Variable Speed Retrofit

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ScottinCarlsbad posted this 4 weeks ago

Hi, 

I just bought a house that has a Pentair WhisperFlo WFE-4 1 HP filter pump that I would like to switch to something more efficient.  I heard variable speeds are the way to go.. but b/c this is a dedicated line (filter only), could I just do a lower power motor? 

Thanks in advance,

Scott

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InyoRob posted this 3 weeks ago

You could go with a 1.65 variable-speed motor or complete pump and it would still be more efficient than a 3/4HP running at full speed. The VS motor's energy consumption decreases dramatically as the speeds are reduced.

You can compare amp draws at different speeds using the Century V-Green Savings Calculator.

ScottinCarlsbad posted this 3 weeks ago

Thanks Rob!

So to confirm, to move to a VSP with my setup (WFE-4), I should get the http://www.inyopools.com/Products/00200017074679.htm and the http://www.inyopools.com/Products/00101352069706.htm?

Thanks,

Scott

InyoRob posted this 3 weeks ago

Yes, you would require the ECM16SQU motor and the GOKIT32SALT tune-up kit.

ScottinCarlsbad posted this 3 weeks ago

Thanks for confirming.  Do you happen to have the motor in an almond color?

InyoRob posted this 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, we do not have the variable speed motor in an almond color.

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