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IntelliFlo® Variable Speed Pump
IntelliFlo Variable Speed is the newest member of the IntelliFlo pump family with more features than ever before! The IntelliFlo Variable Speed features 8 speeds with a programmable time clock for each speed and an LCD screen that displays actual wattage consumption and speed settings. It is the perfect solution for customers who want the savings and performance provided by dependable IntelliFlo technology with integrated time clock settings for code compliancy or installations without automation systems. This new IntelliFlo offers the same reliable performance and energy-savings that has made the IntelliFlo the best selling variable speed pump on the planet.
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We have a 3 year old Intelliflo VS + SVRS pump and need to replace the drive assembly. We have found a reasonably priced drive (#353251 or #358289) for an Intelliflo VS pump. Our question is in order to use the SVRS feature on the pump must the drive be #351700 or #351021 or can we use the drive for the Intelliflo VS. I'm being told we can use either drive assembly and still have the SVRS feature on our pump since the information is located in the menu options and built into the pump itself.
how do i drain the pool it is pretty high
Hi. Draining the pool is based on what type of filtration system you have or how your pool is plumbed. If you have a Sand or DE filter you can turn the filter to the waste position to drain your pool. If you have a cartridge filter a separate waste port would have to be installed between the pump discharge and filter inlet.
have a pentair whisperflo model WFDS-4...would the motor on the intelliflo fit on the back of the basket unit? My plumbing is all permanent and the motor is bad...I do not really want to replace the basket...so, would the motor on the intelliflo fit the same on what I have? And if so, can I get just the motor, or do I have to get the whole thing?
Hi, Mike. The Strainer Housing used with the WFDS-4 will fit this IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump if the WFDS-4 pump was manufactured after 11/98.
Can any variable speed pump be used for an above ground pool? We have a 22,000 gallon heated above ground pool with sand filter and a 1 hp Hayward pump. Looking to converting to a variable speed if possible. I headed there were no variable speed pumps for above ground pools available.
Yes, you can use an in-ground variable speed pool pump. You just want to be sure to use the max rpm setting on the variable speed as equal to the max flow rate that your system can have.
Is this pump a drop-in replacement for a Hayward Tristar pump (concerning the piping)?
Hi Robert, No the Intelliflo plumbing ports are not in the same spot as the TriStar. We do carry a TriStar Variable Speed Pump that would have the same plumbing port locations.
Hello I need some advice purchasing a new pool pump. We live in Vancouver, Washington. The pool is enclosed top and sides. Pool size 28'x15' rectangle, Avg. depth is about 5.5 feet. Approx. 17,325 gallons total. About 36.09 GPM. I have gone through 2 Hayward Super Pumps in 16 years and from what I have been reading, Variable Speed pumps are the way to go. I have been shopping the Pentair Superflo VS, Intelli flo and Hayward Eco Star VS. Do you have any suggestions or recommendations?
Hi Scott, Thanks for the question! I really like the PureLine Prime PL2606 2.7 HP Variable Speed Pump it is a drop in replacement for the Super Pump so plumbing will be quite easy for you. The PureLine uses a Century/AO Smith Variable Speed Motor which is considered the top of the line pool motor. Please note that you will need 230v for any of these pumps with the exception of the Pentair SuperFlo Vs.
My pool 40.000 gal. 1.5 pipe, the pumps 6.5 feet higher than pool. Closes skimmer is 88 feet away, the other is 144 feet away that never had good flow. I have a Sand Dollar Filter. I always had priming Problems. I have a Super Flow VS 1.5HP that now has error 64 circuit problem, also if I went below 2200 rpm I loose prime. I was the told the IntelilFlow 3HP would solve my problem. This would take a lot of repiping. What would be a good solution.
