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Thread: Should I upgrade to 2 speed pump ?

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    Should I upgrade to 2 speed pump ?

    I have a 20X40 pool with a spill over SPA. Currently I have a Hayward Super pump II model SP2510 X15 (1.5HP Single Speed). The motor is bad and needs to be replaced so I am not sure what to get.

    1. I had considered switching to a two speed motor to save energy. With my Jandy system I was thinking I could run it at low speed for pool circulation and then bump it up when using the spa. Would I save that much energy vs the cost of a two speed motor ?

    2. Just get the same motor.

    3. Buy a new motor and pump. ECM or two speed.

    Since I need to replace the motor anyway I was hoping to replace it with something that would reduce my electrical bill.
    20*40 Liner 2'-8' deep, Spill Over SPA, Electric Cover, Jandy Purelink (Aquapure & PDA), Hayward SP2610x15 (1.5HP Single Speed), Hayward H300 (Millavolt)

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    Re: Should I upgrade to 2 speed pump ?

    Consider a EcoTech VS pump. Much more flexibility than a 2 speed and it has a controller built in. You can get it for $350. There a thread specifically on upgrading a SuperPump to VS.
    My EcoTech should be delivered today or Monday.

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    Re: Should I upgrade to 2 speed pump ?

    I would just replace what you have with a 2-speed motor equivalent. The EcoTech mentioned above may not integrate well into your Jandy system
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    Re: Should I upgrade to 2 speed pump ?

    Yes, a two speed motor will more than pay for it's self if you use it on low speed most of the time, even if your electric rates are fairly low (roughly $.08/kWh or higher it is well worth it, at low rates it might still be worth it, but is more debatable).
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    Re: Should I upgrade to 2 speed pump ?

    I have the Hayward Max-Flo VS pump 1.5 HP. Absolutely love it. Very quite and I can see a big difference in the electric meter when I switch to a low speed.
    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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    Re: Should I upgrade to 2 speed pump ?

    My plan now is to upgrade my existing Super Pump II 1.5 HP motor to a two speed motor and control the speeds with my Jandy PS-4 (Purchased April 2007). Now I have a few more questions.
    1. If I have open relays in my PS-4 can I use one of them to control the pump speed or do I have to get a two speed pump relay (6796) ?
    2. I know my Super Pump motor is a 56J chassis but is there a specific two speed motor I need to work with the Jandy system ? Can anyone recommend a specific motor that will work for me and the best place to get it ?
    3. I installed my whole Jandy system but the documentation is not clear on the installation of the two speed pump. Is there some clear documention for the wiring ?
    4. Will this pump work ?

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    20*40 Liner 2'-8' deep, Spill Over SPA, Electric Cover, Jandy Purelink (Aquapure & PDA), Hayward SP2610x15 (1.5HP Single Speed), Hayward H300 (Millavolt)

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    Which 2-Speed Motor ?

    My single speed Hayward super pump (SP2610 X15) motor died and I am really confused as to which 2-speed motor will work on the pump. The more I read the more confused I get so if someone can provide me a specific part number to order I would feel a lot better considering the motor costs $300.

    The current motor is a 1.5 HP AO Smith with a SF of 1. All my lines are 1.5 inch and the pool is a 20x40 with a spill over spa. I want the SPA to get the best flow possible at high speed while low speed provides some electrical savings while the pool is filtered. I also use a Jandy PS 4 system that will control the speeds.

    1. I read a post that said Hayward tech support recommended someone use the SPX 1610Z2M. The description for this motor states it will fit just about every pump but the 2610. Will this motor fit my pump ?

    http://www.amazon.com/Hayward-SPX161...ds=spx+1610z2m

    2. Is the only thing I need besides the motor is the 6796 two speed relay ?

    If someone knows of a better motor for my needs at a comparable price please provide a link so I order the correct part.

    Thanks for all your help !
    20*40 Liner 2'-8' deep, Spill Over SPA, Electric Cover, Jandy Purelink (Aquapure & PDA), Hayward SP2610x15 (1.5HP Single Speed), Hayward H300 (Millavolt)

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    Re: Should I upgrade to 2 speed pump ?

    Topics merged. Please keep everything related to a single topic/question together in one place, and never ask the same question in more than one place. JasonLion
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