Hayward EcoStar Variable Speed Pump - SP3400VSP


Model # SP3400VSP

By Hayward Pool Products

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Model # SP3400VSP

Warranty 1 Year

Alternate Part #'s HAY-10-0100, HAYSP3400VSP

Product Description


Hayward EcoStar Variable Speed Pump

The most energy efficient pump at any speed. Start saving up to 90% on energy costs every season!

With Haywards new EcoStars family of pumps, money flows back into your pocket. EcoStar is the industrys most energy efficient variable speed pump, thanks to a super-efficient permanent magnet, totally enclosed fan cooled (TEFC) motor and industry leading hydraulic design. Tests prove that EcoStar can save you up to 90% on energy costs compared to ordinary single speed pumps. EcoStar matches pump flow to a pool's needs, versus running at full power 100% of the time.

You can save significant time and money by installing EcoStar, without having to buy additional equipment or accessories. It's fully programmable with a self-contained 24-hour clock and up to 8 custom speed and timer functions that allow EcoStar to manage flow throughout the day. EcoStar can alternatively be controlled by Hayward controls such as Pro Logic®, OnCommand™, and E-Command® 4 or third party controls. Whether used in new construction or aftermarket applications, EcoStar is the perfect choice.

Application and Installation

  • In-ground pools of all types and sizes, pool/spa combinations
  • Ideal for water features such as waterfalls and fountains
  • Fully programmable with a self-contained 24-hour clock and up to 8 custom speed and timer functions
  • For enhanced pool management, can be controlled by Hayward® or third party pool and spa control platforms, without the need for additional accessories

Additional EcoStar Features and Benefits

  • Automatic protection from priming failures, freezing temperatures, voltage spikes and brownouts
  • Includes digital control interface wall-mount kit
  • 2 in. x 2½ in. CPVC union connections provide easy installation and service
  • No-rib basket design ensures easy debris removal
  • Extra leaf-holding capacity basket extends time between cleanings
  • Pressure testable to 50 psi maximum
  • Auto-priming capability, with suction lift up to 10 ft. above water level


Product Specifications

2.7 HP
230 V
Union Connectors:
2 x 2.5
California Title 20 Compliant

?     Asked on 5/13/2021by Lynn Watkins

I have a Hayward EcoStar Variable Speed pump SP3200DR that is giving out. I also have OmniLogic controls. Is the SPX3400Z1ECM an appropriate motor replacement? Is the TriStar W3SP3206VSP an appropriate replacement pump for the EcoStar SP3200DR with Omni Logic? If not can you recommend the correct motor and pump replacement. Thank you!

A  Answered on 5/13/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Danny R.

I would recommend the SPX3400Z1ECM as the replacement motor for the EcoStar.Here is a link to the complete parts breakdown for that pump Hayward EcoStar Pump SP3400VSP SeriesYou can use the TriStar Pump, but will probably need some rewiring.  Here is what I found on wiring the TriStar to the OmniLogic.  If it was me I would contact Hayward to make sure it is not difficult to rewire the Omnilogic to a Tristar."TriStar PumpCommunication wires should be run from 2 & 3 on the RS485 connection green block on the OmniLogic to A & B on the pump. Terminal 2 - A and Terminal 3 - B."

?     Asked on 1/14/2021by VICTOR MIXON

I have the Hayward SP3400VSP, which on your site it says is no longer available. What is the right replacement pump for that?

A  Answered on 1/15/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Hello Victor, we would recommend the IntelliFloXF Variable Speed Pump - 022005 as a new pump replacement.

?     Asked on 5/24/2020by Inyo Visitor

HI I have a Hayward EcoStar Variable Speed Pump - SP3400VSP and the motor is making a loud whining noise, can I purchase just a new motor? the computer part is fine.

A  Answered on 12/29/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hello, the correct replacement motor for the Hayward Ecostar pump model SP3400VSP is the ECM27SQU. You will also need a Hayward Ecostar seal kit when you replace your motor. We put together this Video on How to Replace a Pool Pump Motor which you may find helpful when you tackle this project.

?     Asked on 10/2/2019by Dan

In the Hayward Owner's manual it states "fasten pump to base or pad with screws or bolts to further reduce vibration and stress on pipe or hose joints". Is this done in practice? What if it's not done? None of the pumps I've had were screwed or bolted to the concrete pad. I tried to do it to my current pump and successfully drilled the hole in the 2 inch concrete slab, but could not drive the concrete screw due to an impossible angle. Will look to see if I can strap the pump instead.

A  Answered on 10/6/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Dan. That type of installation is not done but is recommended especially larger pumps like this EcoStar Pump. 

