Benefits over the other? Hayward MaxFlo VS or Hayward Super Pump Variable Speed


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Jul 3, 2019
Great Lakes
Hey guys - I'm replacing an old Hayward NorthStar (1 HP - Single Speed), and would like to move to a Variable Speed since I generally leave the pool pump running 24/7 during pool season. Ideally, I would like something that is the pretty much "ploppable" after removing the current pump. I have the quick connect unions on my current pump, so that is one point for the MaxFlo in my opinion.

Here are the two I'm looking at:

When I spoke to a local pool store they recommended the Super Pump above, when I said I was leaning toward the MaxFlo. Does anyone know if the reliability or performance of one of these is better than the other? Or certain features that make one a better buy?

Thank you for any help in advance.


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TFP Guide
Jun 12, 2011
If you have any automation, you want to stick with Hayward. But, if you are open to it, most here consider the Pentair Intelliflo the “gold standard” in variable speed pumps.
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