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Thread: What Are Some Good Pumps These Days

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    Falls Church, VA

    What Are Some Good Pumps These Days

    I tried to swap out the motor on my 16 year old Pentair Ultra-Flow pump but two of the bolts coming out of the seal plate which mount the motor are corroded onto the motor flange. Tried half a can of PB Blaster with not luck (still entertaining suggestions on how to get the old motor off). So, instead of throwing parts at this pump (motor, seal plate, who knows what next) I was thinking of just getting a new pump which doesn’t look very DIYish. Anyway, what pump should I look into getting?
    11.5k gal, IG Plaster (2001), 1.5 HP Pentair Ultra-Flow Pump, Purex Triton FNS Plus 60 sqft DE filter

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    Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Re: What Are Some Good Pumps These Days

    There's a thread around here with the cure for those bolts, but I can't find it. You could search with the search box and I bet you find it.

    This is not from direct experience, but you'll hear these two variable speed pumps recommended often here. 342011 at $645 and 011018 at $945
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    Monroe, GA

    Re: What Are Some Good Pumps These Days

    +1 with needsajet. I have the SuperFlow and it is a great pump. If you are thinking of adding automation in the future, then I would lean toward the intelliflo as it has better control for automation.
    38'x16' Fiberglass pool - 3.5' - 8' deep - 19,000 gallons. AutoPilot Total Control SWG (RC-52 cell), Pentair SuperFlo VS, Pentair SD70 Sand Filter, Coverstar Automatic Cover, 10' board, PAL Treo lighting, Polaris 9550 Sport robot, Lamotte ColorQ Pro 7 test kit.

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    Re: What Are Some Good Pumps These Days

    +1 to the Superflo or Intelliflo. I love mine.
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