Are you an inground swimming pool owner? Is your electricity bill too high? Does your pool pump have a single speed motor? Where can you save money? You might be interested in the Pentair IntelliFlo variable speed pool pump because it reduces energy consumption when compared to a single speed pool pump.
The Pentair IntelliFlo variable speed pump runs a lot quieter than a single speed pool pump. One reason for its quietness is its totally enclosed fan-cooled design. This also prevents bugs or water from interfering with the fan. An additional reason for its quiet operation is its permanent magnet motor. It runs at a lower temperature which makes the enclosed fan-cooled design possible.
Our Pentair IntelliFlo review looks at its features and answers a few questions before reaching a short conclusion.
Pentair IntelliFlo: Key Features
- Product number: 011018.
- Totally enclosed fan-cooled design.
- Self-priming pool pump.
- Pump operates between 450 RPM to 3450 RPM.
- Operator control panel with LCD screen, buttons and LED lights.
- Low noise levels while working.
- Four preset speeds: 750, 1500, 2350 and 3110 RPM.
- Compatible with wide range of cleaning, filter and jet action spa systems.
- Well matched with IntelliTouch, EasyTouch and SunTouch pool control systems.
- Compatible with IntelliCom communication center remote control.
- Certifications: NSF, UL-C US, Energy Star.
- 8 programmable speed settings and built-in timer.
- 56 square flange, 230V, 50/60Hz, 3 horsepower, one phase, permanent magnet synchronous motor.
What warranty does Pentair provide for this pool pump?
We got this information from the Pentair product warranties page. Pentair gives a 3-year extended warranty on IntelliFlo variable speed pumps, but the pump needs to be installed by a qualified person and then registered within sixty days. Pentair requires the installer’s invoice and date of installation as proof that it was installed by a pool professional and not a do-it-yourself job.
Please note that it is better to contact the seller or the manufacturer directly to hear what they say is the current warranty because some owners have only gotten a 1-year limited warranty. Some owners who installed the pump by themselves got no warranty at all. Do not rely exclusively on the information of the warranty support page.
Does the Pentair IntelliFlo have an Energy Star certification?
Yes, it is Energy Star certified. It satisfies the energy efficiency limits laid down by the U.S. Department of Energy as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Who might buy the Pentair IntelliFlo variable speed pump?
It works for people who want to replace a single speed pool pump with a variable speed pump to save money on their electricity bill. The electricity savings pay for the purchase and installation price of the pump after a few years.
It will probably work for people who dislike a noisy pool pump because its permanent magnet motor and enclosed fan-cooled design keeps noise levels quite low.
We think this pump is not for people who want to do the installation themselves. It needs to be installed by a qualified installer, backed up with invoices and registered within sixty days before Pentair will honor the warranty. Professional installation might also reduce the likelihood of motor failure due to wrong voltages or other electrical errors.
This is not a simple pump to install and operate. You need to study the manual before you start pressing buttons. Understanding the control panel and how to program it will take some time, attention and patience.
Pentair IntelliFlo: Go or No?
Do we say go, or do we say no, to the Pentair IntelliFlo?
We say go for its energy efficiency and relatively quiet operation if you have the money available to buy the pump as well as pay for its proper installation.
|We suggest you check current prices at Amazon.com and read the reviews of various IntelliFlo pump owners before making a decision.|