New VS Pump for an AG Pool

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LifeTime Supporter
Sep 3, 2013
29
#1
My Doughboy Powerline 1.5HP, 12.4 Amp pump is dead and I'm looking at getting a Pentair 342001 Superflo VS https://www.amazon.com/Pentair-342001-SuperFlo-Variable-Horsepower/dp/B00PKHX2BM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1494711786&sr=8-1&keywords=pentair+342001+superflo+vs+variable+speed+pool+pump.

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.
 

Jimrahbe

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LifeTime Supporter
Jul 7, 2014
10,846
Bedford, TX
#2
C,

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.
 

CJadamec

TFP Expert
Apr 29, 2016
2,194
Quaker Hill, CT
#4
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.