Hayward Super Pump VS Variable Speed Pump 230V - W3SP2603VSP



Model # W3SP2603VSP

By Hayward Pool Products



Model # W3SP2603VSP

Warranty 1 Year

Alternate Part #'s HAYSP2603VSP, W3SP2603VSP, HAY-10-1005, HAYW3SP2603VSP

Product Description

Inyo Recommended Pumps


Hayward’s best-selling Super Pump just got even better! The new variable-speed Super Pump VS takes efficiency to the next level with up to 80% energy cost savings over single-speed pool pumps.

VSPs are the ultimate way to save your customers energy. Most other variable-speed models, however, are oversized when compared to medium-head pool pumps. The all-new Super Pump VS is right-sized, particularly for applications with 1.5” plumbing, providing tremendous energy savings that result in an even faster return on investment.

Upgraded features such as a new built-in time clock make operation even easier. The intuitive user interface is now rotatable so it always faces the right direction and the new wiring compartment makes installation quick and reliable.

Upgrade your pools to Super Pump VS and help your customers save energy and money!

  • Save up to 80% on energy costs when compared to ordinary single-speed pumps
  • Right-sized for a faster payback compared more expensive variable speed models
  • Permanent magnet motor for improved energy efficiency
  • Totally enclosed fan cooled (TEFC) motor for added reliability
  • Operates quietly, especially at energy-saving lower speeds
  • 110 cubic-inch basket has extra leaf-holding capacity


Product Specifications

1-1/2 HP
230 V
Port Size:
1.5 in.
California Title 20 Compliant

?     Asked on 5/25/2021 by Glenn Pape

What is difference between Hayward SP2603VSP (which is a super variable pump “expert line”), or Hayward W3SP2303VSP or Hayward W3SP2603VSP?

A  Answered on 5/25/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Danny R.

They are the same thing.  The "WS" is a Hayward number meaning it is sold online.  But the product is the exact same thing.  Hayward just likes to make things confusing with this :)

  • Commented on 5/25/2021 by Product Owner

    Thank you. That explains the difference in the beginning. But note that one ends in 2603 and the other in 2303. Isn't there a difference?

?     Asked on 9/29/2020 by Ed Morin

My NSF 50 1.5 hP 230 v SP 2300 VSP pump needs electronics repairs . Where can I get this done in Jacksonville fl.

A  Answered on 10/28/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Hello Ed, we would recommend contacting Hayward to review a warranty or repair center in your area.

?     Asked on 5/28/2020 by John Wiedmayer

What pump should I order for a 29000 gallon inground pool? Looking at the hayward super pump VS model

A  Answered on 10/21/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hello John, going with a variable speed does set you for success on something like this as you can adjust the speed hence flow rates that would best suit the pool circulation/turn over needs however, if you would like to calculate the exact single-speed minimum requirements here is a guide that we put together called "How to Size a Pool Pump for Your In-Ground Pool" that should further assist. 

?     Asked on 5/18/2020 by Mike

Hi, What is the best variable speed pump to replace my old Hayward super pump? My old pump is dead. The numbers are all faded so I can’t tell the model. I have attached a pic of what is visible. Call me let me anytime. Thanks


A  Answered on 5/21/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

We would recommend the Waterway Defender 2.7 Variable speed pool pump that you can view by clicking here

?     Asked on 8/31/2019 by

Need to change the century electric motor on my variable speed unit. Having problems sourcing the motor and was looking for some help. Motor is a Century V230 HZ60 E302804 Amps. .4-10. PH 1 Frame:56J Type: M

A  Answered on 8/31/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. You can use the V-Green 1.65 HP Round Flange 56J Variable Speed Motor - ECM16CU as a replacement. 

?     Asked on 4/24/2019 by Chris

I have a 24000 gallon pool with 2 skimmers same line and 2 main drains same line that are about 70’ from filter. I have the Hayward variable speed sp2603vsp. What rpm should I run to change over once a day. Also have a Hayward t-15 salt generator and a Hayward 400 NG heater

A  Answered on 4/24/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Chris. Use our How To Measure Total Dynamic Head With Gauges guide to calculate the TDH of your pool. The use the Super Pump VSP Performance Curve to determine the GPM's to RPM data. If you need assistance Contact Us.

?     Asked on 3/31/2019 by Greg

Hi, I have a 28K gal. in ground, 1.5" lines (2 skimmer, 1 main & 2 return) with approx. 50ft TDH. I want to upgrade my 20" sand filter to a Hayward 24" sand filter (62GPM). I currently have an old 3/4hp Hayward single speed pump and looking to upgrade to a larger variable pump to support the larger filer...is this a good choice?

A  Answered on 4/16/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Greg. Yes, this pump will be sufficient for your pool at full speed. However, with 50 TDH, you're unable to operate the pump below 3000 RPMs.  

?     Asked on 3/27/2019 by Michael F

I have a 30k gallon 20x40 pool. Just added a Hayward heat pump and salt water chlorinator last year. Was running a 1.5HP Hayward single speed super pump through 1.5 in plumbing. This year installing all new 2 in plumbing and want to add a variable speed pump. What would be the best model?

A  Answered on 3/27/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

H, Michael F. This Hayward Super Pump VSP - SP2603VSP or the Pureline Prime 1.65 VSP - PL2605 are good replacement options. 

