1.5 H.P Variable Speed Pool Pump - PL1615

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Model # PL1615

By PureLine

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Model # PL1615

Warranty 1-Year

Product Description

Maximize your savings with the new PureLine Pure Flow Variable Speed Pump.

The PureLine Pure Flow Variable Speed Pump now offers fully variable speed pump at an affordable price. The Pure Flow motor motor delivers premium energy efficiency and program flexibility with a digital controller mounted directly onto the pump. The Pure Flow Variable Speed Pump can save you up to 80% in energy costs over single-speed pumps.  It also has faster payback than the more expensive variable speed pumps because it is sized to match the performance of the most common medium head pumps.

Click here for 1.5" Quick Disconnect Unions for the Pure Flow Pump
Click here for the Above Ground Pool Version of this Pump

Application

  • Swimming pools of all types and size (including in-floor cleaning systems, solar heating systems, water features or water garden)
  • In-ground spas or in-ground pool/spa combinations

Features

  • Self-priming (suction lift up to 6’ above water level)
  • Up to 80% energy savings over single speed pumps
  • Full Variable Speed (750-3450 RPMs)
  • Strainer basket cover removes easily for cleaning
  • Transparent strainer basket cover lets know when basket needs cleaning
  • All components molded of corrosion-proof reinforced thermoplastic for extra durability and long life
  • Drain plug for easy pump winterization
  • Mechanical seals are made from carborundum & graphite for long life and low noise
  • Motor shaft is stainless steel grade 304

Additional Information

  • Amp Draw: 5 amps @ 3450 RPMS, 1.4 amps @2350 RPMS, .45 amps @ 1500 amps, .15 amps @ 750 RPMS
  • Wire Size: 14 AWG wire for wire runs up to 25', 12 AWG wire for wire runs 25' and greater





Product Specifications

HP:
1.5 HP
Port Size:
1 1/2 in.
Speed:
Variable
Volts:
230 V
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?     Asked on 5/22/2019 by Brent

I just ordered this vs pump along with a Pure Line salt generater. Will I need a separate timer switch for the generator? I did not see in the specifications that this pump is capable of controlling a one. If I need a timer, how do I synchronize the two? Would there be an ideal speed to run the pump?
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A  Answered on 5/22/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Brent. A timer is not required. Both the pump and chlorine generator can be wired directly to the breaker. The chlorine generator is equipped with a flow switch which will allow it to begin to make chlorine once the proper amount of flow is achieved. 
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?     Asked on 5/15/2019 by John F.

I currently have a Speck S90, 1 1/2 HP pump. Deciding whether to repair, replace with same, or give this VS a try. I have a salt system, using 2" PVC piping. I realize I might to adjust the piping to align with the VS pump, and would need new unions, but think the potential energy savings will be worth it. Is this VS a good alternative to the S90? And would I use the Part # 21063-154-000 unions?
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A  Answered on 5/19/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi John, Yes this would be a great replacement for the Speck S90 pump and we would suggest these Pool Pump Unions
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?     Asked on 5/4/2019 by Paul

I have a 26000 gal. in ground pool what variable speed pool pump do you recommend.
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A  Answered on 5/4/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Paul. In order to make a variable speed pump recommendation, we will need to know the Total Dynamic Head (TDH) of your pool.
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  • Commented on 5/5/2019 by Product Owner

    my pool is 36.6 x 18.4 x 8.0 + the steps my filter is a hayward s200 sand .what else do you need.
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    • Commented on 5/14/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

      Hi Paul, Could you give us the approximate distance going from the pump to the main drain at the bottom of the pool as well as the approximate distance from the pump to the skimmers? Do you have 1.5" plumbing or 2" plumbing? Can you supply the HP rating and pump model of your current pump (i.e. Hayward Super Pump, Hayward Whisperflo, Sta-Rite Dura Glas, etc..) This information will help us make the proper recommendation for you.
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?     Asked on 5/4/2019 by Ben

have a Hayward 1.5 hp pump, 2 speed, like to replace it with an adjustable pump. tell me about "adjustable?" can it be had with remote control, it is a problem under the pool deck?, thanks
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A  Answered on 5/5/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Ben, The PureLine Pure Flow variable speed pump will allow you to adjust the speed of the pump through a full range 3450 RPM's all the way down to 750 RPM. With a variable speed pump, you will see a huge decrease in your operational costs, up to 80%. It would be fine to put this pump under a deck. All the programming and timer features are done directly on the controller which is mounted on the pump. Normally you will set this once at startup and the pump will turn on and off based on the schedule you have set, there is not a remote control for this pump.
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?     Asked on 5/1/2019 by Bo Garris

On this 1.5 H.P Variable Speed Pool Pump what are the specs as far a max and min amp draw? I have existing wiring of 12 gauge wire for my old pump (Hayward PowerFlo Martix) it can be converted to the correct voltage but i want to make sure the wire is thick enough. the pool powers up but since there is no install/wiring guide with the pump i want to make sure i get the correct cable. And is there a installation guide i can download. Thanks BoG.
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A  Answered on 5/6/2019 by PureLine

