Watkins Item # 74427 : Silent-Flo 5000 E5 - NEW Circulation Pump
Tiger River Spas & Hot Spring Silent Flo 5000 Circulation Pump -- The E5
This pump is the BRAND NEW E5 model Circulation Pump, manufactured by Watkins to fit all Hot Spring or Tiger River Spas 1986-Current, and replace the SilentFlo 5000 pump. The new E5 replaces the SilentFlo® 5000 and all previous style single speed circulation pumps on all Hot Spring and Tiger River spa models from 1986 to 2008. The E5 was introduced in March of 2008 as the premier upgrade/replacement circulation pump. The compact design and flexible positioning (can mount vertically on the sidewall of the equipment compartment) has won it favor with Hot Spring dealers worldwide. This little jewel uses less electricity and moves more water per minute than its predecessor, the Silentflo 5000. When you refill your spa and power it up this "next generation" magnetic drive slowly ramps up to insure that it's well primed with water. This flexible pump can also mount on its side without the need to secure it to the floor of the equipment compartment with the attached bracket. The impeller is accessible simply by unscrewing the top ring of the pump. The circulation pump draws water through the circulation pump filter (1989 forward spas) and then pushes it through the heater, ozone injector (if equipped) and back into the spa through the heater return fitting or floor drain. It circulates over twice the gallons per minute as the Silentflo 5000 yet uses 15 watts less. Impressive!
However, if you have a 1995 or 1996 spa read about the Silent Flo 5002. Older spas that have Silent Flo 5002, Groundfos, Cal, Laing (Lange) 303, brand circulation pumps will require a Silent Flo Plumbing Retrofit/Adapter Kit (listed in our store as well) in order to retrofit the pump into the existing equipment.
The pump DOES NOT come with a cordset. You may use your existing circ. pump power cord. However, if a new one is required, please let us know and we can inlcude one for minimal extra charge.
We only sell NEW pumps -- NO rebuilds!
For those replacing a Silent Flo 5000, the manufacturer of the pump, Watkins Manufacturing, has recently updated their product to the Silent Flo E5. There should be no adjustments to retrofit the old pump to this current version. Though there is a significant appearance difference, the E5 will operate similar to the version you are replacing.
Includes install instructions.