1.5 H.P In Ground Pool Pump Salt Friendly - PL1611


Model # PL1611

By PureLine



Model # PL1611

Product Description

Same Quality as Hayward, Pentair, Sta-Rite, Jandy, Jacuzzi & Waterway!

The PureLine Pure Flow pool pump is one of our favorite pumps. This work-horse is designed to be energy efficient, quiet, dependable and all of this at a great price.

Pure Flow Salt Friendly

As salt pools become more popular we have built a pump specifically designed for the demanding water conditions of saltwater pools. The most common area of failure on pool pumps is caused by leaking from the shaft seal, o-rings and gaskets. Saltwater and Chlorine can be particularly harsh on these components. 

The Pure Flow Salt Friendly uses an Upgraded Corrosion-Resistant Material called Viton for the shaft seal, o-rings and gaskets. This ensures that your pool pump will be running great for years to come so you can enjoy your crystal clear pool.

Great for Non-Saltwater Pools too!

The Pure Flow Salt Friendly is also great for Non-Saltwater pools. This pump is an excellent Heavy Duty Upgrade for Non-Saltwater pools and is our recommendation for all pools.


Salt Friendly Features:

  • Corrosion Resistant O-Rings
  • Corrosion Resistant Gaskets
  • Corrosion Resistant Shaft Seal
  • Dual Voltage Switch
  • Ultra Heavy Duty Pump

Salt Friendly Benefits:

  • Great for Salt Pools
  • Extra Long Life on Seals and Gaskets means No Leaking
  • Great as an upgrade for Non-Salt Pools


Click here for 1.5" Quick Disconnect Unions for the Pure Flow Pump

Click here for 1.5" MIP, 2" Socket Long Union for the Pure Flow Pump

Click here for the Above Ground Pool Version of this Pump


  • 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


    • Self-priming (suction lift up to 6’ above water level)
    • 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

PureLine Pool Pump Dimensions

Pump Curve

Product Specifications

1.5 HP
Port Size:
1 1/2 in.
115/230 V
60 Hz

?     Asked on 9/9/2019 by Bruce Kasden

Will you let me know when you get them in? It still works, just getting a bit noisy.

A  Answered on 9/12/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Michelle B.

Hello,We should be getting these back in stock in 3-4 weeks.

?     Asked on 9/5/2019 by Bruce Kasden

I just bought this pump in June of this year and its beginning to get louder then what it was a couple of months ago. I measured the sound reading and it's at 76 decibels. What do you think is going on and should it be replaced.

A  Answered on 9/6/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Bruce. The only thing that could be wrong is the bearings failing. We do not have stock at this time so send a replacement. We can get it back and issue you a refund or you can use it until completely fails. We're getting in, however, not sure exactly when.

?     Asked on 9/4/2019 by Delroy Taylor

I am looking for a replacement motor for my pool pump SMF-110. I have a saltwater pool. The new pump/motor was installed a year ago. It will not start (not capacitor). The defective motor is covered with rust which i believe was caused by the humidity and salt water. Why is this called a "Salt Friendly" pump? Is this the type of pump i should have had? Is this pump recommended for salty environment and salt water pools?


A  Answered on 9/5/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Delroy. This pump is built with a heavy-duty shaft seal that is designed to operate in a saltwater water environment. It will provide additional protection. This Pump performance-wise is not a good replacement for the SMF-110 pump.

?     Asked on 8/20/2019 by Paul Silva

hello, I was wondering if this pump "PURELINE 1.5H.P." work to replace the one have, here's a picture of the spec's of my old pump. thanks PAUL


A  Answered on 8/21/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Paul. In order to confirm, please provide us the pump housing model number or name and or the Total Dynamic Head (TDH) of your pool. We're unable to use the motor info to confirm if this pump will work.

?     Asked on 8/4/2019 by John H Price

i purchased pump number pl1611, on the pump it says pl1135, however is this the right pump and also i cant get it prime to save my life everything is working however the pump has no suction. the pipes have been checks and are clear.

A  Answered on 8/7/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, John. The PL1135 is the motor that operated this pump. As for priming the pump, check out our How To Prime a Pool Pump and How To Determine Why a Pool Pump Won't Prime guides. 