Hi Bo, At 3450 RPM's the Pure Flow Draws 5 amps, at 2350 RPM's it draws 1.4 amps, at 1500 RPM's it draws .45 amps and at 750 RPM's it draws .15 amps. In regards to the wire size for runs 0' - 25' you can use 14 AWG wire and runs above 25' we suggest 12 AWG wire. We do have a Guide On How to Wire a PL1615 on 230V as well as Video on How to Program a PL1615 Pump which you should find helpful for your installation. There is also this Installation Guide for the PL1615 Pump.
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?     Asked on 4/30/2019 by Allan

I have a Century USQ 1102 motor with a A5E-124L pump. Would this Pureline 1.5 HP VS be a good replacement? Would I have to do a lot of plumbing modifications? Thank you.
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A  Answered on 4/30/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Allan, This pump would be a great replacement for your USQ 1102 motor with an A5E-124L pump. You should see big savings on your pump operational costs. You will have a little bit of re-plumbing but it should not be anything major.
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?     Asked on 4/28/2019 by Sue

I need to replace my pool pump. I have a motor model #CS4M25711 motor. HP 1.5, Hz 60 Amps 15.0/7.5 VOLTS 115/230. The first pool pump I ordered was never sent due to me being in Calif. I just want to make sure that this one will meet Calif's rediculous standards and is a good replacement.
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A  Answered on 4/30/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Sue, Yes this pump would meet the California regulation standards.
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?     Asked on 4/25/2019 by bo garris

My pool is an above the ground 27'x4.5' that currently has a dead haywood PowerFlo Matrix will this pump be a good replacement?
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A  Answered on 4/28/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Bo, Yes this would be a good variable speed pump replacement for a Hayward Power Flo Matrix however this pump can only be wired 240V so you will need to have 240V available. You will also have to do a little bit of re-plumbing.
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?     Asked on 4/23/2019 by Paulette

Just ordered this to replace a PacFab Pentair Challenger 1.5 HP with 1.5" pipe. Fine?
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A  Answered on 4/24/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Paulette. This pump is not a good replacement for a Challenger Pump due to the performance.
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  • Commented on 4/24/2019 by Product Owner

    What would be? We are in ASAP need. Order has already shipped.
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    • Commented on 4/25/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

      Paulette, The Pentair Challenger Pool/Spa Pump will be the best option. 
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      • Commented on 4/25/2019 by Product Owner

        But those are single speed...? Trying to upgrade to variable
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        • Commented on 5/6/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

          Paulette, Your options are limited since you have 1-1/2" pipes and we do not know your pools Total Dynamic Head (TDH)
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?     Asked on 4/18/2019 by Andy

I have a single speed pool pump that I need to replace it runs on a timer. I want to upgrade to this Hayward Variable speed programable pump. Do I still need to set the timer for the pump to run or do I leave the timer in the on position and program the pump itself. Thanks for you time.
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A  Answered on 4/18/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Andy. This pump is NOT manufactured by Hayward, but Pureline. This pump does not need an external timer, it can be wired directly to your breaker or remove the trippers on your timer, turn it on so that it continually powers the pump motor. 
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?     Asked on 4/11/2019 by Paul

Does this pump have the option of working also with 115 Volts?
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A  Answered on 4/12/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Paul. Unfortunately, this pump can only operate using 230 volts. 
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?     Asked on 4/7/2019 by Rose

I need to replace a Hayward Variable speed pool pump SP3200 dr. I believe it runs on 240 v. This pump is 230 V. Is that a problem?
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A  Answered on 4/9/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Rose the voltage of 240V vs. 230V is not a problem they are both compatible with one another.
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  • Commented on 4/9/2019 by Product Owner

    Thank you
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    • Commented on 4/10/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

      You're welcome Rosa!
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?     Asked on 4/4/2019 by Dee

I'm replacing a Hayward vs2600, which ran on a 220V line which was powered on by a timer in the garage. Can this pump be programmed to run on high for 30 min then on low until power down? Will it retain that programming after being powered down? Thank you
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A  Answered on 4/5/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Dee, Yes the PureLine PL1615 Variable Speed Pump will operate exactly as you have described. 
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?     Asked on 3/31/2019 by Ethan

I for the life of me cannot adjust the speeds. It always defaults to 3450. Anyone else have this problem or no how to fix?
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A  Answered on 4/6/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Ethan. We can assist you if you can let us know what speed are you trying to adjust. You can use our How To Program A PureLine Pure Flow PL1615 guide or the instructions in the Pureline Variable Speed Owner's Manual.
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  • Commented on 5/1/2019 by Product Owner

    We are having the same problem. We have tried following the programming steps but it still defaults to 3450 no matter what we do. We tried to use setting 1 (750rpm) but the punp ignores it and goes back to 3450.
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    • Commented on 5/6/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

      Hi Jennifer, Please make sure that when you are trying to the set schedule mode that the pump is not running, you will need to stop the pump first before any settings are changed. Could you please confirm that the pump is not running when you are trying to make these changes? Thank you very much.
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?     Asked on 3/27/2019 by Frank

