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    Lower cost variable speed pump that will link with a solar controller?

    I was looking at the hayward max flow sp2302, http://www.amazon.com/Hayward-SP2302.../dp/B00OLSWQS6

    But it was brought to my attention that that pump has no provisions for being controlled by anything external. For example I can't have the pump turn on or ramp up when the solar controller calls for heat. I am not sure if this is something I for sure want, but it would be nice to have the capability to add this feature in the future i suppose.

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    Re: Lower cost variable speed pump that will link with a solar controller?

    Check the SuperFlo VS ... I think it might have external control abilities.
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    Re: Lower cost variable speed pump that will link with a solar controller?

    The SP2302VSPND can be controlled by any Hayward controller. It is a newer version. It is the SP2300 and the SP2302VSP that cannot be controlled.

    See page 11: http://www.hayward-pool.com/pdf/manu...-IS2302VSP.pdf
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    Re: Lower cost variable speed pump that will link with a solar controller?

    Ah, good info. Looks like Hayward fixed this apparent oversight.
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    Re: Lower cost variable speed pump that will link with a solar controller?

    Hmm, for some reason I thought I could directly link the pump and solar controller.

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    Re: Lower cost variable speed pump that will link with a solar controller?

    What solar controller do you have?

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    Re: Lower cost variable speed pump that will link with a solar controller?

    What solar controller? You might ask Hayward directly because they don't always list everything that is compatible.
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    Re: Lower cost variable speed pump that will link with a solar controller?

    Well right now I have a very old compools unit. Im trying to decide if I should revive it or get a one that can control the pump. Looking at the hayward controller, it only has a high voltage output. Meaning if I had an old style pump with no timeclock I could control it, but it doesnt link with the pump http://www.hayward-pool.com/pdf/manu...olarGL-235.pdf

    Yeah I know my signature is lacking, I have been putting it off because I am replacing all of the equipment etc.

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    Re: Lower cost variable speed pump that will link with a solar controller?

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    Re: Lower cost variable speed pump that will link with a solar controller?

    Hayward has two pumps, EcoStar(2hp impeller) and TriStar VS (1hp impeller) that can be linked via relays, if available, or through the actuator ports on a Compool. A little complicated but it can be done. I strongly recommend if you get a variable speed pump you purchase a control matched with that pump. Private message me if you would like to talk.
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