Hayward TriStar VS Pump - SP3202VSP



Model # W3SP3202VSP

By Hayward Pool Products

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Model # W3SP3202VSP

Warranty 1-Year Warranty from the date of purchase

Rebate $75 Visa Gift Card

Manufacturer Code SP3202VSP

Alternate Part #'s HAY-10-3230, HAYSP3202VSP, SP3200VSP, SP3202VSP

Product Description

PureLine Prime Pump


Rebate (Valid on purchases with pool professional installation made from April 2, 2019 to June 16, 2019. Rebate submissions must be made prior to June 29, 2019)




Hayward Tristar VS Variable Speed Pump - Stand-Alone or Relay Control, includes Pump User Interface


Variable-speed pool pumps are the ultimate way to save energy. TriStar® VS variable speed pump is specifically designed to replace most high performance pumps installed today, providing incredible energy savings that result in an even faster return on investment compared to other oversized models.

Offering up to 90% energy cost savings over single-speed pool pump alternatives via an integrated variable-speed drive and totally-enclosed, permanent magnet motor, TriStar VS is an ideal pool upgrade for those looking to reduce energy use and save money.

Upgrade to TriStar VS and save your customers energyand money!

  • Designed to replace most full-rate high performance pumps up to 1.5 full-rate or 2.0 max-rate HP
  • Can pay for itself faster than larger and more expensive variable-speed models
  • Permanent magnet, totally enclosed fan cooled (TEFC) motor offers incredible efficiency and reliability
  • Integrated, programmable digital interface with a 24-hour programmable clock and up to 8 custom timer functions (SP3200VSP only)
  • A second model (SP3200VSPND) connects directly to Hayward automation for even greater versatility
  • 2" x 2.5" union connections make installation and servicing fast and easy
  • Second base included to align TriStar VS with Pentair® WhisperFlo® for easy retrofit upgrades (SP3200VSP only)

ENERGY STAR certification

Product Specifications

1 1/2 HP
230 V
Union Connectors:
2 x 2.5 Included
California Title 20 Compliant

?     Asked on 9/15/2019 by Barry

I currently have a Hayward 2hp Pump with 2” intake and outlets, it runs the Kreepy Crawley and circulates the water in a 20000 gal. pool. I live in California and need a compliant pump. What would you recommend?


A  Answered on 9/19/2019 by Industry Professional

Yes, based on the information provided this unit would work.

?     Asked on 6/20/2019 by Jeff Hejna

I have an 18,000 gal pool with a Hayward SP2610X15 Super Pump 1.5 HP Pool Pump on it. The motor was replaced 2 years ago, and since then has started leaking. I want to replace it with a VS pump, but not sure exactly which one would be best. I am working with making the backyard fully automated but doing it piece by piece. Any direction would be greatly appreciated.

A  Answered on 9/19/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

So you can use the Super Pump Variable Speed Pump model W3SP2603VSP however those are special order with an approximate lead time of 2-3 weeks or you can use the model PL2606 which will have extra strength in case you need it in the future. If you use the PL2606 then you will also need the automation adapter.  

?     Asked on 5/30/2019 by Dennis A.

I have an 18,000 gallon pool. Originally, it had a Hayward TriStar 1.5HP, that was replaced with a Hayward RS 1.0HP. Additionally, there is a Polaris 280 with 0.75HP booster, which powers the cleaner as well as two Polaris Sheer Descent waterfalls. The pool does fine with this setup, even with the reduction in HP of the original circulatory pump, which is now failing. Will this pump be suitable in my application? Will this pump at full power eliminate the need for the booster pump?

A  Answered on 5/30/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Dennis A. The Polaris 280 requires a Booster Pump, however, this pump will be able to operate the two Polaris Sheer Descent waterfalls. If you replace the Polaris 280 with the Polaris 360, then you will be able to eliminate the booster pump. 

  • Commented on 5/31/2019 by Product Owner

    Ok, thanks for your response. I will be placing my order soon. Will probably just hold off on the Polaris until the booster pump fails completely. One more question; I currently use a dual Intermatic timer box with freeze protection. Does this pump have freeze protection, or will I need to continue using the external timer setup that I currently have?

    • Commented on 6/6/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

      Yes this pump does have a freeze protection feature built into the controller.

?     Asked on 5/13/2019 by arthur

presently have a Hayward 1 hp Super Pump Model # C48K2N143B1 looking to switch to a VS pump. Which pump do you recommend?

A  Answered on 5/13/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Arthur. Your options are the Prime Pump 1.65 VSP - PL2605, Super Pump VSP - SP2603VSP or the SuperFlo VSP - 342001 are suitable replacement variable speed pumps. 

?     Asked on 4/2/2019 by

We had a Hayward TriStar VS Pump Model #SP3202VSPND, that has had the motor go out in it. We have recently been told they have discontinued the pump we had. We need to replace it with something that will interface with our existing ProLogic System, will this pump be able to be hooked up and interface correctly without having to replace anything else?

