- 1/4" 8800 Booster Pump Kit - Aquatec
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.
Must have for 50psi or less By Ryan on 2/17/2020Ryan would recommend this product to a friendI just put this on my system and what a difference. Produces water almost twice as fast. ~30 minutes to fill 4.5 gallon ATO. Before it would be over 50 minutes.
The pump does vibrate and I’d pick up an extra couple feet of 1/4 tubing for the install just incase you need to mount it away from the RO/DI unit.
Should have bought one sooner By Brandon on 1/29/2020Brandon would recommend this product to a friendI moved into a new house and the water pressure was barely above 50 psi. I got my hands on one of these booster pumps, installed it and my pressure went straight to 90 psi. My water production is now higher then it's ever been. My only regret is not getting one sooner.
Single best investment in my water filtration system By Ken on 1/27/2020Ken would recommend this product to a friendMy incoming tap water is typically around 350 TDS and 55 psi. High in chloramines and even ammonia. It used to take nearly all day to fill a 65 gallon storage tank using a BRS 6-stage system. RO output TDS varied between 6-7. Now with 90 psi input to the RO filters my water making time has been cut in half. Waste water substantially reduced. RO output TDS is between 2-3. I could probably do without resin. It now last longer than the sediment and carbon filters.
Rather than BRS recommendation, I spiced the pump output in just prior to the RO filters. Couldn't see the need to pressurize the sediment and carbon filters and increase the risk of leaks.
90+ PSI Instantly By Mical on 11/23/2019Mical would recommend this product to a friendScored one of these on Black Friday special, installation was simple and my standard water pressure went from 45PSI to 100+PSI. I had to adjust pump down to 90PSI as per BRS. It's SUPER QUIET!
BRS is correct I got Pressure now By Dennis on 9/13/2019Dennis would recommend this product to a friendFor those wondering if you need this booster, I had 25 psi pressure. I have the 4 stage RODI plus system I got from BRS. While I was making 0 tds water, it was taking forever just to fill a 5-gallon drum to top off my sump. I got this booster and it took me 4 or 5 minutes to set it up. My pressure went from 25 psi to close to 90. it's like maybe 85 maybe even 87. I think I might turn it down a bit to 80. Over all this pump is great I am doing my new build of 210 gallons with 100-gallon sump. I look forward to making 0 tds water. After all, a great reef starts with great water quality.
Needed for proper RODI output By Robert on 6/1/2019Robert would recommend this product to a friendif you have less than 60psi going through you RODI, you need this. You will get the proper GPD out of your unit using this
Awesome product By Bill E on 11/30/2018Bill E would recommend this product to a friendI started with the 4 stage 75 gpd value plus filter. I was a little short on water pressure, but the filter worked great. 2ppm tds in and 0 out of the di filter. I just upgraded to the booster pump with 150 gpd upgrade. I was able to throttle water pressure to 75 psi, and i am now getting 0ppm in and 0 ppm out of the di. Awesome product. Their instructional video is key.
I couldn't be happier By Quentin on 10/25/2018Quentin would recommend this product to a friendI can't believe I've waited this long to get one. Go ahead and get the 150 or 200 gpd upgrade while you're at it. You'll be amazed.
WONDERFUL! By Patientman on 10/1/2018Patientman would recommend this product to a friendWish I would have purchased this long ago! Easy to hook up and outstanding performance! If you have a larger system and do big water changes OR would simply appreciate being able to run RO/DI water in about 1/3 of the time this booster pump system is a must!
Great company By Junior on 9/26/2018Junior would recommend this product to a friendLove this pump. Well built and easy to install. Thank you BRS for you prompt service and great staff. I will always use Bulk Reef Supplies.
Works great on a well By Robert on 8/30/2018Robert would recommend this product to a friendIf you have a well this thing is great to have. I went from 40 to 80 psi.
Must have - Should be sold as add on to RODI Units By Jared on 8/16/2018Jared would recommend this product to a friendThis Unit completely change my RODI system, it boosted my 150 GPD system to over 170 GPD. I run my pressure at 85 PSI, and verified with the staff for safe operations. It filled my 120 Gallon display in less than 15 hours!
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 bought the 7 stage RO/DI and the guage on it says I only have 25 psi. Will this booster pump get me to the 65 psi it needs?
The minimum pressure requirement for one to work is 20PSI. Having 25 will allow it to work but will likely need to be turned up to the maximum.
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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I have a 50 gpd ro buddie...this pump from aquatec says to use for 100-200 systems. Is this too much for my ro buddie?
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".