Super Max 1HP Pump



  (5 out of 5 Stars on 2 Ratings)

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This powerful workhorse is the perfect match for any pool owner that wants maximum performance combined with whisper quiet operation. Super Max's superior hydraulic design allows the pump to move more water and lower operating costs. Powered by an energy efficient commercial grade motor, Super Max™ will keep your pool water flowing at optimum rates. Because this pump has power to spare, it can keep your pool crystal clear and have plenty of suction to run automatic cleaners without costly booster pumps.

Super Max's housing is made of reinforced composite materials that will not corrode or crack. The deep capacity hair and lint pot collects more debris between cleaning and the clear lid allows for easy inspection. The lid is removed with a quick and easy ¼ turn. Invest in Super Max's combination of power, durability and energy efficient operation. Available in standard and energy efficient models. 1-Year Warranty. NSF & UL LISTED

Product Specifications:

  • Voltage = 115/230
  • Full Load Amps = 14.2/7.1
  • Horsepower = 1
  • Service Factor = 1.25
  • Port Size = 1 1/2"
1 HP

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Asked on 10/18/2015 by Greg

How can I determing flow rate or GPM for my pool? 11,000 gallons and I should cut the timer back for winter hours.

Inyo Answer

Answered on 10/20/2015 by Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Greg, You would first need to calculate the feet of head of your pool. You can use our How Size a Pool Pump guide to calculate the feet of head of your pool. Once you have that figure you can then use the SuperMax Performance Curve to get the GPM.


Asked on 07/11/2015 by RON PENLEY


Inyo Answer

Answered on 07/12/2015 by Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Ron, the inlet height on the Sta-Rite Super Max is 7.68" to the center of the intlet / suction port.


Asked on 06/02/2015 by Debby

My P2RA5E- 181L Has been sparking and blowing the circuits . Burned out .... I need a replacement motor , if still available or do I need replace the whole thing ?

Inyo Answer

Answered on 06/02/2015 by Product Specialist Dennis R.

Debby - The replacement motor for your Sta-Rite P2RA5E- 181L pump is an A.O. Smith 1 H.P Square Flange Up Rate Motor (USQ1102).


Asked on 05/29/2015 by Wally

Should this pump work at a distance of 30' from skimmer at 18' above pool

Inyo Answer

Answered on 05/30/2015 by Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Wally, Yes this pump would work at 30' on an above ground pool. We would suggest that you use a minimum of 1-1/2" pipe for your plumbing.


Asked on 05/09/2015 by Dave Dunn

What is the GPM for 1-1/2" pipe

Inyo Answer

Answered on 05/09/2015 by Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Dave the maximum Gallons Per Minute (GPM) which can go through 1-1/2" pipe is 60 GPM so even if you had a 10 HP pump you will only be able to get 60 GPM through 1-1/2" pipe. So with this being said the max GPM for this pump with 1-1/2" pipe would be 60.


Asked on 05/06/2015 by dale

pool pump rated 1hp vs pump rated 1-1/2hp. what is the difference?. Also my old pump has 1-1/2" ports, do you still have this available. My pump is a sta-rite P2R5E-125L. Which is the best new match?

Inyo Answer

Answered on 05/06/2015 by Product Specialist Lennox H.

Dale, The difference between a 1hp and a 1-1/2hp is the power. The 1-1/2hp will circulate more water than the 1hp. Your Sta-Rite pump is no longer available. Speck EasyFit MXG 1HP Max Rated Pump


Asked on 10/30/2014 by Ron Rasmussen

I need to replace my Sta-Rite P2RA5F-182 1 1/2 HP pump because it is leaking and losing prime. I am interested in the PHK2RA6E102L pump which 1 HP; it will save some power cost. I want to know if the inlet to the strainer assy. is the same height as for my present pump. My PVC plumbing is not alterable at the pump inlet.

Inyo Answer

Answered on 10/30/2014 by Product Specialist Alex V.

Ron, Unfortunately they are not the same height. If you are unable to re-plumb a new pump, your best option would be to replace the motor and seals.

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Ratings Summary

Average Rating:   (5 out of 5 Stars)

Recommended: (100%) 2 of 2 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:

   (5 out of 5 Stars)

Reviewed By: from Fort Pierce, FL ()

Quiet, easy to install, and no leaks. So far I have been pleased.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:

   (5 out of 5 Stars) Easy installation pool pump

Reviewed By: from Livonia, MI ()

Pros: quiet, easy to install

Cons: I no longer have anything to complain about.

Installation of this pump and motor was a breeze. The product was shipped on time and just as advertised. I installed it in under an hour and was up and running. The pump is very quiet and delivers great performance. I am impressed with the product and the sales experience with Inyo Pools.

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