what is a better pump

dennard

Well-known member
May 13, 2012
94
#1
Looking at the Hayward matrix and the Hayward powerflo 2 can someone tell me which is a better pump. I know the matrix is a little more expensive but are there really that much difference.
 

linen

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 30, 2010
8,649
Twin Cities, MN
#2
I believe the matrix is a bit more efficient (gpm/watts). If you are buying a new pump, I highly recommend getting a 2-speed! On low speed the pump will take about 1/2 the energy to move the same amount of water as high speed. The matrix 2-speed 1 hp is a great pump...it is the one I have.

If you tell us about your pool, filter and plumbing we can suggest a good match for it.
 

dennard

Well-known member
May 13, 2012
94
#3
24x52 sharkline I I have decided to go with the Hayward s210T pro series filter and a 1h/p pump. I was going to use the intex 2650 sand filter I have but it come apart at the hose to tank connection so I am sending it back to amazon and ordering the new sand filter and trying to decide which pump to buy. Funds are getting thin that is why I did not include any two speed pumps. So if you could just steer towards a cheaper but good pump.
 

dennard

Well-known member
May 13, 2012
94
#7
Then a good lower cost single speed pump would be the Matrix SP1591 3/4 hp that can be had online for around $200 with shipping included.
I have found the matrix sp1592 for around 160.00 on amazon
 

scooperhsd

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May 10, 2009
395
Youngsville NC
#9
I have an old Powerflo 2 (3/4 HP) that I'm keeping around as a spare pump - I actually used it for 2 weeks last summer inbetween a 1.5 HP Superpump that the motor failed / rusted out and the replacement SuperFlo 1.5 HP that is installed right now. Only difference I can see on the manuals / sales brochures is that the Matrix is a newer design. Either one should do a fine job for your pool / filter. You probably don't need any more than the 3/4 HP models in either case, IMO.
 

dennard

Well-known member
May 13, 2012
94
#10
Thanks went with the powerflo lx 1hp and Hayward s210 filter on . Went with the 1 HP cause I am going to do waterfall and auto cleaner.