How To Identify the Date Range of a Polaris PB4-60 Booster Pump

In this guide you will learn what to look for in order to identify the version of your PB4-60.There have been three versions of the Polaris PB4-60 over the years. It is important to identify the exact date range in order to select the correct replacement parts. 

Polaris PB4-60 Booster Pump Pre 1994
Polaris PB4-60 Booster Pump 1994-2011
Polaris PB4-60 Booster Pump 2011-Present

1. VOLUTE - Look at the volute. If it looks like the one in the corresponding image for this step, you have the 2011-Current version. If the volute does not look like the corresponding image, you have a 1994-2011 or Pre 1994 model. Proceed to Step 2.

2. MOTOR FRAME - Look for the frame number (FR) on the motor label. If it says 56C (S56C), it is a keyed shaft motor. Those motors were only used on the Pre 1994 models. If the frame says 56CZ (N56CZ), you either have the 1994-2011 model or the motor has been replaced on the Pre 1994 model. Proceed to Step 3.

3. HOSE - The first version of the Polaris PB4-60 used, what looked like, black garden hoses. Starting in 1994 they switched to a white hose with quick disconnect fittings. If you have a 56CZ motor frame and white hoses, you have the 1994-2011 version.

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