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Intelliflo vs-3050 manual

INSTALLATION AND USER’S GUIDE

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The IntelliFlo® Variable Speed Pump can be programmed to run at specific speeds and time intervals for maximum operating efficiency and energy conservation for a variety of inground pools.

• The pump can operate from 450 RPM to 3450 RPM
with four preset speeds of 750, 1500, 2350 and 3110
RPM
• The pump can be adjusted from the control panel to run at any speed between 450 RPM to 3450 RPM for different applications
• Up to 8 programmable speeds
• Pump control panel alarm LED and error messages warn the user against under and over voltage, high temperature, over current and freezing
• Communicates with Pentair Automation Systems or Communication Center via a two-wire RS-485 cable connection
• Programmable priming mode with automatic detection of prime for easy start-up
• Compatible with most cleaning systems, filters, and jet action spas
• UL/CUL/NSF
• WEF Values
011028: WEF 6.1 THP 3.95
011059: WEF 7.5 THP 3.95
011060: WEF 6.9 THP 3.95

Drive Assembly and Control Panel
The IntelliFlo pump drive is designed to produce maximum motor operational efficiency. The drive controls the motor’s rotational speed by controlling the frequency of the supplied current. It also protects the motor and pump from operating outside of their intended operating parameters.

The control panel can be mounted on the pump in four different directions in order to provide the user the best access. The control panel can also be mounted in a more convenient location with the help of the keypad relocation kit (P/N 356904Z).

External Control
Pentair Automation Systems and Communication Centers can remotely control the IntelliFlo pump. The pump’s communications address and other functions are accessible from the pump’s control panel.
• RS-485 communication cable included
• IntelliComm® Communication Centers control one IntelliFlo pump using the 4 External Control programs.
• Refer to your automation system manual for further details on how to connect and use a Pentair Automation System with your variable speed pump(s).

Motor Features
• High-Efficiency Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM)
• Superior speed control
• Operates at lower temperatures due to high efficiency
• Designed to withstand outdoor environment
• Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled (TEFC) Motor
• 56 Square Flange
• Low noise

Drive Features
• Active Power Factor Correction
• UL 60730 Compliant
• Rotatable Keypad
• Easy Overhead Wiring
• High Drive Operational Efficiency

Drive Features

INSTALLATION

Only a qualified plumbing professional should install the IntelliFlo® Variable Speed Pump. Refer to “Important Pump Warning And Safety Instructions” on pages ii – iii for additional installation and safety information.

Note: The IntelliFlo pump cannot be connected in series with other pumps.

Location
Note: Do not install this pump within an outer enclosure or
beneath the skirt of a hot tub or spa unless marked accordingly.
Note: Ensure that the pump is mechanically secured to the
equipment pad.
Be sure the pump location meets the following
requirements:
1. Install the pump as close to the pool or spa as possible.
To reduce friction loss and improve efficiency, use short,
direct suction piping returns.
2. Install a minimum of 5 feet (1.52 meters) from the inside
wall of the pool and spa. Canadian installations require a
minimum of 9.8 feet (3 meters) from pool water level.
3. Install the pump a minimum of 3 feet (.9 meters) from the
heater outlet.
4. Do not install the pump more than 10 feet (3.1 meters)
above the water level.
5. Install the pump in a well ventilated location protected
from excessive moisture (i.e., rain gutter downspouts,
sprinklers, etc.)
6. Install the pump with a rear clearance of at least 3 inches
(76.2 mm) so that the motor can be removed easily for
maintenance and repair. See Figure 1.

Piping
1. For improved pool plumbing, it is recommended to use a
larger pipe size. When installing the inlet and outlet fittings
(male adaptors), use thread sealant.
2. Piping on the suction side of the pump should be the same
or larger than the return line diameter.
3. Plumbing on the suction side of the pump should be as
short as possible.
4. For most installations Pentair recommends installing a valve
on both the pump suction and return lines so that the pump
can be isolated during routine maintenance. However, it is
recommended that a valve, elbow or tee installed in the
suction line should be no closer to the front of the pump than
five (5) times the suction line pipe diameter. See Figure 2.
Example:
A 2 inch pipe requires a 10 inch (254 mm) straight run in
front of the suction inlet of the pump). This will help the
pump prime faster and last longer.
Note: DO NOT install 90° elbows directly into the pump
inlet or outlet.
Electrical Requirements
• Install all equipment in accordance with the National Electrical
Code and all applicable local codes and ordinances.
• A means for disconnection must be incorporated in the fixed
wiring in accordance with the wiring rules.

Recommended Piping

Optional Keypad Relocation Kit
In special cases when the user lacks easy or convenient access to the IntelliFlo® Variable Speed Pump, a Keypad Relocation Kit (P/N 356904Z [Almond] or P/N 356905Z [Black]) may be purchased from your local pool equipment supplier. This kit allows the user to remove the keypad cover from the top of the drive and mount the keypad in a fixed location with better access. For installation instructions refer to the Keypad Relocation Kit Installation Instructions provided with the kit

Fittings and Valves
1. Do not install 90° elbows directly into pump inlet.
2. Flooded suction systems should have gate valves installed on suction and discharge pipes for maintenance, however, the suction gate valve should be no closer than five times the suction pipe diameter as described in this section.
3. Use a check valve in the discharge line when using this pump for any application where there is significant height to the plumbing after the pump.
4. Be sure to install check valves when plumbing in parallel with another pump. This helps prevent reverse rotation of the impeller and motor.

Electrical Installation

RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK OR ELECTROCUTION. This pump must be installed by a licensed or certified electrician or a qualified service professional in accordance with the National Electrical Code and all applicable local codes and ordinances.

Improper installation will create an electrical hazard which could result in death or serious injury to users, installers, or others due to electrical shock, and may also cause damage to property. Always disconnect power to the pump at the circuit breaker before servicing the pump. Failure to do so could result in death or serious injury to service people, users or others due to electric shock.

Read all servicing instructions before working on the pump.

