By Sta-Rite



Part # P6E6E206L

Alternate Part #'s PENP6E6E-206L, STA-10-302

Product Description

Inyo Recommended Pumps



This new high efficiency, low maintenance pump is designed for maximum performance for the modern pool. Advanced state-of-the-art hydraulics means that Max-E-Pro delivers more water resulting in lower electrical costs. It will keep your pool crystal clear as well as run your automatic cleaner and any other hydraulic accessories around your pool. Not only is this pump energy efficient, it is ultra quiet. Special dampening in and around the pump’s base makes Max-E-Pro one of the quietest pumps in its class.

The extra large 6” trap collects more debris, allowing you to clean the trap less often. Our clear see-thru lid allows you to check for debris without removing the lid. The new Quick-Lock trap cover ring makes loosening or tightening the trap a cinch. Max-E-Pro is self-priming and produces enough suction to lift water 5-feet above pool level. Large 2” ports include external and internal threads to adapt to a variety of pipe sizes.

The Max-E-Pro is built to last, constructed of Sta-Rite’s glass reinforced resin that is corrosion-proof and can withstand many years of U.V. sunlight. This season, invest in the energy efficient, low-maintenance pump that really moves the water – Max-E-Pro by Sta-Rite. 110/230V UL Listed and NSF. Backed by a 1-Year Warranty.


Product Specs:

  • Voltage = 115/230
  • Max. Load Amps = 16.0/8.0
  • Horse Power = 1
  • Pipe Size = 2"

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Product Specifications

1 HP
115/230 V
Port Size:
2 in.
Service Factor:
Union Connectors:
Not included

?     Asked on 4/7/2022by Inyo Visitor

What is the difference between the p6ra6e205l and the 206l

A  Answered on 4/7/2022 by InyoPools Product Specialist Craig C.

Hello.  The Max-E-Pro Pool Pump model P6RA6E-205L has a total horsepower of 1.25.  The Max-E-Pro Pool Pump model P6RA6F-206L has a total horsepower of 1.65.  In water circulation terms, the 205L model is rated at 60 gallons per minute at 50 Feet of Head, the 206Lis rated at 75 gallons per minute at 50 Feet of Head.

?     Asked on 7/30/2020by Dave

I would like to add a timer to this pump. Can you please recommend one that would be easy to hook up. Thanks

A  Answered on 11/13/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hi Dave, depending on what voltage you will have running to your pool pump here are some Intermatic timer options that we would recommend to consider for your application. 

?     Asked on 4/13/2020by David Farries

I have a 28000 gallon pool and I am considering the sta-rite 1 hp full rate energy efficient pump. Will this be adequate for my needs, and how much energy does it use each hour?

A  Answered on 4/14/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, David. This pump can be used to meet your pool needs based on your pool's Total Dynamic Head (TDH) and filter size. This pump uses 1.7KWh.

  • Commented on 4/14/2020 by Product Owner

    Does the power usage suggest that the pump runs at 1700 Watts per hour. That seems high for a high efficiency motor so I wanted to confirm. Thanks

    • Commented on 4/17/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

      This pump draws 8 amps at 230V operation the equation used to determine kWh is Multiply volts x amps to get watts then divide by 1000 to get kWh. (230 x 8) / 1000 = 1.82 kWh which is a little higher than originally stated. Here is a link to price per kWh for electricity in all 50 states to determine how much the pump would cost you to run. We put together an In Depth Article on How Much a Pool Pump Cost to Operate which goes into great detail on the topic. The conclusion from the article is that if you want to save on your operational costs then you should go with a Variable Speed Pool Pump as they will save you 50% - 75% to run. In California State law mandates Variable Speed Pumps and in July 2021 federal law requires all new pumps be VSP.

?     Asked on 3/29/2020by James Cass

have a 15000gal inground with old sta rite dating back to 1979 replacement motor USQ1152 SF1.1 230V my guess uprated don't know connect to new hayward S244T 62 GPM would like to replace with new MAX E PRO dont know if i want standard or high efficiency uprated or full rated higher or lower SF What do you reccomend

A  Answered on 4/3/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, James. I recommend using the Max-E-Pro 1.0 HP Up Rate Energy Efficient - P6EA6E-205L model.

