Pentair 011018 Discontinued! Replaced with Model 011028
Every Wednesday at Poolinfloor.com we like to inform our customer’s on “what’s up” in the swimming pool industry. Whether that be simple content on who’s “who” in the industry or any other useful information that can be used by all pool owners around the world! In this week’s “What’s Up Wednesday” we would like to inform you about some recent information from Pentair. Recently, Pentair decided to make some changes on the on of their very popular variable speed pumps and we are here to let you know what’s changing. Pentair has decided to make their current IntelliFlo model 011018 obsolete and move to a newer upgraded version with a new part number! We at Poolinfloor.com would love to describe some of the differences below.
First off, the Pentair IntelliFlo model 011018 was the base model 3HP VS from Pentair. This item was once considered to be the top of the line consumer pool pump from Pentair. Before the 011018 got its great rating, it was once the IntelliFlo 011013 which Pentair has since been discontinued. The 011018 model was a 3-horsepower pump that was capable of huge flow volumes, up to 180 GPM at 30' and 168 GPM at 40'. This pump was capable of over six horsepower and the flow rate and electrical draw were regulated via the diffuser and impeller. This was one of the reasons that many people believe the Pentair IntelliFlo is the best pump on the market for swimming pools.
To continue the 011018’s fantastic name, Pentair decided to upgrade this prized pump into a newer model IntelliFlo (011028). In 2018, the 011018 IntelliFlo model was phased out and until recently has not been available to purchase from Pentair or anywhere on the market. Parts for the 011018 model will still be available and the 011018 pumps that are currently still on the market, older stock, are still backed with the regular full warranty offered by Pentair. Once all these items sell out on all the other marketplaces, the 011018 will be discontinued and the 011028 will be the new model number for this IntelliFlo pump. Though there is not much difference in these two pumps, and they do have the exact same flow and efficiency data as the older 011018 IntelliFlo model, they have made a few changes. Pentair made some a design revision to the drive units. They have also made some design changes to the plastic used in the pump. The Volute on the 011018, though amazing as It was, did have some challenges. The plastic around the suction side of the pump has been “beefed” up and made to be a lot more durable through travel. This was a huge design change for us here at Poolinfloor.com because it allows the pump to be shipped efficiently with little risk of damage. This change allows installers and homeowners to move the item around without a huge risk of breaking any plastic.
In our opinion, if you have two-inch sized plumbing lines, 240 volts of power available for your pump, and your filter and heater can handle the flow, then the 011028 is the pump for you!
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