Note: ALWAYS reinstall the drive lid onto the field wiring compartment when leaving the pump unsupervised during servicing. This will prevent foreign matter (i.e. rainwater, dust, etc.) from accumulating in the drive.

Note: When connecting the pump to a Pentair Automation System, continuous power must be supplied to the pump by connecting it directly to the circuit breaker. When using an automation system, be sure that no other lights or appliances are on the same circuit.

Wiring
1. Be sure all electrical breakers and switches are turned
off before wiring motor.
2. Be sure that the supply voltage meets the requirements
listed on the motor nameplate. If these requirements
are not met, permanent motor damage may occur.
3. For wiring sizes and general guidelines for proper
electrical installation, please follow the specifications
defined in the National Electric Code and any local
codes as required.
4. Use strain relief and be sure all electrical connections
are clean and tight.
5. Cut the wires to the appropriate length so they do
not overlap or touch when connected.
6. Reinstall the keypad cover after wiring the pump
by plugging the cover back into the drive wiring
connection and re-seating the keypad cover in the
desired orientation with the four (4) corner screws.
Note: Ensure that the keypad cable is not pinched
between the drive and keypad cover during re-seating.

Field Wiring Compartment

Grounding
1. Permanently ground the motor using the green ground
screw, as shown below. Use the correct wire size and
type specified by National Electrical Code. Be sure
the ground wire is connected to an electrical service
ground.
2. The pump should be permanently connected to either
a circuit breaker, 2-pole timer or 2-pole relay.
Note: If AC power is supplied by a GFCI circuit breaker,
the pump should be wired on its own independent
circuit unless the pump is operated in tandem
with a Pentair salt chlorine generator.
Bonding
1. Bond the motor to the structure in accordance with the
National Electrical Code. Use a solid copper bonding
conductor not smaller than 8 AWG. For Canadian
installations, a 6 AWG or larger solid copper bonding
conductor is required. Run a wire from the external
bonding screw or lug to the bonding structure.
2. Connect the wire from the accessible bonding lug on
the motor to all metal parts of the swimming pool, spa,
or hot tub structure and to all electrical equipment,
metal conduit, and metal piping within 5 feet (1.52
meters) of the inside walls of the swimming pool,
spa, or hot tub. Run a wire from the external bonding
screw or lug to the bonding structure.

Note: When the pump is started and stopped by removing
power with a relay or timer, a two-pole device should
be used to apply and remove power to both POWER
LINE TERMINALS.

Pentair offers 2-Pole 20 Amp GFCI breakers (P/N
PA220GF) which offer personnel protection while
meeting 2008 to current NEC Standards for Pool
Pumps.

Connecting to an Automation System
All IntelliFlo® Variable Speed Pumps are compatible with
Pentair Automation Systems.
An RS-485 communication cable is provided with the
pump and will be used to connect the pump to a Pentair
automation system.
Refer to the automation system manual for further
details on how to connect and use the system with
your variable speed pump.

NOTE: Speed 1 is the default filtration speed.
NOTE: When setting up the IntelliFlo® Variable Speed Pump, the user must set the pump’s internal clock and establish an
operation schedule by following the steps in this manual. Please refer to user’s guide sections: ‘Set Time’ (page 9) and ‘Set
Speeds 1-8 in Schedule Mode’ (page 12) to schedule a time to run the pump.

This pump is shipped with Priming mode ENABLED. Unless the Priming settings are changed in the menu, be aware
that the pump will speed up to the maximum speed when the pump is powered on for the first time, and the
Start/Stop button is pressed. To change the maximum speed of the pump, refer to page 9.
Before turning the pump ON, be sure the following conditions are met:
1. Open filter air relief valve.
2. Open valves.
3. Pool return is completely open and clear of any blockages.
4. Water in the pump basket.
5. Stand clear of the filter or other pressurized vessels.

Priming the Pump
Prime the pump before starting the pump for the first
time. Remove the lid and fill the basket with water. The
pump basket must be filled with water before initial
start up or after servicing.

Follow the steps below to prime the pump for start up:
1. Press Start/Stop to stop the pump. Disconnect
the pump main power supply and communication
cable.
2. Close all valves in suction and discharge pipes.
Relieve all pressure from the system.
3. Remove the pump lid and locking ring.
4. Fill the pump strainer pot with water.
5. Reassemble the pump lid and locking ring onto the
strainer basket. The pump is now ready to prime.
6. Open all valves in suction and discharge pipes.
7. Open the filter air relief valve and stand clear of the
filter.
8. Connect power to the pump. Be sure green power
light is on.
9. Press Start/Stop to start the pump. The pump will
enter into priming mode (if enabled) and speed
up to the maximum speed set in the pump menu
settings.
10. When water comes out of the filter air relief valve,
close the valve. The system should now be free of
air and recirculating water to and from the pool.
11. Do not allow your pump to run longer than 30
minutes time without developing full flow. If the
pump does not prime, check your priming settings
on the control panel or see the “Troubleshooting”
section on pages 22-24.

Top View

Priming Features
The default priming setting is ENABLED.
The pump also allows you to set the following from
the operator control panel:
• Priming speed
• Priming range (1-10)
• Priming delay

Do not add chemicals to the system directly
in front of pump suction. Adding undiluted
chemicals may damage the pump and will void the warranty.
This is a variable speed pump. Typically the
lower speeds are used for filtration and
heating. The higher speeds can be used for spa jets,
water features, and priming.

DO NOT run the pump dry. If the pump is run dry, the mechanical seal will be damaged and the pump will start
leaking. If this occurs, the damaged seal must be replaced. ALWAYS maintain proper water level in your pool
(half way up skimmer opening). If the water level falls below the skimmer opening, the pump will draw air through the skimmer, losing
the prime and causing the pump to run dry, resulting in a damaged seal. Continued operation in this manner could cause a loss of
pressure, resulting in damage to the pump case, impeller and seal and may cause property and personal injury.

Using the Operator Control Panel
01
Control Panel

02

Control Panel 9 15

Note: Always close the keypad cover after using
the keypad.