My current pump motor is an A.O. Smith 1.5 HP. My pool plumbing is 2" PVC. Does this pump come with the quick disconnect fittings that connect to 2 inch PVC?
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A  Answered on 3/27/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Frank, If you have 2" plumbing then I would suggest the PureLine Titan VSP or the PureLine Prime VSP if your pocketbook cant afford those pumps then you could go with this pump and use two 1.5" female x 2" slip adapters.
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?     Asked on 3/25/2019 by LW

Will this pump work on a rectangle pool with 33,000 gallons
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A  Answered on 3/25/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, LW. You will need to provide us with the Total Dynamic Head (TDH) of your pool in order for us to confirm. 
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?     Asked on 3/13/2019 by Fred

Currently have a 1hp Hayward single speed pump, Pool size is about 12,500 gallons and I believe the amount of head is 30. Would the PL1615 work and would I need any additional electrical components?
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A  Answered on 3/20/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Good afternoon, if you are replacing a 1hp unit with a gallon size of under 15k no water features, spa, solar or infloor cleaning this pump will be a good choice. 
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?     Asked on 3/11/2019 by No-Pool-Experience

The variable speed motor calls for 230Vac but my electrical connection measures 221Vac. Will this voltage difference burn up the motor?
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A  Answered on 3/11/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. The lower voltage will cause the motor to have a higher amp draw which can cause the motor to fail prematurely. 
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?     Asked on 2/17/2019 by

Would this pump will be good replacement for Hayward Super ii pump 1.5HP Model K48M2N110
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A  Answered on 2/18/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

So this model pump does not meet the total horsepower of your current model so I would recommend the model PL2606
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  • Commented on 2/18/2019 by Product Owner

    Just clarifying the previous question. PL2606 has 2.7HP, my pump is only 1.5HP. Can I go with PL2605 -1.65P?
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    • Commented on 2/19/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

      Hi. This PL1615 or the PL2605 will not perform as well as the Hayward Super II Pump under the same conditions that's why we recommended the PL2606
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?     Asked on 2/15/2019 by Mark

Would this pump be a good replacment for a Penair Superflo VS?
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A  Answered on 2/15/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

This pump would actually be approximately half of a horsepower less than the Superflo so we would not recommend this pump as a replacement for the Superflo. 
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  • Commented on 2/15/2019 by Product Owner

    Thank you. What pump would you recommend to replace the Superflo VS? Also, my pool equipment is in a pit. With a heavy rain, the pump tends to get flooded. Are there any pumps that are waterproof?
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    • Commented on 2/19/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

      Hi, Mark. The PureLine Prime VS Pump - PL2605 will be a better option.
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?     Asked on 1/4/2019 by

Hi I am thinking to buy this pump PL1615 to replace my Hayward Tristar 1.5HP sp3215z1be. Coul dyou tell me if this is a good fit? Thanks
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A  Answered on 1/9/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. This PureFlow Variable Speed Pool Pump - PL1615 is not a good replacement for the Hayward TriStar Pump. The performance levels of the pumps are totally different. 
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  • Commented on 1/29/2019 by Product Owner

    Can you elaborate? Looks like the Tristar is a single speed but this is a VS speed, why wouldn't this VS work?
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    • Commented on 1/30/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

      Hi. The TriStar pump can move twice as much water than this PureFlow VS Pump at the same Dynamic Head. If you install this pump you will move less water. 
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?     Asked on 12/13/2018 by tom

will this replace a Hayward super pump. run to pool ia about 30 feet
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A  Answered on 12/13/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Tom. Yes, this pump can be used to replace a Hayward Super Pump 1.5 HP or less.  
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?     Asked on 10/6/2018 by Jay

would this pump be a good replacement for a 1.5hp Hayward powerflo matrix single speed pump. the pool is 25000gal above ground with 250lb Hayward sand filter with approximately 10ft of 1.5in plumbing.
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A  Answered on 10/6/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Jay. This pump can work when programmed to the correct RPM's. However, on select setting and RPM this pump will overpower your filter. This pump also requires 230 volts.
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?     Asked on 7/27/2018 by Malcolm

Does the controller have a timer
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A  Answered on 8/2/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Malcolm. This pump does have a built-in timer. 
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?     Asked on 7/7/2018 by Ed

What is the difference between this and the “prime” line of pumps?
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A  Answered on 7/7/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Ed. The design of the pump which will result in overall performance. The Prime 1.65 VS Pump - PL2605 will out perform this Pure Flow 1.5 VS Pump. 
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?     Asked on 7/5/2018 by JAMES CRANFORD

What is the length of the warranty for your 1.5 HP VS pool pump?
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A  Answered on 7/5/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, James. This pump has a 1-Year warranty. 
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?     Asked on 6/26/2018 by Dale

