Pentair IntelliFlo VF Variable Speed Pump - 011012



Model # 011012

By Pentair Pool Products

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Model # 011012

Dimensions 23-7/16" x 12-1/2"

Alternate Part #'s 32289, PEN011012, PUR-10-1012

Product Description

 Inyo Recommended Pumps

Free Shipping* Limited Time Only *Free Shipping valid for 48 contiguous states. IntelliFlo is the intelligent swimming pool pump that is changing all the rules.
Adaptable to any application up to 230 volts and 160 gallons per minute, you simply program IntelliFlo's speed to suit the application. IntelliFlo then dials in the perfect power factor.

Reduce energy cost by as much as 90%!
IntelliFlo constantly monitors water flow and electrical current, making sure that the filtration system is operating at peak efficiency. And that means energy savings never before possible - up to 90% over conventional pumps.

How is this possible?
Well, that's still our secret. But inside every IntelliFlo is an "intelligence" constantly monitoring water flow and electrical current, and making sure that the filtration system is operating at peak efficiency. This intelligence is always on the lookout, protecting against loss of prime or impedance of flow, under and over voltage situations, and thermal overload or freezing.

Simple to program and operate.
Now you no longer need pump curves and hydraulic calculations to determine the right pump for the job. Just program for your desired water turnover, and IntelliFlo does the rest.

Now there's truly one pump for every application. IntelliFlo!


  • Sizes itself to any pool.
  • Reduces energy cost by as much as 90%.
  • Protects against loss of prime or flow impedance.
  • Prevents thermal overload.
  • Corrects under and over voltage situations.
  • Protects against freezing in cold climates.
  • Links and communicates with Pentair Pool Products IntelliTouch with RS 485.

IntelliFlo is also packed with the features that have made Pentair Pool Products pumps the choice for millions of installations around the world.

Click here for the Intelliflo Brochure
Click here for the Intelliflo Owners's Manual

Additional Features include:

  • Built-in strainer pot and volute.
  • Ultra energy-efficient TEFC Square Flange Motor.
  • Compatibility with all cleaning systems, most filters, and jet action spas.
  • Heavy-duty, durable construction designed for long life.
  • Internal 24-hour clock for setting controlled on/off times for filtering or features.
  • UL/CSA/CE.

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Product Specifications

3 HP
230 V
Port Size:
2 in.
Service Factor:
California Title 20 Compliant

?     Asked on 10/14/2020 by Steve Brewster

Is the pentair intelliflo vs pump split voltage. What will happen if I run in on 120 v?

A  Answered on 10/21/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Hello Steve, The Pentair Pool Products Pentair IntelliFlo VF Variable Speed Pump will only run at 230v.

?     Asked on 4/28/2020 by Lee

For ease of installation, can I use my existing Pentair WhisperFlo volute casing with the motor side of this VF pump p/n 011012? This would make it easer to install and not have to re-plumb.

A  Answered on 4/28/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Lee, Yes this Pentair Volute is Used for both the Whisperflo and IntelliFlo based on the HP of your current pump you may need to swap out a few of the internal components like the impeller as the Intelliflo uses larger impeller than most Whisperflo models.

  • Commented on 4/28/2020 by Product Owner

    Great to know. Can you recommend p/n for a seal kit?

?     Asked on 4/13/2016 by Jay

My pump is 4 years old and is making a whining / buzzing sound. Wht should I do?

A  Answered on 4/13/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Jay, The noise that you're hearing is an indicator that the bearings is failing. You can either replace the VFD Motor 350105S or the bearings. We do not have the bearing specs, you will have to contact Pentair at 800.831.7133 or take the motor apart to get the bearing size. 

?     Asked on 5/12/2013 by Guest

How much money can I save with a variable speed pump?

A  Answered on 5/12/2013 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

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.

?     Asked on 8/20/2008 by Guest

We get a lot of voltage variations (high sometimes but mostly brownouts). What is the safe operating range on this pump and will it automatically shut off in a low or high voltage situation?

A  Answered on 8/20/2008 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

The pump operates at 230V single phase. At roughly 210V the pump will automatically shut off.

?     Asked on 8/20/2008 by Guest

What is the port size for this pump?

A  Answered on 8/20/2008 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

This pump has 2" ports.

?     Asked on 8/20/2008 by Guest

How does this pump connect to a salt-water system? From what I understand, the pump timer must also turn on power to the salt cell. Does the Pentair pump have an output for this without having to use their separate controller system?

A  Answered on 8/20/2008 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

The pump and salt chlorine generator operate completely independently from each other. So you would program the pump directly from the controller mounted on the pump motor, by doing this you can program the time of day you would like for the pump to come on as well as many other settings. The salt chlorine generator also has a controller on its power supply where you can program the output of chlorine. The Salt Chlorine generator has a flow switch which will only allow it to operate when the pump is turned on and sending water through the cell. So when the pump turns on, the water which is being sent through the salt cell will activate the flow switch which will tell the Salt Chlorine generator to start generating chlorine.

?     Asked on 7/14/2008 by Guest

What are the main differences between the 011013 4X160 Intelliflo and the 011012 IntelliFlo pump?

A  Answered on 7/14/2008 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

The 011012 IntelliFlo pump has 16 speeds and has a computer controller on the top of the motor. This controller will allow you to completely program and control the pump directly from this controller mounted on the motor. The 011013 is a 4 speed pump and does not have a controller on the pump motor so you would need an outside controller to turn the pump on and off and switch between the speeds where the 011012 does not require the seperate controller. The 011012 can also be controlled through the Pentair IntelliTouch system. You may view the intelliflo pumps here


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