Waterway Power Defender 270 Variable Speed Pool Pump 2.7 HP 230V - PD-VSC270



Model # PD-VSC270

By Waterway



Model # PD-VSC270

Warranty 2 Years

Alternate Part #'s PDVSC270, WWPPD-VSC270

Product Description

Waterway Power Defender 2.7 Pool Pump

The Power Defender 270 HP is Waterway’s premium, most efficient variable speed pump. The Power Defender 270 includes a fully integrated V-Green motor, controller, and interface. The V-Green motor allows users to easily identify and set the appropriate speeds to minimize energy consumption and maximize savings. The Power Defender 270 is also compatible with third party pool automation systems, like Hayward or Pentair. 

The Power Defender 270 has an integrated timer interface that allows for easier installation and operation. The all-in-one design reduces installation time and expense with no additional wiring required. It’s also compliant with all energy regulations such as Title 20 and 24


  • Pump is pressure testable up to 50 PSI
  • User-Friendly programming
  • Optional off-board mounting of controls.
  • Ability to install and program additional load
    (booster pump, chlorine generator)
  • Display is easy to view in any light
  • 2″ Swivel Unions (included)
  • Compliant with all energy legislation
  • Built-in freeze protection
  • Silicone carbide seals
  • Auxiliary load circuit with configurable run time 
  • Motor design reduces noise emissions




Product Specifications

2.7 HP
Port Size:
2 in.
230 V
2 Years

?     Asked on 3/19/2022 by Sherry Hatley

I am needing to replace my Jandy Model SHPM2.0-2 pump. Will this pump replace my pump and work with all of my existing equipment. If it will, will I need to buy a motor or does it come with a motor?

A  Answered on 3/21/2022 by InyoPools Product Specialist Craig C.

Hello Sherry.  The Waterway Power Defender 270 Variable Speed Pool Pump model PD-VSC270 will replace the Jandy Stealth Model SHPM 2.0 Pool Pump.  The Performance Data for each pump is very similar at 50 Feet of Head and 3450 Motor RPM.  The Waterway Power Defender VS Pump is a complete motor and pump assembly.  Please note, the lower the Waterway VS Pump's RPMs the slower the water circulates.  A drop in water volume at the return jets, fountain, or spa spillover may be noticeable at slower speeds.  The motor can be programmed to address flow requirements while minimizing energy consumption, maximizing savings.  

?     Asked on 1/26/2022 by Greg Hadlock

Will the plumbing for this pump line up with the pipes when replacing a WaterCo SupaTuf 2HP, Part #241200?

A  Answered on 1/26/2022 by InyoPools Product Specialist Eric J.

good morning Greg, The Waterway Waterway Power Defender 270 Variable Speed Pool Pump 2.7 HP 230V will have the same 2" plumbing as your supa tuf pump but you may have to do a little re plumbing based on the distance between the inlet and outlet ports between the two. 

?     Asked on 1/25/2022 by Tim Curtis

Would this be a good replacement for a 2hp Hayward Northstar? The pool is kidney shape, 22,900 gallon

A  Answered on 1/26/2022 by InyoPools Product Specialist Craig C.

Hello Tim.  The Waterway Power Defender 270 Variable Speed Pool Pump model PD-VSC270 is a good replacement for the Hayward Northstar 2.0 HP Pool Pump.  Cross-referencing the Performance Data for each pump reveals that the two pumps have very similar Flow Rates vs Feet of Head.  Attached please find NorthStar Performance Data Information.  Please reference the model SP4015X20NS for comparison with the Waterway PD-VSC270.   Hayward NorthStar

?     Asked on 8/28/2021 by George

Does it have a lighted display?

A  Answered on 11/4/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Good day, yes this unit has an LCD display.

?     Asked on 7/28/2021 by Jesse M McNown

I have a Pentair Whisperflo filter pump that appears to be failing. Will this pump fittings line up with the current installation?

A  Answered on 7/29/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Craig C.

Hello Jesse.  The Waterway Power Defender 270 Variable Speed Pool Pump has several base configurations which provide alignment to the plumbing configuration of the Pentair Whisperflo.  The Waterway Power Defender Pool Pump also comes with inlet and discharge swivel unions which facilitate plumbing installation.

?     Asked on 6/18/2021 by Craig Redinger

Is this pump able to be installed to a Pentair EasyTouch PL4 Control Panel. If so do I need to order any special cable for communication to the control board?

A  Answered on 6/18/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Craig C.

Hello Craig.  According to the manufacturer the Waterway Power Defender 270 Variable Speed Pump model PD-VSC270 will communicate with the Pentair EasyTouch model PL4.  The V-Green Automation Adapter Kit (Gray) 2517501-001 (2517501-002 is Black) is required.  Unfortunately, the Adapter Kit is not currently in stock.   V-Green Automation Adapter Kit - 2517501-001

?     Asked on 11/23/2020 by Mitchell Johnson

will this variable speed pump, or any others line up the same for the input and output 2 inch water connectors like a Hayward sp3400vsp

A  Answered on 11/24/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Hello Mitchell, currently any of the pumps we carry will not match the unions of the Hayward Ecostar. The waterway does come with swivel unions and risers to make the install pretty easy. 

?     Asked on 5/27/2020 by Chad

I have an A.O. Smith K48N2PA105C4, would this be a good replacement? Pool guys have told me the HP is overkill for my pool. Also, is the warranty 2 years for DIY? Thanks

A  Answered on 5/27/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Chad, Yes this pump would be a great replacement for your K48N2PA105C4 you will save a ton your operational costs by going to a variable speed pump, normally 50% - 70% savings or a single speed. We wrote this article on the Savings of a Variable Speed Pump Vs. Single Speed Pump which you may find helpful. Yes, the 2-year warranty applies to DIY installations.


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