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Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump VS+ 3.2kW 3HP Max | Time Clock Included | 60 Day Warranty | 011018

Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump VS+ 3.2kW 3HP Max | Time Clock Included | 60 Day Warranty | 011018 Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump VS+ 3.2kW 3HP Max | Time Clock Included | 60 Day Warranty | 011018 Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump VS+ 3.2kW 3HP Max | Time Clock Included | 60 Day Warranty | 011018 Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump VS+ 3.2kW 3HP Max | Time Clock Included | 60 Day Warranty | 011018 Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump VS+ 3.2kW 3HP Max | Time Clock Included | 60 Day Warranty | 011018

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  • 8 Energy Saving Variable Pump Speed Settings with a 3HP Maximum; Built-In Keypad and Digital Display for Easy Programming
  • Energy Efficient design not only saves money but runs 2 to 3 times quieter than regular pumps on the market today
  • Built-In On Board Freeze Protection to protect your investment
  • Built in LCD screen with keypad for instant speed programming
  • Variable Speed combined with a 230 volt motor will save you $100's in energy costs
  • 60-day manufacture warranty
  • Pump Installation Kit 2" with Two Universal Pump Unions, Conduit & Wire, Magic Lube, & Thread Sealant
    Pump Install Kit with 2"
    Universal Pump Unions, Conduit & Wire, Magic Lube, & Thread Sealant

  • Pump Installation Kit with 2" Threaded Nipple, Conduit & Wire, Magic Lube, & Thread Sealant
    Pump Installation Kit with 2" Threaded Nipple, Conduit & Wire, Magic Lube, & Thread Sealant

  • Plasto Joint Stick Thread Sealant 1.25oz | 11775
    Plasto Joint Stick Thread Sealant 1.25oz | 11775

  • Pentair Intellicom II Interface Adapter | 521109
    Pentair Intellicom II Interface Adapter | 521109

  • Custom Molded Products | 2" SCH80 CPVC Union Male Adaptor | 21063-200-000
    2" CPVC Union Male Adaptor

  • Blue White F-300 Series 2" PVC Flowmeter | 40-150 GPM | F-30200P
    Blue White F-300 Series 2" PVC Flowmeter | 40-150 GPM | F-30200P


Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump

If you are looking to upgrade or replace your swimming pool pump purchase the Pentair 011018 Intelliflo variable speed pool pump today and start saving tomorrow. Featuring 8 speeds with programmable digital time clock for each speed and an LCD screen that displays actual wattage consumption and speed settings. It is the perfect solution for customers who want the savings and performance provided by dependable an Eco Friendly, Energy Saving pool pump. IntelliFlo offers the same reliable performance and energy-savings that has made it the best-selling variable speed pump on the planet.
The innovative new design of the IntelliFlo Variable Speed pump will replace all other pumps. This is done by utilizing 8 variable speeds that can help cut the pool portion of utility bills up to 90% and save you hundreds of dollars per year and thousands of dollars over its life span. The Pentair 011018 pump works on any pool or spa, regardless of plumbing size, filter type/size or feet of head, etc. It’s truly the one pump that fits all applications which has helped make it the number one selling pump in the industry.
An added benefit is that many utility companies offer a rebate if you install an eco-friendly, energy saving variable speed pool pump. Typically these pumps have payback through energy savings within the first year and a half of operation. Just another reason why this pump may vary in speed it never varies in savings. You’ll save all the time. Another reason why it is the most popular variable speed pump on the market that will work on every residential pool in the industry.
Pentair Aquatic Systems is the first pool pump manufacturer in the industry to receive Eco-Friendly Energy Star Certification on four of its variable speed/flow swimming pool pump families; IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pumps, IntelliFlo VF Variable Flow Pumps, IntelliFlo VS+SVRS pumps, and IntelliPro VS+SVRS pumps.
An Eco Select Choice: Standard pool pumps can consume as much energy as all other home appliances combined, often costing residential pool owners more than $1,000 per year! IntelliFlo pumps can typically cut energy use up to 90%, generally saving $620 to $1,360 in utility costs annually...more where rates are higher than average.*

