Hayward X-Stream Pool Cartridge Filter System (above ground pools)
Good product if properly cared for.
This a good pump and filter, very happy with the purchase. so much easier to use as compared to a sand filter. Will never go back!
July 17, 2012
This Baby Rocks!!!
I've had my pool 10 years and this is the third filter I have had. I've had it two years and I LOVE it. Obviously, I'm hard on filters with lots of kids, and a 24' round pool that is extra deep. Pool maintenance used to be a huge, time-consuming summer affair before I got this filter. I used to have to vacuum at least a couple times a week, clean the filter at least weekly, and watch my chemicals daily like a hawk or my pool would turn green seemingly overnight. This is my second year the Hayward Extreme and I still do next to nothing to my pool and it stays clear and beautiful all summer. The guy complaining about cloudy water clearly is missing something else in his pool care. No filter gets all that stuff out without a clarifier--I would know. had I known what a difference this filter would make in the amount of time I spend on my pool, I would have bought one long before I did. Highly recommend!! It does have a very strong outlet pressure though which pushes the automatic vacuum unless the eyeball is turned to just the right position, and which makes my fountain that attaches to the outlet shoot up so high I lose a lot of water when I use it. I also suspect using the fountain is hard on the pump since it restricts flow so much, so I don't really use it anymore. I'll gladly trade using the fountain for parties a couple times a year for free weekends all summer.
September 10, 2011
Had a DE filter by Hayward for 12 years. Replaced with the xstream cartridge filter last year and haven't had clear water since. Called Hayward they said no it doesn't filter as well as DE. Said I could put some DE powder in to improve filtering. If i had known that would have bought DE filter. Will get rid of next year. Awful system!!!
July 4, 2011
I have a 15X30 above ground ova pool for 15 years. I have used the XTreme filter (100 Sq ft) for 3 years now. Previously i used similar but much smaller and it did ok. Now that i have been using the Xtreme I no longer waste money on Algacide and clearifier. This past summer with the heat did not create any algae at all in my pool at all. My neighbor asked me how come i have crystal clear water all summer and his pool is green with algae. I told him he needs to purchase an Xtreme. So far so good with the Xtreme. I recommend it.
September 5, 2010