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    Ready to move to VSP

    Hey guys,

    I have a 20k gallon pool, one skimmer, 3 jets and currently I am running a 3/4 HP single speed starite pump that sounds like it's ready to go sometime in the near-ish future. Right now, I am pulling 15 amps @ 120v of power for 8 hours a day and I want to get that down to the least amount of KW/h as possible to save money. I am willing to convert to a 230v and have actually been looking at the Pentair 011018 IntelliFlo 3HP motor. Reason thinking that even though the max flow rate of the DE filter I have is 106 GPM, I can in reality, run at a slower speed that should save more money than going with a Pentair SuperMax 1.5hp which would have to be at a higher constant RPM.


    Am I wrong in my thinking or should I be going with a smaller Pentair?
    20k gallons. System 3 S8D110 DE, Pentair VS 342001

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    Re: Ready to move to VSP

    I see no reason for the large VS pump in your case.

    Look at the smaller VS pumps or just get a 2 speed motor for your existing pump.
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    Re: Ready to move to VSP

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    I see no reason for the large VS pump in your case.

    Look at the smaller VS pumps or just get a 2 speed motor for your existing pump.
    What would you recommend for my application for the best return on investment?
    20k gallons. System 3 S8D110 DE, Pentair VS 342001

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    Re: Ready to move to VSP

    I like the Pentair Superflo 1-1/2hp VS pump for your pool, 342001. It runs on 120v also.

    Here are a couple of places to buy it
    Pentair SuperFlo VS Pump 342001 | Pentair 342001 sunplay.com
    Pentair VS PUMP VAR SPEED W/ TIMER SUPER FLO PUMP 115/230V - 342001 - INYOPools.com


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    Re: Ready to move to VSP

    Would this be a good fit: Amazon.com : Pentair 342001 SuperFlo VS Variable Speed Pool Pump, 1 1/2 Horsepower, 115/208-230 Volt, 1 Phase - Energy Star Certified : Patio, Lawn Garden

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    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    I like the Pentair Superflo 1-1/2hp VS pump for your pool, 342001. It runs on 120v also.

    Here are a couple of places to buy it
    Pentair SuperFlo VS Pump 342001 | Pentair 342001 sunplay.com
    Pentair VS PUMP VAR SPEED W/ TIMER SUPER FLO PUMP 115/230V - 342001 - INYOPools.com


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    Glad we're thinking the same! Awesome. Thanks for the input.
    20k gallons. System 3 S8D110 DE, Pentair VS 342001

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