Ah, I was wondering why there were not as much about Jandy on the forum. Thanks for the background. I've sent some messages to members with the same Jandy model pump in their signature, but I only found two of them I've read good things about their gas heaters and parts like valves, but I guess their business model isn't as friendly with the pumps.The biggest issue with Jandy is limited pool owner communication. All must go through a Jandy dealer, so no DIY at all. And as Allen said above, if the IQ thing dies or connectivity fails, you cannot control the pump. It is a boat anchor.
Pentair has a far better reliability as reported on this forum. The Intelliflo VS is the gold standard.
The local store I visited had the Intelliflo but it was about $600 more than the options I was looking at so I didn't really consider it. But looking at the details, I can see it also has a larger pump housing and HP. Putting the Jandy aside for a moment, if I was considering the Intelliflo as an upgrade over the SuperFlo/SuperMax, would I realize the claimed benefits or would it not be worth it:
- would work with my existing plumbing
- run the larger hp motor at an even lower rpm to achieve the equivalent output of the 1.5hp SuperFlo/SuperMax which would use less energy and save even more on my electric bill
- larger pump area which will circulate more water with each rotation
- pump construction is more robust given it is rated for a higher hp and could last longer when running it at a lower rpm