I’m clarifying a previous question. We’re replacing an old Jandy Stealth (JHP1.5) single speed pump, would this unit be a suitable replacement? Would there be any major modifications needed to install? Thanks again
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A  Answered on 6/26/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Dale. This 1.5 H.P Variable Speed Pool Pump - PL1615 will not be a suitable replacement for a Jandy Stealth JHP1.5 if we're comparing performance and plumbing. However, in order to find out if this pump will be able to meet your pool needs, you will need to calculate the Total Dynamic Head (TDH) of your pool using Gauges or you Plumbing. Once you've calculated the TDH, use the PL1615 Performance Curve to determine the flow rate at the various RPM's. 
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?     Asked on 7/27/2017 by Jason

Bought PL1615 and fittings were not exact but we finally got parts to make it work. It is doing great but I manually turn on everyday. I finally got the time set. How do you recommend we set for a schedule? Does it go for a lower speed first couple hours then higher later? Just not sure what schedule to have it on? let alone set it to do those different speeds etc.? Live in AZ.
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A  Answered on 7/30/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Jason, Every pool is different. The idea behind a variable speed is to run the pump at the lowest rpm setting. The only time you would want to run at full speed is when you are chemically treating the pool. 
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?     Asked on 6/18/2017 by

is there a saving's with this type of pump over the regular type?
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A  Answered on 6/19/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. Variable speed pump can reduce operating cost by 80% over a single speed pump.
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?     Asked on 5/24/2017 by Joe Fitzgerald

How do you wire a variable speed pump to operate for both a pool and a spa. We have a timer which turns on the pump and runs the pool heater at a higher temp and changes the valve positions to direct the flow to the spa. We would probably have the pool speed set for 1750 but the spa would require a higher speed.
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A  Answered on 5/28/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Joe. You can only wire a vs pump with a pool and spa setting if you're using a compatible external control. Unfortunately, this pump is not compatible with any external automated controller. This pump will have to be manually controlled.
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?     Asked on 5/23/2017 by Michael T

Had a 1.5 hp WaterAce with Emerson motor, but impeller broke. I was looking into moving to a variable speed pump to save on energy costs. The pool is 16x32xaD (aD=approx. 5ft), water lines are 1 main, 1 skimmer, 1 cleaner drain on side of pool & 6 return jets, with approx. 90ft total linear feet of run to pool equipment. I've been looking at the Pentair Intelliflow 2 VST, but how does this one compare, and is it fairly simple to connect to my existing 2" incoming lines?
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A  Answered on 5/27/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Michael, For your set up I like the PL2605 PureLine Prime Variable Speed Pump as it is a bit more powerful than the PL1615 and based on your pool specs. you would need the PL2605. The Prime is comparable to the Intelliflo. The PL2605 is a 1.65 HP and we also have the PL2606 PureLine Prime which has a Max HP of 2.7 HP which is the same as the Intelliflo. I like the Prime as it has a AO Smith/Century motor which is the same motor as the Pentair Intelliflo.
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?     Asked on 5/17/2017 by mark

I currently have Sta-Rite Dura-glas Pump 1 1/2 HP Single Speed - P2RA5F, looking to replace with... 1.5 H.P Variable Speed Pool Pump - PL1615 or PureLine Prime Variable Speed Pool Pump 1.65 HP - PL2605,, Help please. Thanks for you time Mark
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A  Answered on 5/18/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Mark, The PureLine PL2605 1.65 HP Variable Speed Pump would be the pump that would be properly matched to your Sta-Rite Dura Gals Pump.
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?     Asked on 5/10/2017 by Zayra

I have a 35x17 inground pool. I want to replace my 2hp Haywood single speed with a variable one. I have one main drain and 2 returns. Cartridge filter. I think 2 hr is too much. What pump do you recommend?
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A  Answered on 5/11/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Zayra, I agree that 2 HP is a little big for your pool, unless the pump is powering something else besides the pool like spa jets, waterfalls, solar, etc.. My suggestion for a variable speed pump would be the PureLine Prime PL2605 1.65 HP Variable Speed Pump as that pump will be more comparable to your current Hayward Pump.
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?     Asked on 5/9/2017 by Mickey

I want to replace my Hayward pump by this one. Do I need a special fitting or disconnect when installing this pump?
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A  Answered on 5/9/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Mickey. This pump doesn't require any special fitting but we recommend the 1.5" Quick Disconnect Unions. Use this Performance Curve to verify if this pump will be a suitable replacement for your Hayward Pump.
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?     Asked on 5/9/2017 by Tim

I have a Pentair 11/2 HP SPL model: dyniin1 Its on a stand with sand filter and snaps in place. My pool is above ground 27ft round 52" deep. Will the PL1615 work for me.
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A  Answered on 5/9/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

This pump is a suitable replacement but will not likely sit on the stand the same way as the original. Also you may need to adjust the rpm to match what your recent flow was and to make sure you have the best flow per your filter gallons per minute rating
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?     Asked on 5/7/2017 by Scott Pederson

How does the VFD controls hold up in the AZ heat and sun?
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A  Answered on 5/8/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Scott, We have been selling the VFD controls for quite some time now (10+ years) and we have not had any issues with them in the extreme heat and sun like AZ.
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?     Asked on 5/3/2017 by Mary Ann Friend

