PureLine Prime Pool Pump 2 HP - PL2603

Part # PL2603

By PureLine

  4.84 Average  



Part # PL2603

Warranty 1 Year Warranty

Product Description

PureLine Prime Pool Pump

Cut cost not quality with the PureLine Prime Pump

The PureLine Prime Pump is our newest, premiere pump that rivals top brands like Hayward, Pentair, Sta-Rite, Jacuzzi, and Waterway for only 2/3 of the cost. The PureLine Prime is paired with the industry’s leading Century motor meaning that this pump is sure to last for years. Equipped with extra large 2” plumbing ports results in higher flow rates and longer motor life. The PureLine Prime is a direct drop-in replacement for the popular Hayward Super Pump. This means that there is no realigning of the plumbing, significantly reducing the time and energy it takes to swap out to a new pump. The Prime pump is fully stocked with quick disconnect unions ($40 Value) and backed by a one year warranty.



  • Horse Power = 2
  • Voltage = 115/230
  • Port Size = 2" 
  • Amps = 9.2 amps @ 230V, 18.4 amps @ 115V
  • Service Factor = 1.0

PureLine Prime Pump Application:

  • In-ground pools of all types and sizes
  • In-ground spas  

PureLine Prime Pump Benefits:

  • Drop in Replacement for the Hayward Super Pump
  • Same dimensions as the Hayward Super Pump means no realigning of plumbing significantly reducing the time it takes to swap out your pump
  • Paired with a Century Motor. The most reliable pool motor in the world.
  • Same quality as Hayward, Pentair, Sta-Rite, Jandy and Waterway
  • Costs 30% Less than Hayward Super Pump
  • Large 2” ports
  • Quick Disconnect Unions included ($40 Value)
  • 1 year warranty
  • Self-priming (the pump can be placed up to 10' above water level)
  • Quick & Easy basket removal, with swing aside hand knobs
  • Clear Lexan cover makes it easy to see when basket needs cleaning
  • Large capacity basket
  • Basket design ensures free flow of water
  • All components made of corrosion proof plastic
  • Heavy-duty, high performance motor for quieter, cooler operation
  • Easy access to all internal parts for servicing

Pump Curve

Product Specifications

2 HP
9.2 amps @ 230V, 18.4 amps @ 115V
Port Size:
2 in.
Union Connectors:
2 inch included
Service Factor:

?     Asked on 12/21/2020by ROBERT WALSER

since this pump is no longer avail able what is its direct replacement?

A  Answered on 12/22/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hi Robert, the closest direct pump replacement for this Pureline pump is the Hayward Super Pump model W3SP2615X20.

?     Asked on 7/8/2019by Matthew Foti

I have a Hayward Super II Pump with a 2.25 THP motor. What would be the replacement in a Pureline pump/motor?

A  Answered on 7/11/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Michelle B.

Hello, Yes, this would be a good replacement for you.

?     Asked on 3/1/2019by Greg

Im replacing the pump shown in pictures and they are 2 1/4 inch inside threads. will this pump be a good replacement? will it require plumbing mod?


A  Answered on 3/2/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Greg, The port size on the PureLine Prime will be the same size as your pump 2-1/4" inch means that it will accommodate 2" pipe and fittings. This PureLine Prime 2 HP would be the pump we suggest for your application. You may have a little bit of re-plumbing because the inlet and outlet ports are not in the exact same location as your old pump, however the re-plumbing should be minimal and not that major of an undertaking.

  • Commented on 3/8/2019 by Product Owner

    Thank you. Before I order, I just want to make sure this pump will be good for my use which is it is my inground spa pump used for spa jets. Of which I have 6. The pool pump a variable speed Pentair also runs through the spa either recirculating for spa use or spillover for pool use. The pump I need is strictly a dedicated spa jet pump.

    • Commented on 3/11/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

      Hi Greg, Typically spa jets take about 12-15 GPM per jet so for 6 spa jets I would estimate you will need a GPM between 72-90 GPM. For normal plumbing setups, you will have 30'-40' of head and this pump will do 90-103 GPM at 30'-40' of head, I always like to size spa pumps a little larger to make sure you have enough power to adequately run the jets, so I think this pump would work out great for your application.

