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Thread: Jandy VS FloPro Variable or Pentair IntelliFlo 3HP Variable

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    Jandy VS FloPro Variable or Pentair IntelliFlo 3HP Variable

    Need some advise on a new pump please. Pool is only 6 years old but motor needs replaced and pump needs parts also so i figured now is the perfect time for an upgrade. Currently have a whisperflow wf-28 2HP single stage uprated pump. i do have a spa. I was considering the Jandy Pump as my control panel is the JandyRS-8 with the aqualink spa control. I have no idea why my PB mixed the control panel and the pumps. I do have 2" piping. If i buy the Pentair intelliflow can i just slide the motor and assembly in to the WF-28 pump housing ? That sure would make things super easy without having to do any plumbing. Any thoughts please.
    21 X 42 freeform gunite pool w/ spa
    white plaster finish
    Jandy VS ProFlow Pump
    3 returns, 2 skimmers
    pentair DE filter
    Aquapure 1400 SWG
    Raypac 399,000 BTU Heater
    Zodiac Nature 2 Pool sanitizer (haven't used yet)

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    Re: Jandy VS FloPro Variable or Pentair IntelliFlo 3HP Vari

    I didn't think you'd be able to use the housing of a Whisperflo with the drive end of an Intelliflo, but all the part numbers are exactly the same for both pumps except the motors. Even the impellers are the same for the 3 hp units. So, I'm adjusting my thinking and I really think they would work.
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    Re: Jandy VS FloPro Variable or Pentair IntelliFlo 3HP Vari

    So which do you prefer ?
    21 X 42 freeform gunite pool w/ spa
    white plaster finish
    Jandy VS ProFlow Pump
    3 returns, 2 skimmers
    pentair DE filter
    Aquapure 1400 SWG
    Raypac 399,000 BTU Heater
    Zodiac Nature 2 Pool sanitizer (haven't used yet)

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    Re: Jandy VS FloPro Variable or Pentair IntelliFlo 3HP Vari

    If your electric rates are greater than 20¢ per kwh I'd go with the Intelliflo, but if they're not, I'd go with a 2-speed motor for the Whisperflo..
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
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    Re: Jandy VS FloPro Variable or Pentair IntelliFlo 3HP Vari

    You can do what you're talking about sliding the power end into the wet end. No difference in the wet ends. You will have to buy an intellicom unit so your controls will talk to your pump if you go with. Even at that, you don't get to take full advantage of the pump unless you have a bunch of open relays. I believe aqualink rev. O or greater is what you need to run the flopro. If it were me, I'd buy the flopro and plan on doing an iaqualink upgrade down the road so everything talks.
    25K aggregate IG, Intellipro, FNS48, Polaris 360, PG2000 fiber optic light source

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    Re: Jandy VS FloPro Variable or Pentair IntelliFlo 3HP Vari

    I am now thinking of upgrading to the Jandy VS FLoPro and the Iaqualink. I have the RS model with revision MM so i believe i need the following kit.

    IQ900-RS iAqualink kit w/Older RS upgrade for all-button and one-touch units dated 2006 and older with Rev. C through MMM. IQ900-RS iAquaLink gives the freedom to control your swimming pool anytime, anywhere. Using this free application for your smart phone, you are able to control all the necessary elements of your pool system.

    IQ900-RS iAqualink kit includes iQ900 web connect device, power center replacement board and Aqualink RS firmware upgrade.

    If i do this upgrade will this give me the newest revision to run the Jandy VS and all of its features correctly ?
    21 X 42 freeform gunite pool w/ spa
    white plaster finish
    Jandy VS ProFlow Pump
    3 returns, 2 skimmers
    pentair DE filter
    Aquapure 1400 SWG
    Raypac 399,000 BTU Heater
    Zodiac Nature 2 Pool sanitizer (haven't used yet)

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    Re: Jandy VS FloPro Variable or Pentair IntelliFlo 3HP Vari

    Yes. You will also be able to control your system via ipad, iphone, and ipod.
    25K aggregate IG, Intellipro, FNS48, Polaris 360, PG2000 fiber optic light source

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    Re: Jandy VS FloPro Variable or Pentair IntelliFlo 3HP Vari

    Quote Originally Posted by GZelano
    I am now thinking of upgrading to the Jandy VS FLoPro and the Iaqualink.
    I have an Jandy/Zodiac Iaqualink with Pentair IntelliFlo VS 11018 Pump. The Iaqualink controls the pump correctly and provides pump info (rpm and power consumption) on the Jandy PDA and Ipad.

    I got the Pentair pump because the Jandy wasn't available yet and SoCal Edision was providing a rebate on the Pentair. I'm quite happy with the setup.

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