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    Intellipro Variable Speed Pump watt draws....

    Just putting this out there for anyone interested! I know I wish I knew this when digging around for what pump....
    Pump does go faster and slower, but these are a nice range i tested....watt draw based on the easy touch readings.
    I have:
    -1 drain, 2 skimmers (all 2" flex) ....~ 30', 25' & 45' runs
    -2 returns (1.5" flex) and 3 step jets (1" flex) ....~30' 30', 40' runs
    -2 laminars (1" flex) and 1 waterfall (1" flex) ......~20', 40', 30' runs


    RPM........Watts.....
    1300........125...low speed just to move water at times maybe when getting cold out
    1350........140
    1650........294...My normal speed
    1700........320
    1900........430...When I run laminars and board fall
    2200........684....manual vacuum
    2350........812
    2600........1110
    2750........1310
    3050........1776

    10hrs per day .07c/kwh is $6 a month!! Or is it double since its a 240v motor not ran on 120v

    But hard to say as the flow charts show 0 flow at 20' of head, when I know there is a good amount of flow still...

    Power of variable speed!!! I am pretty sure the IntelliFlo numbers would be the same
    18x37 Vinyl Grecian (24k gals) 8' Inter fab(la mesa) Diving board w/ waterfall & Led, Pentair Laminars & Intellibrite 5g

    Star Rite System 3 Cartridge Filter, IntelliPro 3HP Variable Spd Pump, Max E Therm 400k BTU,
    Pentair Easy Touch 8 & actuators,...Now looking to BBB

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    Re: Intellipro Variable Speed Pump watt draws....

    wonder how this would compare to a Hayward VS or other VS pumps......
    18x37 Vinyl Grecian (24k gals) 8' Inter fab(la mesa) Diving board w/ waterfall & Led, Pentair Laminars & Intellibrite 5g

    Star Rite System 3 Cartridge Filter, IntelliPro 3HP Variable Spd Pump, Max E Therm 400k BTU,
    Pentair Easy Touch 8 & actuators,...Now looking to BBB

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    Re: Intellipro Variable Speed Pump watt draws....

    Oh and Mod ...it appears this should be in pumping station! Please move....
    Still learning here

    Topic moved. JasonLion
    18x37 Vinyl Grecian (24k gals) 8' Inter fab(la mesa) Diving board w/ waterfall & Led, Pentair Laminars & Intellibrite 5g

    Star Rite System 3 Cartridge Filter, IntelliPro 3HP Variable Spd Pump, Max E Therm 400k BTU,
    Pentair Easy Touch 8 & actuators,...Now looking to BBB

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    Re: Intellipro Variable Speed Pump watt draws....

    The Hayward EcoStar is more energy efficient and otherwise similar.

    Keep in mind that the relationship between RPM and watts very much depends on many details of your plumbing. Your example is fairly representative, but the details will be different in every case.
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    Re: Intellipro Variable Speed Pump watt draws....

    Yeah i know there are a million variables, but definitely way cheaper than even a dual speed.
    Plus with the extras i can dial in exact flows!

    But gives a future Pool owner a good starting point
    18x37 Vinyl Grecian (24k gals) 8' Inter fab(la mesa) Diving board w/ waterfall & Led, Pentair Laminars & Intellibrite 5g

    Star Rite System 3 Cartridge Filter, IntelliPro 3HP Variable Spd Pump, Max E Therm 400k BTU,
    Pentair Easy Touch 8 & actuators,...Now looking to BBB

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