?     Asked on 7/18/2019 by John

Is this an appropriate match for a 20x40 inground saltwater pool with level yard - 1st skimmer 35 ft away- return port 50 ft away- pvc connect is 1 1/2". Currently replacing hayward super pump which only lasted 2 seasons- not sure if early burnout was due to incorrect size for needs?-(unable to read most info (HP-can't read) model ends in K2N143B1 - AMPS 1(?).0/7.5 - HZ 60 and the #SP1607Z1M

A  Answered on 7/18/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, John. Based on the info provided, I don't think your pump motor failed due to a sizing issue. If you want us to confirm, please provide the Total Dynamic Head (TDH) of your pool.   

  • Commented on 7/18/2019 by Product Owner

    I am not so concerned as to why the pump failed, but really need to know of a 1 1/2 HP pump with 2 inch value will cause any problems using a conversion to the current 1 1/2 inch lines.

    • Commented on 10/24/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

      John, It can, however, that is based on the type of pump that you're using. If the pump is cavitating, then the pump is too large for the application. 

?     Asked on 7/16/2019 by

I have a Harris 1.5 in ground pool pump salt water. Motor needs to be replaced. Do you have just the motor?


A  Answered on 7/16/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Although, this pump model looks very similar to our Pureline PL16 series pool pump, which has a few other names it goes under I cannot say that we have motor listings for that specific model pool pump. 

?     Asked on 7/8/2019 by Jessie LeBlanc

I need to have pvc pipe that goes from motor to salt tank. How could I get this party tomorrow


A  Answered on 7/9/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Matt S.

You can purchase PVC pipe from most local hardware stores.

?     Asked on 7/7/2019 by Bruno Rodrigues

Guys I have a Vertical float tank 300 gallons, 30% salt this pump can handle that type of density and salt? Thanks


A  Answered on 10/2/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Steve M.

Bruno, yes the 1.5 H.P In Ground Pool Pump Salt Friendly - PL1611 will be able to handle this density and salt and operate your float tank. 

?     Asked on 6/28/2019 by James Patrick Griffin

I need to replace a Pentair 340039. Is this a drop in replacement?


A  Answered on 6/28/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, James. This PL1611 will not be a drop-in replacement physically or performance wise. The Prime 1.5 HP Pump - PL2602 is a more suitable replacement.  

?     Asked on 6/26/2019 by John R Roden

I have an 18'x36' in ground salt. Do I need 1 or 1.5 hp? The label on the super pump is worn away.


A  Answered on 6/26/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Steve M.

Hi, John. In order to determine what size pump you'll need, provide us with the Impeller # of your existing pump or the Total Dynamic Head (TDH) of your pool.

  • Commented on 6/26/2019 by Product Owner

    When the pump quits I will get the #. Don't want to chance taking it apart . thanks

?     Asked on 6/18/2019 by Stephen

Hi, I’ve got an old Hayward superpump C48K2N143B1 1.hp that is beyond repair . I’m wondering if this pump would work. Pool is 11x24, 10,000 gal. Pentair DE filter. I don’t want to spend as much as a Hayward for replacement. Thanks


A  Answered on 6/19/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

I would recommend not going up in horsepower as your system may not be compatible. For your model, I would recommend the model pump PL2601

  • Commented on 6/19/2019 by Product Owner

    Would you be able to advise why going up by .5 hp would not be compatible with a pool system? My filter is a pentair fnsp 60 as seen in photo. Would there be any reason going up .5 hp would be an issue and if so would you be able to advise why?


?     Asked on 6/2/2019 by jeffrey harris

Will this replace my Hayward 1hp system? See photo.


A  Answered on 6/3/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Jeffrey, from an output standpoint the PL1611 would be a suitable replacement for the Hayward Pump in your photo. The plumbing ports on the PL1611 are not in the exact same spot as your current pump so you will have a little re-plumbing if you go that route. If you wanted a drop in replacement then you could go with the PureLine Prime PL2621 1 HP which has the plumbing ports in the exact same spot as your current pump, meaning no replumbing. The Prime does have 2" ports instead of 1.5" ports as shown in your photo so you may have to change the adapter going into the pump but this can be purchased at a local hardware store and is an easy swap.