?     Asked on 10/2/2018by Inyo Visitor

I have a Hayward RS 2000 (leslie) 2 hp pump. I am looking for a new pump that will fit the existing plumbing connections. Single speed 230 volt. 25,000 gallon in ground pool. DE filter. What would you recommend?

A  Answered on 10/3/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. The Hayward Super II Pump - SP3020EEAZ will be an exact replacement for the Hayward RS2000. This Prime Pool Pump 2 HP will not be an exact replacement physically or hydraulically. 

?     Asked on 8/20/2018by Skip Johnson

I replaced a 2HP Jandy Stealth pump with a 3HP Pureline 2604, purchased from your company. I may have overdone it. Pressure is 30PSI and I have DE Media leaking into the pool. Can I reduce pressure with a smaller impeller? Do you have any other suggestions? Thanks s

A  Answered on 8/24/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Skip. Yes, reducing the impeller size will reduce the water flow. I would also recommend that you calculate the Total Dynamic Head (TDH) of your pool using our How To Measure Total Dynamic Head With Gauges guide. 

?     Asked on 6/19/2018by Ron

I need to replace a Northstar SP4015x20. Hayward has discontinued this pump. What do you recommend. I would consider any brand. What I would like to do is to avoid re-plumbing. The Northstar as 2 inch threaded fittings, rather than bayonet type. It claims to be a 2 HP pump, but I think the motor is more like 1.5 HP. It moves 100 GPM through our very large sand filter. Our pool is 65,000 gal.

A  Answered on 6/19/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

The direct replacement for your model pump is the Hayward Tristar model SP3220EE

?     Asked on 6/8/2018by Gary

Will this replace a Hayward RS series 2hp pump?

A  Answered on 6/8/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Gary. The RS Series Pump is a higher performing pump than this Prime pump. It will not be a suitable replacement. However, to determine if this pump will be sufficient for your pool, you will need to calculate the Total Dynamic Head (TDH) of your pool, then use the Prime Pump Curve to determine the flow rate. 

?     Asked on 5/27/2018by Skip Johnson

Are these PureLine Pumps louder than other better known brands?

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

Hi, Skip. The Pureline Prime pump is as quiet as other brands. 

?     Asked on 5/22/2018by Inyo Visitor

Would this replace a Whisperflo WFE-4?

A  Answered on 5/22/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes, this PureLine Prime Pump would be a great replacement for a Whisperflo WFE-4 the plumbing ports are not in the exact position, so you may have some minor re-plumbing but nothing major.

?     Asked on 5/14/2018by Adrian Nuriulu

Would this be a proper replacement for a Hayward sp4015?

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

Hi, Adrian. It will be based on your Total Dynamic Head calculation. The Prime Pump is a Medium Head pump and the NorthStar is a High Head Pump so performance level will not be the same. 

?     Asked on 5/12/2018by Inyo Visitor

Will this meet the Arizona Statue 14 requirement for a variable pool pump?

A  Answered on 5/12/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. It will not, the PureLine Prime 2.7 HP Variable Speed Pool Pump - PL2606 will. 

?     Asked on 3/28/2018by Inyo Visitor

What is the weight in kgs of this pump, what is the wattage (power consumption). Can I purchase this pump in the UK

A  Answered on 3/28/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. The shipping weight of this pump in kg 22.68. The wattage is 2,116. This pump cannot be purchased in the UK, only in the USA.

?     Asked on 2/19/2018by Donnie C.

I'm replacing a Pentair Whisperflow 2HP on a 25K pool. Will the @HP be a replacement and more importantly, do the in/out ports line up the same on this?

A  Answered on 2/19/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Donnie C. Unfortunately, this pump will not directly replace a Pentair Whisperflo 2hp pump. The performance and port connections are different. 

?     Asked on 2/13/2018by Seth Wood

We are getting ready to convert or chlorine pool to a salt pool. Would this pump be compatible.

A  Answered on 2/13/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Seth. Yes, this pump is compatible with a saltwater pool. 

?     Asked on 2/11/2018by Michael

I am looking to replace my Hayward SP2607X10, will this pump be Ok? I am also looking to change my sand filter to a cartridge filter at the same time. Will this pump and cartridge combo be better than my current set up?