A  Answered on 10/15/2019 by Industry Professional

This is not necessary but with larger pumps is is "recommended"

?     Asked on 9/17/2019by Dan

In many of the Hayward manuals, I read that "It is recommended that a minimum length of straight piping (shown as “L” in above diagram), equivalent to 5 pipe size diameters, be used between the pump suction inlet and any plumbing fittings (elbows, valves, etc.)." Why is that necessary and what are the consequences if the value is not adhered to"? Is the life of the pump shortened if it's less, and if so, why?

A  Answered on 9/17/2019 by Industry Professional

This is necessary because otherwise the water will create bubbles and cause cavitation which will cause the pump to wear out prematurely

  • Commented on 9/18/2019 by Product Owner

    And by bubbles you don't mean the kind of champagne type bubbles that appear in the pump's wet end as a result of an ozone generator?

    • Commented on 9/26/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

      Danny, Yes, the bubble could be of different size depending on the pump's horsepower and the amount of straight pipe it has. 

    • Commented on 9/26/2019 by Industry Professional

      That is correct. Having to many fittings before having a set length of pipe can cause turbulence

?     Asked on 7/1/2019by Inyo Visitor

Hi, can you send this item to Mexico city?

A  Answered on 7/2/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Michelle B.

Hello, Please call us for accurate pricing and shipping quotes.

?     Asked on 6/2/2019by Andy

Hi, my in-ground pool has Hayward Ecostar SP3400VSPVR pump. I'm getting SVRS tripped error message on the pump display. Pump is running but moving water at a very low rate. I checked and confirmed there is no blockage in suction lines from the pool drain and skimmers. Is it time to replace the pump? Could it be the control drive? Any suggestions to troubleshoot the issue?

A  Answered on 10/15/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Michelle B.

Hello, Sounds like a drive issue. We would recommend changing the motor with the drive.

?     Asked on 10/19/2018by Dale

Hello, I have a 5 yr old SP3400VSP that has recently failed; upon start, motor makes a thud sound, momentarily vibrates/shudders then throws codes. What could be causing this? What would be the replacement motor if that were it? Thank you!

A  Answered on 10/19/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Dale. Please provide the error code so that I can let you know. The sounds could be from the motor or a broken pump part. If the motor is the issue, the replacement is Part # SPX3400Z1ECM.

?     Asked on 8/4/2018by Danny

I have a Hayward ECOSTAR pump. The drive (controller) has failed (2nd time) and I'd like to replace the 3-phase motor with a 2-speed motor and use a combination of a T106/T104 mechanical timer to control the 2 speed motor. Is there a motor I can use with the ECOSTAR wet end? I understand I may need a new impeller and other parts. I already have the timers and a sub-panel that delivers 240 Volts 1-phase power. Just trying to avoid replacing the wet end unless this is not economical.

A  Answered on 8/5/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Danny. You could use a dual speed motor, I will need to know what size dual speed motor you would like to use. To keep your existing Impeller and parts, you can use the SPX3220Z2MER - 2.5 HP 2-Speed 208/230 Volts Motor. 

?     Asked on 5/30/2018by Larry

How can I get the manual

A  Answered on 5/30/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Larry. You can view or download the Hayward EcoStar Owners Manual

?     Asked on 3/10/2018by Inyo Visitor

Hello. I have a 14,614 gallon pool with an attached spa with a 2’ waterfall, two skimmers, two floor returns, 80’ of 2” pipe as the crow flies to the spa and 60’ to the floor drains, a heater, and a Hayward C4025 filter that will take up to 150 gpm. Is the SP3400VSP just right or overkill and the SP3202VSP would be more appropriate? I have currently have a TriStar with a 2HP, two-speed motor that has gone bad after 5 years of 12 hour days in north Texas. Thanks.

A  Answered on 3/12/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, This EcoStar VS Pump - SP3400VSP is not overkilled, it is sufficient for your pool. 

?     Asked on 1/23/2018by Rolly

Good nite what size of bearings does a. SP3400cap. Motor uses my pump is squeaking an I think its time to service the motor an replace the bearings

A  Answered on 1/24/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Rolly. The EcoStar motor takes (1) 6203 and (1) 6204 bearing.

?     Asked on 7/5/2017by Bill

what speed should I use when backwashing and rinsing? Procedure for starting the filter if I wanted to run the filter after the timer shuts down.

A  Answered on 7/20/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

After hitting the quick clean button you will run the unit at 3450 RPM's for the backwash cycles.  

?     Asked on 1/30/2017by Ray

How to reset the timer on the pump

A  Answered on 1/30/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stacey M.