Pentair IntelliFlo vs. Other Variable Speed Pumps

Pentair IntelliFlo
Variable Speed Pump
$620 to $1,360 typical cost savings each year* YES NO
Energy savings up to 90% YES NO
Longer pump life YES NO
Permanent magnet motor, as in hybrid cars, reduces noise and vibration YES NO
Improves filter and chlorinator performance YES NO
Helps reduce algae build-up YES NO
Lets you add pool features without reducing pump efficiency YES NO
Totally enclosed fan-cooled (TEFC) design protects working parts YES NO
Built-in diagnostics protect the pump for longer service life YES NO
Integrated keypad—no need to purchase separately at additional cost YES NO
8 programmable speed settings and built-in timer assure optimum speed
and run times for maximum efficiency and savings

Pentair IntelliFlo vs. Other Variable Speed Pumps

Pentair IntelliFlo
Variable Speed Pump
Other Variable
Speed Pumps
World’s first-ever variable speed pump YES NO
More total energy savings than any other pump family in history YES NO
Over 5 years of proven in-field reliability YES NO
Outsells all other variable speed pumps combined YES NO
* Energy Savings based on comparison pump running between 6 and 12 hours per day at the national average of 15 cents/kilowatt hour in a 20,000 gallon pool. Actual savings may vary based on plumbing size and length, pump model, service factor, flow rates, and other hydraulic factors.

Brand: Pentair
3 HP
Variable Speed
Pipe Size
Q & A
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What is its warranty offered by Pentair?
A shopper on Oct 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Enter an answer to tIntelliFlo & IntelliPro variable speed pumps 3-year warranty when professionally installedhis question.
How do I secure the pump to the cement?
Diane R on Sep 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can use Red head anchors, the way my pump is installed the plumbing holds it in place just fine without anchors. I installed a two inch union in the inlet and outlet pipes so removal of the pump for service or repairs only takes a few minutes. I hope this helps.
I have a 2 speed pump Pentair 011523, should I change to 011018 3HP variable speed pump?
russell w on May 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am on my third season of using this pump. I had a constant speed pump before. The VFD pump requires a bit more work because I do not have a pool control system that can automatically speed up the pump when my gas fired pool heater is used. We manually push a button on the pump to put the pump in a pre-configured higher RPM speed to provide enough water flow across my heater when the heater is in use. My pool is 31,864 gallons and I run the pump 14 hours per day at 1,200 RPM (uses 196 watt per hour) to get one turnover of pool water in my FNS DE 60 sq. ft. filter. My old pump used over 2,200 watts per hour and I ran it for eight hours a day. The VFD pump is a real money saver ($3 per day or $540 per season @ $.20 per kWh). You cannot hear it running at that low speed unless you are next to it. The programming is easy and the VFD Pentair pump has the same footprint and piping port locations as my old pump. Check the amperage of your two speed pump on low speed (and convert to watts=volts times amps) and compare it to my figures above and see if it pays to switch just due to energy savings. I do not believe it will be. My pump had a bad bearing so it was a no brainer to spend the extra money (constant speed pump cost verses VFD pump cost) and also get less than a two year payback. In addition the pressure reduction going thru my DE filter from the old pump was dramatic (from 20 PSI to 4 PSI). This will make my DE filter media last forever. Replacing the DE complete cartridge is over $1,800. Also by running the pump for longer hours the pool water stays cleaner because the skimmers are removing any leaves or pollen that use to drop into the pool and sink when the pump was not running those additional six hours.
I live in Miami , Florida , do you know or recommend any professional tech that can install it for me ?
Emilio F on Nov 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, we only do installs in Southern California. You may contact the manufacturer and they will be able to assist you with locating an installer in your area.
I am replacing a Hayward Ecostar with this pentair will it work without a pool timer?
Joe J on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Pentait has a built in electronic timer and even when losing AC power it will maintain the correct time.
Is there a remote controller pad/panel for this pump (011018)??
Ron Turull on Jul 3, 2016
We have solar a heating system mounted on a trellis covering a deck area above the pool; Water from the pool is pumped though plastic panels and heated by the sun. Will this pump handle that feature as well as the pool filtering needs?. Probably about 10 - 12 foot vertical lift. Pool is small to medium residential pool with an attached spa.
A shopper on Dec 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This pump has more power than we ever use. I think it would do the job for you.
What happens if I have a power surge, will the Time clock remain on with a back up battery or will it shut off, and will the Time clock have a memory back up for the programmed settings?
Y M on Oct 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Assuming your mean surge, not power outage. A power surge, if significant, would more than likely open the circuit breaker that protects your pool equipment. This, like a power outage will cause the pump to retain the schedule/programming you have set on it. When the power comes back on or you reset your breaker (if tripped due to surge) then pump will operate as programmed. Yes it retains schedule.

