this is why i had to go with the via aqua 1300. it was the least expensive in-line pump i could find. unfortunately it died when my X10 controller to it wigged out. i am now using a mag 250 on it. it is also an in-line rated pump.grazhopr said:Thanks Geoff!!!
I ran it with just tap water for awhile. I had problems with the pump. I didn't want to glue the whole thing so that I could change impellers if necessary. But I think I'll have to do so, unless someone gives me a good idea.
I modified the pump by glueing a 90 deg elbow to the cap below the impeller, but the oring between the cap and the pump body leaks. I tried silicone, didn't work, tried teflon, didn't work. I think the only thing left to do is to glue the cap to the pump body. If the pump fails, I'll have to get a new one.
i tried using an extra PH at first. it was pretty funny when the pressure built up behind a silicone plug i did, and it shot me in head followed by a gush of water in the face. Newfiemom thought it was hilarious.
it is a tough call on whether or not it is better to replace the entire pump everynow and then or get an in-line pump so you can replace the impeller. i finally decided on the in-line pump route.