We have a 24ft , 52" high above ground pool. Holds approx 15,000. Gal water and an earth filter. Will th I s pump work for us?
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A  Answered on 5/3/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Mary Ann, Yes the PL1615 Variable Speed Pool Pump would be a great pump for a 24' round above ground pool.
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?     Asked on 4/28/2017 by Gaetano

econoflow ECONOHA-210 . pump reads Fault T11.
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A  Answered on 4/28/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Gaetano. Based on the info found in the 2-Green Manual, Fault 11 is a Keypad error code. To try to resolve this remove power from the motor for 60 seconds and re-wire the motor to see if the fault code goes away. If it does not go away then you will have to replace the motor.
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?     Asked on 4/28/2017 by gaetano

my pool pump stop working .and reads fault T 11 any ideas
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A  Answered on 4/28/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

What is your pump model?
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?     Asked on 4/23/2017 by Megan

My current pool pump is a HST150 single speed and I would like to replace with a VS. Will this pump be comparable in specs? Thank you
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A  Answered on 4/23/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Megan, Yes the PL1615 Variable Speed Pool Pump would be a comparable replacement to your HST150 pool pump.
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?     Asked on 4/18/2017 by Ryan

Hello, I want to replace a haworth 1.5 one speed pump that is running me $200 a month in the summer in MN running constantly. 21000 gallons, skimmers are 10' and 30' from pump on level ground. Would I need anything better than this to save some energy? Would I want to order the quick connect kit as it sounds like the threads are different? thanks!
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A  Answered on 4/18/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

I would recommend the PL2605 over the PL1615. It is going to be a little more durable and the performance is going to be better saving you more money.
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?     Asked on 4/16/2017 by Susan

I ordered this pump and was installing when I realized the threading on the pump did not match my previous unions. I searched this site and cannot find compatible unions. Can you please advise me where to buy the proper quick disconnects? You included them with other model pumps.
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A  Answered on 4/16/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

The disconnects for that pump are part number 21063-154-000.
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?     Asked on 4/14/2017 by Mark

OK so I received the pump, all looks good, however the threaded connector on the intake of the pump is a weird size. Where can i get this fitting?
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A  Answered on 4/14/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Mark. The only fittings we have that can be used with this pump are the 1.5" Quick Disconnect Unions.
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?     Asked on 4/14/2017 by Richard Wenger

Purline 2605. Are these pumps energy star rated? How about your other variable speed pumps? I want to replace a Hayward SP2610X15. Also, I would like a pump that the plumbing lines up with the new pu,p if possible. Please reccomended a pump if the one I asked about is not correct. Does a higher hp pump cost less to operate? This is for a 25000 gallon salt water pool in northern illinois. Thanks Rik Wenger
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A  Answered on 4/14/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

Unfortunately, none of our variable speed pumps and motors are energy star certified.
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?     Asked on 4/13/2017 by John

I am building my first pool, basic (no heater or spa) 12000 gallons. Is there still a big difference in savings between the variable Purline 1.5 and single speed 1.5? Could I use a 1.0hp single or this would require more energy/longer pumping time? Thanks!
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A  Answered on 4/13/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

It is going to depend on the amount of resistance, what is the distance from your pump to your skimmer going to be? This will help in calculating the flow rate to better answer your question.
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?     Asked on 4/12/2017 by Troy

my pool is about 12000 gallons with a Jacuzzi. will this pump be enough to power my Jacuzzi when i turn it on?
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A  Answered on 4/12/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

What is the distance from your pump to the pool skimmers and the distance from your pump to the hot tub? This will help me calculate the flow rate to see if it will be adequate for the hot tub jets.
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?     Asked on 4/12/2017 by Jim

I am replacing a Pentair Sta-Rite 1.5 HP 182L pump. Will the 1615 model Variable Speed work with it successfully? We have a DE powder filer and an unground pool with a spa.
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A  Answered on 4/12/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

What is the distance from your pump to the skimmers on your pool as well as the distance from you pump to your spa?
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?     Asked on 4/12/2017 by Alberto

I have a inground pool of 10000 gal. the motor that it haves is SVL56 Waterway , I dont have the model number . what i have is the serial # SV0507196951 , HP1.5 , RPM 3450 , VOLTS 230/115 , 1081 POOL PUMP DUTY MOUNT HORI
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A  Answered on 4/12/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

What is the distance from your pump to your pool skimmers so I can calculate if the flow rate of this pump will be efficient enough.
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?     Asked on 4/12/2017 by David Clare

On the $399.00 variable pump what is the amp draw on the speed #3 . I cant find this in the installation guide .
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A  Answered on 4/12/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

It draws about 6 amps at 2350 RPM's.
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?     Asked on 4/11/2017 by Mark