Note: Using screwdrivers or pens to program the
pump will damage the keypad overlay. Use your
fingers only when programming the pump.

Stopping and Starting the Pump
Starting the Pump
1. Be sure the pump is powered on and the green
power LED is on.
2. Select one of the speed buttons, then press the
Start/Stop button (LED on) to start the pump. The
pump will go into priming mode if priming feature
is enabled.
Stopping the Pump
1. Press Start/Stop to stop the pump.
When servicing equipment (filters, heaters, chlorinators
etc.), disconnect the communication cable, and switch
OFF circuit breaker to remove power from the pump.
Note: The pump can automatically restart if the
communication cable is connected.

Adjusting and Saving a Pump Speed
1. While the pump is running, press the Up or Down
arrow to adjust to desired speed setting.
2. Press and hold down a Speed button (1-4) for three
(3) seconds to save speed to the button or press
Save to save the speed.

Operating the Pump at Preset Speeds
The pump is programmed with four default speeds of
750, 1500, 2350 and 3110 RPM. Speed buttons 1-4 are
for each of the preset speeds as shown below.
1. Be sure the pump is powered on and the green
power LED is on.
2. Press the Speed button (1- 4) corresponding to
the desired preset speed and release quickly. The
LED above the button will turn on.
3. Press Start/Stop. The pump will quickly change to
the selected preset speed.

Preset Speeds

Pump Operating Modes
The IntelliFlo® Variable Speed Pump can be programmed
in three different modes:
Manual, Schedule, and Egg Timer.
Speeds 1-4 can be programmed in all three modes.
Speeds 5-8 can only be programmed in Schedule mode
since there are no buttons on the control panel for Speeds
5-8. The default setting for Speeds 5-8 is “Disabled”.

Speed Menu Tree Options

Manual
Assigns a speed to one of the four Speed buttons
on the control panel. This mode can only be used for
speeds 1-4.
To operate in Manual mode, press one of the four
speed buttons and then press the Start/Stop button.
The pump will run the assigned speed for that speed
button.
Egg Timer
Speeds 1-4 can be programmed to run at a certain
speed and for a duration of time once a speed button
is pressed.
Speeds 3 and 4 are Egg Timers by default. This
prevents the pump from running at a speed higher than
half of the maximum speed indefinitely. If you desire a
different method of operation, speeds 3 and 4 can be
changed to Manual mode in the control menu.
To operate in Egg Timer mode, press a speed
button and then press Start/Stop. The pump will run
that speed for the set amount of time and then turn
off.
Schedule
Program speeds 1-8 start and stop at a specific time
during a 24 hour period. Speeds programmed in
Schedule mode will override any manually selected
speed (speeds set by manually pressing any of the
speed buttons on the control panel).

Operator Control Panel: Pump Menu Guide

Set Date and Time
The time controls all scheduled times, functions, and
programmed cycles and stores the correct time for up
to 96 hours after power is turned off. Reset if the power
is off longer than 96 hours.
1. Check that the green power LED is on.
2. Press Menu.
3. Press Select to select “Settings”.
4. Use the Up or Down arrows to scroll to “Date and
Time” and press Select.
5. Press Select again and use Up or Down arrows to
set the date.
6. Press Save to save user input and return to “Date
and Time.”
7. Use the Up or Down arrows to scroll to “Time” and
press Select.
8. Use the Up or Down arrows to scroll to set the time.
Note: To set AM/PM or a 24 hour clock see the next
section “Set AM/PM or 24 Hour Clock.”
9. Press Save to save. To cancel any changes, press
Back to exit without saving.
10. Press Back to exit

Set AM/PM or 24 Hour Clock
To change the time from a 12 hour clock (AM/PM) to a
24 hour clock:
1. Press Menu.
2. Press Select to select “Settings”.
3. Use the Up or Down arrows to scroll to “Date and
Time” and press Select.
4. Use the Up or Down arrows to scroll to “AM/PM”
and press Select.
5. Use the Up or Down arrows to scroll to choose
between 24 hr. and AM/PM.
6. Press Save to save. To cancel any changes, press
Back to exit without saving.
7. Press Back to exit.

Set Minimum Speed (RPM)
The minimum pump speed can be set from 450 RPM
to 1700 RPM. The default setting is 450 RPM.
1. Check that the green power LED is on.
2. Press Menu.
3. Press Select to select “Settings”.
4. Use the Up or Down arrows to scroll to “Min/Max”.
5. Use the Up or Down arrows to scroll to “Set Min Spd”.
6. Press Select to change the setting. The cursor will
appear in the first number column (ones).

7. Press the Up or Down arrows to change the minimum
speed setting from 450 to 1700 RPM.
8. Press Save to save. To cancel, press Back to exit
edit mode without saving.
9. Press Back to exit.

Set Maximum Speed (RPM)
The maximum speed can be set from 1900 RPM to
3450 RPM (default is 3450). Use this setting to set the
maximum running speed of the IntelliFlo® Variable Speed
Pump.
1. Check that the green power LED is on.
2. Press Menu.
3. Press Select to select “Settings”.
4. Use the Up or Down arrows to scroll to “Min/Max”.
5. Use the Up or Down arrows to scroll to “Set Max Spd”.
6. Press Select to change. The cursor will appear in
the first number column (ones).
7. Press Up or Down arrows to change the maximum
speed setting from 1900 to 3450 RPM.
8. Press Save to save. Press Back to exit. To cancel,
press the Back to exit without saving.

Pump Address
Use this setting if your pump is connected via the RS-485
COM port to a Pentair automation system.
The default pump address is #1 and only needs to be
changed when there is more than one pump on an
automation system. When multiple pumps are on the
same system, you may change each pump’s address to
allow the automation system to send a command to the
correct pump. The pump address can be set from 1-16.
Refer to the automation system manual for further
details on how to connect and use an automation
system with your variable speed pump.
1. Be sure the green power LED is on and the pump
is stopped.
2. Press Menu.
3. Press Select to select “Settings”.
4. Use the Up or Down arrows to scroll to “Device”
and press Select.
5. Use the Up or Down arrows to scroll to “Pump
Address” and press Select.