This is a great pump and saves a lot of electricity, if you or your pool service program it effectively. It is indeed very quiet compared to older style pumps.
Hi. I currently have a 2 HP pool pump. In looking for a highly efficient pump, most are 3 hp max. Wouldn't 3 hp be too strong?
A shopper on Jun 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Pump is 3 HP max, but pump never runs at max. It is variable speed which you can set different speeds for each application. High one hour for pool sweep. Two hours medium for optimum flow for salt water chlorinater 5 hours low for circulation. I saved a lot of money with this pump
does this pump require timer? or it is built in?
A shopper on Feb 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No external timer is necessary. The pump has an internal one.
Should the pump run on one continues rpm for 12 hours with no other rpm cycles ?
steve on Jun 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I normally set the pump to run at higher RPM if the pool has a cleaner or needs to run at a higher RPM to spill water over the spa spillway in the morning hours before peak electricity rates begin (depends on your utility). If no cleaner or no need to increase RPM, then I would recommend 10-12 hour window. I aim for around 5 PSI on the pool filter but there are many variables such as plumbing size, filter size, etc. In low speed I try to keep the pump around 300-350 watts per hour.
Can this pump run my pool sweep and filter my pool, and can you set it up so the sweep only runs for certain hours?
Rick G on Mar 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can set the times you want the sweeper and filter to run. You have four different times you can have it come on.
i reside in california and was told that it is illegal to have a pump more than 1 HP. what pump would you recommend?
patty b on Nov 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I believe in max ho for better filtration and water movement. Hp is dictated by gallons of water in your pool and number of times you want to filter all water in pool daily. As far as more than 1hp is illegal would be something to call code enforcement to find correct answer. Never heard of such a law but we are in Louisiana, and California being what it is, god only knows. Can tell you my pentair variable speed max 3hp is great!
is this pump in stock? - pentair 011018
Ron R on Apr 25, 2022
is there a wall mount kit for this pump?
A shopper on Nov 3, 2017
This is my first winter with salt water pump. I am getting a "water too cold" error message. Is this normal, or what should I do?
Theresa a on Jan 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: wait for the water to get warmer, ours takes longer than most to get warm enough to generate salt so (we use a floater temporarily)
Is it worth buying Pentair and installing it myself considering the 60 Day Warranty?
Paul on Apr 17, 2017
It wasn't terribly complicated, but I did end up having my pool guys come in and check the PVC. That was done out of an abundance of caution as my wife didn't trust me. They redid one joint, otherwise electrical, etc. was easy. If you're at all handy, I would go for it.

As for the pump... AWESOME!!! My bills are WAY down, just need to see what kind of schedule works for your pool. Pretty easy to program, too.