Hi Randy, I would suggest the larger HP pump and I really like the Pureline Prime 2.7 HP Variable Speed Pump With either pump you decide to go with, we would suggest trying to plumb as much 2" pipe directly into the suction port as possible, even if you can't re-plumb all with 2", if you can get 12" to 18" of straight 2" pipe going directly into the pump that would help your priming issues. We have a good Video on Pipe Sizing and Priming Issues which you may find helpful.
Hi! What sand filter would you recommend with this 011018 pump? Thanks for helping; great forum!
Thank Gijs, I would suggest the Hayward S244T 24 In. Sand Filter or if your pocket-book can afford it then the Hayward SP310T2 31 In. Sand Filter the larger filter has more overall filtering capacity which means longer time between back washing and longer life for your pump.
What automation product do I need to control this pump if I want to use for filter, spa jets and bubblers?
My local dealer is offering the Intelliflo VST 2 (011055). Is your model (011018) comparable? I've also seen two answers on warrantee, 60 days if a non pro installs, but is it either 2 or 3 years if a professional installs it? Lastly in calculating head pressure, is it the cumulative of all the lengths of pipe length from and to the pool or the average length? 30,000 gal pool, 1 1/2 in pipe, PENTAIR TA-60D sand filter, 3 input, ave 50' (main, skimmer, spa) 3 out (pool, spa, fountain) 9' rise.
In our experience there are very minimal difference between the 011055 and the 011018 pool pumps. Pentair came out with a program called Trade Grade which is a line of product that cannot be sold online, this program was established to protect the local brick and mortar retailers. Many times Pentair will make minor modifications to a product and market it with a new name and then put it in the Trade Grade program. Both motors are a Permanent Magnet Motor. Yes, it is a 60 day warranty if not installed by a professional and 3 year warranty if installed by professional. The feet of head is going to be the average of lengths from your skimmers and main drains to your pool pump so if the average is 50ft, you will not be able to run the IntelliFlo over 2500 RPM's without blowing that filter. So if you are wanting that pump you will need a new filter as well that can handle that flow rate that the IntelliFlo produces.
I have a heater which can output a 24vac signal when it calls for heat. Can I use this as an automation input to control this pump, or do I have to go through one of Pentair's automation controllers?
You would need an automation system to control it the way you are wanting to control it.
I have pool with 25,000 gallons, salt chlorine generator and solar panel on the two story high house. will this pump give enough flow rate for the salt chlorine generator when the pump operating at low speed?
Hi, Raymond. Yes, this pump has a total hp of 3.95 so it will provide enough water flow to accommodate all your pool needs.
I have a 44,000 gallon rectangular pool and want to replace my pump with a variable flow unit such as this. Will this handle my pool, and what about the cheaper Pureflow unit for $599? Don't really understand how to compute capacity
I can help you with this, just need a little information from you. In feet, how far is your pump away from your main drain that is at the bottom of the pool and what model filter do you have? I will need to know these things so I can figure the flow rate you need and to make sure your filter will be able to handle the flow rate that the variable speed pump puts out. If you don't know the model of your filter you can attach a picture of it and the label so I can identify it for you.
Hi, Couple of quick questions...I have a Polaris 360 being powered by the main pool pump. Pool is around 16,000 gallons, head is around 40. Can I use a variable speed pump knowing i have a polaris being driven by it? Also, is there a pump sizing and model/brand you would recommend? I'm also thinking of changing my cartridge filter to a Polaris CCP 320 sq ft filter. Thanks
Yes, a variable speed pump is great for running a cleaner and then when the cleaner is done, setting it to a lower RPM. The Intelliflo or the Ecostar would both be great pumps for what you are trying to do.
Can i control this pump with a Hayward ECommand 4?
With the Hayward Ecommand 4, you will only be able to supply power to the unit. You will not be able to control the speeds or settings.
whar horsepower is the variable pump and motor?
Hello Leroy, it is adjustable from the lowest at .5hp up to 3 hp you can look at the specs http://www.inyopools.com/Products/03500018061966.htm?Keywords=011018
how many amps do i need for this pump I have an older home
Hello Heidi, this pump is rated for 16 amps but not to exceed 30 amps. This question has been answered before, but feel free to contact the manufacturer at 1-800-831-7133 if you feel we have not sufficiently answered your question.