Pump Menu: Settings

Pump Address (cont.)
6. Press Up or Down arrows to change the address
number from 1-16.
7. Press Save to save. To cancel any changes, press
Back to exit without saving.
8. Press Back to exit.

Set Screen Contrast
The default setting for the LCD screen is 3. Screen
contrast levels can be adjusted from 0 to 7 units for low
or high lighting conditions.
Note: Changes to the contrast setting do not update
instantaneously. Changes to this setting must be
saved before the contrast level changes.
1. Check that the green power LED is on.
2. Press Menu.
3. Press Select to select “Settings”.
4. Use the Up or Down arrow to scroll to “Device”
and press Select.
5. Use the Up or Down arrow to scroll to “Contrast
Level.”
6. Press Select. Screen will show current contrast
setting number. Use Up or Down to change
number.
7. Press Save to save. To cancel any changes, press
Back to exit without saving.
8. Press the Back button to exit.

Set Control Panel Language
To access the language menu:
1. Check that the green power LED is on.
2. Press Menu and press Select to select “Settings”.
3. Use the Up or Down arrows and scroll to “Device”
and press Select.
4. Use the Up or Down arrows to scroll to “Select
Language and press Select.
5. Use the Up or Down arrows to choose the desired
language.
6. Press Save to select the control panel language. To
cancel any changes, press Back to exit without saving.
7. Press Back to exit.

Set Temperature Unit
The default setting is Fahrenheit (°F). The pump can be
set to either Celsius (°C) or Fahrenheit (°F).
1. Check that the green power LED is on.
2. Press Menu.
3. Press Select to select “Settings”.
4. Use the Up or Down arrows to scroll to “Device”
menu item. Press Select.
5. Use Up or Down arrows to scroll to “Temperature
Units” and press Select.
6. Use Up or Down arrows to choose Celsius (°C) or
Fahrenheit (°F).
7. Press Save to save. To cancel any changes, press
Back to exit without saving.
8. Press Back to exit.

Password Protection
The default setting for password protection is disabled.
When this feature is enabled, the pump display will
prompt for the password before allowing access to the
control panel and buttons.
The entered password is any combination of four (4)
digits.
• The pump can always be stopped by pressing Start/
Stop, even when password protection is enabled.
• Password protection cannot be turned back on with
Start/Stop while running in manual mode.
• Pressing Start/Stop when the pump is off will return
it back to the Running Cycles Mode and run at
the next scheduled run time. If the present time is
within the scheduled run time, the pump will run the
scheduled speed.
• All functions including programming are disabled in
Password Protection Mode.
• Screen will read “Enter Password” if any button other
than the Start/Stop button is pressed
• Key icon displayed in the upper left side of the
screen when Password Protection is on.

Password

Setting Password
1. Check that the green power LED is on.
2. Press Menu. Press Select to select “Settings”.
3. Use the Up or Down arrow to scroll to “Device”.
4. Press Select.
5. Press Up or Down arrow to scroll to “Password”. The
default setting is “Disabled”.
6. Press Select.
7. Press Up or Down arrow to change the setting to
“Enabled”. Press Save to save.
8. Press the Down arrow. “Password Timeout” will be
displayed. The factory default time is 1 minute. This
means the IntelliFlo® Variable Speed Pump will go
into Password Protection mode 1 minute after the
last control panel key is pressed.
9. Press Select to change time setting from 1 minute
to 6 hours and press Save to save.
10. Press the Down arrow and then press Select on
“Enter Password” to change the setting.
11. Press the Left or Right arrows to move cursor and
press the Up or Down arrow to change the password
number to desired setting.
12. Press Save to save. To cancel any changes, press
Back to exit without saving.

Entering Password
1. Press any button (besides the speed button) to prompt
the screen for a password.
2. To enter password, use the Left and Right arrows to
move the cursor and the Up and Down arrow button
to scroll through the digit then press Save to confirm.

Operating Modes

The IntelliFlo® Variable Speed Pump can be programmed
in three different modes:
Manual, Schedule, and Egg Timer. Speeds 1-4 can
be programmed in all three modes. Speeds 5-8 can
only be programmed in Schedule mode since there are
no buttons on the control panel for Speeds 5-8. The
default setting for Speeds 5-8 is “Disabled”.

Speed Menu Tree Options

Manual
Assigns a speed to one of the four Speed buttons
on the control panel. This mode can only be used for
speeds 1-4.
To operate in Manual mode, press one of the four
speed buttons and then press the Start/Stop button.
The pump will run the assigned speed for that speed
button.

Egg Timer
Speeds 1-4 can be programmed to run at a certain
speed and for a duration of time once a speed button
is pressed.
Speeds 3 and 4 are Egg Timers by default. If you
desire a different method of operation, speeds 3 and 4
can be changed to Manual mode in the control menu.
To operate in Egg Timer mode, press a speed button
and then press Start/Stop. The pump will run that
speed for the set amount of time and then turn off.

Schedule
Program speeds 1-8 start and stop at a specific time
during a 24 hour period. Speeds programmed in
Schedule mode will override any manually selected
speed (speeds set by manually pressing any of the
speed buttons on the control panel).

Set Speeds in Manual Mode
(Speeds 1-4 Only)
1. Press Menu.
2. Use Up or Down arrows to scroll to “Speed 1-8”,
then press Select.
3. Use Up or Down arrows to find the speed (1-4) you
wish to program, then press Select.
4. Speeds 1-2 default setting is Manual. Speeds
3-4 default setting is Egg Timer. To set a speed in
Manual mode, press the Down arrow (“Set Speed”
will display) and press Select to change. Use the
Up or Down arrow to adjust speed.
5. Press Save to save the new speed setting.
Set Speeds in Egg-Timer Mode
(Speeds 1-4 Only)
1. Press Menu.
2. Use Up or Down arrows to scroll to “Speed 1-8”,
the press Select.
3. Use Up or Down arrow to find the speed (1-4) you
wish to program, then press Select.
4. Use the Up or Down arrows to scroll to “Egg-
Timer”, then press Select.
5. To set a speed in Egg-Timer mode, press the
Down arrow (“Set Speed” will display) and press
Select to change. Use the Up or Down arrow to
adjust speed.
6. Press Save to save the new speed setting.
7. Now press the Down arrow (“Set Time” will
display) and press Select to change. Use the Up
or Down arrows to adjust the time.
8. Press Save to save the new time setting.

