Pentair 347988 OptiFlo Horizontal Discharge Aboveground Pool Pump

  • OptiFlo horizontal discharge aboveground pool pump
  • Cam and ramp lid lock; large strainer basket
  • Unionized discharge port connection; user-friendly removable drain plugs
  • Metal base on motor; easy access to change the discharge port position
  • Includes cord and twist lock plug; 1-horsepower; measures 9-inch length by 11-1/2-inch height by 22-1/2-inch width

This OptiFlo horizontal discharge aboveground pool pump has cam, ramp lid lock and large strainer basket. Unionized discharge port connection and user-friendly removable drain plugs. Metal base on motor with easy access to change the discharge port position. Includes cord and twist lock plug, 1-horsepower. This pump for aboveground pools feature a revolutionary design that delivers dependable high flow performance. 115 Volt, 12-Amps full load, 3-feet cord length, 1-1/2-inch full pipe size. Measures 9-inch length by 11-1/2-inch height by 22-1/2-inch width.

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Pentair optiflo horizontal discharge aboveground pool pump11 Pentair 347988 OptiFlo Horizontal Discharge Aboveground Pool Pumpnd over the phone to make sure this would be a drop in replacement for an older model we had on our pool that had finally given up the ghost. They assured me it would work fine, but it didn’t. Although it was the same horsepower, amperage, connection (twist lock), and was a horizontal discharge as the previous model, it wouldn’t fit.
The horizontal discharge is about 3 inches higher than the older model (which would require additional plumbing work) and the discharge fitting is a different size (slightly smaller) than the older model (which also would have caused additional plumbing work).
Since I needed to re-plumb the thing now anyway, I returned this pump and bought one that was marked down to a third of the cost from a local home center that some other poor soul had special ordered and returned because it wouldn’t match up to their plumbing either.