I don't understand this long email how many amps the pentair intelliflo pool pump 20 or 30 or more?
According to the manufacturer's installation instructions for the Pentair Intelliflo, The pump is to be supplied through a residual current device (RCD) having a rated residual operating current not exceeding 30mA. The pump should be permanently connected to either a circuit breaker, 2-pole timer or 2-pole relay. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact Pentair at 1800-831-7133.
how many amps do I need for the pentair intelliflo pool pump
It is rated at 16 amps.
I have a 1-1/2hp hayward- motor gone bad-- it has cartridge filters, solar panels on single story house with a run of about 125' to the panels-- this seems like a great change out- already wire 230, will the new pump work with existing time clock (mech), and remote switch? Thank you for your time
Hi Bill, This pump has a built-in timer and does not require an external time clock but it can be used with most automation controllers.
Hi, I just installed a intelliflo variable pump for my 27000 gallon pump. Pool water is about 78 degree. I have pump speeds set at 1100 rpm, 2200 rpm and 3100 rpm. I heard I need to get my pool water go through the pump once per day. How long should I ran the pump on each speed? Thanks
My pool system is 22 yrs old and made up of a Hayward sand filter, Intellichlor 40 salt system and a 1.5 hp single speed super pump. The entire system is plumbed with 1 1/2" pvc. I have no water falls, spa, etc; and my Barracuda runs from the skimmer. I would like to replace the pump with a VS pump. Which model would you recommend? I was told by some local stores that I'm limited on my choices because of the 1 1/2" pvc pipe. Thank You.
Hi Don, Your options are limited because 1-1/2" pvc pipe has a max flow rate of 60 gpm. This pump will be overkill, I would recommend the Super Pump VS Pump.
Our electrical system in St Lucia 230/240 - 50cycles. Can your3hp IntelliFlo Variable Speed pump be used in such a system? Or do you carry a 3hp variable unit which could be applied to this system?
Hi Errold, The IntelliFlo Variable Speed pump can operate on 50 Hz power.
My current pump is a Hayward power-flo matrix sp1515 and says 115 volts on it. Breaker for that and a smaller booster pump is 30 amps. How do I know if the Intelliflo will work with my existing electrical?
Hi I just purchased 3hp IntelliFlo vs pump 230v, my old pump is 1hp only 115v/240 will I need to change any electrical at circuit board or anything? Thanks
Hi Ryan, You will not need to change the electrical if you already have 230 volts to power the IntelliFlo VS pump.
is this 220/240 volts
Hello Mike, The Intelliflo Variable Speed Pump is 230volts.
How do I change the time on my Intelliflo pump. Currently I have running late night and I want to change to afternoon along with the length of time from 4 hours to 6 hours for my solar system to work? thanks
Here is the manual for the IntelliFlo and starting on page 9 has step by step instructions per the manufacturer for the settings on the control.
I have an old sta-rite pump intellipro vs+svrs 3hp that's gone bad. will the new Pentair 011018 be compatible with my old HRP30 sand filter. Its rates MAX PSI is 50 and MAX GPM is 98. I've been told the filter is too old and wont hand/be efficient enough for the Pentair 011018
Good afternoon David,The Intelliflo would be a great pump to upgrade to, as far as the sand filter, if you are not having any problems with your current filter I would just leave it be until something goes bad on it and you have to start replacing parts on it. I would recommend a DE filter over a sand filter. www.inyopools.com/search_de_filters.aspx
I am going to replace a 16 year old Hayward Super II 1.5 HP with a Pentair Intelliflo VS ( I think). I have in-floor popup cleaners and large solar panels on the roof for my 13,000 gallon pool. What is your recommended model and size?
