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For pools in an area that restricts the rate of flow on replacement pumps, the IntelliFlo i1 pump may be the ideal choice. It's hydraulic design reduces flow rates while providing significant energy savings. The i1 pump also has a maximum rating of 7 amps, which helps make retrofits easier in applications that are limited by existing wire gauge size.
General overview of IntelliFlo i1
The Pentair Intelliflo i1 is identical to Pentair's VS+ 011018 pump. The only difference is the impeller and diffuser size, which is equivalent to a 1 HP Pump. This reduced impeller and diffuser size limits the flow rating of the pump as well as the amp draw.
How is “i1” different than normal IntelliFlo?
Why would a homeowner want to install the same pump as a 3HP 011018 Intelliflo with only 1HP? There are two main reasons, flow rates and amperage restrictions. Certain parts of Southern California (Los Angeles County) has restrictions on the max possible flow rate a pump can produce when connected to 2" and smaller diameter piping. In other words, most of the pools that exist in the Los Angeles area cannot legally utilize the tremendous energy saving potential of variable speed pool pumps. For this reason, Pentair introduced the i1 Intelliflo which is restricted to 65gpm at 60 feet total dynamic feet of head, even if it is set at the maximum 3450 RPM setting.
Arizona has also jumped on the regulatory bandwagon and introduced new rules regarding max amps in certain electrical wire gauges. This may require installers to completely rewire a motor in situations where the thickness of wire restricts maximum allowable amp draw. The 1HP impeller and diffuser limits electrical draw to a maximum seven amps, satisfying Arizona enforcement agencies. The 011009 pump satisfies both L.A. County and Arizona's restrictions.
- New, rotatable keypad for easy programming and viewing. Keypad has the ability to be wall mounted with optional wall mount kit. (Sold separately)
- Intuitive interface/HMI simplifies programming and use.
- Top-mounted field wiring compartment for easy access and installation.
- Eight (8) programmable speed settings and built-in timer.
- Totally-enclosed fan-cooled design (TEFC) for quiet operation.
- Built-in diagnostics protect the pump for longer service life.
- Interfaces perfectly with Pentair automation systems.
Saving energy means saving money.
IntelliFlo variable speed pumps started an energy-savings revolution. No wonder they’re the world’s best-selling variable speed pumps. And, the IntelliFlo i1 and i2 pumps just got better. With energy savings of up to 90%* versus conventional pumps, a new easy-to-read rotatable keypad and advanced programming capabilities, pool pros and pool owners love them even more. Plus, they have a record of proven field reliability that no competitor can match.