A  Answered on 2/12/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Michael. A cartridge filter is more efficient than a sand filter when it comes to filtration and flow. Going from a 1 hp pump to a 2 hp is a major increase. You will have to make sure that your system is able to handle the water flow. I would recommend using our How to Size a Pool Pump and How To Size a Pool Filter guides to make sure that you properly size your pump and filter to meet your pool needs. 

?     Asked on 12/24/2017by Richard Andersen

need a 3 phase motor to replace a single phase 2 hp super pump. Is it possible?

A  Answered on 12/26/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Megan C.

The C Fl 3 Phase Threaded 56j 2 Hp, Small Barrel (T3202) is the replacement for 3-Phase. It is available by special order only, allowing 3-4 weeks for delivery. Please do not forget to replace the Pump Seal or Gokit for the Hayward Super Pump any time you replace the motor or decompress the impeller. 

?     Asked on 7/21/2017by James

is 2hp pump the correct size for20x40 inground poolw iwith 6ft. tsteps and 8 ft. deep.

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

Hi, James. In order to determine what size pump you'll need for your pool, please follow the steps in our How to Size a Pool Pump for Your In-Ground Pool guide. 

?     Asked on 7/12/2017by David

Will this be a simple swap out of my jacuzzi magnum forge 230v pump? Are the intake and output water connections in the same spots? Thanks

A  Answered on 7/12/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi David, the inlet and outlet ports are not in the exact same spot so you will have some minor re-plumbing.

?     Asked on 7/12/2017by Inyo Visitor

Need to replace a Sta-rite Dura-Glass 2hp. What pump would you recommend?

A  Answered on 7/12/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stacey M.

Hello, you could replace Super Max 2 HP Pump - PHK2RA6G104L and PureLine Prime Pool Pump 2 HP.

?     Asked on 6/9/2017by Jay

Need to replace a Jandy Stealth SHPF 2.0. This is a 2.0 HP motor that draws 11 amps when running 220V. The ports on the Jandy are 3 inch diameter. Can I use the Pureline Prime Pool Pump 2 HP as a replacement?

A  Answered on 6/9/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Jay, your Jandy pump is a 2 HP full Rate where this PureLine is a 2 HP uprate. This means the PureLine would be comparable to a 1.5 HP Jandy full rate pump. If you seemed to have more than enough power with your current pump then you could downsize the HP to the PureLine PL2603 and spend less on your operational costs. I show the Jandy pump accepts 2" or 2.5" plumbing where the PureLine accepts 2" plumbing. I would check the size on your pipe and if it is 2" then the PureLine will be fine. If you do decide to stay with your Jandy pump then here is the Jandy 2 HP Full Rate Replacement Pump.

?     Asked on 5/23/2017by Travis R Burba

can you recommend an adapter to transfer 2 inch ports to 1.5 inch?

A  Answered on 5/23/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Travis you would require two of this 2" x 1.5" Reducer Bushing.

?     Asked on 3/31/2017by Inyo Visitor

I have an old American standard 2 hp pump. It used to go to a waterfall that we changed out to a 3' sheer descent. The pump is failing, do we need another 2 hp pump or could we size down and would this pump be a good fit as replacement?

A  Answered on 4/5/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Based on the information you provided I would suggest staying with the 2 HP pump and the PL2603 2 HP PureLine Prime would be the pump I would suggest. I think you would be very happy with this pump

?     Asked on 3/16/2017by Robert

Will this pump(PureLine Prime Pool Pump 2 HP - PL2603) be a good replacement for my Jandy Stealth Pump(JHPU 2.0)?

A  Answered on 3/16/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Andy O.

Hello Robert- Yes, this PureLine Prime Pool Pump 2 HP - PL2603 will be a good replacement for your JHPU2.0. Only real difference will be the plumbing.

?     Asked on 3/9/2017by Bill

Will this be a good replacement for my STA-RITE MAX-E-PRO?

A  Answered on 3/10/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Bill. The Prime but is not a good replacement for the Sta-Rite Max-E.-Pro pump because of the difference in performance. The Max-E-Pro 2 HP Full Rate Energy Efficient - P6E6G208L is still available.

?     Asked on 3/4/2017by Dale Slough....Houston, Tx.