Hello Ray, you might try calling the manufacturer Hayward 800-657-2287 to run a diagnostic.

?     Asked on 9/13/2016by scott

My pool is 10,000 gallons, I have measured the head length. From the skimmer it's 20ft to the pump, from the main drain it's 40ft but there are 2 drain openings about 18 in. apart not sure if I double that number. The pump that's in there right now is 1 1/2hp 2in.pipe.According to my cal.the replacement should be 1/2 or 3/4hp I want to replace it with a variable speed pump but I have only seen them in 1 1/2 hp and up. Would that be overkill? Thanks Scott

A  Answered on 9/13/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

It is going to depend on the flow rate your filter can handle. Running the Ecostar at 1725 RPM the flow rate will be 80 GPM. The Ecostar has a 2.7 HP motor which is going to be overkill, like you said. The Super Pump VS is a 1.5 HP which would be fine if you're filter can handle about 90 GPM.

?     Asked on 8/26/2016by Rick

I'm having a new in ground pool build its 18000 gallons with a 6'6" high grotto water fall with (4) deck jets spouts and water slide, They are using a Hayward SP3400VSPVR Eco Star pump for water features and a the same pump again for pool . They are using 2 1/2 on suction and 2" on discharge does pipe size sound correct for this pumps

A  Answered on 9/16/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Hey Rick, yes the piping and configuration of your pool would be fine for the Hayward ECOSTAR VS pump.

?     Asked on 7/27/2016by Mark Davis

What Hayward filters can be used with this pump

A  Answered on 7/27/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

This pump can be used with Hayward D.E., Cartridge or Sand filters.

?     Asked on 9/14/2015by Inyo Visitor

Can you use the Hayward Navigator Pro with the Hayward EcoStar variable speed pump model Sp3400VSP. Thanks

A  Answered on 9/15/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Yes, you can use any suction side cleaner with the EcoStar. The great thing is you will be able to dial in your RPM's to what is needed to keep your cleaner moving.

?     Asked on 6/13/2015by Inyo Visitor

What is the warranty of the pump.

A  Answered on 6/17/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

1 year and if you have it installed by a certified hayward installer you will get a 3 year

?     Asked on 6/6/2015by Inyo Visitor

What's the difference between VSP and the VSPVR besides the price and one goes down to 600 speed range?

A  Answered on 6/6/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Dennis R.

EcoStar VSPVR has an integrated Safety Vacuum Release System (SVRS) that helps prevent suction entrapment without additional devices, plumbing or wiring. It meets or exceeds all relevant ASME/ANSI standards as required by the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act and similar state and local requirements.

?     Asked on 5/28/2015by Justin

If I want to put on an Eco star sp3400 Hayward but can't afford a different filter right now can I just run the pump on the slowest couple settings until I can install a bigger filter? I have a sta rite posi flow 2 Ptm 70.

A  Answered on 5/28/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Justin, Yes you could run the pump on the lower speeds until you got the larger filter.

?     Asked on 3/14/2015by wayland

I have a SP3200DR and the drive board has burnt out .After testing motor windings I found all OK but board . It burnt out at mains next to motor terminals . I'm trying to just order the board only can someone help out please?

A  Answered on 3/16/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Currently Hayward doesn't carry a replacement for just the circuit board. You will have to replace either the motor drive w/ Digital control interface SPX3400DR or just the Digital Control Interface Assembly SPX3400LCD

?     Asked on 3/2/2015by Bob

What is the HP and SF ratings on the Hayward Ecostar Variable Speed Pump Model SP3400VSP..? Thank you.

A  Answered on 3/2/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Wes B.

The HP on the variable speed ecostar is 2.70 output, on this pump there is no service factor with it being a 3phase dc motor.

?     Asked on 2/26/2015by MARY ELLEN ZOLA

what is the warranty on the SP3400VSP

A  Answered on 2/26/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Wes B.

The warranty on the SP3400VSP is 3 years if installed by professional with receipt of purchase and installation or 1 year warranty if installed by a non professional. ex.(homeowner, non licence persons).

?     Asked on 2/10/2014by Guest

Is the Hayward EcoStar SP3400VSP compatible with my Hayward/Goldline Aqua Logic Control System?

A  Answered on 2/10/2014 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

The Hayward Ecostar SP3400VSP is compatible withe Aqua Logic as long as the software revision is 2.6 or higher.

?     Asked on 5/12/2013by Guest

How much money can I save with a variable speed pump?

A  Answered on 5/12/2013 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

The amount of money that a pool owner can save will vary greatly. Using this guide will help you get the most out of your variable speed pool pump.


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