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Top 10 Best Above-Ground Pool Pumps


By  TVR Staff
May 2019

The article reviews the top 10 best above-ground pool pumps available online.

Finding an above-ground pool pump that meets the needs of being an excellent buy can require some research on the customer’s end. With so many on the market, it can be hard to figure out what features and options are the right fit. More importantly, having access to specific information such as power cord lengths and horsepower is critical to ensuring that the right buy is made. But with this list of the top 10 above-ground pool pumps in hand, individuals will find that it will be easier to narrow down what they need for their pool setup.

1. Hayward PowerFlo LX 1 HP Above-Ground Swimming Pool Pump

Hayward PowerFlo Above Ground Pool Pumps

The Hayward SP1580 PowerFlo LX is a one horsepower pump series that is 100 percent drip proof and heat-resistant, ensuring that the motor stays running for a long time. A six-foot power cord is also available, giving customers flexibility as to the location of the pump and the pool. With a 60-cycle, single-phase motor, customers never have to worry about the motor overloading; abnormal conditions will trigger the motor to turn off by itself, removing the risk of damage to the pump itself.

2. Harris ProForce 1.5 HP Above Ground Pool Pump

Harris ProForce Above-Ground Pool Pumps

The Harris H1572730 ProForce 1.5 HP pump was designed to be easy to use and corrosion-proof. This heavy-duty above ground pool pump features a reinforced thermoplastic body for a long motor life and a see-through lid that ensures that the strainer is viewable at all time. This product exceeds all CSA and ETL requirements and comes with a three-foot power cord, making it a great choice for above ground pools. This pump may not be used with a storable pool.

3. Hayward PowerFlo Matrix 0.75 HP Above-Ground Swimming Pool Pump


Hayward PowerFlo Matrix Above-Ground Pool Pumps

The Hayward SP1591 PowerFlo Matrix pump comes in both single-speed and dual speed, with horsepower options ranging from 0.75-horsepower all the way to 1.5-horsepower. The duty is heavy-duty and energy efficient, making it a great choice for customers interested in saving on their energy bills. The high-performance motor comes with its own integrated thermal overload protector, providing customers with the secure satisfaction that their pool and their home will be protected from overheating.

4. Polaris OEM Booster Pump 3/4 HP for Pressure Pool Cleaners

Polaris OEM Booster Above-Ground Pool Pumps

For customers interested in a superior motor that features the MagneTek motor, the Polaris PB4-60 booster pump is a great choice. This pump comes with an easy installation kit and was designed to be used with pool cleaners, enabling the cleaner to work at its highest efficiency settings. Please note that this pump is for use with the Polaris VAC-sweep 280, 380 and 480 models.

5. Pentair SuperFlo VS Variable Speed Pool Pump, 1 1/2 Horsepower, 115/208-230 Volt

Pentair SuperFlo VS Variable Speed Above-Ground Pool Pumps

The Pentair 342001 SuperFlo Variable Speed Pump provides customers with options for how long their pump works. This is a strong choice for customers who are interested in energy savings when maintaining their pool and is easily adaptable to a 115 or 230-volt power connector. This pump features a fan-cooled motor that is nearly silent, three programmable speeds, a timer to set operational times, and a digital readout that offers real-time readouts.

6. Pentair SuperFlo High-Performance Single Speed Pool Pump, 1½ Horsepower, 115/230 Volt

Pentair SuperFlo High Performance Single Speed Above-Ground Pool Pumps

The Pentair 340039 SuperFlo High-Performance Single Speed Pool Pump comes in a variety of horsepower options, providing customers with options to choose from that will fit the needs of their pool. Horsepower options range from 0.75 to 2.5 horsepower for 115 and 230-volt power outlets. This pump is super quiet and features a heavy-duty motor as well as an oversized strainer basket to increase the time between cleanings. Best of all, this pump comes with a one-year warranty.

7. Zodiac Polaris Booster Pump with 60-Hertz Motor

Zodiac Polaris Booster Above-Ground Pool Pumps

The Zodiac PB4-60 Polaris Booster Pump is a 60-hertz motor that comes with an ergonomic drain plug and o-ring as a single piece base. A quick installation kit is included with every purchase to ensure that the pump can be installed as soon as it is delivered. This pump was designed specifically to be used with Polaris pool cleaners for efficient operation while saving money on energy spent cleaning the pool.

8. In The Swim Hayward SP1580X15 Power-Flo LX Series 1-1/2 HP Above-Ground Pool Pump Bundle

In The Swim Hayward Power-Flo Above-Ground Pool Pumps

In The Swim Hayward SP1580X15 Power-Flo LX Series is a bundle that will prepare any pool owner to install the pump on their own. This bundle includes the pump and a replacement lid o-ring, ensuring that the pump fits. The 1.5-horsepower motor features durable and corrosion-proof engineering, making the pump run smoothly and quietly. Also included is a six-foot power cord that operates on 120V.

9. Waterway Plastics Hi-Flo Above Ground Pool Pump

Waterway Plastics Hi-Flo Above-Ground Pool Pumps

Waterway Plastics PH1150-6 1.5 hp Hi-Flow Above Ground Pool Pump is a pump that features a six-inch strainer trap with a clear lid for easy viewing for cleaning purposes. This pump comes ready to install with the wet end able to be rotated for easy installation. The three-foot, 115V power cord gives this pump a durable and efficient way to gain power. Please note that this pump features 1.5-inch connections and a self-aligning union discharge.

10. Pentair Dynamo Single Speed Aboveground Pool Pump with Cord

Pentair Dynamo Single Speed Above-Ground Pool Pumps

The Pentair DYNII-NI-1-1/2 HP Dynamo Single Speed Pool Pump features a self-priming design that leads to a long life, a large capacity basket with a transparent lid, and a unique diffuser for efficient flow rates. Made with reinforced fiberglass for strength and durability, this motor is great for any above-ground pool that requires a replacement motor.

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