Great Little Booster Pump By Michael on 2/28/2012
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
Made a big difference in my water output. My psi going in was 40 without the pump and after adding it I had to dial the pump back to get about 82 psi going in. Great investment. Just make sure if you don't already have the power supply (transformer) to get it. Seems that some people didn't read the description and overlooked the fact that the power supply was sold separately.
works better than expected By paul on 2/27/2012
paul would recommend this product to a friend
the booster pump works great.i had 45 psi.now the psi is over 100 psi.i had to adjust the bypass.
transformer sold separatel By WTF on 1/25/2012
WTF would recommend this product to a friend
"requires a transformer which is sold separately"
Seriously? WTF, they don't cost that much to include. Easier to just shop elsewhere.
Cut costs - install this By Brian on 9/20/2011
Brian would recommend this product to a friend
In the long run, "waste" water is a major cost of operating a RODI system. The efficiency of your membrane is linked to the water pressure. By raising my water pressure to 90 psi (from the city 30-35) I am able to produce more filtered water than waste water (about 52% filtered to 48% waste). This is directly attributable to the pump. By contrast, a well known brand unboosted produces 6 gallons of RO water for every 94 gallons of waste water. If you are making alot of RO water you have to have a good reliable pump like this one. The adjustment screw is a 1/16" allen bolt.
Little noisy By Steven on 5/17/2011
Steven would recommend this product to a friend
My water pressure was low in my house so I need to add a boost. in addition I bought the 150 gpd saver. This pump is a little noisy with the vibration but over all its a good product. I also think it should come with a power cord not purchase one additional.
Made in the USA By Joyce on 2/14/2011
Joyce would recommend this product to a friend
If you're like me with a well water supply then you probably have low pressure. My pressure was at 35 PSI. Without the proper pressure you may be only producing half of your filter's rating.
After adding this booster pump my pressure is now at a steady 80 PSI. You can adjust the boosting pressure with a small set screw on top. You can also adjust the shutoff pressure of the switch.
Don't waste your money on some china made knockoff. This is a good quality pump and lasts a long time.
Works perfectly as intended! By Zeph on 7/31/2010
Zeph would recommend this product to a friend
This will be lengthy, so for those who don't want to read it all, let's just start out by saying this pump is great, and did exactly what I wanted it to.
Let me describe my filtration setup before I go into why I chose to add this pump. I manage a shop at a used car lot and previously, we were spending some $60-70 a week to the "mobile-wash" guys to come by once a week and wash our inventory. Quite frankly, once a week wasn't often enough, and they don't do that great of a job anyway...they were just hooking onto our water supply and washing and drying cars. I wanted an economical way to do it ourselves, so I decided to put together our own wash truck, with a RO system and 275 gallon tank.
I'm so glad I discovered Bulk Reef Supply, I've saved so much time and money by being able to get almost everything I needed at one place! My first setup was a $100 cheapo ebay RO kit, which did the job, but had a lot of waste-water, was slow, and overall, not to my liking. I kept the kit though, and am now using it as a pre-filtration system to help my other filters last longer. So, I currently have: 25 micron sediment---10 micron carbon---1 micron sediment----ebay RO membrane (100gpd), the waste of which goes into the booster pump, then into: 1 micron sediment filter, 5 micron carbon, 1 +1, then into the two 150GPD RO membranes.
I basically have a "manual" flow restrictor on the waste line coming out of the second membrane. It's just a valve, that I more or less use to restrict the waste-flow to get the pressure I'm looking for. Before I added this booster pump, I had to slow the flow out of the waste line to a level I wasn't comfortable with to get the 55psi or so I was running at...I was getting an average 13 gallons per hour, or 312 gallons per day, not bad, but I decided for the health of my membranes, it would be worth the investment to get this booster pump so that I could have adequate flush water, and I'm really glad I did.
Now, with the pump running, I see 75psi with the valve almost all the way open. I have yet to get new output numbers because my tank was already almost full when I installed it and I don't wash again until Monday, but I can tell it's putting out water quite a bit faster! Overall, I'm very pleased with this aquatec pump and would recommend one for any larger volume, or low-input pressure RO system.