Intelliflo VS+SVRS approved or not?
Deeker and any other experts:
Based upon advice on this forum and the Pentair website I purchased an Intelliflo VS+SVRS for my spa and canceled my order for a VAC-ALERT.
I had my rough plumbing inspection today and when the inspector looked for the drain vent line, which I do not have I told him about the pump. As it was new, he questioned if if was approved by the local jurisdiction, i.e, Seminole County, Florida.
Upon opening the manual (which was not available online when I made the purchase), here is what we found:
-A statement that the pump complies with ASME/ANSI A112.19.17-2002 SVRS standard
Of course, I can not tell if that means it meets the Florida Building Code which defines approved as:
APPROVED. Accepted or acceptable under an applicable specification stated or cited in this code, or accepted as suitable for the proposed use under procedures and power of the administrative authority.
ASME/ANSI A112.19.17-2002 SVRS is not referenced, leaving me, I think subject to the whims of the "administrative authority"
- The manual also has lots and lots of disclaimers about how the pump WILL NOT act as an SVRS, such as:
"Because SVRS protection is not enable during priming more, never allow anyone in the pool during priming mode"
So what do I do, watch the clock every day and kick ever person out of the pool before the pump starts.
"Check valves should not be installed on the suction or discharge side of the system"
Unfortunately, my design has a Pentair Master Temp heater, which of course, in its installation manual, specifically calls for the use of check valves to prevent back siphoning. I also have air blowers that require the use of check valves.
So now, I can argue with teh building inspectors and get the pump approved as an SVRS but only if I void the warranty on my Master Temp and my blowers. What a choice.
I hope Pentair will allow me to trade the VS+SVRS back in for a VS as it appears I must buy another VAC-ALERT...and refund me the difference in cost!
Any thoughts out there? Am I missing something?