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    VS pump prices...

    Hi - I've been tinkering with the idea of a new pump since mine seems underpowered a bit these days, e.g. I just got a Pool Cleaner and it only turns like 8 RPMs and they recommend 11. I'm going to tinker with the plumbing a bit first, but if I do buy one...

    I see a lot of people recommending 2-speed pumps over VS because of cost, but looking around I think I could get a 3HP Intelliflo VS for like $750 (after $100 rebate from the power company - it's like $853 on amazon). Compare this to what looks to be the same price almost for the 2.5HP dual speed WhisperFlo, is there any reason I wouldn't get the VS?

    One thing I do wonder is if I can control the variable speed pump via automation. With a dual speed I assume there are two sets of power terminals one for the low and one for the high speed and I can hook them up to the Intermatic for control. Can I do the same with the Intelliflo?
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    Re: VS pump prices...

    Yes, yes you can setup 8 preset speeds then select from your preselected speeds via the automation system. I don't have automation, but I'm told it works well w the VS pumps

    BTW: You can do even better on the price. I just bought the Pentair Intelliflow VS 011018 pump for $835 no tax and free shipping. Another $29 for the couplings which are very nice, they have O-rings that seal against the pump, makes the install much easier and cleaner. You can also get a $100 pre paid Visa card as a rebate from Pentair (in addition to the power company rebate) and an extended 3 yr warranty if you have the pump professionally installed. That makes it effectively $635 for the pump delivered to your door. Mine was ordered on Thursday and received on Monday. I am very happy with my new pump!

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    Re: VS pump prices...

    It said in order to get rebate must be purchased & installed by Pool Service Professional..

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    Re: VS pump prices...

    I found about the Pentair Visa card rebate when I called them for advice on which pump to choose. They said any pump purchased from a retail outlet (online included) and installed by any licensed professional (electrician, pool service, plumber, etc.) qualified. As long as you have a retail receipt and a receipt for the install. My rebate has already been approved.

    The install did cost me more than the rebate, but you also qualify for an extended 3 yr. warranty with any professional install.
    chiefwej
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    Re: VS pump prices...

    You shouldn't need a new pump to run your cleaner. Please describe in detail your plumbing setup including pump model (or picture). I am able to run my cleaner on a 1/2 HP pump.
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    Re: VS pump prices...

    Never knew a plumber could install a pump, always thought it had to be a licensed electrician, that's good to know. Thanks for the info.

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    Autopilot SWG
    Jandy 2.0 HP VSP, Filter Cartridge
    Taylor (FAS-DPD K-2600, Pool Surface: Plaster

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