The Excel Professional Grade 1.5 HP Pool Pump raises the standard for excellence and value. The Excel pool pump is considered by many to be one of the best swimming pool pumps on the market today. The large-capacity pumps are the perfect blend of advanced technology and durable construction. Designed for in-ground pools and spas of all types and sizes, this self-priming, the pump has a stainless steel shaft and massive strainer basket under its see-through cover. It has a high performance, energy efficient design which produces more flow at equivalent horsepower.