Set Speeds 1-8 in Schedule Mode

Speeds in Egg-Timer

Set Speeds 1-8 in Schedule Mode
In Schedule mode, Speeds 1-8 can be programmed
to run a certain speed at a certain time of day. To run
a scheduled speed, press Start/Stop. The screen will
display “Running Schedules” when it is ready to run
a scheduled speed. If Start/Stop is pressed while a
scheduled speed is running, the pump will stop running
the scheduled speed. The pump will not continue to
run the scheduled speed until the Start/Stop button is
pressed again.
1. Press Menu.
2. Use Up or Down arrows to scroll to “Speed 1-8”,
then press Select.
3. Use Up or Down arrows and press Select for the
speed you wish to set and schedule.
4. Press Select (display will be highlighted) and scroll
to “Schedule”.
5. Press Save.
6. Press Down arrow (“Set Speed” will display) and
press Select to change. Use the Up or Down
arrow to adjust speed.
7. Press Save to save the new speed.
8. Press the Down arrow again, “Set Start Time” will
display. Press Select – the cursor will highlight the
minute column.
9. Use the Up or Down arrow to change the time
and the Left or Right arrow to move cursor from
minutes to hours.
10. Press Save to save the new start time setting.
11. Press Down arrow – “Set Stop Time” will display. Press
Select. Repeat Steps 8-9 to set stop time.
12. Press Save to save the new stop time setting.
13. Press Start/Stop.
The IntelliFlo® Variable Speed Pump will prime and
begin to run the programmed schedule at the specified
start time.
When running in Schedule or Egg Timer mode, the
countdown time (T 00:01) showing the hours and
minutes remaining is displayed.

Set Speeds 1-8 in Schedule Mode (cont.)
Programming Schedule for Constant Run
A speed cannot be programmed with the same start
and stop times. To run a speed without stopping, set
the Start time one minute after the stop time.
Example: A single speed will run non stop if programmed
with a Start Time of 8:00 AM and a Stop time of 7:59 AM.

Schedule Mode

Note: The pump will not run the scheduled speeds until the
Start/Stop button is pressed (LED on) to place the pump in
Schedule mode.
Note: When two speeds are scheduled during the
same run time the pump will run the higher RPM Speed
regardless of Speed # in use.
Note: The most recent command, Manual or Schedule,
takes priority regardless of speed number RPM.

External Control
This function is for programming speeds that will run
when the automation control system sends it a command.
For example, Terminal 3 and 4 in the automation system
will correspond to External Control Program #1. (5 and
6 to Ext Ctrl #2).
The Stop Delay feature allows the user to program the
pump to run a Program Speed after the External Control
has been deactivated. This feature can be used to provide
a cooling down period for the pump after a trigger signal
from an installed heater has been deactivated. Each
individual Program Speed can have a Stop Delay of 1
to 10 minutes programmed.
Use the External Control feature to program the
IntelliComm system power center.
To access the External Control menu:
1. Check that the green power LED is on.
2. Press the Menu button.
3. Use Up or Down arrow to scroll to “Ext. Ctrl.”.
4. Press Select. “Program 1” is displayed.
5. Press Select. “750 RPM’ is displayed.
6. Press Select. The “RPM” number will highlight.
7. Press Up or Down arrow to change the RPM
setting.
8. Press Save to save the setting.
Note: To cancel any changes, press the Back
button to exit without saving.
9. If you do not wish to program a Stop Delay,
continue to step 13. If you do wish to program a
Stop delay press Up or Down arrow to scroll to
“Stop Delay”.
10. Press Select to set Stop Delay.
11. Press Up or Down arrows to change the Stop
Delay setting. Stop Delay can be set from 0
minutes (disabled) to 10 minutes.
12. Press Save to save the setting.
Note: To cancel any changes, press the Back
button to exit without saving.
13. Press Back to return to set Program 2.
14. Use Up or Down arrow to scroll to “Program 2”.
15. Repeat Steps 5 through 13 to set Program 2, 3,
and 4.

Time Out
The Time Out feature keeps the pump from running it’s
programmed speeds for a set duration adjustable in the
menu. The Time Out feature is displayed in hours and
minutes (Hrs:Mins).
Once Time Out is finished, the pump will return to its
previous mode of operation, the Start/Stop LED will be lit
and ready to turn on at the next scheduled run time.
To access the Time Out menu:
1. Check that the green power LED is on.
2. Press Menu.
3. Use Up or Down arrows to scroll to “Features”, then
press Select.
4. Press Select to choose “Timeout”.
5. Then press Select again to choose “Timeout Duration”.
6. Press Select to change the time. The cursor will
highlight the minutes column.
7. Press the Left arrow to move cursor to the hours
column. Time out can be set from 1 minute to 10
hours.
8. Press Save to save the setting.
Note: To cancel any changes, press Back to exit
without saving.
9. Press Back to exit the menu.

Quick Clean
Note: Quick Clean is the only high-speed override
feature of the IntelliFlo® Variable Speed Pump.
This feature can be used to increase the pump speed for
vacuuming, cleaning, adding chemicals, after a storm for
extra skimming capability.
Press the Quick Clean button (LED on) and then
Start/Stop to start. When the Quick Clean cycle is over,
the pump will resume regular schedules and be in
“Running Schedule” mode.
To access the Quick Clean menu:
1. Check that the green power LED is on and the
pump is stopped.
2. Press Menu.
3. Use Up or Down arrows to scroll to “Features”,
then press Select.
4. Press the Down arrow and press Select for
“Quick Clean”.
5. Press Select to choose “Set Speed”.
6. Press Select to highlight the “RPM” first (ones)
column and change the speed.
7. Use Up or Down arrows to change the speed.
8. Press Save to save the speed.

