By Hayward Pool Products



Model # W3SP3202VSP

Warranty 1-Year Warranty from the date of purchase

Alternate Part #'s HAY-10-3230, HAYSP3202VSP, SP3200VSP, SP3202VSP, HAYW3SP3202VSP

Product Description

Inyo Recommended Pumps


Hayward Tristar VS Variable Speed Pump - Stand-Alone or Relay Control, includes Pump User Interface


Variable-speed pool pumps are the ultimate way to save energy. TriStar® VS variable speed pump is specifically designed to replace most high performance pumps installed today, providing incredible energy savings that result in an even faster return on investment compared to other oversized models.

Offering up to 90% energy cost savings over single-speed pool pump alternatives via an integrated variable-speed drive and totally-enclosed, permanent magnet motor, TriStar VS is an ideal pool upgrade for those looking to reduce energy use and save money.

Upgrade to TriStar VS and save your customers energyand money!

  • Designed to replace most full-rate high performance pumps up to 1.5 full-rate or 2.0 max-rate HP
  • Can pay for itself faster than larger and more expensive variable-speed models
  • Permanent magnet, totally enclosed fan cooled (TEFC) motor offers incredible efficiency and reliability
  • Integrated, programmable digital interface with a 24-hour programmable clock and up to 8 custom timer functions (SP3200VSP only)
  • A second model (SP3200VSPND) connects directly to Hayward automation for even greater versatility
  • 2" x 2.5" union connections make installation and servicing fast and easy
  • Second base included to align TriStar VS with Pentair® WhisperFlo® for easy retrofit upgrades (SP3200VSP only)


ENERGY STAR certification

Product Specifications

1.85 HP
Pool / Spa Type:
115/230 V
10.5 amp
Service Factor:
Total HP:
1.85 HP
Port Size:
2 in.
Pump Model:
Union Connectors:
2 x 2.5 Included

?     Asked on 10/18/2014by Bill Bowe

My old hayward motor died, it was a 1.5 hp a.o. smith. Would like to replace entire pump with a Hayward SP3200VSP Tristar Variable Speed. Will this work?

A  Answered on 10/18/2014 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Bill - Yes you could replace your 1.5 HP Hayward pump with the Tristar variable speed pump. For this pump we would suggest that you have a minimum of 2" plumbing. You will see a considerable savings on your electrical bill by upgrading to a variable speed pump, up to 90% energy savings!

?     Asked on 1/8/2015by Bob S.

In most single-speed or dual-speed pump electrical wiring configurations, timers are used to provide power to the pump; one timer on a single speed; two timers on a dual speed (one a hi/low). Looking at the Tristar VS Variable Speed Pump wiring schematic, it seems that no timers are required whatsoever, and that the onboard pump control circuitry is used to turn the pump on and off, etc., without having to use any timers whatsoever. Is my understanding correct?

A  Answered on 1/8/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Sharon F.

That is correct.  The Tristar SP3200VSP model has a 24-hour clock built into it.  The Hayward Tristar VS Pump Owners Manual has details on configuring the timer.

?     Asked on 4/29/2015by Dave

Hi. Looking to replace a 1.5 HP Hayward single speed pump. Will this pump work (and will it work efficiently) on a pool with 2" suction plumbing and 1.5" return plumbing?

A  Answered on 4/29/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Dave - The SP3200VSP pump will be more energy efficient and it will work for your application.

?     Asked on 5/13/2015by john Valentine

Can you provide the dimensions (LxWxH) of the shipping carton for the Hayward Tristar VS? I understand the weight is 52 pounds, but I also need the dimensions.

A  Answered on 5/13/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

The boxed dimensions are roughly 26" L x 14" W x 14" H

?     Asked on 6/12/2016by Michael

Need your recommendation. I have 2" plumbing on a 35k gallon pool. Currently I have a older Hayward Tristar 1.85 THP pump attached with a 48sqft DE filter. I am looking for a variable speed pump to cut some utility bills. I haven't measured it but I am estimating about 45' head of water. What would you all recommend? Would the Tristar VS work?

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

Hi Michael, Yes this Tristar Variable Speed Pump would be our recommendation as on the high speed it will be the exact pump as you currently have. Also the plumbing ports will be in the same location meaning no re-plumbing.


Est. Repair Time

2 to 4 hrs

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Pliers, Adjustable Wrench, Saw

Motor failing on old pump

Written on 7/23/2019 by Guest

After removing the old pump, the wiring was installed into new water tight seal-tite. New terminals were crimped and installed on the end going into the pump. Once connected, it was bolted in place and new PVC was cut to attach the pump to the existing plumbing.

Read the instructions, take your time, and assess the situation. Pump replacement is a straightforward install. Prep the job and get the tools BEFORE you start! It will save you time and frustration in the long run!

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Est. Repair Time

Less than 1 hr

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Nut Drivers, Adjustable Wrench, PVC saw

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No problems.

Written on 6/4/2018 by Guest

I replaced my old single speed pump with a Hayward variable speed pump. Install and setup was easy.

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