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Thread: How high is too high for standing water to get on an IntelliFlo ?

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    How high is too high for standing water to get on an IntelliFlo ?

    My equipment pad has recently become somewhat of a low point after some grading we did to the area around the pool. I haven't had a downpour yet to see how it goes, but I'm worried that there could be standing water on the pad such that the water level rises up onto the pump a bit. How much water can the IntelliFlo handle around it before it gets worrisome. I know I wouldn't want it up near the LED screen, but how about the lower portion of the pump?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: How high is too high for standing water to get on an IntelliFlo ?

    raw,

    There is a drain hole in the bottom the pump, just before the motor...

    I personally would not want my pump to see any water except what might happen in the rain..

    I suggest that you re-grade or raise your equipment pad.. Maybe just enough to have a place for the water to run off...

    Thanks for posting,

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    Re: How high is too high for standing water to get on an IntelliFlo ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimrahbe View Post
    raw,

    There is a drain hole in the bottom the pump, just before the motor...

    I personally would not want my pump to see any water except what might happen in the rain..

    I suggest that you re-grade or raise your equipment pad.. Maybe just enough to have a place for the water to run off...

    Thanks for posting,

    Jim R.
    Thanks Jim. It makes me a little nervous too. I think re-grading might be the best option so I won't have to start cutting PVC etc to raise it.

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    Re: How high is too high for standing water to get on an IntelliFlo ?

    I'm going to echo Jim, those motors are only designed to resist rain and water splashing. You should never expose your pump to directed water (pointing a garden hose at it) and you should never submerge it to any level.
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    Re: How high is too high for standing water to get on an IntelliFlo ?

    Thanks. I'm going to do whatever I need to do to keep water away from it. Too big of an investment not to!

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