Part # 011512
Warranty 1 Year (See Pentair Warranty Card)
Manufacturer Code WFE-3
Alternate Part #'s PEN011512, PUR-10-367
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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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
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.
How long can we expect the motor to last? Installed 10/2013 making very loud noises (Not whispering) Poolman says to replace it!
Normally a pool motor lasts in the 7-10 year range, if it is running very loud then this means the bearings are going bad and it would be a good idea to replace the motor.
I have an existing WF-23. Should I replace it with the same unit or should I use the WFE-3? Are all of the connections compatible?
By going to the WF-3 you would be getting a full rate model which is technicaly a total horse power of just under 1. Connections are the same but you need to make sure that the filter will be compatible via flow rate to handle the extra water pressure.
(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.
(5 out of 5 stars) There's a reason why the named it Whisperflo.
Reviewed By: Ray T. from San Antonio, TX ()
Cons: had to place smaller inserts to install
Arrived in the box in good working order. I always worry about purchasing items like this and wondering what your gonna get. I scheduled for install from a local pool person and in 20 minutes they had replaced my Hayward to the new Pentair. When the pool guy turned the new pump on, I was surprised to how quiet it runs. So, I'm impressed for now, give me a year to review again.