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Thread: Can Pentair WhisperFlo be converted to Intelliflo?

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    Can Pentair WhisperFlo be converted to Intelliflo?

    With the new years comes more money to throw at the pool, so I'm considering the move to an Intelliflo mid-summer. I have a wonderful 3/4HP whisperflo right now. It's substantially better on the electric bill than the 2HP Hayward I had before. Is there any way to swap out some components (perhaps the motor end?) on the whisperflo to turn it into an intelliflo? or is it an all or nothing kind of swap?

    If it's an all or nothing, anyone interested in a lightly used less than a year old Whisperflo?

    Denis
    Clearwater, Florida

    12,000 gallon kidney shaped gunite pool
    Pentair Whisperflo 3/4HP Pump
    Pentair CCP420 420sq/ft Cartridge Filter
    Pentair Intellibrite 5G 120V Pool Light

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    Re: Can Pentair WhisperFlo be converted to Intelliflo?

    I believe the cost of the motor and drive is nearly the same if not more than the entire pump so there really isn't much point in a conversion. Sell the Whisperflo on Craig's list.
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    Re: Can Pentair WhisperFlo be converted to Intelliflo?

    Also the impeller/diffuser would be different. Possibly other parts also. Like Mark said you would be best just buying a new unit.
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    Re: Can Pentair WhisperFlo be converted to Intelliflo?

    Guess I'll be buying a new unit sometime mid summer then. Is the 4 x 160 the best unit I can get? Looking for the one with maximum efficiency.
    Clearwater, Florida

    12,000 gallon kidney shaped gunite pool
    Pentair Whisperflo 3/4HP Pump
    Pentair CCP420 420sq/ft Cartridge Filter
    Pentair Intellibrite 5G 120V Pool Light

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    Re: Can Pentair WhisperFlo be converted to Intelliflo?

    Do you already have a controller? The 4x160 can be controlled manually but if you have a controller, it makes things a lot easier.
    Mark
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    Re: Can Pentair WhisperFlo be converted to Intelliflo?

    Quote Originally Posted by mas985
    Do you already have a controller? The 4x160 can be controlled manually but if you have a controller, it makes things a lot easier.
    No controller yet. Was going to be my investment next year (or when I get my next work bonus, so maybe sooner).
    Clearwater, Florida

    12,000 gallon kidney shaped gunite pool
    Pentair Whisperflo 3/4HP Pump
    Pentair CCP420 420sq/ft Cartridge Filter
    Pentair Intellibrite 5G 120V Pool Light

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    Re: Can Pentair WhisperFlo be converted to Intelliflo?

    Instead, you could go with a VF which has a built in timer/controller but it won't control anything else.
    Mark
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