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    Pentair Superflo 2 Speed Pump Question

    On the 2 speed pumps that have the built in high low switch does the unit have to be powered off to switch speeds. Setting up a pump through a timer and have a house full of teenagers and i want to be sure to cover any scenario that may arise. This is the unit that I will be purchasing. Thanks



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    Re: Pentair Superflo 2 Speed Pump Question

    No. You can change speeds any time.
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    Re: Pentair Superflo 2 Speed Pump Question

    Thanks jbizzle. I notice in your sig that might be the same pump you have. Do you see any possible issues I may have with this setup? All of my piping is 1 1/2inch The total distance of my suction side piping is around 50 feet. I do have a slide on a separate return that I keep shut off at the pump. On my current setup if I want to increase water flow to the slide I just reduce flow to the return a little. I believe that the current single speed 1.5 hp pump I have is just too strong for my filter. I just installed a new pressure gauge on the filter and it only shows pressure at 14psi. Never checked flow rate at returns, but it is pretty rapid. Thanks, Tommy
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    Re: Pentair Superflo 2 Speed Pump Question

    Quote Originally Posted by tnewton7 View Post
    On the 2 speed pumps that have the built in high low switch does the unit have to be powered off to switch speeds. Setting up a pump through a timer and have a house full of teenagers and i want to be sure to cover any scenario that may arise. This is the unit that I will be purchasing. Thanks



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    I am not sure if this pump has a built in high low switch? are you sure?
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    Re: Pentair Superflo 2 Speed Pump Question

    Yes it does - jbizzle owns this pump and has often commented this is a great pump for getting into 2 speed because of the builtin switch. I'm thinking of changing over to it when my current 1.5 HP energy effiicent Superflo needs replacement.
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    Re: Pentair Superflo 2 Speed Pump Question

    Not all SuperFlo's sold on the internet have a switch so it is a good idea to check with the supplier first.
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    Re: Pentair Superflo 2 Speed Pump Question

    Thanks for the heads up.Contacted INYO POOLS and it is available for purchase for the low, low price of $32.99. Looks like I will just add a 20 amp SPDT toggle switch to my timer.
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    Re: Pentair Superflo 2 Speed Pump Question

    Easy to use a household 3-way light switch as well.
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