Pool Pump upgrade

  • Last Post 08 March 2019
jamesems posted this 18 December 2018


I want to upgrade my pump to something really energy efficient.  I wanted to swap out the Pentair WhisperFlo WFE-3 3/4 HP?  Can you recommend a pump?  My current pump needs a motor replacement, so i figured I just change to somehting new.  Looking for a pump with same output but better energy usage



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InyoMatt posted this 19 December 2018

Hello James - For your situation, my first choice would be the Pureline Prime 1.65 VS (PL2605). The Prime's water curve is similar to the WhisperFlo but with the variable speed, you have the flexibility of running the motor from 600 to 3450 RPMs. This means you can flip between max savings or maximum pumping power depending on your need. 

Your other option is Pentair's Inelliflo VS (011018), which uses the exact same housing as your Whisperflo. There should be little replumbing if you go this route. But the downsides are they the IntelliFlo is almost double the price and the motor is a 3HP. Because your current pump is only a 3/4 HP full rated, you may not be able to use the full capability of the pump. Check your filter for allowable flowrates, or the model number of the filter.


AnthonyGrant posted this 08 March 2019

Hey James go with the Pentair 011018 IntelliFlo Variable Speed High Performance Pool it pays itself in about 12 to 15 months besically a no brainer.