Hayward Super Pump (in ground pools)
The Hayward Super Pump is one of the most durable and corrosion proof pool pumps available on the market today. Because of its large capacity you can count on it to be totally balanced and efficient thereby promoting improved flow rates using less horsepower. This means that Hayward super pumps are among the most cost effective pumps to operate. In addition, all Hayward inground pool pumps install easily to existing in-ground pool systems making them a great investment to new or existing pools.
Pools require a surprising amount of time, energy, and resources to maintain. We need to keep our pools and the water within clean and free of contaminants and pool pumps are the heart of our circulation system. Reliable and durable; you don't have to worry about 'heart failure' when you own a Hayward Superpump.
Hayward inground pool pumps have been engineered over several years by some of the best minds in pool care. The Hayward super pump has benefited from continued research and technology to drive more performance at a greater level of efficiency. Ongoing research has made the Hayward super pump run quieter and cooler than its predecessors and other brands on the market today.
Featuring advanced cooling fans designed to use less energy, Hayward super pumps reduce the annoying noise we've come to expect from pool pumps. In addition, Hayward superpumps are relatively inexpensive and readily available online so you can quickly and easily improve the functionality of your pool's circulation system.
Installing a Hayward Superpump is easy. The motors accept 110 or 220 volts (except for 2 and 2.5hp super pumps, which only accept 220 volts). The most popular horsepower size is the 1.5 hp Superppump, but to size your Superpump to your pool filter properly, match the model flow rate in the chart below to an estimate of your pool filter system's resistance, as measured in feet of head.
To use the flow chart below, consult your pool documents to locate the calculated resistance of your pool filter system, as provided by your pool builder. If these documents or calculations don't exist, you can make some assumptions and estimates.
Assume that an average inground pool may have 30 ft. of head, or resistance. If you have a pool heater, you might add 10 ft, for a total of 40 ft. of head. If you have an in-floor pool cleaner, with pop-up heads, or if your pool is very large, you can assume 50 ft. of head, or greater.
Choose the size of Hayward Super Pump that will produce the desired flow rate (matched to your filter's Design Flow-Rate), at a given level of resistance, as measured in Feet of Head.
Super Pump Output (GPM) vs. Total Resistance To Flow (Feet of Head)
- Electrical: 115/230V (2-HP and above SuperPumps are 230V only)
- 60Hz, single phase, capacitor start
- Construction: Body molded of PermaGlass XL™, Noryl Impeller, Lexan Lid
- Listed: UL, NSF and CSA
- Inlet: 1.5" threaded
- Outlet: 1.5" threaded
- Installation: For permanent installation on solid surfaces
|| Model No. Max Rated
|| 20 ft.
|| 30 ft.
|| 40 ft.
|| 50 ft.
|| 60 ft.
|| 70 ft.
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- Motor won't start.
– Check for improper or loose connections, open switches or relays, blown circuit breakers or fuses.
– Manually check rotation of motor shaft for free movement and lack of obstruction.
- Motor cuts out – check for:
– Wiring, loose connections, etc.
– Low voltage at motor (frequently caused by undersized wiring).
– Binding and overload. (Amperage reading)
- Motor hums, but does not start – check for:
– Governor stuck in open position
– Check the rotation of motor shaft for free spin
– Open capacitor.
- Super Pump won't Super-Prime.
– Make sure the superpump strainer housing is filled with water and that cover gasket is clean and properly seated. Tighten hand nuts on side of cover lid.
– Make sure all suction and discharge valves are open and unobstructed, and that pool water level is above all suction openings.
– Block off suction as close to pump as possible and determine if pump will develop a vacuum.
– Tighten all bolts and fittings on suction side
- If superpump does not develop a vacuum and pump has sufficient "priming water".
– Check voltage to make sure pump is up to speed.
– Open pump and check for clogging or obstruction.
– Remove and replace shaft seal.
- If superpump develops a vacuum, check for blocked suction line or strainer, or air leak in suction piping.
