New VS Pump for an AG Pool


LifeTime Supporter
Sep 3, 2013
My Doughboy Powerline 1.5HP, 12.4 Amp pump is dead and I'm looking at getting a Pentair 342001 Superflo VS

When I read up on any of these VS pumps, it looks like people are using PVC while my current pump using flex pipe to connect to the pool and filter. Is it a problem if I use flex pipe? Other than attaching power to the unit, is there anything else I'm missing?

Thanks in advance.


Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 7, 2014
Bedford, TX

The pump does not care if you use flex pipe or not, unless the water has to travel over long distances..

As long as you have the adapters to transition from the threaded connection on the pump to your flex pipe, you should be good.

Jim R.


TFP Expert
Apr 29, 2016
Quaker Hill, CT
Plumb the water in plumb the water out, hook it up to a GFCI power source, connect the bond wire, and program you rpm and run times. Sit back and enjoy the energy savings and quiet operation.