?     Asked on 11/3/2019by GP

I have a STA-RITE MAX-E-GLAS II pump P4E6E-187L with motor K48L2PA105 1 HP. See pics. What is a good replacement for this and what additional parts do I need to purchase, if any? Thanks!


A  Answered on 11/4/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, GP. This Max-E-Pro 1 HP Full Rate Energy Efficient Pump - P6E6E--206L is a good replacement if you want to replace the entire pump. If you want to rebuild your existing pump, you will need the QC1102 motor and the Max-E-Glas II Tune Up Kit - GOKIT38

A  Answered on 11/5/2019 by Industry Professional

You have to make a decision to rebuild or replace. If replacing think about Variable speed P6E6VS4H209L lots of rebates out there from mfg and utility companies. If you rebuild you will need a QC1102 and GOKIT38 this is not California compliant ECM16SQU. Another option dual speed SQS1102R

?     Asked on 5/23/2019by Taylor

I have a broken Sta-Rite p6e6e-206l. Can anyone recommend a cheaper replacement? Thanks!

A  Answered on 5/25/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Taylor, Yes the PL2602 PureLine Prime 1.5 HP would be a great replacement for a Sta-Rite p6e6e-206l. Please note that the plumbing ports are not in the exact same location so you will have a little replumbing but nothing major. Click the following link to view the PL2602 PureLine Prime 1.5 HP

?     Asked on 5/9/2019by Inyo Visitor

I have the Sta-Rite Max-E-Pro 1 HP Full Rate Energy Efficient - P6E6E206L. Can I replace that with the PureLine Prime Pool Pump 1 HP - PL2601?

A  Answered on 5/9/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Being that your current pump is a 1 hp full rated model, you would want to use the Pureline Prime 1.5 hp pump model PL2602.

?     Asked on 3/25/2019by robert

I have an older Sta-Rite P2RA5E 181L 1HP pump. It has worked wonderfully well for may years with minimal maintenance. The pump keeps the pool sparkling clean and free of debris My pool is an 35'000 gal inground pool with a total 25 ft of head (skimmer 20' + drain 30')/2 = 25'). The current pump is getting old and needs to be replaced. What would be my best option for this pool. I have looked at the Sta-Rite P6E6E206L. but want to make sure. Thanks for your website and help,.

A  Answered on 3/30/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

HI, Robert. I recommend the Max-E-Pro - P6E6D-205L or P6EA6E-205L models which are Sta-Rite pumps

?     Asked on 2/7/2019by Steve

Hello, I have MAX-E-GLAS II pool pump, Model number P4E6E-187L 1.0hp, what is a good replacement option? I would like to stay with Sta Rite but open to other options.

A  Answered on 2/8/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Steve. This Sta-Rite Max-E-Pro Pump is a great replacement for the Max-E-Glas II model P4E6E-187L pump. 

?     Asked on 11/9/2018by Marc

I have a Max-E-Glas II p4e6e-151L with a 1HP motor, what should I replace it with to get the same flow rate and pressure performance with better efficiency.

A  Answered on 11/10/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Marc. This Sta-Rite Max-E-Pro 1 HP Full Rate Energy Efficient - P6E6E206L is the best replacement option for your model pump.

?     Asked on 5/26/2018by Inyo Visitor

i currently have a sta rite Model P6E6E-206L I would like to replace it with a high efficiency unit what model would I go to replace this one and will it connect to the original plumbing?

A  Answered on 5/27/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. There is not a more efficient single option. You will have to switch to a dual or variable speed if your system is capable.

?     Asked on 4/24/2018by Pietro Sarcina

What is a good replacement for a StaRight model P2R5E-125?

A  Answered on 4/24/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Pietro. This pump along with the Speck EasyFit MXG 1HP Max Rated Pump - IG281-1100M-0DG can be used to replace the P2RA5E-125L pump. 