A  Answered on 4/10/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. This Hayward TriStar VS Pump - SP3202VSP will interface with your existing ProLogic system just as the SP3202VSPND model did. 

?     Asked on 3/30/2019 by Randy

Is this pump salt friendly?

A  Answered on 4/2/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Michelle B.

Hello, Yes, these pumps are salt water friendly.

?     Asked on 6/19/2018 by Tony

I have a 1.5 HP Pentair WhisperFlo what do you recommend

A  Answered on 6/19/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Tony. You're able to use this Tristar VS Variable Speed Pump - SP3202VSP as a suitable replacement for a Whisperflo 1.5HP Up Rate Pump. 

?     Asked on 6/4/2017 by robert

how many hp is this

A  Answered on 6/4/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

The high HP on this pump is 1.5 HP Up Rated or 1 HP Full Rated.

?     Asked on 5/24/2017 by Bob

I have a shaft seal leak on a 1 HP, Pentair single speed pump. I have several questions about this. 1. Should I repair or replace with a new variable speed pump ? 2. Should I stay Pentair or switch to Hayward or even to Jandy ? 3. The pool is a salt pool, about 12,000 gallons. I was told that variable speed pumps can also increase the life of your salt cell ?? Thanks, Bob

A  Answered on 5/25/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Bob, If it were me I would replace with a variable speed motor and keep your Pentair pump housing. Typically a Pentair pump will use the Century ECM16SQU Variable Speed 1.65 HP Replacement Motor if you could email us a few photos of your current pump we could let you know if you need to replace any other parts, please email those to upload@inyopools.com I have not heard that a variable speed pump will extend the life of your salt cell.

?     Asked on 3/11/2017 by Garry

I am completing a just less than 10000 gallon in ground lap pool with 9 solar heating panels 12 feet above ground. Would this pump be appropriate for this application provided I buy the correct filter.

A  Answered on 3/15/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Garry. This pump can be used depending on your total feet of head. You can use our How To: Size a Pool Pump guide and our How Do I Calculate Feet of Head for My Pool? blog for more info.

?     Asked on 3/7/2017 by Sean Waite

If you upgrade to a prologic controler later, can you run a SP3200VSP the same as a SP3200VSPND

A  Answered on 3/7/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Yes, if you upgrade to a Prologic, Aqualogic or the Omnilogic Hayward control systems they will all be able to control the Tristar VS or ECO VS pumps.

?     Asked on 2/26/2017 by

I need to know how to manually start the pump and let it run until I want to turn it off. I know about the Quick Clean (only 60 min) but it's not long enough when I'm using the spa. There has to be a way to turn it on high and leave it on? Thank you for your help.

A  Answered on 2/27/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

Here is a link to the Hayward Tristar VS Variable Speed Pump Owner's Manual. The pre-set speed settings 1-4 will run the pump at the default speeds (unless they have been programmed for different speeds) and would not turn off (unless the speeds settings are programmed for a selected run time). Please review the manual for additional information, if necessary. Thank you for the question!

?     Asked on 2/16/2017 by will

Hi, would this be enough to replace hayward pump (model k63cxepz) 1.5 HP SF 1.3 and 3450 rpm ? current pool info: 400,000 btu raypak heater (1 year old) 25k gallon in ground pool hayward sand filter: 4.9 ft2 with 98 GPM max rate for backwash and filtration no spa or any water features 1 return, 3 intakes thanks

A  Answered on 2/16/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Will. If you can provide the model number of the Hayward Pump you currently have we can make a comparison to find out if the TriStar VS Pump is a suitable replacement.

?     Asked on 1/25/2017 by Randall Truman

Replacing existing bad norstar pump that uses mech timers with a frost guard. What do i do about the frost guard now that i am wiring direct from power.

A  Answered on 1/25/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Randall. You can just bypass the time and freeze control and wire the pump directly from the breaker.

?     Asked on 1/22/2017 by Joseph Eddings

I currently have single speed Tristar 1.5hp pump. is there a Hayward variable speed replacement motor that will be compatible with the wet end of my pump?

A  Answered on 1/24/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

A great replacement variable speed motor is part number ECM16SQU. Make sure you replace the shaft seal when doing to motor installation, part number 5112-216.

?     Asked on 11/23/2016 by Paul

Will this pump be a good replacement for a Sta-Rite Dyna-Max 1 hp up-rated single speed pump (MPRA6E-205L)? My pool is 18,000 gallons, we have a 53 ft^2 DE fliter, the Voltage is 230 and the ports are 2 in. If this pump is not a good choice, what other dual speed or variable speed pumps would you recommend? Thanks!

A  Answered on 11/23/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Adam Y.

