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Thread: Hawyard TriStar vs Max-Flo?

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    Hawyard TriStar vs Max-Flo?

    I'm trying to compare pool quotes from different builders and I'm having trouble figuring out what the differences between the Hayward pumps are.

    Both are quoting 2-speed pumps (at my request from knowledge learned on this forum). 1 proposed the TriStar, another the Max-Flo. I can't for the life of me figure out what's what on Hayward's site.

    Which do I want? LOL

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    Re: Hawyard TriStar vs Max-Flo?

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    Re: Hawyard TriStar vs Max-Flo?

    The Tri-Star is a lot more pump than the Max-Flo Which one is appropriate to your pool depends on a number of factors, size of pool, number and type of water features, etc.
    Indoor 20x40 35,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP 2 speed Jandy FloPro pump, Hayward EC75 Perflex DE filter, 11 4x12 Techno-Solis solar panels w/ Aquasolar controller, Aquabot Turbo T Robot Cleaner. Also LMI metering chlorine dispenser pump and HotSpring Jetsetter
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    Re: Hawyard TriStar vs Max-Flo?

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Depends on your pool's features .... hint hint ... put your pool details in your signature as described HERE and keep your related questions together as it will help us help you.
    I'd love to, but there is no such thing as "MY" pool yet .

    We think we've settled it down to one of Viking's fiberglass 16x40 freeform models. Somewhere in the 16-20k gallon range depending on the depth we choose.

    No water features, just a basic install. I'm insisting on 2-speed pump for the energy savings (electric rate isn't >$.20, we are on time-based billing).

    All plumbing will be rigid 2".

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    Re: Hawyard TriStar vs Max-Flo?

    From what you describe the 2 speed Max-Flo should work fine, it does have 1.5 inch plumbing connections though so your 2 inch will need to be stepped down at the pump. I would make sure that enough 2 inch stub is left to install a pump with 2 inch connections in the future though.
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