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    Confused - Please Help! Variable Speed or Rebuilt Single Speed for 6000 gallon pool?

    Hi I currently have a rebuilt 1HP Jandy single speed motor (lasted 2 years) for my 6000 gallon in-ground pool and I need a new motor. My pool service man suggested a Pentair VS Intelliflo 2 pump to save money on energy but when calling a local pool pump company they said that with a 1hp motor that the energy savings wouldn't be much. The pool pump company suggested either a 1hp rebuilt motor or a new Emerson Ecotech VS motor (they said that I don't have to get a whole new pump, that I can get just a VS motor). Then another big chain store said that I don't want the Intelliflo 2 VS pump because it has a 3hp motor which is too big for my pool. I'm so confused... please help

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    Re: Confused - Please Help! Variable Speed or Rebuilt Single Speed for 6000 gallon po

    Welcome to TFP!

    You definitely do not need an Intelliflo.
    If you want a VS Pump then I would suggest the Pentair VS superflo 1-1/2 hp, 342001.
    Or a 1 hp 2 speed pump would probably be good.

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    Re: Confused - Please Help! Variable Speed or Rebuilt Single Speed for 6000 gallon po

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Welcome to TFP!

    You definitely do not need an Intelliflo.
    If you want a VS Pump then I would suggest the Pentair VS superflo 1-1/2 hp, 342001.
    Or a 1 hp 2 speed pump would probably be good.

    Tell us more about your pool. Waterfall, bubblers, features, filter, solar?, heater?, are you happy with the size pump you have now. You can add it to your signature as shown here, Pool School - Read This Before You Post. And tell us if you are in Scottsdale, UT or Scottsdale, AL. The climate makes a difference.
    Thank you for your response and the link on how to post

    Scottsdale Arizona (it's HOT), 6k gallon (small pool), in-ground pebble tek, 1hp Jandy (rebuild), filter Shasta??, waterfall feature and aerator, The Pool Cleaner vacuum
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    Re: Confused - Please Help! Variable Speed or Rebuilt Single Speed for 6000 gallon po

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    Re: Confused - Please Help! Variable Speed or Rebuilt Single Speed for 6000 gallon po

    Click Settings upper right, Edit Profile lower left add AZ to you location and click Save at the bottom. Then it will show up over there <------ in each post.

    I would go with this pump, here are a couple of places to buy it.
    Pentair SuperFlo VS Pump 342001 | Pentair 342001 sunplay.com
    Pentair SuperFlo VS 1-1/2 HP Variable Speed Pump (220V ) - 342000 - INYOPools.com


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