Hayward SP2610X15 Review: Powerful Expert In-Ground Pool Pump

Hayward SP2610X15 Review

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What We Like

  • A high-performance 1.5 HP motor
  • High 40,000-gallon pool capacity
  • Supports dual 115V/230V power input
  • Durable Metallic construction
  • An extra-large debris and dirt bucket
  • Easy tool-less strainer cover removal
  • Simplified servicing process

What We Don’t Like

  • Weighty at 40 pounds
  • Single-speed motor

Bottom Line

A high-performance motor large pool capacity support and an extra-large debris strainer make this pool pump ideal for intensive water circulation and aeration.


If you have a large-capacity pool that demands a powerful pump for all-round efficient water circulation and aeration, Hayward SP2610X15 will get the job done.

Its powerful 1.5 HP motor runs efficiently and reliably to support the cleaning and aeration of high-capacity in-ground pools while maintaining quiet and cool operation. The pump’s heavy-duty build also enhancing long-term durability while keeping maintenance low and cost-effective.

Hayward SP2610X15 Review

Hayward SP2610X15

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Efficiency: Powerful, Quiet and Cool Motor

Powering the pump is a high-performance motor with a power output of 1.5 HP. It resides in Hayward’s premium line of pumps, which utilizes enclosed fan-cooled motors that are very efficient. 

From such a high amount of raw power, the motor can support a water flow rate of 4,980 GPH (18851.29 liters/hour), which is significantly high.

Such a superior flow rate enables the pump to work flawlessly with large-capacity pools with a maximum capacity of 40,000 gallons. It is this combination of premium features that makes the SP2610X15 reliable pump for in-ground pools.

Despite the pump motor’s superior power, it manages to keep noise levels at the minimum ensuring silent operation. Also, you don’t have to worry about the motor overheating. It has been engineered to remain cool even with the intensive operation.

It is rather disappointing, however, that this motor is the single-speed version. You have no control over its speed, which also means that the flow rate is fixed. Assuming that the highest motor speed draws the most power, it would have been great to be able to regulate it.

Since the pump is capable of operating for long hours continuously, Hayward was thoughtful enough to include an extra-large 110 cubic-inch bucket, which also contributes to reduced maintenance frequency.

Extra operating convenience is offered by the pump’s transparent strain cover, which eliminates the constant pain of having to manually check the level of debris in the bucket to determine when to empty it.

Design and Construction: Strong Build for Intensive Pumping

A powerful motor as that of the SP2610X15 demands a housing strong enough to handle the power while protecting the delicate unit.

That’s why this pump features a heavy-duty corrosion-proof thermoplastic construction that is able to withstand the extremities of daily intensive usage. And because of this strong housing, the pump may prove to be a reliable companion for your professional pool aerating gigs too.

Don’t be afraid to leave it out in the sun for day-long pumping. It should withstand most weather elements just fine. The pump’s impeller has been made corrosion-proof for durability and high efficiency.

Because of the heavy-duty construction and motor that characterize this pump, it is notably heavy, at 40 pounds. You may struggle to transport the unit across long distances, in your arms.

You can mitigate the weight issue by finding a suitable spot for the pump, close to the pool, and building it small shelter to offers some degree of permanence.

But when it comes to taking the pump with you for some water filtering and aeration jobs away from your home, simply slip it into your car or truck, and portability should not be an issue.

Installation and Maintenance: Hassle-Free Installation and Simplified Servicing

You won’t encounter any challenge when installing this pump because this entire process has been simplified for all levels of users. Installation takes very little time.

And if installation sounds intimidating, worry not, because Hayward includes a handy and comprehensive installation guide with the pump. You can use the same to guide you through the installation process.

The maintenance process has been designed such that even a non-expert can do it and you never have to hire a professional to service the pump.

When you want to empty the debris strainer, for instance, the SP2610X15 offers exclusive swing-away hand knobs that simplify strainer cover removal. For this process, no tool or clamps are necessary. Also, it does not involve any lose parts.

If you want to access the pump’s internal components for regular servicing, you won’t have to break a sweat. The pump’s unique service-ease design offers fast 4-bolt access to all the internal components such as the filter, which allows you to accomplish quick and easy servicing.

To ensure that your pump is always functioning at optimal performance, ensure you adhere to the stipulated maintenance schedule, which should be explained, in detail, by the user manual that comes with this pump.

Price: Premium Value for Money

The SP2610X15 doesn’t come cheap, but its price is more than justifiable given the ton of value and high-performance features this pump offers.

There’s the powerful 1.5 HP motor that will sail through a day of continuous pumping without even the slightest dip in performance. Besides the motor’s proven power, it also runs impressively quietly and doesn’t overheat even with intensive pumping.

You can also count on the pump to last a lifetime thanks to its durable construction, which protects the motor and other delicate components.

Also, the pump’s extra-large bucket collects a sizable amount of debris effectively reducing maintenance frequency. It ensures your primary concern is the pool’s health and not the technicalities of debris management.

Hayward W3SP2310X15 is another pump by the same brand, which is a worthy competitor of the SP2610X15. It is also a 1.5 HP pump that is very powerful and easy to install. It comes with a 1.5-inch x 2-inch union connection and is ideal for small-to-medium pools.

The W3SP2310X15 is, however, slightly heavier and less efficient than the SP2610X15. When you consider factors such as superior power, low-noise operation, and reduced heat output, choosing SP2610X15 becomes a no-brainer.


A powerful pump that supports high-capacity in-ground pools while upholding motor efficiency, low-noise running, and minimal heat production.

The Hayward SP2610X15’s 1.5 HP motor guarantee’s a high flow rate and support for high-capacity pools. It offers a superior water filtering and aeration capacity while reducing servicing and maintenance process to a level that every user is comfortable with.


  • Product Name: Hayward SP2610X15
  • Product Brand: Hayward
  • Product Dimensions: 28.60 x 10.30 x 7.90 inches
  • Power Input: 115V/230V
  • Total Power Output: 1.5 HP
  • Rated Power Output: 0.5 HP
  • Speed: Single
  • Efficiency: Standard
  • Application: In-ground pools
  • Flow Rate: 4,980 GPH/83 GPM
  • Maximum Pool Size: 40,000 gallons
  • Strainer Capacity:  100 cubic inches
  • Port Size: 1-1/2 inch
  • Product Weight: 40 pounds
  • Warranty: 2 years (limited)

Key Features

  • A powerful 1.5 HP motor produces consistent and reliable performance
  • The pump supports large-capacity in-ground pools of up to 40,000 gallons
  • Dual 115/230V support boosts power input options and pump versatility
  • An extra-large bucket boosts holding capacity and reduces maintenance frequency
  • Durable metallic construction protects the motor and extends pump life
  • Exclusive swing-away hand knobs simplify strainer cover removal
  • Easy installation and servicing through 4-bolt access for internal components
  • Available in multiple speed and voltage options to suit different performance demands