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Hayward SP2610X15 Wonderful Pump 1.5-HP Max-Rated Single-Speed Pool Pump by Hayward

  • Easy installation and servicing with quick 4-bolt access to...
  • The industry's workhorse - recognized for reliability and performance
  • See through strainer cover lets you see when basket needs cleaning...



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Product Description

The Hayward Super Pump large-capacity, technologically advanced pump blends cost-efficient design with durable construction, setting the standard for excellence and value. Designed for in ground pools and spas of all types and sizes, the Super Pump features a totally balanced, efficient Noryl impeller to produce higher flow rates at less horsepower than other pumps, so you can run your pump less and save on electricity. Super-sized 110 cubic-inch basket has extra leaf-holding capacity and extends time between cleanings. Rigid construction with load extender ribbing assures free flowing operation for heavy debris loads. Exclusive swing-aside hand knobs make strainer cover removal simple and easy. Lexan see-thru strainer cover lets you see when the basket needs cleaning. All components molded of corrosion-proof PermaGlass XL for extra durability and long life.

This large capacity pool pump combines durable corrosion-proof construction with state-of-the-art performance for years of trouble-free service. It easily installs on existing in-ground pool systems with a unique, stable mounting base for additional versatility. Rugged, one-piece housing, with full-flow ports, assures rapid priming and continuous operation. Service-ease design gives simple access to all internal parts. Motor and entire drive group assembly can be removed, without disturbing pipe or mounting connections, by disengaging just four bolts. Super Pump combines proven performance with quiet, efficient and dependable operation.

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Super-size 110-cubic-inch basket has extra leaf-holding capacity and extends time between cleanings.
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Hayward Super Pump

Efficient. Dependable. Proven. The Super Pump has all the quality features you expect from Hayward. Designed for in-ground pools and spas of all types and sizes, Super Pump features a large see-through strainer cover, a super-size debris basket, and an exclusive service-ease design for extra convenience. Super Pump combines proven performance with quiet, efficient and dependable operation.


  • Heavy-duty, high-performance motor with air-flow ventilation for quieter, cooler operation
  • Exclusive swing-away hand knobs for easier strainer cover removal: no tools required, no loose parts, no clamps
  • See-through strainer cover lets you see when the basket needs to be cleaned and eliminated guesswork; special self-adjusting seal ensures dependable sealing
  • 110-cubic-inch basket has extra leaf-holding capacity; load-extender ribbing ensures free-flowing operation
  • Service-ease design gives simple access to all internal parts
  • Self-priming (suction lift up to 10-feet above water level)
  • Heat-resistant, industrial-size ceramic seal is long-wearing and drip proof
  • Mounting base provides stable, stress-free support, plus versatility for any installation requirement; adapts 48- and 56-frame motors

Performance Data

Max Rated Model No.
Pump Output (GPM) vs. Total Resistance to Flow (Feet of Head)
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Performance Data - Low Speed

Max Rated Model No.
Pump Output (GPM) vs. Total Resistance to Flow (Feet of Head)
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General FAQ's for All Hayward Pumps

How does my in-ground Pump operate?
  • Hayward in-ground pumps are self-priming centrifugal pumps. These pumps have a vacuum chamber, commonly known as a pump housing. The pump housing must be filled with water in order to create a vacuum, resulting in the pump drawing the water out of your pool or spa. The pump housing will remain full of water while the pump is on, and will remain full or partially full when the pump is shut off.
  • When powered on, the motor will begin to rotate. Two-speed pumps will power on a pre-selected speed or with some controllers, it will cycle at high before changing to the lower speed. The motor spins the pump impeller, located inside the pump volute. While the motor is rotating, the tips of the impeller are hydraulically sealed inside the pump diffuser, which is responsible for self-priming.
  • Self-priming can only occur if the pump has a diffuser--all in ground Hayward pumps have an internal diffuser. It helps to eliminate any air approaching into the pump housing from the suction piping. As all the air is removed from the system, you will notice bubbles returning to the pool through the return fittings. A full prime occurs when the bubbles stop returning to the pool and the pump basket is full of water. The filter pressure will rise as the pump reaches full prime. The actual gallons per minute (GPM) vary with the type of pump, horsepower, pipe size, distance from pool and other restrictions within the plumbing system.
  • Hayward self-priming pumps are very dependable and simple in design. They require a sufficient supply of water from the pool or spa, and no air in the suction lines. Air could come from a loose strainer cover, a leak in any valve, a pinhole in any suction line or a crack or loose connections in the underground piping.
Do I need to have a strainer basket in my pump pot?
  • Yes. Without the strainer basket, debris will clog the impeller in the pump volute causing the pump to cease moving water. Be sure to clean your strainer basket, as well as the skimmer baskets, so water flow is not obstructed and the pump is not overworked.
How do I winterize my pump?
  • To winterize a Hayward Pool pump, turn off the electrical circuit breaker that supplies power to the pump. Also, make sure that there is NO water left inside the pump. All Hayward pumps are equipped with drain plugs that will allow excess water to drain once the plugs are removed. Contact your local Hayward dealer for proper winterization procedures.
How many hours per day should I run my pump?
  • There are many factors to consider; bather load, gallons of water, pump horsepower, type and size of filter just to name a few. A good guideline is 8-10 hours a day. On the cooler days and early and late season, you can cut the run time down to 4-6 hours because there is usually less swimmers and cooler water requires less chemicals. In peak season, when it is the hottest, raising the run time to 10-12 hours per day will help to keep the pool clean and circulating during it's time of heaviest use.
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Reference Number Description Number Required Part Number
Model SP2610X15
1 Hand Knob 2 SPX1600P
2 Swivel Nut 2 SPX1600N
3 Strainer Cover 1 SPX1600D
4 Strainer Cover Gasket 1 SPX1600S
5 Basket 1 SPX1600M
6 Drain Plug w/ Gasket 2 SPX1700FG
7 Pump/Strainer Housing 1 SPX1600AA
8 Diffuser Gasket 1 SPX1600R
9 Diffuser 1 SPX2600B
10 Impeller 1 SPX2610C
11 Seal Assembly 1 SPX1600Z2
12 Housing Gasket 1 SPX1600T
13 Seal Plate 1 SPX2600E5
14 Motor Mounting Plate 1 SPX1600F5
15 Housing Cap Screw 4 SPX1600Z4
16 Motor Cap Screw 4 SPX125Z4
17 Mounting Foot [includes adapter (19) and screws (18)] 1 SPX2600G1
18 Mounting Foot Cap Screw 2 SPX1600Z52
19 Mounting Foot Adapter 1 SPX2600Q
20 Slinger 1 SPX0125F
21 Motor - 60 Cycle Single Phase [includes slinger (20)] 1 SPX1610Z1M

Phantomx Swimming Combine Spa Vacuum Cleaner Hnadheld Debris Vacuum Inground / Above Ground by Unknown

  • Length: 3' 11"
  • Fabric: Polyester: 100%
  • Width of the Base: Approx. 5"


Product Description

This powerful pool vacuum lifts debris off the floor, which helps your garden and swimming pool area remain sludge and deposit free. By connecting it to a garden hose, the vacuum lifts mud and debris with ease. After the water has been cleaned in the collection bag, it flows back into the pool. Mud and debris are left behind in the collection bag. The debris or dirt can be easily removed if the sleeve is full. The pole can be adjusted to different lengths for multiple cleaning applications.

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