Follow up question, since the VSP has its own controller, do I bypass the manual timer for the pump? Currently the timer controls the pump and the SWG. Do i need to provide two feeds now, one for the timer/SWG and one for the pump?
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A  Answered on 4/11/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Mark - The timer function on the pump allows you to bypass your current timer. If you don't want to completely bypass the timer, you can connect the PL1615 to the line in terminals on your timer. This ensures the pump always has power. The salt system can stay connected to the load terminals on the timer. That way you can set the timer to turn the salt system on/off at a specified time during the operation of the pump.
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?     Asked on 4/11/2017 by mark

had a brush fire yesterday in my backyard and my pump and motor melted, along with a lot of wiring , My pool is 28* 12.5 grecian shaped, around 10500 gallons. No extra water features. 1 skimmer, one main drain (that is pipped to the skimmer ) and 2 returns. the main drain is around 40 feet from the pump location. 200 lb sand filter . I think my old pump was oversized at 1.5 horsepower, and really like the 1.5 HP VSP. Is it a good fit?
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A  Answered on 4/11/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Mark, this would be a great replacement pump for the pool you have explained.
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?     Asked on 4/8/2017 by Russell

I have a 30000 gal unground with a 1.5hp Hayward Super II SP3000 pump. It has 2" ports. Would this pump be a suitable replacement?
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A  Answered on 4/9/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Russell, For your set up I think the best pump would be the PL2605 1.65 HP PureLine Prime Variable Speed Pump.
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?     Asked on 4/8/2017 by

What is the flow rate for the 1.5hp pump? I'd like to pair this with a new (appropriately sized) de filter. Recommendations? This unit will be used to maintain an in-ground spa approx 800-1000 gallons.
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A  Answered on 4/10/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi, To give you an accurate flow rating we would need to know your feet of head. We have a good article here on how to determine feet of head. A standard pool usually is at 30' of head which would mean this pump would output 65 GPM at 40' of head. If you are only using this for a spa then you would need to determine how many jets and how many GPM each jet requires. A good rule of thumb on spa jets is 12 GPM per jet so if you had 10 jets then you would need a pump that can output 120 GPM at the high speed. With this being said I would suggest the PureLine Prime PL2605 or PL2606 Variable Speed Pump and I would pair this with a Hayward C4030 Cartridge Filter.
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?     Asked on 4/6/2017 by doug

Can this run on 110 volt?
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A  Answered on 4/6/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

Unfortunately it does not. Most variable speed pumps run at 230V.
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?     Asked on 4/5/2017 by Edward

I tried to purchase the variable speed motor after I got home at 5:00 pm Thursday 4-6-17, west coast time. I also had some questions, I didn't realize you are on the east coast, have I gone past the deadline? Ph # 818-363-8581. Ed
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A  Answered on 4/6/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

The deadline to ship out same day is 1pm ET.
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?     Asked on 4/5/2017 by george

Is the motor a permanent magnet one or the induction one?
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A  Answered on 4/5/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi George, The motor on this pump is a totally enclosed fan cooled motor and is not a magnet drive motor.
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?     Asked on 4/4/2017 by

Is this pump compatible with salt water pool systems?
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A  Answered on 4/4/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Andy O.

Yes- The 1.5 H.P Variable Speed Pool Pump - PL1615 can be used with salt systems.
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?     Asked on 4/4/2017 by Patrick

I have a 36000 gallon pool with sand filter and a 1.5 HP 220V Hayword pump which I run for 3 hours a day. This may not seem much but the pool is kept exceptionally clear using about 350 grams of HTH granular chlorine a day and adjusting PH whenever necessary. I am interested in a variable speed pump. Which pump would you recommend and would I see real savings on my electric bill. What settings would you recommend re speed and run time.
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A  Answered on 4/5/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Patrick, On a large pool like your 36,000 gallon pool I would suggest the PureLine Prime 2.7 HP Variable Speed Pump this pump is nice because it will allow you to dial the HP all the way up to 2.7 HP when you have demanding conditions, but for most instances you will be running at a very low HP for circulation thus saving you on your operational costs. We wrote an Article on How Much it Costs to Operate a Pool Pump which will show you how to calculate your operational costs of a Variable Speed Pump vs. an Single Speed Pump. In the example in the article a single speed 1.5 HP pumps costs $1,062 per year to operate where a Variable Speed Pump costs $496 per year to operate. These #'s do vary when you start to look at how expensive your energy costs are and how long you run your pump per year.
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?     Asked on 4/3/2017 by Chris

Hi, I have a 10 year old Hayward Northstar 1.5HP Pump.Pump model SP401X15NS, motor model SP1610-Z-1-MNSC. Would this be a good replacement, if not what would you suggest? Do they offer any information that might tell me what the difference in power usage will be? Do you have a video setup to show how to correctly set the speed needed to maintain your pool? I have a pool side spa, will the same speed work for running the spa as well as filtering the pool? Thanks
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A  Answered on 4/5/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Chris, If you have a 1.5 Hayward NorthStar Pump then I would suggest the 1.65 HP PureLine Prime Variable Speed Pump as the GPM output rating of the Prime and the Northstar are comparable. We wrote an Article on The Cost to Operate a Pump which goes into to detail on how to determine the cost to operate a Single Speed Pump Vs. a Variable Speed pump. In the example in the article a 1.5 HP Single Speed pump costs about $1,100 per year to operate vs. $500 per year on the variable speed pump.
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?     Asked on 4/3/2017 by Garry

