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Thread: Replacement for a Hayward Super pump?

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    Replacement for a Hayward Super pump?

    My Hayward super pump developed a leak last year and needs the gasket kit.

    Before I do that however, I am thinking about getting a more energy efficient pump. We run the pump on average 12 hours a day. The pump is currently running on 110, but I can do 220 with no issues. My energy costs go up about $150 a month for June/July and August which is generally when the pool pump is running (along with the A/C of course). Energy Charge - Summer Rate = $0.1296/kWh

    What are my options?
    1. Replace motor with a 2 speed motor
    2. Get a new 2 speed pump
    3. Get a new VS pump

    This Hayward and this Pentair look ok,

    What about 2 speed pumps, they are still more efficient than my old single speed pump right?

    Any suggestions would be great!
    Pool: IG - Vinyl - 15k gallons - 16x32 3-5' depth
    Pump: Hayward Superpump - 1-1/2 HP
    Filter: Hayward Sand - 300lb with 62gpm flow rate.
    Chlorinator: None, using Chlorine bleach only

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    Re: Replacement for a Hayward Super pump?

    A 2 speed pump is always a better deal than a single speed pump. Variable speed pumps are normally only worth it if your electric rates are above $0.15/kWh.

    12 hours a day is a huge amount of pump run time. You could probably cut that in half (or more) without any problems and save 50% on electricity even without an upgrade.
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    Re: Replacement for a Hayward Super pump?

    I would vote for Option 1. Just replace the motor and the seals.

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    Re: Replacement for a Hayward Super pump?

    I added my current summer energy rate to the post. Low enough then to probably rule out a VS pump due to the higher cost...
    Pool: IG - Vinyl - 15k gallons - 16x32 3-5' depth
    Pump: Hayward Superpump - 1-1/2 HP
    Filter: Hayward Sand - 300lb with 62gpm flow rate.
    Chlorinator: None, using Chlorine bleach only

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    Re: Replacement for a Hayward Super pump?

    Likely the AC is more of the electrical bump than you think.

    As Jason, said, you could easily cut your pump run time in half and save 50% right there. See: Determine Pump Run Time
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