Paul, If your pump is up rated to 1.65 or lower this pump will work fine. if it is higher than 1.65tp like a 2hp. I would recommend the Hayward EcoStar Variable Speed Pump SVRS - SP3400VSPVR

?     Asked on 11/12/2016 by Joe

Hi, Can I use this pump on my 11,000 gallon pool with 1.5" plumbing throughout and pair it with my current waterway 19 (45 Gal per minute) sand filter and a AquaCal 135 BTU heat pump? I see the general recommendation is 2 inch plumbing. Also, I do not have any automation or chlorinator... just the pool and heater straight up. I currently have a Hayward .75 HP Super Pump that works fine but want to save energy. Thank you very much!

A  Answered on 11/14/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

If you are wanting a pump that has 1.5" ports then I would go with part number SP2600VSP.

?     Asked on 8/14/2016 by Marco

According to the manual this pump uses 385 watts @1750RPM. At my local rate of 11c/Kwh am I correct that this pump costs 385/1000*0.11=$0.042/hr to operate vs. my single speed 220V*9.95A*1.1SF/1000*0.11=$0.264/hr to operate??

A  Answered on 8/20/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Marco, Your calculation is not correct on your single speed pump, you do not need to factor in the SF. Instead of $0.27/hr  it's costing you $0.24/hr.

?     Asked on 7/21/2016 by jerry

30x30by4 above ground. Currently has a 2 speed 2 HP Hi flow pump. Want to upgrade to Varible speed for utility bill. Any suggestions ?

A  Answered on 7/23/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Jerry, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, we do not carry a variable speed pump for above ground pools.

?     Asked on 6/13/2016 by Dave

Will the unions for the Tristar VS pump accept 2" or 2.5" plumbing? What exactly does "2" x 2.5" union connections". The manual list flow rates for various pipe sizes but it does not indicate the factory default unions accept (without reducers, ect).

A  Answered on 6/14/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Dave, This means the union can accept either 2" or 2.5" plumbing, the inside of the unions accepts 2" plumbing and the outside of the union accepts 2.5" plumbing.

?     Asked on 6/12/2016 by Michael

Need your recommendation. I have 2" plumbing on a 35k gallon pool. Currently I have a older Hayward Tristar 1.85 THP pump attached with a 48sqft DE filter. I am looking for a variable speed pump to cut some utility bills. I haven't measured it but I am estimating about 45' head of water. What would you all recommend? Would the Tristar VS work?

A  Answered on 6/12/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Michael, Yes this Tristar Variable Speed Pump would be our recommendation as on the high speed it will be the exact pump as you currently have. Also the plumbing ports will be in the same location meaning no re-plumbing.

?     Asked on 5/13/2015 by john Valentine

Can you provide the dimensions (LxWxH) of the shipping carton for the Hayward Tristar VS? I understand the weight is 52 pounds, but I also need the dimensions.

A  Answered on 5/13/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

The boxed dimensions are roughly 26" L x 14" W x 14" H

?     Asked on 4/29/2015 by Dave

Hi. Looking to replace a 1.5 HP Hayward single speed pump. Will this pump work (and will it work efficiently) on a pool with 2" suction plumbing and 1.5" return plumbing?

A  Answered on 4/29/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Dave - The SP3200VSP pump will be more energy efficient and it will work for your application.

?     Asked on 1/8/2015 by Bob S.

In most single-speed or dual-speed pump electrical wiring configurations, timers are used to provide power to the pump; one timer on a single speed; two timers on a dual speed (one a hi/low). Looking at the Tristar VS Variable Speed Pump wiring schematic, it seems that no timers are required whatsoever, and that the onboard pump control circuitry is used to turn the pump on and off, etc., without having to use any timers whatsoever. Is my understanding correct?

A  Answered on 1/8/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Sharon F.

That is correct.  The Tristar SP3200VSP model has a 24-hour clock built into it.  The Hayward Tristar VS Pump Owners Manual has details on configuring the timer.

?     Asked on 10/18/2014 by Bill Bowe

My old hayward motor died, it was a 1.5 hp a.o. smith. Would like to replace entire pump with a Hayward SP3200VSP Tristar Variable Speed. Will this work?

A  Answered on 10/18/2014 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Bill - Yes you could replace your 1.5 HP Hayward pump with the Tristar variable speed pump. For this pump we would suggest that you have a minimum of 2" plumbing. You will see a considerable savings on your electrical bill by upgrading to a variable speed pump, up to 90% energy savings!


Est. Repair Time

2 to 4 hrs

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Pliers, Adjustable Wrench, Saw

Motor failing on old pump

Written on 7/23/2019 by Guest

After removing the old pump, the wiring was installed into new water tight seal-tite. New terminals were crimped and installed on the end going into the pump. Once connected, it was bolted in place and new PVC was cut to attach the pump to the existing plumbing.

Read the instructions, take your time, and assess the situation. Pump replacement is a straightforward install. Prep the job and get the tools BEFORE you start! It will save you time and frustration in the long run!

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Est. Repair Time

Less than 1 hr

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Nut Drivers, Adjustable Wrench, PVC saw

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No problems.

Written on 6/4/2018 by Guest

I replaced my old single speed pump with a Hayward variable speed pump. Install and setup was easy.

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