?     Asked on 1/15/2019 by Sean Bateman

I have a Hayward single speed pump and I would like to move to a Variable speed. Is it difficult to switch manufacturers. I was looking at Pentair brand over Hayward. is the install going to be much more difficult.

A  Answered on 1/15/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Sean. It is no difficult to switch manufacturers. You may have to replumb your system based on the pump you have and the pump that you'll be installing. Pentair has a very strict warranty policy.

?     Asked on 11/20/2018 by

I don't see a chart for this pump; rpm, output %, gpm

A  Answered on 11/21/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

The manufacturer does not provide a pump curve for this pump due to the fact that it has various RPM options. The closest curves that may be relevant to it would be the various curves on all of the Super pump models. 

?     Asked on 5/11/2018 by Lonnie

The pool I plan on installing is roughly 19,000 gallons. I will have 2 skimmers, and 2 main drains (on same Line). 5 returns. The pump will be roughly 40 feet from Skimmer 1 and the Main drains, and roughly 70' from Skimmer 2. I will have a return line for a automatic vacuum later on. I can go either 1.5" or 2" pipe size depending on the size of the pool pump I will need. My question is Will the Super Pump 700 work or do I need to bump that up to the TriStar 900

A  Answered on 5/15/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Lonnie. The TriStar 900 or SP3210X15 will be my recommendation based on the info provided. 

?     Asked on 11/5/2017 by RF

Hi, I have a 23,500 gallon pool, 2886 GPH, 48 GPM and I think a Total Dynamic Head of around 20. I presently have a 1HP 230V AO Smith Century Centurion pump, and a Hayward Super Star Clear model C-4000. Would the Hayward Super Pump VS Variable Speed Pump 230V in 1HP be a proper replacement pump? Thanks

A  Answered on 11/6/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, RF. Based on all the info you've provided the Hayward Super Pump VS Pump - SP2603VSP can be used to operate your pool. You will also need to confirm if it will be operating any other water features. 

?     Asked on 7/21/2017 by Damion

I have a Hayward superpump with a SP1610Z1M motor. Would this be a replacement?

A  Answered on 7/21/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Damion. Yes, this Hayward Super Pump VS Variable Speed Pump 230V - SP2602VSP can be used as a replacement. 

?     Asked on 5/30/2017 by JR

Hi I have a kidney shaped free form pool that is roughly 32000 gallons. I have a Hayward 200lb sand filter and currently a burned out whisperflo 2 hp pump. Was told the intelliflow 011018 would be to much for the 11/2" piping and the filter set up. What would you recommend ? I am looking at a VS pump to save on the electric bill. Also I have no extras running off the pump besides a kreepy krawly. Thanks

A  Answered on 6/4/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Jr. I would recommend the Hayward Tristar VS Variable Speed Pump - SP3200VSP.

?     Asked on 5/8/2017 by

What horse power is needed for a 27,000 gal pool? Thanks.

A  Answered on 5/8/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. In order find out what horsepower is needed for your pool, you will first need to calculate the Feet of Head of your pool and turnover rate which can all be found in our How To: Size an In-Ground Pool Pump guide.

?     Asked on 4/22/2017 by Kenneth Sherrill

I have a 25000 gal pool with a 3/4 hp single speed pump w/1.5 in. piping and am looking at replacing with the intellifo 011018. If I went with the Super pup VS Variable Speed Pump what model would I need?

A  Answered on 4/24/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Kenneth, You can take a look at the SP2602VSP. Please note that the pump uses 230/240v only. Also, if you have a lot of elbows in your plumbing, the pump will not be able to circulate the water at the lower speeds.

?     Asked on 7/29/2016 by Hunter

We're planning a 10K gallon in-groud pool upgrade -- up from a 3K gallon in-ground swim spa and re-using our salt-chlorine generator (+ roof solar). We need to upgrade the pump/filter and hook it all to the time-clock. Questions: Which filter: C9002 or C12002? Would this pump pair well with either (+ 2in lines)? When connecting to the timer, would the SCG hook to the timer on the pump or would I need a separate time clock (and then bypass the pump timer)?

A  Answered on 7/31/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Hunter, The C12002 filter will be better than the C9002. The Super Pump VS pump has 1-1/2" port but a reducer will be needed for 2" pipe. The pump has a built-in timer but the SCG will have to be powered by an external timer.

?     Asked on 5/30/2016 by Liam

My 24,000 gal. pool has 1 1/2" piping. A local pool supply store recommended the intelliflo vs, which I see you said was overkill, and you recommend this pump instead. They also recommended a Clean and Clear 320 sq. ft. filter, which appears to be oversized for this pump, which filter would you suggest to match with this pump? Thanks!

A  Answered on 5/30/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Liam, we always suggest going oversized on the filter as it puts less stress on your pump and you will have less time between cleanings. For these reasons we would suggest staying with the Clean and Clear Plus 320 filter.

?     Asked on 10/11/2015 by Rick

I have a Hayward Northstar pump 1.5 HP SP1615-Z-1-BNSC. I want to replace it with a variable speed pump. What model do I get for a replacement, hopefully without changing the plumbing pipes

A  Answered on 10/13/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Hi Rick, Hayward currently does not have a pump that will match Pipe specs. The closest to the Northstar is going to be the Tristar VSP our MODEL#SP3200VSP

?     Asked on 4/2/2015 by Guest

What is the difference between the Hayward SP2602VSP and the SP2600VSP?

A  Answered on 4/2/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

The SP2602VSP has a built-in time clock and the SP2600VSP does not.


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