?     Asked on 8/12/2017by Sandy

I have a StaRite P6E6E-206L (Max-E Pro?) pump, w/ a K48L2pA105 (A.O. Smith?) 1-HP motor. 1.65-SFHP, 3,450-RPM, 115/230-V. Someone replaced this motor about 6 years back, and now I need a replacement. Wondering if they used the rite motor? When I look up the motor mdl. # on the website, I get QC1102 as a replacement. If I look up the pump mdl. #, it looks to show something different. I just need a new motor & a Go-Kit. Ugh! My head is spinning! What would you suggest? Thanks

A  Answered on 8/13/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Sandy, The QC1102 would be the correct replacement motor. I would also recommend replacing the seals when you change the motor. For the Max-E-Pro pump, you will need the GOKIT79,

?     Asked on 4/13/2017by DAX SOMEILLAN

How many gallons per hour will this pump filter? Thank you

A  Answered on 4/13/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

At 0ft of head the most that pump can do is 115 GPM.

?     Asked on 4/13/2017by Steven Turner

What is a good replacement pump for a Sta-Rite Model #P4EA6E-186L

A  Answered on 4/13/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Steven. You can use this Max-E-Pro - P6EA6E205L, or the Whisperflo - WFE-24.

?     Asked on 3/31/2017by Inyo Visitor

Is the union connector kit included with the pump?

A  Answered on 4/3/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. The Adapter Kit is included with the pump.

?     Asked on 12/19/2016by Lee

hi I want to replace my sta-rite pump model P4E6E187L,if model P6E6E-206L is the right pump for replacement? thank you!

A  Answered on 12/19/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

The Max-E-Pro is a great replacement pump for your Dura Glas 2.

?     Asked on 7/27/2016by Inyo Visitor

i have a 36000 gal Inground pool the pump I have now is 1 hp 230 v is this a good pick

A  Answered on 7/28/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

Hi Scott, yes the max-e-pro is a great pump and if what you have already is a 1HP and it had been doing the job then I wouldn't switch unless you plan on adding extra water features in the future that will require an increased flow rate.

?     Asked on 5/31/2016by Bob

Is this a good combination for a 24,000 gal pool with equipment located about 40 feet from pool skimmer return: 1. Max-Pro-E (1 horse pump) (Model#P6E6E-206L) 2. System 3 Cartridge filter (what size?/is there a valve needed between pump for waste, etc?) 3. Max-E-Therm LP Heater (what size?) 4. Intellichlor/with pwr supply (what size?)

A  Answered on 6/5/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Bob, I would recommend the Max-E-Pro P6EA6E205L, System 3 Mod Media Cartridge Filter - S7M400 does not require a valve, Max-E-Therm - SR333LP or SR400LP and the Intellichlor IC40.

?     Asked on 9/3/2015by Dave

My pool is 22,000 gal, 75 FoW, 1 1/2 in pipe. I replaced an old 1 hp. Sta-Rite pump (looked like the Max-E-Pro style), with a 1 hp. Pentair Superflo. Doesn't pull hard enough to clean pool and died after 3 yrs. Would like to go back to the Sta-Rite but the Max-E-Pro owners manual says not to attach anything smaller than 2 in. to the 2 in. suction inlet. Am I stuck with buying a pump with 1 1/2 in. fittings?

A  Answered on 9/9/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Dave, You can use a reducer but it would be better to get a pump that can fits your pipe size.

?     Asked on 5/12/2015by Bill Albright

How do I figure "total head" and gallons per minute for a Stay Rite max e pro p6ea6e205L?

A  Answered on 5/12/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Bill, You can use the flow chart that is located in the product description to see the GPM to total head this pump can generate.

?     Asked on 12/29/2014by alonzo doggett

I have a sta-rite max e glas 1hp pea5e-181l pool pump, will the max-e-pro fit in with the same sizes (physical size out-put as my pump? I have not been able to find one the same as my good old one tk you, Al

A  Answered on 12/30/2014 by InyoPools Product Specialist Charlie R.

Because the Sta-rite Max e Glass is no longer made, I am unable to find the overall dimensions of this pump. However, we do have dimension of the Max-E-Pro. Depending on the exact model you buy, the overall length averages about 26" and the overall height is approximately 14.2", with a 2" intake and out take.


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