Pentair’s IntelliFlo VS-3050 Changes Pump Technology – Lets Go Green
Going Green is the right thing to do, but it usually means it costs you more time &/or money. Pentair has changed the rules a little with its Pentair IntelliFlo pumps. The VS-3050 (VS stands for Variable Speed) now allows you to save money by using a fraction of the electricity when running your pool equipment, as a result you are “going green”. Traditional pumps run at one, maybe two speeds, but you aren’t able to control what speed that is or the amount of water being moved. Pentair’s VS Pumps allow you to set the speed of the pump to allow for the amount of water you need to move for that application. Why move 80 gallons a minute when your fountains need 30 gallons, or your slide needs 20 gpm?
This pump utilizes the simple fundamental law of pumps ::
Slower moving pumps consume less power!
By running your pump longer at a slower speed you will ::
- Use less electricity
- Have cleaner water
- More balanced chemicals
- More evenly balanced water temperature
Pentair’s permanent magnet motor (same as in Hybrid Cars) has many additional features that are result of being a better pool pump. The pump is the quietest pump on the market and at low speeds you might not even know it is on. Since the magnet motor produces less heat and vibration, it creates less wear on the pump components and other pool equipment . . . that means longer life and greater returns on your investment.
The best feature of the smart IntelliFlo, is the built in diagnostics that protect itself from common causes of premature pump failure – overheating, freezing, and voltage irregularities.
While the manufacturer’s website states you can save as much as 90% in yearly savings, the real number is closer to 40% – 70%. Say after taxes and fess your average kwh is $0.15, you can expect to save roughly $620 – $1,360 per year . . . compared to running a traditional pump 6 – 12 hours for a 20,000 gallon pool.
Adding the IntelliFlo pump to an automation system like Pentair’s EasyTouch gives you plenty of expansion for your system. You can even remove the use of a booster pump for pressure sided auto cleaners.
While these pumps generally retail for over $1,100, Penguin Pools of Milwaukee offers these pumps for only $599 with our pool packages. They are a better pump, save you money, and allow for future expansion with no additional pumps.
You can view all of the pumps information on Pentair’s Website. We have installed these pumps on swimming pools in areas like Waukesha, New Berlin, Hartland, Merton, Waterford, Brookfield . . .