The Sta-Ride Max-E-Pro is an excellent energy efficient pump. It is made from glass reinforced composite resin that creates a great, long lasting pump. It is a high performance pump that is created to move around large amounts of water with very little maintenance. It is equipped with a large strainer basket that can hold large amounts of dirt and debris which saves time during maintenance. It is definitely made to last. The base of the pump is designed to hold the motor off the ground which keeps rainwater from getting into the bottom of the pump. There are 2 Speed's of the Sta-Rite Max-E-Pro and the horsepower ranges from ¾ to 3 for In-Ground pools.