Speck Badu Pro-V – 2.70 HP Variable Speed pump
Speck Badu Pro-V – 2.70 HP Variable Speed pump

Speck Badu Pro-V – 2.70 HP Variable Speed pump

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ENERGY STAR RATED: Speck BADU PRO-V Energy Efficient Programmable Variable-Speed Swimming Pool Pump
Power 2.7THP
Warranty 2 Year Limited
Fits Super Pump, SuperFlo, and Super Max
Uses up to 90% Less Power!

The Speck Badu Pro-V Variable Speed Pump is the flagship Speck pump: a highly energy-efficient and reliable design for ideal for residential pool owners, but designed with pool service pros in mind. This Speck Badu Pro-V variable speed pump offers the potential for substantial energy savings of up to 90% compared to traditional single speed pool pumps. Capable of setting up to seven daily schedules and offering a manual cleaning cycle feature, you can easily customize the flow rate of the Speck Badu Pro-V variable speed pump for maximum efficiency.

This Speck Badu variable speed pump features a 2.7 total horsepower motor with variable speed control so that you can adjust the flow rate to match the needs of your swimming pool, reducing energy consumption and operating costs. The Speck Badu Pro-V uses a permanent magnet motor, totally enclosed fan-cooled (TEFC) design, ensuring whisper-quiet operation.

The Speck Badu Pro-V VS speed pump also features a very simple digital control panel and a programmable timer for convenient operation. This durable and reliable variable speed pump is designed for easy installation and is compatible with most pool systems, making it a great choice for your pool maintenance needs. Save money and enjoy peace and quiet with the efficient and customizable Badu Pro-V pump.


    Before installing the Speck Badu Pro-V, it is important to consider the following so you can be sure you’ve found the best Speck variable speed pump for your needs:

  • Compatibility: The Speck Badu Pro-V variable speed pump is a direct drop-in replacement for existing Hayward Super Pump, Pentair SuperFlo, and Sta-Rite Super Max installations.
  • Electrical Requirements: Verify that you have a 230V nominal electrical to the Badu Pro-V variable speed pump.
  • Placement: Choose a secure, level location for the pump, making sure to leave enough space for maintenance and service.
  • Ventilation: Ensure that where the pump is installed is not in an small insulated area or without ventilation so as to prevent overheating.
  • Professional Installation: The Badu Pro-V variable speed pool pump can be installed by the pool owner without reducing or voiding the warranty. Ensure that a qualified individual installs the pump to ensure proper installation and compliance with local codes.
  • Operating Manual: Carefully read the operating manual before installation to ensure that you understand the features and capabilities of the pump.
  • Maintenance: While regular motor service is not required, regular maintenance is necessary to keep its strainer basket free of debris in order to keep the VSP’s flow rate running efficiently and to extend its lifespan.

  • By taking these factors into consideration, you can ensure a safe and successful installation of your Speck Badu Pro-V Variable Speed Pump.

Common Questions (See All)

  1. How long can the Speck Badu Pro-V Variable Speed Pump run on a daily basis?

    The daily run time of an Badu Pro-V pump can run up to 24 hours a day, though its specific settings depend on the size of the pool, the flow rate required for your pool system, and the set speed of the pump. Generally, you will set your VS pump to run at as low as a speed possible, for as long as possible, in order to provide sufficient circulation and water flow, aiming to move all of the water in your pool through your filter 1-2 times per day. By customizing the speed and run time, you can ensure that the pump operates efficiently and cost-effectively, maximizing energy savings and ensuring the pump doesn’t run any harder than necessary. Refer to the manufacturer's specifications and recommendations for the specific model you have or are considering. See question number 3 “What is the Speck Badu Pro-V variable speed pump’s flow rate?” for more information about run times and flow rate.

  2. Will Speck Badu Pro-V Variable speed pump be compatible with other brand equipment?

    This pool pump can work independently of any other equipment. If you're a pool owner that has a different brand filter or salt chlorinator, you should not necessarily have any issue using this pool pump. This pump can also be used with most 3rd party digital controllers.

