A homeowner in the Carmel Valley area of San Diego 92130 reached out to us because the booster jet pump on their hot tub had stopped working. The home has a swimming pool with an attached spa which uses a separate pump for the booster jets. We had installed an new Raypak pool heater and a whisperflo circulation pump in the past and the customer was very happy with our work. A service call to troubleshoot the spa jet pump was quickly scheduled.
Upon arrival we began to diagnose the booster pump. When turning on the 2 HP Sta Rite Dyna-Glas spa jet booster pump the breaker would immediately pop. After discussing the various options with the customer we agreed that it would be best to replace the entire pump. The old pump had a bad motor as well as broken internal parts. Our service technician removed the Sta Rite pump and installed a new Pentair 011515 WFE-8 2 hp whisperflo pump with pvc hi temp unions. We reset the breaker and turned on the booster pump which began working immediately. The customer said the water flow of the jets in the spa was terrific.