unit. You'll get much more filtered water and much less waste water. It will extend the life of some of your key filter components too. I also want to mention how quiet this pump is. This pump is barely audible. All you can hear is a soft low thrum. It's also low RPM, so it has very little vibration. The vibration it does have is low frequency, and the rubberized mounting pads easily absorb it. I can set this on a table top and it doesn't budge. The power supply consists of a white module, with a fairly long power cord on each side (one running to the pump, the other to your AC outlet). The pump comes with two rubber plugs sticking out of the input/output holes. You really have to pull really hard to get these out. A note to that effect would be good in the instructions. The video doesn't mention this either. In one scene they are there, and in the next they are magically gone.
  • Wish I had got this sooner! By Chris on 12/6/2016

    After many years of using RO/DI units at typical residential house pressures I finally broke down and bought this...wish I had done it sooner!

    Typical pressures at the unit would run from 30-40 PSI before...now consistently run at 90 PSI. The performance boost is amazing. Not only rate of creating product water...but rejection ration and rate at which DI resin is consumed.

    Seems a bit pricey until you see what it can do...would never run my RO/DI without one now!
  • 1/4" Aquatec 8800 Booster Pump Kit Does what it says. By Joseph on 10/2/2016

    Boosted my pressure from 40 psi to 90. Works Great!
  • Wow you need this... By franksreefs on 8/24/2016

    I have a well with enough pressure for normal household things. I'd heard that a booster pump was necessary if you have a well. So when the RO unit and the pump arrived, I set it up WITHOUT the pump just to see what would happen. I purchased the glycerin-filled pressure gauge so I could see the pressure as it was operating. Pressure was 20-30psi and the unit was barely producing any water. So I hooked up the pump and wow what a difference! Very satisfied. You seriously need a booster pump with a well.
  • Booster pump By Chuck on 8/5/2016

    If you are like me and on a well, this booster pump is a must. My RO/DI unit would not produce anything worth talking about, but after installing this booster pump, I am now producing about 7 gph.