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    EcoStar Unions

    I would like to replace my pump with a Hayward Ecostar.
    My current set up , with old a single phase hayward Superpump, has 1.5" in and out ports and my valves are all 1.5".
    Ecostar shows 2" unions at the smallest.
    Will the Eco work with 1.5 in-out adapters ?

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    Re: EcoStar Unions

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Sure you can use reducer fitting as needed. Although why are you looking at such a large pump if your current Super Pump is adequate? There are smaller cheaper VS pumps, like the Super Pump VS or Maxflo VS or Superflo VS ... ov even cheaper to get a 2-speed motor for your existing pump so no plumbing is required.

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    Re: EcoStar Unions

    Thanks for the reply.
    The pool is an inground 28,000 gal that gets used a lot of use and debris.
    I run it about 5 months.
    I need to save on the elect bill.

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    Re: EcoStar Unions

    Still, nothing you said warrants a larger VS pump. You may not save enough in electricity with that pump over a 2 speed in only 5 months per season to warrant the added cost.
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    Re: EcoStar Unions

    My Super Pump is now shot. Burnt up.
    I had it off from yesterday noon until I returned home this afternoon.
    I knew it was about go as I had done some surgery but it still sounded bad - it's more than 15 years old.
    I checked out what you said & I'm about to order the Super Pump VS. (250 cheaper than ECO & no swap out problems! - Thanks)
    A concern I had over the orientation of the program unit seemed resolved and I have enough power.
    28000 gallon Sylvan in ground - fiberglassed over original gunite. Chlorine. Leslie Crystal Clear 42054 DE Filter. Hayward Super Pump VS

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    Re: EcoStar Unions

    Even cheaper would be to put a new motor on your existing pump. But, given the age, the Super Pump VS is probably a decent investment.
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