Hayward® Pool Products has set a new standard in swimming pool energy efficiency with its new EcoStar™ variable-speed pump. Convenient and efficient, this pump is suitable for inground pools and spas as well as waterfalls, fountains, and other water features. It has a permanent magnet, fully enclosed fan-cooled motor, and an industry-leading hydraulic design.


The EcoStar variable-speed pump can save pool owners up to 90 percent on energy costs compared to single-speed pumps because EcoStar can match the pump’s flow to the pool’s needs versus running at full power 100 percent of the time. This can save pool owners as much as $1,500 every year, according to Scott Petty, product manager for Hayward pumps.


EcoStar is California Title 20 compliant and fully programmable with a self-contained 24-hour clock. With up to eight custom speeds and timer functions, EcoStar can manage water flow for different functions throughout the day, allowing pool and spa owners to maximize their pump’s savings without needing to buy an additional controller or time clock. For enhanced pool management, the EcoStar variable-speed pump can alternatively be controlled by a Hayward automation system, such as Pro Logic®, OnCommand™, or E-Command® 4, or third-party pool and spa controls without the need for additional accessories. 

An exclusive integrated digital control interface rotates to four different positions or can be removed and mounted to the wall for total user convenience.


The EcoStar SVRS model features an integrated Safety Vacuum Release System (SVRS) that helps prevent suction entrapment without additional devices, plumbing, or wiring. It meets or exceeds all relevant ASME/ANSI standards as required by the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act and similar state and local requirements.


 “This is the next generation of variable speed pumps, providing the ultimate energy savings opportunity, complete user convenience, quieter operation with an added layer of safety,” says Petty. “It is incredibly efficient, user-friendly, and extremely versatile for both new construction as well as the aftermarket. EcoStar is the ideal choice for variable-speed pump applications.”


Additional EcoStar variable-speed pump features and benefits include:

▪          Quiet operation

▪          Automatic protection from priming failures, excessive temperatures, voltage spikes and brownouts

▪          2-in. x 2 ½-in. CPVC union connections make installation and servicing fast and easy.

▪          Second base included, aligns EcoStar with Pentair® WhisperFlo® plumbing for easy retrofit.

▪          No-rib basket insures easy debris removal. Extra leaf-holding capacity extends time between cleanings. 

▪          Pressure testable to 50 psi maximum

▪          Auto-priming capability with suction lift up to 10 feet above water level


About Hayward Pool Products


Hayward Pool Products, a division of Hayward Industries Inc., a leading manufacturer of residential swimming pool equipment. Headquartered in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Hayward designs, manufactures and markets the Totally Hayward® System, a complete line of residential and commercial pool equipment including pumps, filters, heating, cleaners, sanitization, automation, lighting, safety and energy solutions.


The company, which has built its brand on innovation, energy-efficiency, safety and reliability, includes such brands as TriStar®, Super Pump®, Pro Logic®, HeatPro®, SwimClear, ColorLogic®, Aqua Rite®, Navigator®, Pool Vac Ultra®, Phantom®, TigerShark®, among others. Hayward products are sold through a network of distributors and 3,000 Totally Hayward Dealer Partners throughout the U.S., Canada, Asia, Australia, Latin America, and the Middle East.