- 1/4" Aquatec 8800 Booster Pump Kit
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
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.
GR8 Boost Pump By Dak_Kol on 2/26/2018Dak_Kol would recommend this product to a friendSuper quiet - nearly vibration free. Perfect match for the REEF 6 Stage DI Plus system. Great RO recovery. A must have. Do not forget to order this with your RO system.
Not a Trivial Install By Chris on 2/19/2018Chris would recommend this product to a friendThe product works as described. Not a trivial install. No instructions included. The online videos aren't terribly clear with regard to which wires are connected to which. The pump will boost pressure to 90 psi. This is the point where all the RODI fittings will begin to leak. Instructions for lowering the pressure aren't available online. I had to call support. Then I had to find an appropriate metric hex wrench to adjust the pressure sensor. Important to know that it will boost the pressure but does not produce a constant pressure. As with most things BRS ... the marketing is way better than the reality. After adjustments and replacement of leaking fittings, it works well.
Just want i needed! By Diabolic Reef on 2/7/2018Diabolic Reef would recommend this product to a friendI was burning through DI resin like there was no tomorrow due to lack of water pressure. I order this pump kit, and after I installed it my problem was solved. I went from 30psi to 90psi just like that. I have a well here at my home, and this was the only way to increase the pressure to my RO system. Thanks BRS!
Why did I wait soo long to buy this? By Michael on 1/16/2018Michael would recommend this product to a friendI waited for the door buster sale to buy this booster pump. I can't believe I waited 3 years to buy this. It has made a huge difference in making my RO/DI water. I should have bought this sooner. I have less waste water and the amount of time making water has been nearly cut in half. I had no idea what I was missing until I bought the pump. I am very happy with this product.
BUY IT IF YOU HAVE LOW PSI By Jonathan on 12/8/2017Jonathan would recommend this product to a friendI live in an apartment, and my pressure out of the tap was around 35 psi, which wasn't remotely enough for the RODI unit I had just bought. I saw it was a doorbuster on Black Friday, so I couldn't pass it up. The pressure on my 6 Stage 150GPD RODI shot up to 85 psi. It made a great combo. I would highly recommend this if you invested in an RODI and have low pressure out of the tap.
Perfect if you're on a well By John on 11/28/2017John would recommend this product to a friendI bought this pump as I wasn't getting adequate pressure from my water tank. Pump was in my mechanical room, so vibration and noise wasn't a concern, but it can be a little loud. Be sure to mount on a solid surface. Be sure to add an auto-flush kit while you're at it, save yourself time and money flushing manually.
Location Makes all the difference By MikeJT on 11/21/2017MikeJT would recommend this product to a friendI first located this pump on the cabinet wall next to my RO unit. It was a vertical mount. Unfortunately, the vibration shook the cabinet wall and then the room wall and the noise travelled into several rooms.
I then mounted it on the roof of the cabinet so that gravity was pulling the unit away from the cabinet roof. This made all the difference in the world. No we can't even hear it standing next to the tank. I'm sure the fact that tank was above it and putting downward pressure on the roof of the cabinet helped also.
Fantastic By Finis on 10/11/2017Finis would recommend this product to a friendI moved and now run off well water. PSI was 25-30. Eating DI resin like crazy. Bought this pump and has solved my problems. PSI shot up to 90. Easy installation.
Worth every penny spent By Don on 8/6/2017Don would recommend this product to a friendEven with 60 PSI coming out of the water tap this pump helps with the creation rate and rejection rate.
Installation was simple and it is quiet.
Plus it looks whoopie hanging on the wall as part of the entire system. (what can I, say I am a geek who likes toys...lol)
Better RO Water Quality By Squishy on 6/4/2017Squishy would recommend this product to a friendInstalled in 20 minutes thanks to the video and enclosed instructions. It is producing more water than without it, in the same amount of time. After installing the pump the PO4 reading went from .02 to .01. A 50% reduction. My input pressure went from 40psi to 74psi. I have not made any adjustments to the factory settings.