Hi Neil, The Intelliflo VS Pump (011018) is a suitable replacement pump. However the Speck EasyFit PNT VS Pump is also a good replacement if you don't need a 3 HP VS pump.
What is the warranty on the intelliflo pump ?
Hi Donevon, The Intelliflo pump comes with a 2 year limited warranty if installed by a qualified installer and 60 day if installed by the customer or an unqualified person. Product must all be registered with Pentair within 60 days of installation.
Hi, currently my pump is attached to 110V line. I like to purchase the Pentair 011018 IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump and need to know if there is an option on the pump to run on 110V as my old Pentair pump does. Looking at the voltage panel it looks just the same, I need to know if the pump will have all the functions working if I connect it to the 110V line or I have to run the 230V line to the pump, thank you !
Hi JC, This pump will not be able to run off of 110 volt power, you will have to upgrade your electrical in order to use the IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump.
does intelliflo pumps come on for freezing temp auto. ?
Hi Charles, The IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump does come equipped with an Anti-Freeze feature but you will have to set the desire speed and you also have to option of enabling or disabling it.
I need a drive for my Pentar intelliflo vs 3050
Hello Donevon, the Drive Asy Intelliflo Vs 3050 Kit Almd would be (350921) or our part number 5074-50.
I am thinking about replacing my single speed pump with the intelliflo variable speed pump. I read in some reviews that it would not work with solar heating panels because the safety mechanism kept shutting off the pump. It is true? I have solar heating panels on my roof which is 3 stories high. Will it work?
Hi, The IntelliFlo Variable Speed (011018) will work with solar, the IntelliFlo Variable Speed w/ SVRS (011017) is the model that would not work with solar or in-floor cleaning systems.
All of the pictures I've seen of this pump show the controller oriented so that you have to be looking at the pump from the motor end. My equipment is enclosed by three walls, with the pump basket at the open front and the pump motor pointed towards the back wall. It seems like this would be difficult to program in this orientation. Can the controller be rotated 180 degrees for easier setting? (A Hayward VS pump controller can be removed and mounted on a wall.)
Hi Tom, The IntelliFlo Variable Speed controller can not be rotated or removed to be wall mounted, that's one con's of this pump. Otherwise this is a great pump.
My present 1 1/2 hp pump is working just fine, should I invest in a new variable pump? My utility company suggested that I do not replace present pump until I have trouble with it. My pool is 20,000 gallons. thank you for answering my question.
Yes the a variable pump is the way to go.Energy savings up to 90% versus traditional pumps8 programmable speed settings and built-in timer assure optimum speed and run times for maximum efficiency and savingsUltra-efficient permanent magnet motor design reduces noise and vibration for greater efficiency and longer pump lifeDramatically quieter operation - as low as 45 decibelsTotally enclosed fan-cooled (TEFC) design and low average operating speed makes IntelliFlo the quietest pump on earthFully compatible with IntelliTouch®, EasyTouch®, SunTouch® and other brands of digital pool/spa controls for managing pump, heating, lighting, spa jets and water features.Built in diagnostics protect the pump for longer service life
I have a 23,000 gallon pool running a Pentair VS Intelliflo pump and Pentair Quad DE 100 filter. How long do I need the pump to run for normal day-today- filtering? And at what speed/rpm?
Hi Chris, Based on the Pentair Pool Pump Calculator, to turnover your size pool within an 8 hour time frame you will have to run the IntelliFlo Variable Speed at 1700 RPM.
I currently have a STA-Rite Pump model P6EAA6F-206L 1.5 HP pump. It is starting to make a loud whining noise at start up. So I am thinking it is time to up grade. This is for residential. The pump I have has worked great for 8 years. Are the connections any different between the old and this new model? Am I correct, you want me to pay to have one pump removed and another installed to have a 3 yr warranty? If the connections are the same or similar, that's just a waste of my money.
