How to know if you need a filter for the installation of a booster pump
A conventional Grundfos pump for residential use is designed to pump clean water. But what is defined as clean water? And how can you tell if the booster pump needs a suction filter?
According to the Grundfos definition, water is clean when it has a chlorine content of less than 1 part per million (ppm) and a maximum chloride content of 300 ppm: – Filter installation booster pump
Clean water = Max. 1 ppm chlorine
max. 300ppm chloride
If you have to pump another liquid in the installation, you must select a pump made of a material that can support the components of that liquid. Check out our liquid pump guide to find the pump you need.
Is a suction filter needed?
Excessive debris in the water can damage the hydraulic system of the pump. If you know that the booster pump is going to pump dirty water, we recommend using a mechanical suction filter. Made of durable composite materials, our suction filters are easy to install, clean and maintain.
They feature swivel connections that allow for flexible installation. Simply remove the suction connection and screw it onto the chosen filter. You can choose between two types of thread: 1″ Rp and 1″ NPT. Our filters are compatible with SCALA1, SCALA2 and JET pumps, and it’s easy to find the right filter number for your pump.
To clean the filter, simply unscrew it from the housing, empty the housing and rinse the filter. Keeping the filter clean will go a long way in protecting the pump. Filter installation booster pump.