Actual Amp Draw


LifeTime Supporter
Jul 6, 2015
Charter Oak, California
I'm installing the electrical run for the following:

CARTRIDGE FILTER/PUMP-Pentair 2HP/2SP Pump & 150sqft Cartridge Filter PNCC0150OP2160 (Optiflo pump by Pentair)

According to the Pentair brochure, at high speed the amp draw is 16.4 and the low speed draw is 4.4 amp. Is that on startup or should it be considered as the continuous run amperage? Trying to determine wire size based on a 70' cable run.

Several years back a TFP Expert let me know the this particular 2HP pump was actually more like 1 HP because of the way HP is calculated. I am easily confused...

Thanks, Bob