I currently have a 1.5 HP haywood pump. what would you suggest in a variable speed pump to replace it? thanks
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A  Answered on 4/5/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Garry, I really like the PureLine Prime PL2605 Variable Speed 1.65 HP Pump as a replacement for a Hayward Pump.
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?     Asked on 4/3/2017 by Nick Johnson

Lennox H. recommended a Mighty Might for re-circulation in a 450 gallon hot tub. Looking at it and most re-circulation pumps I don't find data to guarantee they will maintain the 15 GPM required to keep my Raypak 11KW spa heater running. These pump curves show 45 gpm at 1600 rpm so it would "seem" at 750 RPM (its lowest speed) it probably gets to 15 or 20 which "should" work and would give me the ability to increase speed if needed to maintain heat. Any data at 750 RPM will be appreciated.
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A  Answered on 4/6/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Nick. The Mighty Pump is only for re-circulation which is a low flow application. When heating the spa or using the jets a higher flow pump would be needed. We do not have any flow data at 750 RPM because the flow will sufficient.
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?     Asked on 4/3/2017 by Earl

I have a 20,000 gal. 16 X 32 rectangular pool that uses a 1 HP hayward pump that has been replaced twice in the last 20 years. It's loud and sounds like it's near death. I recently bought a cleaner from you that works great. Will this advertised 1.5 HP VSP work with this application.
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A  Answered on 4/6/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Earl. In order to find out if this pump will work with your pool, you will need to calculate the feet of head of your pool using the steps in our How To: Size a Pool Pump and the PL1615 Performance Curve.
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?     Asked on 4/2/2017 by Max

How long have pure line variable speed pumps been on the market..?
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A  Answered on 4/2/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Max, The PureLine PL1615 variable speed pump has been on the market for 2 years, since 2015.
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?     Asked on 3/30/2017 by alex

My poll 25x50 and return 8ft deep. Is that pump good for pool like my?
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A  Answered on 4/5/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. Alex. To confirm if this pump is sufficient for your pool, you would need to calculate the feet of head of your pool using the steps in our How To: Size a Pool Pump guide and the PL1615 Performance Curve located in the Product Description of the PL1615 page.
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?     Asked on 3/30/2017 by Ryan Holloway

I currently have a 3/4 HP pentair super flow with a pentair tagulus ta-50 sand filter. I have 1 1/2 inch plumbing. Would this pump or the Raypak Variable Speed Pool Pump 1.65 THP - PS165VSP. I know with the raypak I would need to use a reducer.
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A  Answered on 3/30/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Yes, either of these variable speed pump models would work. You may need to modify the plumbing a bit and only use the highest rpm setting on the pump at a similar rpm to your current pump.
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?     Asked on 3/27/2017 by Mel

What is the warranty?
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A  Answered on 3/28/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Mel, This pump has a 1-year warranty.
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?     Asked on 3/26/2017 by Chuck Stone

Can this be set up to work with my aqualink RS8 controller? In other words, I do not want to have to go to the filter pump to change from spa, to heat to filter.
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A  Answered on 3/27/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Chuck, Yes this variable speed pump can work with an AquaLink Control System. The speeds would be programmed on the controller of the pump and then the AquaLink would be set to turn the pump on and off. For example on the AquaLink you would set the pump to turn on at 8AM and turn off at 8PM and on the controller you would set that from 8AM to 2PM the pump run at 2,220 RPM's and from 2PM to 8PM the pump would run at 3,450 RPM's. Also you can change to spa mode from the AquaLink and program the pump to run at the high speed when you switch to Spa Mode.
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?     Asked on 3/26/2017 by Chuck

Is this a magnetic motor and how loud is ut?
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A  Answered on 3/27/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Chuck, The motor on this pump is not a magnet drive motor, it is a Totally Enclosed Fan cooled motor. This motor runs extremely quiet.
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?     Asked on 3/23/2017 by Seth

Current system uses 1.65 -- very short distance from pumps to pool 12,000 inground. Will the 1.5 be sufficient? Can it be controlled with a Wink/ Home Automation?
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A  Answered on 3/23/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Seth. This pump will be sufficient if the total feet of head is with the Performance Curve. This pump cannot be controlled by an automation system.
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?     Asked on 3/21/2017 by Len

I'm replacing a pump that was installed by a previous owner. I can't read the nameplate, but it looks like a Hayward Super Pump. The motor is an A. O. Smith UST1102. The pump and filter system worked well, but would like to reduce operating costs so I'm considering the variable speed option. Would this pump work? The pool is small, 8500 gallons, with a main drain, skimmer, sand filter and three return jets. Don't know the underground pipe configuration and can't calculate head.
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A  Answered on 3/22/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Len, This PL1615 Variable Speed Pump would be a suitable replacement for a 1 HP Super Pump but I would suggest the PL2605 PureLine Prime Variable Speed Pump as it is a drop in replacement for the Hayward Super Pump meaning no re-plumbing. If you go with the PL1615 you will have some minor re-plumbing, nothing major but the inlet and outlet ports are not in the exact location as the Super Pump.
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?     Asked on 9/11/2016 by Emily

The pump will not prime. We have it hooked up according to instructions and the computer programed, have troubleshot everything we could think of and it just won't prime. We've been pool owners for 40 + years and have hooked up and serviced pumps all these years and never had this issue. Any suggestions? Is this a problem common with this unit?
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A  Answered on 9/12/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stacey M.

