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    Navigator pro with IntelliFlo Pump , working rpm to clean

    I'm considering a IntelliFlo Pump, I have a hayward navigator pro.
    Is their a guesstimate on the lowest rpm that it will work ? Clean
    Built 2002, 12,500 gal IG w/waterfall spa. Pebbletec. Aqualink 8157 RS6 w/ Aqua Rite generator.
    main pump WFE-8 2.0 hp, booster WFE-8 2.0 hp for spa, waterfall W/F 1.5hp
    Pentair minimax NT heater, Pentair FNSP 48 DE filter. Haward navigator pro

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    Re: Navigator pro with IntelliFlo Pump , working rpm to clean

    Not really. Every pool's plumbing is different so you have to see what works for you.

    Is there something wrong with the Pump in your signature?
    What is the booster pump for?
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    Re: Navigator pro with IntelliFlo Pump , working rpm to clean

    WF 2.0 is leaking water and is a power hog. I not sure if I should go 2 speed Centurion® line of pool motors or a VS pump.
    I was trying to base that on pump speed to clean pool, If it was 1500 to 1700 rpm then I would go with a 2 speed. IF was
    1000 to 1200 would use VS. I run my pump now 4 hours a day and is crystal clear !!!
    The booster pump is for the spa.
    Minimum flow, GPH to clean a correct question?
    Built 2002, 12,500 gal IG w/waterfall spa. Pebbletec. Aqualink 8157 RS6 w/ Aqua Rite generator.
    main pump WFE-8 2.0 hp, booster WFE-8 2.0 hp for spa, waterfall W/F 1.5hp
    Pentair minimax NT heater, Pentair FNSP 48 DE filter. Haward navigator pro

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    Re: Navigator pro with IntelliFlo Pump , working rpm to clean

    OK sounds like you are looking at the right options. Just a 2-speed motor replacement is going to be significantly cheaper upfront that an Intelliflo. Your electric rates are pretty high, so the VS should eventually offset the higher initial cost, but it may take a few years to do so.
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    Re: Navigator pro with IntelliFlo Pump , working rpm to clean

    SCE has a time of use plan here, It allows me to use my pump from 10pm to 8am for .11kwh.
    Most 2 speed are 1700 rpm, Is that enought for the navigator pro?
    Built 2002, 12,500 gal IG w/waterfall spa. Pebbletec. Aqualink 8157 RS6 w/ Aqua Rite generator.
    main pump WFE-8 2.0 hp, booster WFE-8 2.0 hp for spa, waterfall W/F 1.5hp
    Pentair minimax NT heater, Pentair FNSP 48 DE filter. Haward navigator pro

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    Re: Navigator pro with IntelliFlo Pump , working rpm to clean

    Well, with the cheap power, that makes the VS less of a good option.

    A 2HP Whisperflo is a big pump (Which pump do you have? What is the service factor and HP rating?) that moves a lot of water, so it might be enough on low speed if all the suction is to the cleaner and you are not trying to skim at the same time.
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    Re: Navigator pro with IntelliFlo Pump , working rpm to clean

    Pentair WFE-8 , skimmer and cleaner work at same time.
    Product No. Model Voltage HP S.F. Full Load Amps
    011515 WFE-8 208-230V 2 1.30 11.0-10.2 55
    On my aqualink rs, how can I tell if I have more room for the 2 relays it will need ?
    Built 2002, 12,500 gal IG w/waterfall spa. Pebbletec. Aqualink 8157 RS6 w/ Aqua Rite generator.
    main pump WFE-8 2.0 hp, booster WFE-8 2.0 hp for spa, waterfall W/F 1.5hp
    Pentair minimax NT heater, Pentair FNSP 48 DE filter. Haward navigator pro

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    Re: Navigator pro with IntelliFlo Pump , working rpm to clean

    You would only need 1 additional free relay to run a 2-speed motor.
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    Re: Navigator pro with IntelliFlo Pump , working rpm to clean

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    B2983 is the pump that should work the best ?
    Built 2002, 12,500 gal IG w/waterfall spa. Pebbletec. Aqualink 8157 RS6 w/ Aqua Rite generator.
    main pump WFE-8 2.0 hp, booster WFE-8 2.0 hp for spa, waterfall W/F 1.5hp
    Pentair minimax NT heater, Pentair FNSP 48 DE filter. Haward navigator pro

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