Raypak Variable Speed Pool Pump 1.65 THP - PS165VSP


Part # PS165VSP

By Raypak

  4.8 Average  



Part # PS165VSP

Product Description

PureLine Prime Pump

Professional Pool Pump, PS165VSP


  • High-performance, medium-head variable-speed pump.
  • Self-priming pump. Motor will run for 3 minutes at 2600rpm. After priming mode is complete, pump will start at the user programmed speed.
  • Robust mechanical shaft seal allows pump to accidentally run dry for up to 1 hour.
  • Easy to program variable-speed controller complete with a built-in 24-hour timer. Allows up to 3 program modes; cleaner cycle, low rpm filtration cycle, high speed or off cycle. Less than 5 minutes to program.
  • Override button for full pump control without interrupting 24-hour program cycle. 24-hour program runs invisibly in the background and resumes once override function is complete.
  • Programming will stay intact during power outage. Pump will automatically resume operation at beginning of the program when power is restored.
  • Built-in freeze protection, runs pump at 2600rpm for 8 hours when ambient drops below 39°F.
  • Compatible with most major automation controllers. See I/O manual for wiring instructions.
  • Remote Controller (optional): Same controller used on the PS270VSP. View diagnostic information, remote mount controller. Ability to perform advanced programming. Uses RS485 connection.
  • Limited Warranty: 2 years from date of installation.

Product Specifications

1.65 HP
208-230 V
Port Size:
2 in.
Union Connectors:
2" Unions included
Service Factor:

?     Asked on 12/7/2018 by

My pump won’t turn off. I have a raypak ps165vsp. The buttons on the panel do not seem to be working

A  Answered on 12/10/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Diagnosing certain symptoms may require close interaction with, or in close proximity to, components that are energized with electricity. Contact with electricity can cause death, personal injury, or property damage. When trouble shooting the V-Green 165, diagnostics involving electricity should be cared for by a licensed professional. Please review Troubleshooting Guide

?     Asked on 8/20/2018 by Bill

I have a 23000 gallon pool and have had sta rite 1.5 single speed a hayward 1.5 single speed and currently have a harris 1.5 single speed. I have an electronic controller on 220v. Will this pump be a good fit and is it California accepted? Also I run a creepy crawler out of the leaf basket.

A  Answered on 8/20/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Bill. This Raypak Variable Speed Pool Pump is no longer available, you can use the Pureline Prime 1.65 VS Pump - PL2605 as an alternate. The Prime Pump is Energy Star certified. 

?     Asked on 10/10/2017 by Andy J

I have a Hayward SP3010 2 speed 2HP pump, would this be a good replacement? and does this unit come with a programmable controller?

A  Answered on 10/10/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Andy J. This pump performance is not as good as the Super II Pump. However, you can use this pump if it can meet your pool needs. You can use the steps in our How To: Size a Pool Pump guide. A programmable controller does come with this pump. 

?     Asked on 9/6/2017 by andy

HI I have a Pentair challenger 1hp, 10k gallon pool. Would this pump be a good replacement?

A  Answered on 9/8/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Andy. This Raypak Variable Speed Pool is not the best replacement for a Challenger pump when compared to performance. 

?     Asked on 7/24/2017 by

how to set the start time on a v-green 165 pool pump

A  Answered on 7/24/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. This pump requires an external timer to tell the pump when to turn on and off. Once you've set the desired on and off time, you'll have to edit the Steps with the desired RPM and Duration settings. 

?     Asked on 7/7/2017 by Kevin

I installed this with my Aqualink RS8 per the wiring diagram in the manual. When I have dip switch 1 on as directed the pump always runs in override regardless of the Aqualink mode. Any idea what I need to change?

A  Answered on 7/8/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Kevin. I would recommend verify that Dip switch 1 is ON and Dip switch 5 is OFF and triple check the wiring. 

?     Asked on 5/27/2017 by

Should the suction in the skimmer always have suction? Mine doesn't have suction all of a sudden. The jets are flowing.

A  Answered on 5/28/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Yes, the skimmer should have suction. There are a number of reasons why it may not including, a suction valve needing to be adjusted, the rpm setting on a variable speed or dual speed being too low, a clogged line, a dirty or old filter or maybe even a clogged impeller. I would inspect such things first.

?     Asked on 5/24/2017 by Paul

I currently have a 15k inground pool with B2854 Pentair Challenger 1.5 HP single speed motor, Tagelus TA-60 Sand Filter, and Polaris 280. Is this VS pump a viable replacement?

A  Answered on 5/24/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Paul, Yes this would be a great replacement pump for the pool set up you have described.

?     Asked on 3/17/2017 by

I have 1.5 inch plumbing. I know this pump has 2 inch ports but if i used a reducer will my 1.5 inch pipes handle the output of this pump. I currently have a 3/4 HP pentair super flow with a pentair sd-60 sand filter.

A  Answered on 3/17/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, You can use a reducer with this pump, however, if you run it at the RPM's it will cause back pressure because the flow will be too much for 1.5" pipes and for that filter.

?     Asked on 2/18/2017 by wilfried bardet

what is: "Remote Controller (optional): Same controller used on the PS270VSP. View diagnostic information, remote mount controller. Ability to perform advanced programming. Uses RS485 connection." is it referring to : V-Green 270 User Interface - 2520652-001 http://www.inyopools.com/Products/00201352079928.htm or Century Motor VLink - VL100 http://www.inyopools.com/Products/00202536082391.htm

A  Answered on 2/20/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Wilfried, The remote controller is referring to the V-Green 270 User Interface - 2520652-001.

?     Asked on 8/23/2016 by

Can the controller be re-oriented, re-positioned or mounted on a vertical surface for better programming access? If so, any instructions would be appreciated.

A  Answered on 8/24/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

This drive assembly can not be re-positioned.  You can however add the User Interface Offboard Mounting Kit V-Green - 2512723-001 with the V-Green 270 User Interface - 2520652-001.

?     Asked on 8/8/2016 by

Will this pump work with my excisting 1 1/2" plumping from my old pump?

A  Answered on 8/9/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

The port sizes on this pump are 2". The closest VS Pump with a 1-1/2" plumbing is the Hayward Super Pump VS Variable Speed Pump - SP2600VSP.

?     Asked on 8/3/2016 by Titus Koehn

What is the warranty?

A  Answered on 8/4/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

The Raypak Variable Speed Pool Pump 1.65 THP has a limited 2 year manufacturer warranty.

?     Asked on 6/28/2016 by David

I have an Intermatic manual timer with a Hayward salt system that is wired to come on at the same time as the timer kicks on the pump. Can this pump be installed without having to replace the Intermatic and/or rewire the salt system?

A  Answered on 7/3/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi David, This pump requires a timer to turn it on/off. So it can be wired to the same timer as the chlorine generator to avoid any rewiring.

?     Asked on 6/16/2016 by GARY

Greetings, can the speed control pad be removed and wall mounted about 25' from the pump?

A  Answered on 6/16/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

I don't see why not but I would recommend giving RayPak a call to have them walk you through that if it's a possibility. There number is 805-278-5300

?     Asked on 6/4/2016 by Bob

Is a speed vs. GPM data sheet available? What is the programmable speed range for this pump and what are the incremental steps in this range if any?

A  Answered on 6/4/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Bob, This Raypak Variable Speed Pool Pump Brochure should have all the information you have requested.

?     Asked on 3/28/2016 by


A  Answered on 3/29/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Unfortunately we do not have the wattage info. This pump can be run at different speed, unlike a 3 speed pump can only run on the three pre-programmed speeds. This pump give you more options.


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