- Low Flow – Generally, check for:
– Clogged or restricted strainer or suction line; undersized pool piping.
– Plugged or restricted discharge line of filter (high discharge gauge reading).
– Air leak in suction (bubbles issuing from return fittings).
– Pump operation underspeed (low voltage).
– Plugged or restricted impeller.
- Noisy Pump – check for:
– Air leak in suction causing rumbling in pump.
– Cavitation due to restricted or undersized suction line and unrestricted discharge lines. Correct suction condition or throttle discharge lines, if practical.
– Vibration due to improper mounting, etc.
– Foreign matter in pump housing.
– Motor bearings made unserviceable by wear, rust, or continual overheatings.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
What size piping does the super pump have?
– Super pumps 0.5hp to 1.5hp have a 1 ½ inch intake and discharge. 2hp Superpumps and larger have a 2" port.
What is the voltage on the super pump?
– Super pumps 0.5hp to 1.5hp have reversible voltage 115/230VAC. 2hp Superpumps and larger are 230V only, and cannot be switched to accept 115V.
Does the Superpump come with a power cord?
– Superpumps are meant to be permanently installed, on inground pools, and are not shipped with a power cord. You can add a power cord to 1.5hp Superpumps and smaller, and connect this to a grounded GFCI outlet, but the safer method is to hard wire the pump into a timeclock.
How long should I run my pump for?
– Although the super pump is designed to be run 24 hours a day 7 days a week, continuous duty, most pool owners can save on electricity by running the pump 8-15 hours per day. It depends on time of year, size of pool, efficiency of filter and your chemical management.
How do I winterize a Superpump?
– Two drain plugs will allow you to drain the water from the pump housing during off-season.
Should I order the 2 Speed Superpump?
– Many states are now requiring two-speed or variable speed pool pumps in an effort to save electricity. If you order a 2 speed super pump to replace a single speed pump, you will need to add a fourth wire (the low speed wire) and change your timeclock mechanism to operate a 2-speed pump.
Is the super pump self-priming?
– Yes, the super pump is a self-priming pump (suction lift 8 ft above water level).
How do I replace my current pump with a Super Pump?
– It's a 2-step process. Plumbing and Wiring. First, shut off the power at the breaker. Open the rear of your current pump to access the wires. Remove the wires coming in, and the conduit connector screwed into the motor.
Next, cut the pipe coming in and going out of your current pump with a hacksaw. Leave some pipe to glue on a coupling. Remove the old pump and position your new Super Pump.
Unless you are replacing a superpump with a superpump, you may need to raise it up to meet the incoming pipes. Find the best position for the new pump to mate up to the incoming and outgoing pipes. Reconnect the pipes, using Teflon tape on threaded fittings, and pvc glue on the pipe fittings.
Next, connect your wiring (230V) into the rear of the motor, onto the terminals L1 & L2, and connect the ground wire to the green ground screw.
What size wire should I use for a Super Pump?
– Depends on which voltage you are using. #14 wire is suitable for most horsepower superpumps, unless you are using 115 Volts, in which case, a larger wire size is called for. See chart in the owner's manual.
What size breaker should I use for a Super Pump?
– Depends on which voltage you are using. A 15 amp breaker is suitable for most horsepower super pumps, unless you are using 115 Volts, in which case, a larger breaker is called for. See chart in the owner's manual.
How do I "Bond" my Super Pump?
– Bonding is a method of connecting all the steel components of an inground pool together with all of the electrical components by means of a bare copper wire. The Superpump has a bonding lug on the top of the motor to attach the No. 8 bonding wire.
What are some things I should avoid in maintaining my Super pump?
– Don't allow the pump to run dry, without a steady supply of incoming water.
– Don't pour chemicals directly into the pump or into the pool skimmer.
– Don't allow mulch or vegetation to build up and block air flow.
– Don't allow pump to become submerged, control water flow around it.
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