What’s the difference between the IntelliFlo 011028, 011017, and 011012?

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Of the Pentair pumps, there are three of the current generation that are by far the most common.

Given the price spread, it’s easy to get confused as to the difference between these three. They look the same, they’re reviewed similarly, and yet there’s something different… Let’s clear that up!

011028 IntelliFlo VS

The Intelliflo 011028 Variable Speed Pump is like the core model–the other two are variations on the same core product. This is one of the most popular pool pumps on the planet, and Pentair IntelliFlo pumps were the first pool pumps to be certified as Energy-Star compliant. People love this pump.
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011017 IntelliFlo VS-SVRS

The VS-SVRS pool pump is different in exactly one respect: it includes an integrated Safety Vacuum Release System (SVRS). The SVRS is designed to help mitigate the risk of suction entrapment by shutting off the pump when pressure indicates an obstruction. For example, if a swimmer were stuck on the main drain, the SVRS system would detect a problem, and shut off the pump. An SVRS is an excellent addition to the safety of your pool, along with drain covers, pool alarms, and fencing can be.
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011012 IntelliFlo VF

The VF is the high-tech version of this already high-tech line of pool pumps. In addition to programmable speeds and timers, the VF can automatically determine the minimum flow required for any pool task; circulation, filtration, heating, cleaning, running jets, water features, you name it. As the demands change, it automatically adapts the speed of the motor to fit the need. It also has a digital read-out of the current speed, so you can tell what this genius of a pump is up to at any point. It also has built-in diagnostics that help protect the pump against the most common causes of failure, including loss of prime, overheating, freezing, or voltage irregularities.
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Hope that helps!

They are clearly slight variations on a theme, and are all incredible upgrades over single-speed pumps of the past. The IntelliFlo pumps are some of the most popular and loved products we carry. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have, and help make sure you get the right pump for your pool’s specific needs. Let us know if there’s anything we can help you with in your research!