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    Installing an INTELLIFLOW variable speed pump

    I need step by step instructions on installing an INTELLIFLOW variable speed pump and integrating it with my Aqualink RS8 control unit. I am also concerned about the plumbing as there appears to only be one threaded pipe with the remainder having been glued in place. My pool is 35K gallons w Chlorine system. I have a spa, waterfall and heater attached to this in-ground system.
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    Re: Installing an INTELLIFLOW variable speed pump

    Can't help with the Aqualink integration but the easiest way I found was to remove the motor from the weir on the existing pump and then cut the upper pipe and then turning the weir to remove the intake after unscrewing the output. Looks from your pics like they added some silicone to the intake but it should still be threaded. I didn't use couplers for the output but in hind sight would use them if I have to do it again. 2" PVC isn't very giving in short runs.
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    Re: Installing an INTELLIFLOW variable speed pump

    If you're doing the install you may as well incorporate the unions for easy removal at any time. Nt sure if you have these already -

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    Where's the weir?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogz400 View Post
    If you're doing the install you may as well incorporate the unions for easy removal at any time. Nt sure if you have these already -

    http://www.backyardpoolsuperstore.co...NslRoC3wfw_wcB
    Thank so much. I agree with you on this. The pump I'm considering purchasing is the Pentair 011018 and it has the couplings with it.
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    Re: Installing an INTELLIFLOW variable speed pump

    Interesting! That is the exact pump I have and it did not come with the unions. Good luck with the install!
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    Re: Installing an INTELLIFLOW variable speed pump

    Yup, mine was installed yesterday. No couplings in my box either.
    Pool size: 24000gal inground Vinyl-Taylor k-2006 and k-1766 test kits and-speed stir
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    Re: Installing an INTELLIFLOW variable speed pump

    Ebay seller has a package deal for $899.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/390872629580...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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    So my pool guy came by today (I've kind of failed at keeping algae down during the summer) and I mentioned this pump and he was totally against it. He claimed to see a lot of failures out in the field. Can anyone speak to this. Even if a component failed after a year, the cost savings in electricity seems likely to surpass the costs.
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    Re: Installing an INTELLIFLOW variable speed pump

    If you have a certified pool tech install it, it has a three year warranty instead of a 1year for a DYI installation.
    Pool size: 24000gal inground Vinyl-Taylor k-2006 and k-1766 test kits and-speed stir
    Intermatic P1353ME digital timer w/freeze sensor
    CircuPool Si-45 SWCG System
    Polaris 280 vacuum/Polaris PB4-60 boost pump
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    Re: Installing an INTELLIFLOW variable speed pump

    That's good to know. Thank you.
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    Re: Installing an INTELLIFLOW variable speed pump

    I bought the same 011018 pump for $835 w/ free shipping, no tax. Another $25 for the couplings which are very nice, they have O-rings that seal against the pump, makes the install easier. You can also get a $100 pre paid Visa card as a rebate from Pentair and an extended 3 yr warranty if you have the pump professionally installed.

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    Rebate form here
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    Re: Installing an INTELLIFLOW variable speed pump

    If the consumer purchased new pool electronics, it will only have a 1 year warranty if you install it, even though you paid full retail for it...I hope that never catches on in other things like we purchase...like voiding your pool warranty because you didn't have a pool service company taking care of it..

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    Re: Installing an INTELLIFLOW variable speed pump

    Here are the step by step instructions you asked for on Installing a Pentair Intelliflo Variable speed pump http://www.inyopools.com/HowToPage/h...o-vs-pump.aspx I hope this helps.

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    Re: Installing an INTELLIFLOW variable speed pump

    I was planning on installing the pump myself, but getting the extra $100 rebate and an extended 3yr warranty changed my mind.
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    Re: Installing an INTELLIFLOW variable speed pump

    Quote Originally Posted by chiefwej View Post
    I was planning on installing the pump myself, but getting the extra $100 rebate and an extended 3yr warranty changed my mind.
    I wonder how much it would cost to install a replacement pump?

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    Re: Installing an INTELLIFLOW variable speed pump

    My cost was $175. Included initial service call to diagnose the old pump and 1 hr labor and materials. I got mine the same place as chief.
    Pool size: 24000gal inground Vinyl-Taylor k-2006 and k-1766 test kits and-speed stir
    Intermatic P1353ME digital timer w/freeze sensor
    CircuPool Si-45 SWCG System
    Polaris 280 vacuum/Polaris PB4-60 boost pump
    Pentair IntelliFlo VS 3hp Pump--Pentair sand filter

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    Re: Installing an INTELLIFLOW variable speed pump

    Thanks Patrick. It's definitely great to have those step by step instructions. What's really got me stumped is interfacing it with my RS8.
    35,000 gal, Pentair Nautilus FNS 60, waterfall, spa, expensive

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    Re: Installing an INTELLIFLOW variable speed pump

    $175 is pretty cheap...

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    Re: Installing an INTELLIFLOW variable speed pump

    And there's a $100 rebate for professional installation! And a 3 year warranty instead of 1 for a diy!
    Pool size: 24000gal inground Vinyl-Taylor k-2006 and k-1766 test kits and-speed stir
    Intermatic P1353ME digital timer w/freeze sensor
    CircuPool Si-45 SWCG System
    Polaris 280 vacuum/Polaris PB4-60 boost pump
    Pentair IntelliFlo VS 3hp Pump--Pentair sand filter

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    Re: Installing an INTELLIFLOW variable speed pump

    The Pentair rebate form says "pump must be purchased and installed by a pool professional". The online prices may be much lower than available through a pool professional - does anyone have experience with this?

    My local utility has a $400 rebate for installing one of these pumps. Playing my cards right this could be a inexpensive upgrade. http://www2.reupower.com/pdf/rebates...mp-2014-07.pdf
    2005 - 38,000 gal Seafoam Green Pebble Sheen with waterfalls, WhisperFlow Pumps, 540 sq ft cartridge filter, 2011 - Kreepy Krauly Legend cleaner, 2013 - Intelliflo filter pump Jandy iAqualink RS4, Taylor K2006, 2014 - Changed lights to Jandy LED Watercolors which failed 20 months later after little use, 2016 - Added Pentair Intellichlor IC60 - Running 40-60% 8 hours during season

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    Re: Installing an INTELLIFLOW variable speed pump

    I bought my pump online at the site I posted above and had it installed by a local pool service. Per Pentair my Rebate has already been approved. According to Pentair, to qualify for this rebate the pump must be bought retail (online retailers are OK) and it must be professionally installed. Professional installation can include a licensed electrician, pool service, plumber, etc.
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