I have a Hayward 3015x20....2 HP pump. Will your Part # PL2603 2 HP pump be a direct drop in to replace it? Will it perform the same as my Hayward?

A  Answered on 3/4/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Dale, You have the Hayward Super II and the PureLine Prime is not a drop-in replacement for the Super II, it is a Drop-in replacement for the Hayward Super Pump. The PureLine Prime 2 HP would be a good replacement for your Hayward Super II 3015x20 but you will have some minor re-plumbing as the plumbing ports are not in the exact same spot as the Super II (they are off by an inch or so).

?     Asked on 2/18/2017by Dave

I am replacing a Hayward RS2000, any suggestions. Thanks

A  Answered on 2/19/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Dave, The PureLine Prime Pool Pump 2 HP would be a perfect replacement for the Hayward RS2000 pump. The plumbing ports are not in the exact same location as the RS2000 (they are off by a few inches), so you may have some minor re-plumbing.

?     Asked on 1/7/2017by Glen

I have a 15,000 gallon pool. I currently have a Hayward pump which is 22 years old. Last April I replaced the motor with a UST1202. If I replace the pump with a pureline pump will the motor I have fit it. I just want to keep it as a spare. What size pump do you recommend.

A  Answered on 1/8/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Glen, Yes the UST1202 would work as a spare replacement motor for the PL2603 PureLine Prime 2 HP Pump. There are several variables that will determine which size pump you would require like the size of your filter, do you have a spa or water features, how long of a run of pipe from pool to pump and pipe size. We put together a good Video on How to Size a Pool Pump which should help you determine the correct HP you require.

?     Asked on 9/15/2016by Don

I have a worn out magatek e plus 208 volts rpm 3450 what Pureline pump would be the replace? @ 2hp

A  Answered on 9/16/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stacey M.

Hello DOn, the PL2603 would be the 2hp, please check product specs to make sure this will match what you need.

?     Asked on 5/25/2016by Bill

What are the product dimensions for this item?

A  Answered on 5/25/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Bill, Here are the Dimensions for the PureLine Prime Pump the image is showing the 1 HP model so the 10" measurement for the pump will be 11.5"

?     Asked on 5/22/2016by Lynn Gregory

Is this pump Energy Star certified?

A  Answered on 5/22/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Lynn, In short, no. The pump is a standard efficiency pump. You will likely need a variable speed pump.


Est. Repair Time

4 to 8 hrs

Tools Needed

conventional wood saw or hacksaw, pvc cement and primer, coarse samdpaper or file

Needed to replace M180 filter and pump assembly with Hayward SwimClear C200S Single Element Filter and a PureLine Prime Pool Pump 2 HP

Written on 6/28/2019 by Guest

The problem with replacing this unit is it has an unusual geometry. The filter assembly sits above the pump and the inlet to the filter and the outlet are both just above the pump.

The linked powerpoint shows you how I replumbed the system. The footprint is larger than it is with the M180. Parts needed are about 10 ft of 2-inch pipe (longest section is about 5 feet), 3 two inch 90 degree elbows (unthreaded), a 2inch to a 1.5 inch reducing union and a conventional wood saw or hacksaw.

I prefer the wood saw for cutting, it is easier to get a straight cut. You will also need some paver stones to elevate the filter assembly so the inlet port can be easily attached to the pump and you also need pavers or another slab to put the filter on because the m180 filter sits above the pump not adjacent to it.

Also I strongly suggest that if the pump is attached to a threaded pipe from the pool that you cut the thread off and glue the pipe to the slip (unthreaded) connection they provide with the pump. Link to a couple of photos is below.


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Est. Repair Time

Less than 1 hr

Tools Needed


Old Hayward Pump Stopped Working

Written on 5/20/2019 by Guest

Went online ordered new Pureline prime pool pump to replace my old on and was considerably less expensive. Received unit in 4 days, swapped over electric cord from old pump step by step directions and very simple hooked up water supply and plugged into power and pump works great and very quiet.

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Est. Repair Time

1 to 2 hrs

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Socket Set, Adjustable Wrench

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Old pump died Hayward.

Written on 7/14/2018 by Guest

Ordered a new Purline with motor. Better than Hayward. Easy setup. Much better motor. And great instructions.

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