Works great! By Paul on 5/25/2017Paul would recommend this product to a friendInstalled a RO system for my well water. The water pressure was not enough to make ice in my refrigerator. I install this 8800 booster pump and WOW! No more ice problems. The pump is heavy and alittle noisy but sounds industrial (good quality). Would be good if you could recommend a cheap fix to silence this heavy duty pump.
What a water saver By AZAlliare on 3/23/2017AZAlliare would recommend this product to a friendBefore 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!
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Does the 8800 booster pump kit come with tubing?
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.
I just order the BRS 6 STAGE 75GPD PLUS RO/DI SYSTEM FROM YOU. My current pressure that I am running is sitting at 60 PSI, so i am wondering if I actually need this. I am currently running a 5 stage but just did the upgrade yesterday TO A 6 STAGE,1 Sediment, two carbons, two di's and a membrane. What are your thoughts?
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I am installing this pump on an RO Buddie system with a float valve. The current system has a solenoid (with two inputs and two outputs) installed. The water supply runs into the solenoid and then out to the RO pre-filters. Then the RO filtered water outputs to the solenoid and out to the float switch (I could send you a diagram if necessary). Am I correct in thinking that I need to keep the solenoid in the system as well as installing the auto shut-off for the booster pump?
Thanks for your help.
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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?
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 https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/dm-fit-filter-strainer.html.
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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 ......
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.
I have 6 stage water saver plus. I've heard you recommended 65 PSI, I have 60. Should I get a booster pump, the system seems to work just fine as is.
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Does this pump have to be installed in a vertical orientation or can it be installed horizontally?
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I have the BRS 4 stage value plus - 75GPD. My highest PSI is 40. Is getting this booster pump probably needed?
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!
Can you pull a piece of tubing out of one of the fittings, or one you push it in, it's permanent ?
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!
When adding this pump to my rodious unit will I need to change out all of my filters and the road membrane
What maximum pressure can I use without worrying that something going to explode,
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Where should I connect the booster pump,the first think Or after two canisters filter before marbrane?
95psi it's too high?
I want to get this kit. I have the drinking water kit from you as well I’m just wondering if having that will make the pump run more often or if it will only turn on when my pressure storage tank get close to empty
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?
The Booster pump kit is all you will need to have increased pressure. Your current ASO will work great!
What is the difference between the two models 8851 vs 8852, and which one comes in this kit?
My 4 stage ro/di recent dropped pressure from around 40 psi to Around 5 psi. I checked all my fitting, my di resin, membrane and other filters are new if not under a few months old. Would a booster help or is there a bigger issue?
With that kind of pressure drop, it is more than likely one of your pre-filters has clogged. You should be able to troubleshoot the issue by removing your sediment filter, and carbon blocks one at a time and then turning the system back on to see if the pressure increases. If you pull one filter and see the pressure increase that is a good indication that it is clogged. On average most sediment filters will last a couple months up to a year depending on your specific water. The other thing you will want to check is your flush valve if you have one, and make sure that it is in the closed position for normal operation. If you are still having issues after those steps, give us a call at 763-432-9691 ext 1 and we can help go through a couple more steps of troubleshooting, but 99% of the time there is a pressure drop like that it is due to a filter or the flush valve is open.
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?
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!
So I installed my booster pump with a water saver kit and when doing a trial run I found that my auto shutoff would turn off before the booster cut off switch causing my booster pump to never shut off. Not sure what to do
Normally the ASOV should shut off before the booster pump in order to generate the necessary pressure. If the booster pump is not shutting down, I would ensure that the pressure switch is located correctly, on the product water line after the ASOV. Additionally, if the booster pump is still not shutting off after production has halted, you may need to adjust the pressure switch sensitivity (there is a small set screw on the top of the pressure switch) so that it shuts down appropriately.
If you have any further questions or issues, please feel free to reach out to our customer service for assistance.
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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.
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...
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!
Is there a option for the 3/8 pump in the complete kit also? If so, same price?
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".