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Thread: New intelliflo, plumbing questions

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    Apr 2017
    flower mound texas

    New intelliflo, plumbing questions

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    My pool is 14 years old and I am upgrading my pump to new intelliflo. Looking forward to saving money

    I have some plumbing repairs from the years and decided to replace the above ground plumbing. Was thinking I could use the pentair pump to run the pool cleaner eliminating the booster pump. Saw a thread here saying it could not supply the flow needed for a 280 Polaris. Oh well I still am simplifying the plumbing a little.

    Crude diagram attached shows what the plan is. I am thinking of adding a check valve after the filter. With old plumbing I had some loss of prime and thought the check valve might help.

    Just waiting on my surge suppressor and coupling to arrive to get started. Oh I am replacing a 2.0 HP Jandy Stealth, great pump but overkill and energy hog

    Any advice is appreciated. Thanks. Dan

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    Mod Squad Jimrahbe's Avatar
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    Jul 2014
    Bedford, TX

    Re: New intelliflo, plumbing questions


    Welcome to TFP.. A Great resource for all new pump owners..

    You will love your new Intelliflo.

    There is no reason to add the check valve after the filter, and I doubt that is the side that would be causing a priming issue.

    You cannot use the Intelliflo to replace the booster pump.

    Do NOT install this pump without using pump unions... Like this...

    They have an O-Ring on the threaded side.. In my opinion, it should be illegal to install a $1,000 pump without them..

    Thanks for posting,

    Jim R.
    Finished in 2015 - 17K Gal, IG, 20' x 25' Almost Rectangular Pool, Pebble finish, three rockport water falls. Pentair Equipment: EasyTouch 4, IC40 SWG, 3 HP VS Pump, CCP520 Cartridge Filter.
    TF100 with SpeedStir and SampleSizer, ColorQ Pro 7, Dolphin Premier Robot Cleaner, added Screen Logic 2, added small 3 person Caldera Spa.

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