Who makes WhisperFlo pool pumps?
|Product Dimensions||29.8 x 12.6 x 14.5 inches|
|Item Weight||41 pounds|
|Item model number||011773|
Is Pentair WhisperFlo a variable speed pump?
WhisperFlo® High Performance Pump – TradeGrade Pentair is proud to announce updates to the line of WhisperFlo High Performance Pumps. We’ve added the first and only single-speed pump models to use NEMA Premium® Efficient motors for pool applications.
Is Pentair a good pool pump?
⭐ Best Overall Pool Pump Pentair’s IntelliFlo variable speed pump is our choice for the best overall pool pump because it automates the entire pool cleaning process. With a 3 HP motor, the pump offers eight different speeds and a built-in timer.
How long do Pentair pool pumps last?
between eight to 12 years
Well-maintained high-quality pool pumps can last between eight to 12 years. If you’ve missed out on many critical pool services, however, you can expect your pump to fail sooner. If your pump is more than half a decade old and it’s becoming more and more problematic, it’s best to get a new one.
How much horsepower does my pool pump need?
According to the chart for 50 Feet of Head (closest to 47′), we need a pump between 3/4 HP (31 GPM) and 1 HP (50 GPM). Since we always go for the higher GPM, we would select the 1 HP pump.
What happens if you oversize a pool pump?
Pool owners often mistakenly believe if they choose a 2 HP pump over a 1 HP pump, they are getting double the performance. This is simply not true. In this scenario, you will get only about 15% more flow from the 2 HP model. But the amp draw of the larger pump will be significantly higher, raising your electric bill.
Can a pool pump be too powerful?
Too large of a pump can cause poor filter performance and even damage it, if the filter is not also oversized accordingly. Another possible consequence is pump cavitation in which bubbles form in the water inside the pump and then burst with great force, resulting in damage to the impeller and other internal parts.
Is Pentair or Hayward better?
The Hayward EcoStar has better energy efficiency and the Pentair IntelliFlo has a reputation for longevity with a proven track record. It’s a close battle between the two pumps and it really comes down to personal preference.