9. Press the Down arrow again, and press Select
for “Time Duration”.
10. Press Select to change the time. The cursor will
highlight the minutes column.
11. Use Up or Down arrows to change the time from
1 minute to 10 hours.
12. Press Save to save the time.
13. Press Back to exit the menu.

Priming

The default setting for Priming is ENABLED. This
setting allows the pump to automatically detect if it is
primed for startup.
The priming feature increases the pump speed to
1800 RPM and pauses for three (3) seconds. If there is
sufficient water flow in the pump basket, the pump will
go out of priming mode and run its commanded speed.
If the water flow is not sufficient, the pump speed will
increase to the “Max Speed” setting and remain for
the priming delay time (default 20 seconds). If there is
sufficient water flow in the pump basket at this time, it
will exit priming mode and transition to the commanded
speed.
If there is still insufficient flow in the pump basket, as
determined by the Priming Range setting, the pump will
try to prime at the “Priming Speed” for the amount of
time set in the “Maximum Priming Time” menu, unless
the set “Maximum Speed” is lower than the set “Priming
Speed”. Once the pump achieves prime, it will resume
normal operation after the preset priming delay.

Note: It is possible to set “Maximum Speed” too low
for the pump to properly prime. Maximum Speed
will limit Priming Speed, except in one case. If the
Maximum Speed is set below the lowest available
Priming Speed (2350 RPM) then the pump will exceed
the Maximum Speed while the priming feature is
running. This prevents the pump from having trouble
priming if the Maximum Speed is set this low. If this
is a problem, priming can be disabled in the Priming
Menu.

Display during priming

Priming Features
DISABLED/ENABLED
MAX PRIMING TIME
PRIMING RANGE
PRIMING DELAY
SET SPEED
Default: ENABLED
Allows IntelliFlo® Variable Speed Pump to automatically detect if pump if is primed for startup.
The pump will speed up to 1800 RPM and pause for three (3) seconds – if there is enough
water in the basket, the pump will go out of priming mode and run the commanded speed.
Default: 11 minutes
The maximum priming time can be set from 1 – 30 minutes. This setting is the amount of time
the pump will try to prime before it gives a priming error. If this occurs, fill the pump basket
with water and restart the pump.
Default: 20 seconds
Priming delay can be set from 1 second to 10 minutes.
If the pump does not have enough water after the automatic priming mode, the pump will
increase to the Maximum Speed (under “Pump Settings” on page 9) and run for 20 seconds
(or for the time set).
You may need to increase the priming delay to allow the system to stabilize before the pump
starts running speeds. If pump continues to show a priming error, increasing the priming delay
time might correct this issue.
Default: 5
Priming range can be set from 1-10. The smaller the range, the more water the pump has
to be moving to detect that it is primed. At larger ranges, the pump will detect that it is fully
primed while moving less water. If the range is set too high, then the pump may exit Priming
mode before it has fully primed. The range will automatically adjust with the priming set
speed because the flow rates of the pump will be lower at lower speeds.
Default: 3450 RPM
The priming speed can be set between 3450 RPM and 2350 RPM. If the pump is on an
equipment pad that is close to the water level, it will not need to run at 3450 RPM to successfully
prime. The setting can be lowered to prevent running at a higher speed than necessary.
Day to day factors (i.e. local ambient pressure, water/air temperatures, amount of water
retained from last system run) can effect priming performance. Because of the frequently
changing nature of these factors the priming speed should be set high enough to accommodate
environmental and mechanical changes to ensure that the pump can successfully prime.
Finding the most effective and efficient speed for your specific needs may take careful testin

Setting Priming Features
Note: Priming features are only accessible if priming
is “Enabled”.
1. Press Menu.
2. Use Down arrow to scroll to “Priming” and press
Select.
3. The factory default is set to priming “Enabled“. To
disable, press Select.
4. Press Save if you have changed the setting – this
will save the selection.
5. Press the Down arrow – the screen will read “Max
Priming Time”.
6. To change from factory default, press Select. The
cursor will highlight.
7. Use the Up or Down arrows to change the time
from 1 minute to 30 minutes.
8. Press Save to save.
9. Press the Down arrow – the screen will read “Priming
Range”. Default is “5”.
10. Press Select to change the priming range. The
cursor will highlight the number.
11. Use the Up or Down arrows to change from 1 to
10. Increasing the number allows the drive to detect
prime with less water flow.
12. Press Save to save.
13. Press the Down arrow – the screen will read “Priming
Delay”. Default is 20 seconds.
14. Press Select to change the priming delay time.
15. Use the Up or Down arrows to change from 1
second to 10 minutes.
CAUTION: Increasing the time causes the pump
to stay in the priming mode longer.

Setting Priming

When the IntelliFlo® Variable Speed Pump is connected
to an automation control system, the priming feature
on the pump cannot be disabled by the external
automation control system only. It must also be
disabled on the pump itself.
If priming is enabled on start up, the pump responds to its
internal settings before responding to commands from an
automation control system.
If the pump is connected to an automation control system
and priming is not desired, disable the priming feature
on both the pump and the automation control system.
To disable priming with an automation system:
1. Disable the priming feature on the automation control
system at the load center or using a system remote.
(Refer to the automation control system user’s guide
for additional information).
2. Temporarily disconnect the RS-485 communication
cable.
3. Open the lid to the control panel to disable priming
on the pump. Press Menu, use the Arrow buttons to
scroll and select “Priming”, then select “Disabled” (the
factory default is set to “Enabled”). Press Back to exit
the menu.
4. Once priming is disabled, reinstall the RS-485
communication cable.

priming is disabled

The sensor for Thermal Mode is in the drive, on top
of the motor. This feature allows you to set a speed
(450 RPM – 3450 RPM) that runs when the IntelliFlo®
Variable Speed Pump goes into Thermal Mode. The
temperature level that you wish Thermal Mode to start
can also be set.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This feature is for protection of the
pump. Do not depend on the Thermal Mode feature for
freeze protection of the pool. Certain situations could
cause the pump to sense a different temperature than
actual air temperature.
Your automation systems air temperature sensor should
be used to sense actual temperature. For example, if
the pump is located indoors, the temperature of the
room does not indicate the outdoor temperature. The
pump does not sense the water temperature.

