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    Pentair Intelliflo VS 3050 with Intermatic T104P3 timer?

    Hi! New pool owner here with question on pump and timer....our PB doesn't seem to use many of these pumps and is putting this combination together.
    Will this mechanical timer work with this pump?

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    Re: Pentair Intelliflo VS 3050 with Intermatic T104P3 timer?

    Yes, the VS 3050 works with a mechanical timer. When it turns on, it always goes back to whatever speed it was running at last time.
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    Re: Pentair Intelliflo VS 3050 with Intermatic T104P3 timer?

    Thanks so much for your quick reply!! We are assuming also that since we reset the RPM (to get our GPM's for our size of pool) and it was locked in, it goes back to that locked speed---(hope that made sense). We want to be @ 1200 RPM's and set it to that on the 1st speed...the electrician was just hoping it goes back to that speed.

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    Re: Pentair Intelliflo VS 3050 with Intermatic T104P3 timer?

    Welcome to TFP

    If you look on page 22 of the pump manual it tells you that it can be hooked to a timer and tells you the type it should be. So to answer your question, Yes, it will work with a mechanical timer. It just needs to be a double pole timer.

    As Jason said above, it restarts at the speed it shutdown at.
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    Re: Pentair Intelliflo VS 3050 with Intermatic T104P3 timer?

    Thanks again guys....did read that page but there still seemed to be a little ambiguity from electrician if it would go back to the right speed---like I mentioned, they don't put too many of these pumps in I guess. (still using one speed for the most part). I also was concerned that this timer might be hard on the pump as somewhere in another forum somebody mentioned that. It seemed when I researched timers on the different forums there wasn't a clear cut answer that I could find----but you have confirmed my question.
    My husband has been giving me a hard time about my initial thoughts of "well, the pool builder should know!---just let the pool builder handle it all!" ...we will forever have a joke on that premise! haha...we've been on a crash course of pool school! Your site has been invaluable.
    Thank you!!!
    Many thanks for your time and expertise!
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