Hi Brian, The Pentair Intelliflo pump listed on this page would not have the same plumbing port locatons as your Max E Pro pump. We do still carry the Max E Pro Pump so if you wanted an easy swap out of the pump then that may be the way to go. You also have the option of just replacing the motor and this would be the 1-1/2 HP Full Rate Max E Pro Replacement motor if you replace the motor you will also need a Max E Pro Tune Up Kit. The Intelliflo pump on this page is a variable speed pump which means you can dial the HP up or down on the pump to really save you a ton on your operational costs. I'm not sure about the warranty question as our warranty on any of these pumps is 1 year so you may have been speaking to Pentair directly on this.
-- On page 31 of the operating manual it states that this pump requires 230vac +/-10%. -- On page 3 it says that this pump is a 3 phase motor. -- To the best of my recollection almost all residential homes are just 2 phase, and not 3 phase, so is this pump only used in commercial applications where 3 phase is typically available? -- Lastly, what HP is this pump rated at? Thanks!
Hello Bob - The 011018 Intelliflo is a single phase pump. This is a residential pump. Residential homes have single phase electricity. This pump is 3HP.
I have a new Pentair Inteliflo VS, a Pentair Intelichlor IC 60,( with the power center). Must I have a control system, i.e. Intelitouch or Suntouch etc. in order to make these two items run in co-ordination with one another? If not, how do I wire the two items so they are in sync?
What is the warranty on the Pentair Intelliflo 011018 pump?
Hello Arnold - Pentair offers a 3 year warranty if the pump is installed by a qualified installer and registered within 60 days. It carries a 60 day warranty if not installed by a qualified installer.
How much money can I save with a variable speed pump?
The amount of money that a pool owner can save will vary greatly. Using this guide will help you get the most out of your variable speed pool pump.
What is the max amps on the Pentair IntelliFlo pump?
The max amp on the Pentair IntelliFlo is rated at 16 amps.
Does variable speed mean variable horse power?
The variable speed pertains to the rpm settings which the pump can be set to. The lower the rpm, the greater the energy savings.
Can the Pentair IntelliFlo be wired for 115v and 230v?
The Pentair IntelliFlo is only available in 230v.
Are the 2" unions included with the IntelliFlo Variable Speed pump?
No, unfortunately the 2" unions are not included with the IntelliFlo pump. you can view the necessary 2" unions here. Two are required per pump and they are sold individually.
Does the Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Speed pump qualify for Southern California Edison rebate?
Yes, this Pentair Intelliflo pump is a SCE qualified variable speed pool pump
I have a Pentair Intelliflo 3 HP VS pump. My pool is small- about 10,000 gals. I know my pump is overkill. What size DE Filer would be most compatible and efficient to use with this pump? 36, 48 or 60??
If you wanted the ability to run the Intelliflo pump at the highest speed which is roughly 3 HP then I would suggest the largest of these filters. On a standard pool set up the Pentair Intelliflo VS will be outputting 120 Gallons Per Minute (GPM) at the high speed, with this being said we would suggest a filter which can handle at least 120 GPM's. Out of the Pentair FNS DE filters you listed we would suggest the Pentair FNS Plus 60 Sq. Ft. Filter which would have a max flow rating of 120 GPM's. You would also need to get the Multiport Valve for the FNS filter which allows you to backwash or clean the filter.
(5 out of 5 stars) Excellent pump
Reviewed By: Louis E. from Sun City West, AZ ()
Pros: Quiet, efficient, well made.
This is the best performing variable speed pump product on the market. It was easy to install, and program, and quiet. My first pump was a Pentair 1 1/2hp, which lasted 7 years. I would have just replace the motor if I could, but the state of Arizona require all pool pumps now to be variable speed pumps. When I found that out and review the options with my pool man , who has been in the business for 15 years, he said Pentair is the best. I checked around for pricing and INYOPools beat the competition. My questions were all answered by the sales people, and because I am in Arizona, they set me up to have my product shipped from the closest wharehouse location, instead of Florida. It was shipped from Texas. Thank you INYO for the excellent service. Lou in Arizona.