To access the Thermal Mode menu:
1. Check that the green power LED is on.
2. Press Menu.
3. Use the Down arrow to scroll to “Thermal Mode”
and press Select.
4. The factory default for Thermal Mode is
“Enabled“. To disable Thermal Mode, press
Select to highlight “Enabled”.
5. Press the Up arrow – “Disabled” is displayed.
6. Press Save to save.

To access the Thermal Mode

With “Thermal Mode” displayed on the screen,
press the Down arrow – “Set Speed” is displayed.
The factory default is 1000 RPM.
2. Press Select to change the speed. The cursor will
highlight the first column (ones).
3. Use the Up or Down arrows to set speed (450 –
3450 RPM).
4. Press Save to save the speed.
5. Press the Down arrow to Pump Temperature (the
temperature the pump will activate Thermal Mode,
default is 40° F/4.4° C).
6. Press Select to change the setting. The cursor will
highlight the first column. Can be set 40° F to 50°
F (4.4° C – 10° C).
7. Press Save to save the temperature setting.
Note: To cancel any changes, press Back to exit
without saving.
8. Press Back to exit.

Press Back to exit.

Pump Strainer Basket
The strainer basket (or ‘strainer pot’), is located in front of
the pump housing. The strainer basket must be kept clean
and free of debris. Inspect basket through the lid on the
top of the housing. Be sure to visually inspect the strainer
basket at least once a week. Dirty strainer baskets reduce
filter and heater efficiency and put abnormal stress on
the pump motor.

Cleaning the Pump Strainer Basket
1. Press Start/Stop button on the pump and turn
off the pump at the circuit breaker. Disconnect
communication cable from pump.
2. Relieve pressure in the system.
3. Turn the lid and clamp counter-clockwise and remove
from the pump.
4. Remove debris and rinse out the basket. Replace
the basket if it is cracked.
5. Put the basket back into the housing. Be sure to align
the notch in the bottom of the basket with the rib in
the bottom of the volute.
6. Fill the pump pot and volute up to the inlet port with
water.
7. Clean the lid and clamp, O-ring, and sealing surface
of the pump pot.
Note: It is important to keep the lid O-ring clean and
well lubricated.
8. Reinstall the lid by placing the clamp and lid on the
pot. Be sure the lid O-ring is properly placed.
Seat the clamp and lid on the pump then turn clockwise
until the locking ring handles are perpendicular to the
inlet.
9. Turn the power “ON” at the circuit breaker. Reconnect
communication cable from pump.
10. Open the manual air relief valve on the top of the
filter. Stand clear of the filter.
11. Wait until all pressure is relieved. Start the pump.
12. Bleed air from the filter until a steady stream of
water comes out of the filter air relief valve. Close
the manual air relief valve.

Winterizing
To protect the pump electronics from freeze damage,
the pump will switch on to generate internal heat as the
temperature drops below freezing if Thermal Mode is
enabled. The Thermal Mode feature on the pump is not
intended to protect the system plumbing from freezing.
• In mild climate areas, when temporary freezing
conditions may occur, run your filtering equipment
all night to prevent freezing.
• You are responsible for determining when freezing
conditions may occur. If freezing conditions are
expected, take the following steps to reduce the risk
of freeze damage. Freeze damage is not covered
under warranty.
To prevent freeze damage, follow the procedures below:
1. Shut off electrical power for the pump at the circuit
breaker.
2. Drain the water out of the pump housing by removing
the two thumb-twist drain plugs from the housing.
Store the plugs in the pump basket.
3. Cover the motor to protect it from severe rain, snow
and ice.
Note: The motor may be covered during a storm, winter
storage, etc., but never when operating or expecting
operation. Never wrap motor with plastic or other air
tight materials during winter storage.

Strainer Pot Assembly

Motor and Drive Care
Protect from heat
1. Shade the motor from the sun.
2. Any enclosure must be well ventilated to prevent
overheating.
3. Provide ample cross ventilation.
4. Provide a minimum clearance of three (3) inches
behind the motor fan for proper circulation.
Protect against dirt
1. Protect from any foreign matter.
2. Do not store (or spill) chemicals on or near the motor.
3. Avoid sweeping or stirring up dust near the motor
while it is operating.
4. If a motor has been damaged by dirt it may void the
motor warranty.
Protect against moisture
1. Protect from continuous splashing or continuous
sprayed water.
2. Protect from extreme weather such as flooding.
3. If motor internals have become wet – let it dry before
operating. Do not allow the pump to operate if it has
been flooded.
4. If a motor has been damaged by water it may void
the motor warranty.
5. Be sure to close the keypad cover after every use.
Shaft Seal Replacement
The Shaft Seal consists primarily of two parts, a rotating
ceramic seal housed in the impeller and a stationary
spring seal in the sealplate. The pump requires little or
no service other than reasonable care, however, a shaft
seal may occasionally become damaged and must
be replaced.
Note: The polished and lapped faces of the seal could
be damaged if not handled with care.

To remove and repair the motor subassembly, follow the
steps below:
1. Turn off the pump circuit breaker at the main panel.
2. Disconnect the RS-485 communication cable from
the pump (if connected to pump).
3. Drain the pump by removing the drain plugs. No tools
are required.
4. Remove the four (4) Phillips head screws from the
outer corners of the drive top cover.
5. Disconnect the keypad top cover from the drive and
set it to the side in a safe place.
6. Remove the three (3) Phillips head screws, located
inside the drive, that anchor the drive to the motor.
7. Remove the drive by lifting upwards to separate it
from the motor.
8. Use the 9/16 inch wrenches to remove the six (6) bolts
that hold the housing (strainer pot/volute) to the rear
subassembly.
9. Gently pull the two pump halves apart, removing the
rear subassembly.
10. Use a 3/32 inch Allen head wrench to loosen the two
(2) holding screws located on the diffuser.
11. Hold the impeller securely in place and remove
the impeller lock screw by using a Phillips head
screwdriver. The screw is a left-handed thread and
loosens in a clockwise direction.

