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    Jul 2015
    Cape May Court House, NJ

    Quiet pump recommendations?

    Brand new pool, everything hooked up and running today, filled to capacity, and we can't stand how noisy the pump is! It's a Hayward 1.5hp Super Pump. It's in a shed 12 feet behind the pool and we can hear it whining from inside the house with all of the windows and doors closed, so imagine how loud it is from the pool! Maybe it's because the PB initially had the pipes hooked up backwards and was sucking air through the returns (they were above the water line at the time) and blowing it out through the main drains before he figured out something must be wrong with the plumbing. Maybe that did some damage?

    Any recommendations on repair or replace? What do people like for quiet pumps? What about a two-speed or variable-speed pump? Are they more expensive and, if so, are they worth the extra money?
    22K 16'x40' inground fiberglass pool, Hayward Pro Series High Rate Sand filter, Hayward dual speed 2 hp Super II Pump, Hayward AquaRite SWG, Raypak 400K btu propane heater, Dolphin Supreme M400 cleaning robot, CoverPool auto cover. Also stand-alone Sundance Hawthorne 430 gallon hot tub.

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    Divin Dave's Avatar
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    Oct 2013
    Longview, Texas

    Re: Quiet pump recommendations?

    Single Speed pool pumps are inherently loud and noisy. I doubt there is any damage to it.

    A 2 speed or VS pump will be much quieter.
    There are more expensive - shop around on prices.
    Typically the 2 speed will be less expensive than the VS.

    Is it worth it? If you are only looking at energy costs, the 2 speed is a better investment. However, the extra features on the VS are nice and that value will vary from individual to individual.

    I have a VS pump and I tell ya, its incredible how quiet it is and I love it.
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge. Experience- it's what's learned just after you needed it most !!

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    Aug 2012
    DFW, TX

    Re: Quiet pump recommendations?

    +1 on loving my VS pump.

    Pentair has a nice new VS 1.5hp pump, superflo 342001

    Pentair SuperFlo VS Pump 342001 | Pentair 342001

    I'm sure hayward makes a nice VS pump too,I'm just more familiar with Pentair.
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    Re: Quiet pump recommendations?

    A VS pump is the way to go. Very quiet and you can tune in the exact speed you want depending on the situation.

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    Feb 2014
    Upstate, NY

    Re: Quiet pump recommendations?

    I have a Hayward VS pump and love it. Very quiet.
    20X36 IG vinyl (18,000 gal), 3 sheer descents, Max-Flo 1.5hp VS 2300, Aquarite T15 SWG, C3030 filter, 250,000 BTU heater, Sharkvac XL (Hayward equip)

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    EVChargeGuy's Avatar
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    Jun 2014
    Long Island, NY

    Re: Quiet pump recommendations?

    I also have a Hayward VS, switched from a 2HP Super Pump, very quit even at full RPM. Dial it down to lower RPM's and really no sound and $'s savings. I set one of the speeds that uses only 25% of the power that the old pump used yet its still fast enough to keep the pressure high enough for the heater. Check with your power company as they may have rebates for VS pumps.
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    Jul 2015
    Lehighton, PA

    Re: Quiet pump recommendations?

    Our pump was noisy too. All we did was level it. It runs so quiet now.

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