Do you need to install an inground swimming pool pump with a safety vacuum release system? The Pentair IntelliFlo VS+SVRS is a variable speed pump that has such a system built into it.
The SVRS system turns off the pump when it detects a drain obstruction. Our IntelliFlo VS+SVRS pool pump review lists its important features and answers a few questions.
Pentair IntelliFlo VS+SVRS: Key Features
- Model number: 011017
- Ability to set maximum and minimum speed limits.
- Built-in diagnostics save the pump from freezing, overheating and voltage unevenness.
- Built-in safety vacuum release system which cannot be manually calibrated or disabled.
- Can be used with EasyTouch, IntelliTouch and SunTouch pool control systems.
- Certifications: Energy Star, NSF, CSA, UL, ETL, ASME.
- Enable/disable lock-out protection with four digit password.
- LCD display, clock and timer.
- Permanent magnet synchronous motor, 56 square flange, TEFC design.
- Priming feature (SVRS is disabled while priming).
- Program your own custom speeds for cleaning, filtering, heating, spa jets etc.
What warranty comes with the Pentair IntelliFlo VS+SVRS?
This pool pump seems to have a one year warranty on parts, but not labor, if the pool pump was installed by a qualified installer and registered within sixty days after installation. However, Pentair only offers a sixty day limited warranty on variable speed pumps purchased from an online store. Read more about Pentair product warranties here.
Will a suction-side pool cleaner cause a SVRS shutdown?
Some owners have had problems with the SVRS feature shutting off the pump when running a suction-side pool cleaner such as the Kreepy Krauly. Make sure the pump is primed and that there is no air in the vacuum hose before using the suction-side cleaner. Do not run the pump at a higher speed than is needed for the suction cleaner to do its cleaning.
The SVRS system should not cause problems if the pool pump was installed correctly. Still, it might be a lot less trouble to simply use a pressure-side or robotic pool cleaner for automatic pool cleaning.
Who should buy the Pentair IntelliFlo VS+SVRS pool pump?
This is probably the first pool pump that has its own safety vacuum release system (SVRS). It conforms to the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act. The SVRS cannot be calibrated or turned off. It shuts down the pool pump when it senses a drain blockage. This might save a swimmer from drain entrapment or evisceration. The SVRS is disabled during the self-priming mode.
The Pentair IntelliFlo VS+SVRS pool pump is for you if you need to comply with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act. This act sets new safety requirements for owners of commercial pools and spas.
The IntelliFlo SVRS is not for you if you do not have to comply with the VGB Pool & Spa Safety Act. It is also not for you if your pool has an in-floor cleaning system. The SVRS might shut off too quickly when used with an in-floor cleaning system. You might also want to avoid using a suction-side pool cleaner with this pool pump.
Pentair IntelliFlo VS+SVRS: Verdict
You can get the Pentair IntelliFlo VS+SVRS pool pump if you have a commercial pool or spa or if your local swimming pool codes require such a pump. Otherwise, we suggest you read our Pentair IntelliFlo variable speed pump review as an alternative to the VS+SVRS pool pump, if you do not have to install it.
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