Pentair 011018 Discontinued! Replaced with Pentair's EC-011028
To continue the 011018’s fantastic name, Pentair decided to upgrade this prized pump into a newer model IntelliFlo (EC-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 EC-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 EC-011028 is the pump for you!
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