12. Use a 1/4 inch Allen head wrench to hold the motor
shaft. The motor shaft has a hex-shaped socket on
the end which is accessible through the center of the
fan cover.
13. To unscrew the impeller from the shaft, twist the
impeller counterclockwise.
14. Remove the four (4) bolts from the seal plate to the
motor, using a 9/16 inch wrench.
15. Place the seal plate face down on a flat surface and
tap out the carbon spring seat.
16. Clean the seal plate, seal bore, and the motor shaft.

Pump Reassembly
1. When installing the replacement shaft seal, use
silicone sealant on the metal portion before pressing
into the seal plate as shown.
Note: Use extreme care when applying sealant. Be
sure no sealant contacts the seal plate surface or
the ceramic seal. Allow sealant to cure overnight
before reassembling.
2. Before installing the rotating portion of the seal into
the impeller, be sure the impeller is clean. Use a
light density soap and water to lubricate the inside
of the seal. Press the seal into the impeller with
your thumbs and wipe off the ceramic and carbon
faces with a clean cloth.
3. Remount the seal plate to the motor.
4. Screw in the impeller lock screw (counterclockwise
to tighten).
5. Remount the diffuser onto the seal plate. Be sure the
plastic pins and holding screw inserts are aligned.
Note: Ensure that the seal plate o-ring is clean
and free of debris.
6. Grease the diffuser o-ring and seal plate gasket
prior to reassembly.
7. Assemble the motor subassembly to the pump
housing by using the two (2) through bolts for proper
alignment. Do not tighten the through bolts until all
six (6) bolts are in place and finger tightened.
Note: Ensure that the seal plate gasket is properly
seated inside of the pump assembly. The seal
gasket can be pinched between the seal plate and
the pump housing while tightening these six (6)
screws, preventing a proper seal and producing a
slow leak when the pump is restarted.
8. Reinstall the drive onto the top of the motor.
9. Fill the IntelliFlo® Variable Speed Pump with water.

10. Reinstall the pump lid and plastic clamp. See
“Cleaning the Pump Strainer Basket” on page 18
for details
11. Reconnect the RS-485 communication cable to
the pump.
12. Prime the pump; refer to “Priming the Pump” on
page 5.

10. Reinstall the pump lid and plastic clamp. See
“Cleaning the Pump Strainer Basket” on page 18
for details
11. Reconnect the RS-485 communication cable to
the pump.
12. Prime the pump; refer to “Priming the Pump” on
page 5.

Pump Illustrated Parts View

To install the drive assembly onto the motor
assembly:
1. Be sure all electrical breakers and switches are turned
off before installing the drive.
2. Be sure that the gasket between the drive and motor
is in place. It is critical in keeping moisture out of the
drive and motor. Replace the gasket if damaged. Do
not reassemble with a damaged or missing gasket.
3. Verify that the three (3) orange motor post caps are
in position before placing the drive on the motor
assembly.
4. Align the drive assembly with the motor adapter and
seat the drive on the motor assembly.
5. Secure and tighten the drive assembly with the three
(3) Phillips head screws.
6. Plug the keypad cover back into the drive.
7. Place the keypad cover in the desired orientation
on the drive and reattach the four (4) screws in the
corners of the drive.
Note: Ensure that the keypad cable is not being
pinched between the drive and keypad cover.

Drive Assembly and Removal

Alerts and Warnings
The IntelliFlo® Variable Speed Pump displays all alarms and warnings on the control panel display. When an alarm
or warning condition exists, the corresponding light will be lit on the display.
All control panel buttons are disabled until the alarm or warning is acknowledged with the Reset button. Pressing
the Reset button will clear the alarm once the fault condition has been resolved.
Note: The pump will not start if the impeller is rotating.
Power Out/OFF
The incoming supply voltage is less than 170 VAC. The drive faults to protect itself from over current. The drive
contains capacitors that keep it powered up long enough to save the current run parameters. If power is restored
during this process, approximately 20 seconds, the drive will not restart until completed.
Priming Failure
If the pump is not defined as primed within the “Max Priming Time” it will stop and generate a “Priming Alarm” for 10
minutes, then attempt to prime again. The “Max Priming Time” is set by the user on the priming menu as discussed
on page 16. If the pump cannot prime within five attempts it will generate a permanent alarm that must be manually
reset.
Overheat
If the drive temperature gets above 54.4° C (130° F) the pump will slowly reduce speed until the over
temperature condition clears.
Thermal Mode
When active, the motor will run at the preset RPM until the drive internal temperature increases above the
minimum. The pump’s internal thermal protection is disabled when connected to an automation system. Thermal
protection is provided by selecting YES at the ON WITH FREEZE portion of the circuit function menu in the
automation control system. To re-enable the internal thermal protection, the power to the drive must be cycled
off then back on. Important: See explanation of Thermal Mode on page 17.
Over Current
Indicated that the drive is overloaded or the motor has an electrical problem. The drive will restart 20 seconds
after the over current condition clears.
Over Voltage
Indicates excessive supply voltage or an external water source is causing the pump and motor to rotate thereby
generating an excessive voltage on the drives internal DC buss. The drive will restart 20 seconds after the over
voltage condition clears.
Internal Error
Indicates that the self-monitoring motor control software has encountered an error. Clear the alarm and restart the
pump. If this alarm persists, contact Pentair Technical Service at 1-800-831-7133.

REPLACEMENT PARTS

REPLACEMENT PARTS

Pump Dimensions

Electrical Specifications
Circuit Protection: Two-pole 20 AMP device at the Electrical Panel.
Input: 230 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 3200 Watts Maximum, 1 phase
Note: Refer to the pump motor label, and all national and local
electrical codes, for specific electrical requirements and specifications.

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