Hello Emily, we have a "how to" video on our site that walks through basic priming options.
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?     Asked on 8/30/2016 by Jeremy

I have a Pentair SuperFlo 340039 1 1/2 HP. Will this be a good replacement?
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A  Answered on 8/30/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stacey M.

Hello Jeremy, please check your specs on this variable speed PL1615, this is 230V and you can adjust your speeds saving you money. Please check your specs on you Superflo. To see if this best fits your needs on product specs.
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?     Asked on 8/6/2016 by norm

hayward pump not running ..why is control panel reading check powerload?
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A  Answered on 8/19/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stacey M.

Hello Norm, I would call Hayward 1800-657-2287 to do a proper diagnosis.
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?     Asked on 7/29/2016 by Michael

I am thinking of running this pump from a solar panel for just daylight hours. I see that you list it as 230 volts. Do you know what the watts consumption is? Also I dont see any ratings, why is that?
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A  Answered on 7/31/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, The watts (150 - 1150) is based on the rpm's. This pump is fairly new sold a few but none of the customers left a review.
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?     Asked on 7/20/2016 by Russ

I presently have very noisy 12 year old Hayward Northstar SP4010X15NS 1.5HP pump for my 16K Gallon Pebble Tec saltwater pool. I also have a Hayward C3020 Cartridge Filter, a Hayward H200 heater, and a Barracuda Zodiac pool cleaner which has it's own PVC line in the wall of the pool, The bottom drain ties in to my one and only skimmer, which goes on to the pump. So, even with the Zodiac running, I probably have less than 30 ft. of head. Is this Variable speed pump a good replacement for me?
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A  Answered on 7/20/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

Yes sir, that would be a good replacement for your setup.
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?     Asked on 7/14/2016 by Nick Johnson

I'm trying to decide if this pump would make sense for recirculation in my 450 gallon Jacuzzi hot tub. i was using a very small 1/3 HP (I think) pump but I am not sure if at 450 rpm it might not still be too big and wste more energy than another 1/3HP ordinry pump would. Do you have any data on RPM versus GPM and watts?
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A  Answered on 7/21/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Nick, I would not recommend this pump to circulate the water in a 450 gallon hot tub, the Waterway Iron Might Circulation Pump is your best option for such an application.
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?     Asked on 7/14/2016 by Tom J

I have a 1.5hp single speed motor that is probably over 5 years old and is probably reaching the end of its life expectancy. Why does a pool pump need a variable speed, the pumping conditions are constant, so what would cause the variation?
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A  Answered on 7/14/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

Hello Tom and thank you for your question. We have an excellent How to Save Money Using a Variable Speed Motor guide on our website that should answer all of your questions.
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?     Asked on 6/17/2016 by chuck

Is there a quality difference between the Raypack and this pump, motor, or seals ? Im replacing a hayward single speed super pump 1hp. Will one be a better fit ?
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A  Answered on 6/17/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

I would stick with the super pump personally. It's going to be a more durable pump. If you're trying to switch to a variable speed pump I would still stick with the super pump variable speed model.
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?     Asked on 6/11/2016 by Rique

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

This pump has a 1 year warranty.
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?     Asked on 5/27/2016 by Walt

Is this pump Energy Star compliant? How about a 1HP model? Our power company offers rebates if it is.
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A  Answered on 5/27/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Walt, No this pump does not have the Energy Star Seal. I would Suggest The Raypak 1.65 HP Variable Speed Pump which is Energy Star Rated.
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Difficulty

Est. Repair Time

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Screwdriver, Pliers, Wrench Set

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Current pump was using too much electricity

Written on 11/2/2018 by Guest

I ordered the 1.5 Hp variable speed pump to replace my single speed pool pump. I received the pump two days after I ordered it and the packaging was excellent. The only problem with installation (other than the replumbing) was that the 1/2” threaded female receptacle for the conduit attachment for the electrical hookup was defective (threads were incomplete). I ended up filing them out oversize so that I could attach my electrical watertight conduit to the pump.

This is a great pump. I measured electrical draw and GPH for various pump speeds. The head on my pump installation is 25 feet. At 750 rpm the pump uses 52 watts and pumps 4.7 GPM (282 GPH). At 1500 rpm the pump uses 86 watts and pumps 705 GPM. At 2250 rpm the pump uses 370 watts and pumps 1900 GPH. At 3450 rpm the pump uses 1000 watts (I couldn’t measure output because the flow is so high). As you can see, this pump saves tremendously at lower pump RPM. I am currently using the pump daily for 12 hours at 1500 RPM for about 1 kW per day or $5 per month!! This is an 80% savings over my previous pump. This pump saves so much that it will pay for itself in less than one year.

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