Good luck!
Does this particular pump have a swivel readout screen?
A shopper on Mar 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not sure what you mean, but mine is fixed display. Maybe you could unbolt it and turn it around 180degree but there is no "swivel" on mine.
I have a 30 to 35 thousand gallon pool I want a quiet variable speed which one should I get?.
A shopper on Jun 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I will tell you that you're looking at the right pump if you want a quiet, reliable one. The Pentair Intelliflo VS pump is one of the best you can get. I love mine so far. I've had it 1.5 years. On the sizing part, I'm not qualified to answer that. I would ask a licensed pool professional because the sizing is extremely important.
I have an 19,500 gal pool! Which motor is best for me?
Stephen F on Apr 29, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I have a 58000 gal pool and a 2800 gal spa and I use the intelliflo VS pump you can tell how many gal you need to turn over an hour and at night or whenever you would to run aat a slower speed.
compatible with pentair automation system?
A shopper on Apr 4, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is. It has been a great pump for me. It has run 24/7/365 for about 4 years. We just went through a very cold spell of minus 8 degrees with several consecutive days below zero. My waterfall completely froze over, but water continued to flow underneath the ice. I would buy the same system again if were to quit next week!
So I am contracting out my pool build myself, I did have a pool guy give me a list of my equipment needed for my pool design.. I have 25K gallon pool and 8 spa jets in my spa 3 bubblers and a waterfall sheer decent water feature. The pool guy told me to get 2hp whisperflo, but want a variable speed pump which one and which horsepower should i get?
A shopper on Jan 9, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I believe you should go with the 3 hp intel’s-Flo variable speed. We also have a separate one for our spa area. Ours do very well and we are pleased with their performance. Hope this helps.
my RPMS are the same around 2300 in 2,3,4, speed only on # 1 is the pump slow do i need a reset?
chip s on Aug 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You can set each of the speeds to whatever RPM you want them at. Adjust the speed of the pump where you want it and then simply hold down one of the speed buttons to lock in that speed.
can the control panel be inverted (turned up-side-down) on the 011018 model?
Joe T on Aug 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Their are 4 screws that hold the electronics in place, so the unit can be turned to face the pump rather than away from the pump.
Replacing a Hayward northstar plus and it is phased different electrically , is that a problem ? Do I need anything else
William P on Jun 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I didn't encounter any issues.
New pump saves energy by going through various at different speeds, as opposed to running at the same speed for the duration.
Can I use this pumpnwith a easy touch system?
Lenny S on May 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work. Just need to connect the communication cable from the pump to the easy touch (cable comes in the box)
will you estimate the installation price in southern California high desert?
edgard on Jan 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It depend if you have all the parts necessary to make the installation. If you have a similar Pentair pump and two unions, and electrical connection etc. Does this include programming it or not. it normally takes about three hours for all this if all the parts are available. DOES THIS INCLUDE PARTS AND LABOR OR JUST LABOR?
is this compatiable with a 1.5 inch fitting for 1.5inch pipe?
Action T on Jun 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Iam using a 3 hp pump with 1.5 inch
But Iam not running the pump at full rpms.
Iam using it to keep a small pool at a club to keep it clean 20x30 one foot deep
Does a great job
What is the difference between Pentair 011018 and 011057?
A shopper on Dec 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The only difference is that the 011057 is ASME certified for commercial use that has SVRS. It is a system that stops the pump whenever there is blockage or the water running low so that the pump does not overheat.
what is the seer rating for this unit?
Dan C on Mar 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Since this is a variable speed pump it would be very difficult to get a seer rating since the speed/power being used is determined by the person programming the system. This is however one of the top sellers for saving electricity.
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Rated 3 out of 5
Pentair will not honor warranty
I am sure the pump would have saved me money except
after about 6 months it started giving me overcurrent errors.
Pentair indicated that 1) I wasn't using "their" proprietary control system therefore I had voided the warrant. That's bull, and it doesn't specify that anywhere. I have a Jandy Aqualink that has the industry standard driver software protocol for this pump. Secondly, they indicated the warranty in any case would be limited to 90 days for online purchased and customer installed pumps. BEWARE!!
September 8, 2016
over 6 years ago
Response from Pool Supply Unlimited
I am sorry to hear this John. I have never heard of the warranty being voided for using a non-pentair automation. In fact, pentair makes the intellichom 2 adaptor, which is a bridge to allow your intelliflo to communicate with non-pentair systems. And the warranty is not voided for online purchases, but it is unfortunately voided if the home owner installs it himself. The warranty is very specific about needed a licensed professional to install this. Please give me a call if there is anything we can assist you with. Maybe we can get this resolved for you.
September 8, 2016
Brian W Staff
Rated 5 out of 5
Best bang for your buck
Had a 2HP single speed for years until it went bad. Called for advice and the tech recommended this pump for its energy savings and variable speed technology. Never going back to a single speed, my energy bill has been reduced significantly and pump is as quiet as can be. Just set the timer once and forgot about it, 5 stars, thanks!
August 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5
Needs surge protection
They work very well and are well built but if a lightning storm appears turn it off. I have surge protectors at the main breaker and the units are grounded but unless I isolate all power it blows out the control module. Very expensive.

I wish they would come up with some protection system.

