"Hayward MaxFlo VS Variable-Speed" VERSUS "Hayward Super Pump VS Variable-Speed" ???

gregmatt

Member
Jul 11, 2020
5
crestwood, ky
Hello all,

(Love this website; thank you in advance for your help!)

New pool owner. Pump went out. The replacement is between the MaxFlo and the Super Pump (both are variable speeds -- 230 volt).

I've ready A LOT, and other than a larger strainer basket, and a few minor specs, the difference between the two seems negligible (My humble opinion).

The Super Pump cost about $130 more, but I don't any reason to justify the extra cost.

Can someone shed some light on this?


Pool: ~18,000 Gallons
Sand filter: ~62 Max flow rate
Pool pluming: 1.5 inches

(Planning to convert to a salt water chlorinator next month -- i'm thinking the Hayward AquaRite for a 40K gallon .. b/c something I read suggested 1-2 times the actual gallons was size appropriate?)
 

gregmatt

Member
Jul 11, 2020
5
crestwood, ky
So ... given the specs of my pool, filter, and plumbing, my system couldn't really take advantage of a "slightly higher top flow rate" ... correct?

And I noticed you have the MaxFlo .. do you ever wish you had bought the SuperPump?
 

mas985

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
May 3, 2007
13,733
Pleasanton, CA
I got mine used for a very good deal so not sorry at all.

Unless you have high flow rate requirement features, you will rarely run at top speed anyway.