Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Questions/Recommendations on dedicated bubbler pump and automation?

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Oviedo, FL

    Questions/Recommendations on dedicated bubbler pump and automation?

    Planning to sign a pool contract today but want to first make sure I get clarity on a few items (and I appreciate everyone's help in advance):

    Our pool will be around 13,000 gallons, with a spa, and two bubblers.

    Question #1: Right now we have the Pentair IntelliFlow VS 3 HP (11018) pump in our design. It's my understand that this pump is more than enough to handle all aspects of the spa and pool. Is it worth getting a dedicated pump, say a 1HP for the two bubblers? Or can I make it work with the current pump?

    Question #2: We'd like to do automation. I'm confused with the differences between the Pentair EasyTouch and IntelliTouch systems. We basically want to control the pool pump (and bubbler pump if needed - see question #1), turn lamp posts on/off, heat pump on/off, and control the LED lights in the pool. Also, we want to go with the ScreenLogic interface - which I believe works for either system.

    I'm looking forward to the conversation. Thank you!

  2. Back To Top    #2

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Sacramento, CA

    Re: Questions/Recommendations on dedicated bubbler pump and automation?

    As for the pumps the vs pump should do just fine. The only issue would be when you are running everything at once. Then you would be running heated spa water though the bubblers. If you plan to run it all at once then you probably need two pumps.

    I'm not familiar with Pentair automation so I can't really help you there.
    22k gallon IG pebblefina, Jandy 1.5 HP VS, Jandy CV Cartridge filter, Fafco solar panels, Polaris 360 supply side cleaner, waterfall

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts