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Thread: Variable speed vs 2 speed sound levels

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    Variable speed vs 2 speed sound levels

    My son who builds pools had a 3hp Pentair VS pump dealer demo unit and replaced my failing generic 1 speed pump. The 3hp is overkill for my pool I know. All was well for a couple of days and then the keypad and leds stopped functioning. When powering on it restarts from the ~1500 rpm setting which was the last setting before the keypad failed so I have circulation. Couple of questions:

    1. Can the keypad/electronics be fixed or replaced without replacing the whole drive and if not would it be worth it to replace the whole drive (~$600) or just replace the whole pump.

    2. I'm sure a 2 speed pump replacement would be the most economical up front vs another VS but I REALLY like not hearing the sound. So my question here if I have to replace the pump is how the sound compares. Rating a VS sound level at 1 and a generic pump at 10 where would a 2 speed fall.

    Thanks
    ~13k gallon IG pebble tec pool, 1.5hp SuperFlo 342001 vs pump, Sta-Rite Cartridge filter, Polaris 280, 45MPHP10 auto chlorine feed

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    Re: Variable speed vs 2 speed sound levels

    I have a 1hp Pentair superflo 340042 and it is quite, on low I can barely hear it from 5 feet away but on high I can hear it from 20 feet away... how loud that is I have no idea..

    low maybe a 2 and high probably a 5 on that scale...

    I hope this helps
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    Re: Variable speed vs 2 speed sound levels

    Good to know - thanks ��
    ~13k gallon IG pebble tec pool, 1.5hp SuperFlo 342001 vs pump, Sta-Rite Cartridge filter, Polaris 280, 45MPHP10 auto chlorine feed

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