Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Great Quiet Pump! Read on.
This is an excellent pump. It's super quiet compared to its replacement in full speed mode. Mine has been running now 6 months trouble free.
So here is what you need to know:
First, the pump does need to be wired to the speed you want. VERY EASY. Remember, you are purchasing the pump to operate based on the need of your system (i.e. pump curve). So if you need a smaller pump, buy a smaller pump and save the money and operating cost. The low speed is super quiet, but did not move enough water for my application to be useful.
If your application does allow for two speed operation, a proper switch (not standard light) can easily be hard wired between the pump and your timer to allow this. With a little ingenuity it could be automated, however, the variable speed pump may do a better job if your system is automated.
Second, the pump is very quiet at full speed. This pump sits outside my bedroom wall and I barely detect it running, compared to the old pump which would wake me up on the rare sleep in day.
Third, the strainer basket is 3x larger, compared to its replacement, and has never been full between cleanings. (I have a large tree, which creates a year long leaf maintenance issue). The lid is easy to remove.
Finally, as with all items purchased at large home stores, inspect the box and packaging before you buy. I am sure we have all seen a defective product be returned as "fine" and re-shelved. I buy only factory sealed boxes for this reason. Use common sense.
October 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by wbhill In ground pool pump
The pump was easy to install, all the quick connect fitting needed were included with clear instructions. This is the second one of these pumps I have purchased, the first one only lasted about 14 months.
September 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Gary dont buy this one
Seems to be same product as Lowes UnitiTech 1.5 HP 2 speed, which also gets only 1 star on rating. Garbage. All on shelves will be returns.
March 31, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by leodesign Nice quite pump very happy with the noise level.
I recorded the noise level of my old Hayward pump which was around 78 decibels. The new pump I recorded a decibel level of around 65-68 in the high speed mode, which I am very happy with. The installation was not that easy , it took most of the day replacing pipes and hooking up the electrical to include a 3 way switch so the pump will run in both speed modes. I have only had the pump running for 3 days now so I can't speak to the reliability of the pump. So far so good!
July 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Billy6363 Not a bad pump
This pump seems to be a pretty good one. The first one I purchased lasted 4 days and we had to return it to the store. The Home Depot folks were great in exchanging the pump and replacing it for us. This pump is so quiet you hardly know it's running.
October 15, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by photobrad Nice pump...except it HAS NO SWITCH
BUYER BEWARE: THIS PUMP HAS NO SWITCH.
You can ONLY hook it up as a single speed...either high or low. There is no way to change it. To be able to actually use this as a 2-speed pump...as its advertised, you must buy and have installed, a complicated switch mechanism, NOT sold in the store.
September 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wacky Runs quiet
This item runs very quiet, which is a plus for close neighbors.
February 27, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by alangski once maybe twice- a lemon
Had to replace unit twice within 14 months. Rather then repeat the process going with a different pump.
October 16, 2013