Pentair Challenger 1 HP 115/230V FR Pump


MANUFACTURERPentair Pool Products

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Product Desciption

Challenger® High Flow pumps are designed to deliver increased flow rates needed in more demanding applications. And they deliver extra pumping power while minimizing energy use. These fiberglass reinforced pumps feature closed impellers and durable custom-molded thermoplastic components to meet the toughest operating conditions and keep on going. Thanks to a proprietary hydraulic design that’s been refined for over 40 years, the Pentair Challenger pump delivers superior performance using smaller horsepower motors that cost far less to run. For challenging applications where high flow rates are required, Challenger has set the industry standard for quiet, rugged reliability. Beyond efficiency, the top criteria for your pump should be long, trouble-free life and easy service which, Challenger pumps can give you year after year.


  • Proprietary internal design reduces friction and turbulence – this translates into less noise and greater energy efficiency for reduced operating cost.
  • Specially designed internal components and 2-inch ports provide rapid priming and further contribute to quiet operation.
  • Extra-large strainer basket extends time between cleanings.
  • One-bolt stainless steel clamp removes easily to provide quick access for maintenance.
  • Transparent lid with ergonomic handle provides easy access to strainer basket.

    Product Specs:

  • Voltage = 115/230V
  • Horsepower =1 HP
  • Motor- Full-Rated
  • Full Load Amps = 16.0/8.0
  • Service Factor = 1.65
  • Pipe Size = 2"
1 HP

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Asked on 09/10/2015 by Alan

Now have a pinnacle PF11-P-3/4 pump which after many years have failed. what would you recommend as a replacement pump ? Was thinking of going to a 1 hp pump

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Answered on 09/15/2015 by Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Alan, The Pentair Challenger pump would be a good replacement. The Pentair Challenger 1 HP FR Pump (342234) has a total hp of 1.65 so you want to kane sure that you system can handle a pump this size. I would recommend watching our How To: Size A Pool Pump video to make sure that you get the correct size pump for your pool.


Asked on 05/16/2015 by Gary

Just replaced my PAC pump and motor with the Pentair Challenger 1 HP, everything looks the same. But wire terminals are labeled different from the old pump. Can you tell me what color wire goes to what terminal?

Inyo Answer

Answered on 05/21/2015 by Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Gary, We have this guide with Video on How To Wire A Pool Pump which should answer your wiring questions.

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