The new Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems Sparus Pump with Constant Flow Technology, is like no other pump we have seen on the market. This pump is definitely not for the faint of heart or your typical aquarium installation, however if you need a pump to push out 20-140 GPM, then take a look at this new beast of a pump.
Pentair created its Constant Flow Technology (CFT) automatically calculates and self-adjusts to provide the exact speed needed to deliver the exact flow rate you establish. As system conditions change, the pumps CFT self-adjusts to deliver a constant user-specified flow rate.
The 3 hp pump reduces the need to constantly be tinkering with manual valves to maintain your desired flow rate and promises the lowest electrical consumption for a pump of its size. If you think about it, when you are throttling back on valves, you are still making the pump work at the same rate or higher to deliver less flow.
Pentair designed an on-board controller that will self-adjust to determine the most-energy-efficient speed required to deliver your desired (and consistent) flow rate. By decreasing the speed of an electric motor to the minimum speed required to do the required work, you can save electricity.
This pump is self-priming, includes an oversized strainer basket and volute, and is compatible with an assortment of aquaculture systems. The pump can operate from 1100 RPM to 3450 RPM with four preset flow rates of 40, 50, 60 and 70 GPM but allows for you to program flow rates from 20-140 GPM with up to eight programmable speeds/flows.
The Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems Sparus Pump retails for $999.00 but there is currently a special price and a rebate you can leverage to get it at a better price.