I bought this unit to replace the filter/ pump that came with my Intex 24ft pool. It may be a little to much for this size of pool but after vacuuming my pool from the winter dirt ( I live in Arizona) there was alot of residual dirt and algae floating in the pool. This Hayward filter cleaned up the water in no time. My old pump never did that. I have purchased Hayward products in the past and have always had good luck with performance. I should have bought a Hayward when I first bought the pool.
... read more I highly recommend this unit to anyone with an above ground pool.
9 years ago
Great Pump/Filter Combo
Other than having to purchase an additional ball valve from Home Depot, it came with everything needed and was easy to install. This thing really cranks (1.5hp) and turns water over multiple times per cycle (8 hrs). You can get by with running it less than 8 hours for a 24' round but I like the water crystal clear. Installed right before spring cleanup (we don't winter cover) and have not had to wash the filter cartridge yet. I would definitely recommed this product.
7 years ago
Best Darn Filter Ever
Spent the extra and bought the Hayward Cartridge after owning an old keg DE filter and more recently a ball sand filter (will never use a sand filter again). We can't say enough good things about the Hayward. We've NEVER had water as clean and clear as we have with this model. The large capacity, easy maintenance and powerful pump are all a plus. Well worth spending the extra, you can't go wrong with the easy pay either.A++++
Using this for 4 weeks , bought and put on a 33 x 52 above ground that was on vacant for loses property for over 2 years. Water was a green swamp. Emptied half by vacuuming to waste all sludge. Filled and was still a green emerald pond with no bottom in sight. I hooked up this filter n pump, ran for two days straight , with in the swim start up chemical kit and pool was crystal clear and balanced ready to swim, 2 days!!!!!!! I would highly recommend. DE gives you the clearest pool and easy
... read more operation. Hayward is best brand by far for quality n dependability. I plan on keeping pump in shed during winter and therefore it will last years. Like my last one did at previously house. Best price from in the swim with fastest shipping. They can be beat in service. If thinking of buying hit check out already you won't be disappointed.
8 years ago
This filter system is AMAZING. In just two hours our pool was clean and clear again, and it was GREEN!!!! Our old filter was just two years old and just didn't do the job. Our pool is 24 x 52. It only took my husband minutes to hook it up. Well worth them money!!!!!!
8 years ago
Excellent buy, bought a cheaper filter, and it was exactly that, blew up 2 yrs later, should have went with a Hayward to begin with. Keeps my pool crystal clear with very low maintenance so i can spend more time enjoing the pool. Highly recommend this filter system.
we had this model for 35 years and recently decided to retire her, pump was noisy and leaked and filter was getting a little less efficiant so we had 1 choice to make what store and this one was it the filter was a no brainer wow so quiet and what power hopefully another 35
2 years ago
Very Effective filter
I've owned DE filters in the past. Inherited a pool with a sand filter a few years ago. I changed the sand this summer but had continual algae and water clarity issues all year. Received this filter within 3 days after ordering. Easily hooked up. Water was post card clear within 24 hours. Great filter. One down side, the filter basket cover is a little difficult to open close because of the “jar cover” style. Other wise, like it very much.
2 years ago
Compared to my previous one it is much easier to open up to clean out but it is a pain to get it to stop leaking. If you tighten it to much it leaks and the same if you don't tighten it enough. So it takes some extra time to get that right otherwise you will be spending a lotbof time adding water. The power is great circulates the water much better then the previous Hayward that I had.
Not hard to put together, but shorted us our hose clamps ,they were suppose to mail them to me but never did.a littel smaller than I expected thought but works fine for the price.
9 months ago
I bought this and I received it very fast. It was very easy to put together and it works great. I have an above ground pool..
2 years ago
14 ft by 4ft inter ultra
Bought a yr ago, after a week of amazing filtering I hooked up my vacuum with in 10 min it slowed down and pressure dropped, long story short if you look closely at the pump it does not come with a skimmer housing unit. Generally intex pools (if the do not have a through the wall skimmer) they are equipped with a hole in the wall that has a large hole "screen" so pine needles and debris gets sucked up in the hole and right into the pump. This makes it slow down, I took it apart cleaned out the
... read more propeller and redesigned my filtration with a leaf canister. All better.
After finally deciding my Hayward DE EC-40 filter purchased 20 years ago was done, I decided to purchase another. If I had never owned a Hayward filter I would have been satisified with the purchase. However, I was shocked at how cheaply made this product was as compared to the one purchased 20 years ago. First, there was no on/off switch. When I called In The Swim, Vicky said it doesn't have an off/on switch and you had to simply unplug it. When I asked if there was an ugrade she said "none of
... read more them have on/off switches". For $500 you would think they would include even a cheap switch.
I am also surprised that in 20 years they haven't come up with a better way to connect the pieces. I followed the instruction of putting pipe sealant and then tightening the piece. However, when I started the filter it leaked as usual.And now the pieces is sealed into palce and cannot be removed. Nothing major but it would be nice.
As I said, I am satisfied with the filter but it is true you can't go back.
2 years ago
I liked that we could make four payments. They were very competitive in pricing.
Above ground pool filters are the unsung hero of summertime fun in the sun for anyone with an above ground pool. The above pool filter is basically a big stop sign that does not let particles such as pollen, dust, dirt tree bark get through and back in to your swimming pool.
Sand filters and DE filters do the same as cartridge filters, but in a different way. Sand filters use filter sand to capture dirt and particles, and occasionally you will have to backwash the unit to clear all the debris from the sand. DE filters use a powdered sedimentary rock media that grabs even the smallest (down to 2 microns) particles, highly effective and slightly more costly than other above ground pool filters.
If you have any questions regarding In the Swim's above ground pool filters or any of our pool supplies please contact our friendly team of experts via phone or even email. Almost all of In the Swim's above ground pool filters include fast shipping and processing.
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