The pump above is a Sun Ray pump from Natural Current.They claim 400 GPM flow which is quite incredible,more than most people would ever need but great for a slide or waterfall.

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from Los Angeles DWP

Solar Powered Swimming Pool Pumps

The DC motor pump above requires no innverter it can run directly off the solar panel power...two basic models available approx. 1 and 1.5 HP (2 HP special order) the 1 HP requires 3 panels the 1.5 HP requires 6 panels custom sizing available qualifies for 30% federal tax credit on total cost of installation. I will be installing these locally call for quote. Pump curves of 1 and 1.5 HP and specs of 1.5 HP below


Link to Solar Pump website

These pool pump systems are DC solar powered and come with a controller and usually panels too. I saw the pump pictured below at a pool show and they were running pump with just two solar panels and it was a cloudy,overcast day. This particular pump is roughly equivalent to 3/4 HP and can pump about 60 GPM on the average pool on a sunny day.   Higher output pumps that require more panels are available for commercial/large swimming pools.

The controller coverts the DC to three phase to run motor.