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    Pump question

    Currently i'm using Pinnacle/Purex Triton 1 HP Pump for my 18 x 40 inground pool. This year the pump is really loud. I'm planing to replace this to "Pentair WhisperFlo 1 HP 2 speed pump (WFE-4)". Is this pump OK for me? Do I need more horsepower like 1.5 HP? Also I have a timer to turn on and off for my pump. If i replace to this 2 speed pump, is my timer OK? because i heard someone said this pump without the switch on the pump for high and low speed. If this is true. How i use this? I'm thinking to run at low speed and only use high speed for pool vacuums.
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    Re: Pump question

    The 1 hp 2-speed should be fine for your pool.

    A lot of people use the manual switch to change speeds and let the timer just control the power. Since the Whisperflo doesn't come with a switch, you can either buy the back motor cover with the swutch or buy a SPDT (Single pole - double throw) switch and mount it in a more accessible location.
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    Re: Pump question

    I looked the website and found this switch toggle. Is this the manual switch for WhisperFlo 2 speed pump? Also anyone buy pump from this website? I searched around and they are lowest price for pentair 2 speed pump.

    http://www.poolsupplyunlimited.com/best ... MgodAWsA1w
    - NY Albany ~27000 water
    - In ground Vinyl 18' X 40' X 8' Deep Curved Roman End
    - Pentiar TA 60 Sand Filter
    - Pentair WhisperFlo 1HP Energy Efficient Full-Rated 2-Speed
    - 250K BTU Nat/Elec. Heater

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    Re: Pump question

    That looks like the one.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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