  3. What is the Speck Badu Pro-V variable speed pump’s flow rate?

    The flow rate of an Badu Pro-V variable speed pump varies based on the motor, the speed setting, and the hydraulic factors of your unique pool setup. The goal of how you set up your Badu Pro-V pump’s programming is to achieve flow rates throughout the day to match your pool’s total need for daily circulation, helping to minimize energy consumption and operating costs. The flow rate for this specific pump can range from approximately 10 to 110 gallons per minute (GPM) depending on the speed setting and your pool system’s Total Dynamic Head (TDH), which is resistance to flow. If you know or can estimate your pool’s TDH, look at the pump’s performance curve (see product images) to see the flow rate it can achieve at a chosen speed. Otherwise, a simple approach to optimizing your pump is to install an inexpensive Flow Meter, measure your pump’s flow at its programmed speeds, and then adjust the programming as needed to ensure 1-2 “pool turnovers” through filter each day (example: a 15,000 gallon pool with a pump that runs on a low speed getting 30 gallons/minute flow rate would want to run for no more than 16.6 hours a day to achieve 2 pool turnovers, or 18000 / 30 / 60 x 2 = 16.6).

  4. Is the Speck Badu Pro-V variable speed pump’s price worth the cost?

    The Badu Pro-V is an economical VS pump choice that offers a simple option for a high-efficiency variable speed pump compared to many traditional pumps on the market, allowing for energy savings of up to 90%. If you are looking for a pump that will allow you to optimize your pool system’s water flow while conserving energy and helping you save money on your energy bills, then the Badu Pro-V variable speed pump is often worth the investment. This is because its energy-savings over time can often greatly out-weigh the cost of the pump, especially if your current pump is not operation and in need of replacement anyway. However, the final decision of whether the pump is worth the price will depend on your specific needs and budget.

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  • Premium TEFC permanent magnet motor - 2.7 THP
  • Designed for quiet operation. 
  • RPM levels can be set to range from 600 to 3450.
  • Suction and discharge ports come equipped with 2" quick disconnect unions as well as internal threads for easy installation and maintenance.
  • Self-priming for quick, easy start-up.
  • Easy-to-remove pump lid lock ring, no tools required.
  • See-through pump lid allows easy inspection of strainer basket. 
  • All Badu Pro variable speed models are equipped with an LED light in the strainer basket for ease of maintenance.
  • Simple user interface, UV and rain-proof enclosure.
  • Capable of setting up to seven daily schedules
  • Freeze Protection allows pump to automatically run at low temperatures to help reduce the chance of freezing.
  • Auxiliary Relay, able to send power to other equipment to synchronize run times with the pump. Pass-through rating: 8/16 amps @ 230/115 Vac
  • IPX5 Environmental Rating and UL 1081 approvable.
  • Certified safe for use in saltwater pools.
  • Every Speck pump is performance tested before leaving the factory.


Pump Type:

Programmable Variable-Speed


2.7 THP





Plumbing Type:

standard threading to utilize 2.0" unionized fittings

Warranty Penalty for Self-Install:


Weather / UV-Resistance:

Designed for Outdoor Installation and Operation

Conventional pumps operate at set, unchangeable speeds which are often higher than required, leading to wasted energy. With the Speck Badu Pro variable speed pump, you can program the optimum pump speed for specific tasks such as filtering, heating, cleaning, spa jets, and waterfalls. Unlike traditional pumps, the Badu Pro pump allows you to customize the speed, making it ideal for almost all applications. For this reason, an appropriately-sized variable speed often will have a higher total horsepower rating than a single speed pump that might be used on the same pool. Lowering the speed of the water flow and allowing the water to circulate longer can help reduce the occurrence of algae and increase the effectiveness of your filter, automatic chemical dispensers, and chlorinators. Even better, these benefits can be achieved while using less energy. By utilizing the custom programming of the Speck Badu Pro variable speed pump, you can conserve energy while still maintaining optimal water flow for your pool or spa.
Manufacturer 2 Year Limited Warranty for residential use. All warranties offered are provided by the relative manufacturer and are limited to the terms and proration they provide. See manufacturer's documentation for a full description of warranty terms and conditions.