  • Commented on 6/3/2019 by Product Owner

    Can you advise as to a variable speed pump that might work?

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

      Hi Jeffery, I would suggest the PureLine Prime PL2625 Variable Speed Pump as a great replacement to your current pump. The output will be comparable on the high speed, the PL2625 comes with the top of the line Century motor which carries an 18-month warranty and the plumbing will be pretty easy since the ports are in the same location as your current pump. You will save a ton of money on your operational costs when you switch to variable speed. If the PL2625 is more than you want to spend then the PL1615 Variable Speed Pump would be a good option as well, it will have a little less power than your current pump and carries a 12-month warranty.

?     Asked on 6/1/2019 by Mike

Hello! My wife and I just bought a new house and the pool pump recently went out on us. We had a professional come over to diagnose the issue and he recommended we replace it with a 1.5hp pump. Would this pump be compatible? Our pool is saltwater as well.


A  Answered on 6/1/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Mike. We will need to know the model of the pump housing if you want to replace the entire pump.

?     Asked on 5/17/2019 by

Does ithave a warrantg

A  Answered on 5/17/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. This pump is warranted for 1 Year. 

?     Asked on 5/8/2019 by

Purchased a pure line pump few weeks ago 1.5 hp. Everything was fine until two days ago. Pump is working only the basket is not filling up. So reading all the material I can the obvious reason is air. So the technical data in the manual reads I have a J15008. This also matches with name plate data on the motor. I would like to replace the o-ring on the lid. The picture matches what I have so I should get a JR07501002. Is that the correct one? Hope you understand

A  Answered on 5/14/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Kevin G.

Hello, you will need part number PO12728O1.

?     Asked on 4/29/2019 by Tom B

Is your 1.5 HP in ground pool pump equal to or exceed the Hayward SP2610X15 Super Pump 1.5 HP Pool Pump spec? Including the fitting size inlet and outlet.

A  Answered on 4/29/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi, Tom, the PL1611 Pure Flow Pump would not be as powerful as the Hayward SP2610X15 1.5 HP Super Pump. We would suggest the PureLine Prime Salt Friendly 1.5 HP PL2622 which would be just as powerful as the Hayward Super Pump 1.5 HP. The PL2622 is a drop-in replacement for the Hayward Super Pump, the only difference is that the ports accommodate 2" plumbing where the ports on the Super Pump are for 1.5" plumbing but a standard 1.5" to 2" plumbing fitting can be used to accommodate 1.5" pipe.

?     Asked on 4/21/2019 by Mark

I have a Whisper Flo pump, the model number is 011772. It is a 1 hp. Is this pump a suitable replacement? I plan on switching over to a salt system.

A  Answered on 4/25/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Mark. Unfortunately, this pump is NOT a suitable replacement for your Whisperflo 011772 model pump. You can use the following pump as a replacement; Whisperflo Pump 1 HP - WF-24 / 011772, Super II Pump 1 HP Single Speed - SP3007X10AZ or the Champion 1 HP Max Rate Pump - CHAMPS-110

?     Asked on 4/17/2019 by Chris Moates

Hi I am considering buy pump model PL1611. I was wondering what pump it compares to and why it is being discontinued. The price is in my wheel house for a new pump. Our pool system was damaged from Hurricane Michael and trying to get the pool up and running. Thank you

A  Answered on 4/18/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Chris. This pumps compares to the Hayward Super Pump and or Pentair SuperFlo Pump. This pump is not being discontinued. 

?     Asked on 3/19/2019 by Don

Good replacement for a Hayward Superflow 1 HP?

A  Answered on 3/22/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Don. Yes, this pump can be used to replace a Hayward Super Pump 1.0 HP. 

?     Asked on 3/19/2019 by Don

Advantage of using 230v vs 115v?

A  Answered on 3/19/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Good afternoon, the advantage of using a pump at 230 would be the amp draw. At 110 this units draws 18 amps at 230 volts the unit draws 9 amps.