Part # 011517
Warranty 1 Year (See Pentair Warranty Card)
Manufacturer Code WFE-24
Alternate Part #'s PEN011517
WHISPERFLO incorporates innovative hydraulic engineering to move water more efficiently and quietly than competitive pumps. Under typical operating conditions, WHISPERFLO offers the greatest water flow of any high performance pump—yet with the lowest electrical consumption. To circulate more water in less time and at the lowest cost, choose quiet, reliable, WHISPERFLO.
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how quiet is the whisper flow compared to super flow
We do not have the decibel rating for either to answer the question, you will need to contact Pentair at 1.800.831.7133. I will note, the Superflo and Whisperflo are two very different pumps, noise should not be the real determining factor of the two. The type of pump and flow provided is what you should seek, then factor in noise. In this example, the SuperFlo 1.5 HP Single Speed Pump - 340039 will provide approximately 70 gallons per minute (GPM) at 50' of head (industry standard for curves is 50') and the Whisperflo Pump 1 1/2 HP - WF-26 PART # 011773 offers approximately 85 GPM. We offer How to Size a Pool Pump for Your In-Ground Pool
I just finished replacing the shaft seal on my booster pump. As soon as I turned the pump on water was leaking from the shaft seal. Is it defective or am I doing something wrong?
Depending on the model, the installation of a booster pump shaft seal can be slightly different than a pool pump shaft seal. Some booster pump and pool pump shaft seals require that a silicone sealant be used on the outer areas of the metal seat of the shaft seal. The seal will need to be lightly hammered into the body of the pump. You can use a 1 inch PVC coupling or a piece of 1 1/4 inch PVC pipe and a rubber mallet. This procedure will apply to any pool pump or booster pump using a >PS-1000 style shaft seal.
Do the WFE-3 and WFE-24 have the same pump curve?
The WFE-24 and WFE-3 have the exact same pump curve. You may read more about full rate and up rate pumps here >http://www.inyopools.com/poolanswers_pumps.aspx#full_rated_up_rated_max_rated and you may view or purchase either of these pumps here >http://www.inyopools.com/pumps_pentair.aspx
(5 out of 5 stars) This one is perfect
Reviewed By: Mr Bill from Jacksonville, FL ()
Pros: It is so quiet ...
Cons: None !
I have to thank INYO for the quick response to my order. I was in desperate need of a new pump and their unbeilevable turn around time on my order saved the day. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!!!!!! I feel fortunate to have found this site. The price was the best I could find. And their service was even better. Kudo's to INYO. You have my respect and my business going forward. This is a really good pump, I'm very happy with it ... it's so much quieter than our last pump. I have to look at the waterfall so I know that the pump is on.
(4 out of 5 stars) Good Pool Pump
Reviewed By: Rascztn from Crestview, FL ()
Pros: Quiet, well made
Cons: Basket lid seal air leak
Pump makes less noise and appears better quality than my old Pentair pump which had bearing failure after 4 years service. Haven't been able to stop what appears to be small air leak probably from basket cover seal - water drains down to pump intake when motor stops. Old pump retained water level. Intake opening on new pump is about 1/2 inch higher than old pump and about 1/4 inch higher than advertised- this complicates installation somewhat - so if you are replacing an older pump, expect to cut and move some pipe or pump base. I haven't had it long enough to speak to the energy efficiency but it does produce significantly greater pressure and water flow than my old 3/4hp pump. As usual INYO shipped promptly- received just 4 days after order.