I worry about not being home when this happens.
February 24, 2017
over 7 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Works good
This pump saved me money on my very first electric bill. I have an in-floor cleaning system with pop-up heads so on low speeds it doesnt work as well, but I increase the speed for a few hours and they work great.
July 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5
Pentair 011018
So far it looks to be a great pump. Just had it installed by a pool professional so that I could get the warranty. Hooked it up to an i-aqualink controller. I can't believe how quiet it runs. When I first went out I didn't know it was running. There are two routes to go if you have a Jandy aqualink rs controller. Upgrade your control board to handle the pump or use pentairs intellicom II board. I upgraded the control board which also got me wireless control of the entire system. Has not run long enough to see what the financial impact is yet.
December 20, 2016
over 5 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Works well, not as quiet as expected
The goal in purchasing this Pentair variable speed pump was to reduce electricity costs. Jury is still out in that regard. But this pump is not really any quieter than our old refurbished one so that is disappointing. I've also learned that for a typical home pool you're not likely to use the variable speed feature. We were told that low speed is meant for larger facilities where the pump is running all the time. At a low speed, apparently, it doesn't really do much of anything. So you may want to save yourself some money by buying a single speed. We did find that the best price was at Pool Supply and the delivery was excellent.
February 9, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
good pump
the pump works well but it is kinda ,loud i may have to change my setting time,
September 14, 2016
over 5 years ago
Rated 2 out of 5
Nice pump but not for an older Pentair controller.
This pump works OK, BUT if you have an older pentair control box it won't communicate with the controller. This would have been nice to know when the sales staff recommended it. Also if you have multiple water features and a solar heater the slower pump speeds are useless as they don't push enough water.
It's hard to program and I have yet to figure out how to shut it down for the night other than run it at the slowest speed.
If this situation sounds like yours that I recommend the 2 speed variable pump which will push the water and will communicate with the controller.
March 18, 2019
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Don't know yet
Just got this pump 3 weeks ago so haven't seen an electric bill yet. However, the quality is obvious and the settings are great.
I can set up 1 hour for spa cleaning or 2 hours for spa heating and use. It's fairly simple and just don't turn it of because it will not run your setup.
January 9, 2017
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very Quite, easy to install, and uses drastically less energy than my old single speed
Very Quite, easy to install, and uses drastically less energy than my old single speed. You may ask how i know it uses less electric than the old. I get a daily graph from my provider and i could see the drop immediately after the install.
August 22, 2016
over 6 years ago
You've always been able to count on the quality and long service life of Pentair products. Pentair uses state of the art workmanship, materials and manufacturing processes to create the most innovative pool and spa equipment anywhere. And now Pentair products can deliver even more value and peace of mind, because Pentair offers extended warranty coverage on select products that are installed by a qualified installer*.
While the majority of Pentair products are covered by a sixty- (60) day warranty, a select number of products qualify for extended warranty coverage.
Select Bundled Products: applies to purchases and qualified installation of a minimum of a pump and filter, and one or more of the following: heaters, heat pumps, control systems, automatic cleaners, lighting, salt chlorine generators or UV sterilizer**
*Note: Qualified Installer - Defined as a licensed professional who charges a fee for his services, and possesses a business license, contractor's license and/or resale permit. Common examples of a "qualified installer" include: Swimming Pool, Home Repair or Landscape Professional; Plumber or Electrician; General Contractor; Heating and Air Conditioning Specialist.
**Note: Bundled products - must be purchased on the same invoice and installed at the same time. If any product within a bundle is ineligible for the bundled warranty coverage then all products within the same bundle will be disqualified from receiving the three (3) year extended warranty coverage for bundled products.
TradeGrade products must be purchased from a retail store (brick & mortar), pool builder or pool service company to receive a one-year, two-year or three-year warranty. If purchased online will only receive a sixty-day limited warranty. View the list of TradeGrade Products.
Ecommerce (EC) products: Products purchased from an Authorized Pentair Online Reseller (products beginning with EC-) receive a one (1) year (parts only) warranty from the date of purchase. The exceptions are: IntelliChlor cells and IntelliFlo SVRS pumps which receive a two (2) year warranty. EC products are not eligible for the bundled three (3) year extended warranty.
Visit www.pentair.com to submit your product warranty registration.
This information was updated on 11/19/2021. For the most current information and full warranty policy please visit www.pentair.com/warranty.

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