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    Above-Ground Filters

    1. 7 years ago
      A Great Product
      This filter systems saves electric use and cleans the water at very fast rate.I live in the country side with farms all around me. We have a lot of dirt in the air in mid summer with harvest season, but our D.E. filter keeps our water very clean. I only have to clean my filter once a month even with the dirty enviroment in July and August. This pump system has saved us money on electric and clean supplies.
    2. 9 years ago
      Excellent
      I added this as a prefilter to my cartridge filter, and my cartridges look brand new. It cleans better than I thought it would. It looks like I won't have to clean my cartridges for a long time. It does an excellent job of cleaning the water. I haven't even had to use the "bump" feature yet, so there is a lot of time before the need to clean. I sure like it.
    3. 7 years ago
      Excellent Purchase
      We bought this after getting a crack in our original DE filter. After some research, we noticed that our old pump could be applied to this Hayward filter and we know of people who have used Hayward and really liked it. The pump is working great, it shipped in no time at all, and I saved about $100 than if I were to buy the exact same one at a local pool supply store. But what really sold me was that I would be able to return it to In The Swim within 30 days if I found out it wouldn't work with ... read more my old pump, whereas the local store would not accept it if I tried it out. Way to go In The Swim!
    1. 3 years ago
      Hayward DE rules
      We recently had a bad sand filter and replaced it with a Hayward EC-50 DE Filter System. Our pool went from cloudy to clear within 48 hours with the assistance with a Mighty Pod by SeaKlear. In the Swim had the filter delivered within 24 hours after purchase which was amazing. Nothing but smiles here.
    2. 7 years ago
      Amazing
      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!!!!!!
    3. 7 years ago
      Excellent Buy
      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.
    1. 2 years ago
      Great Little Filter System
      I have an Intex 20 Ft round pool needed to upgrade filter Budget was tight found this filter and it was a perfect fit. Easy set up quiet motor just what I was looking for. Great filter.
    2. 2 years ago
      Worth the Money
      We have had this pump and filter for about 18 months producing crystal clear water in my 12 foot Intex above ground pool. Live in south Texas, so pool season is about half the year. This little system is more than adequate to meet anyone's needs. It will even drive a aqua bug or similar system, if the bottom of the pool is smooth and free from any ridges or depressions.
    3. 2 years ago
      not bad for price
      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.
    1. 6 months ago
      Sooooo much better pump!
      I bought this sand filter pump to replace the oversized fish pump that came withe the pool. It had a cartridge system and had to be replace every week. At $10.00 a piece it was getting expensive. It only did 30gph. This Intex now does 2800gph in a 17ft round 56in tall pool. I had to use hose clamps because all pool manufacturers use their own size fittings. Now I can use an automatic pool cleaner. Thank you In The Swim Terry Croydon Pa.
    2. 7 months ago
      Plenty of Power, and Quiet
      I have a bestway 16x48 steel frame. I bought a solar heater, and within 1 year went thru 2 of the factory filter/pumps. I was figuring the strain would be too much. This year I bought 14inch Sand Filter, and couldn't be happier. It is super strong, quiet, and works EXCELLENT! It was the best pool investment I could have made. If I could do it all over, I would buy the pool, and this Filter/pump right from the start! A+
    3. 6 months ago
      Clear water!
      I started with the filter that came with the pool. After a couple weeks it was green and cloudy. I couldn't get it clean no matter how much I changed the filter. I opted for this filter and it was super easy to assemble and install. Water was noticeably better the next day. It is now clear as can be. I did get a filter rates slightly bigger than necessary for my pool. I haven't noticed a change in energy usage on power bill. I use less chemicals now that the filter is up and working. Timer is a ... read more huge help too. Love it!
    1. 9 years ago
      Good Product
    2. 2 years ago
      Great pricing
      I liked that we could make four payments. They were very competitive in pricing.
    3. 6 years ago
      Can't Go Back
      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.
    1. 8 months ago
      simple
      the best filter system I have ever had hello the best
    2. 3 years ago
      Excellent set up!!!
      I bought this system a couple weeks ago. I am so impressed with how fast it cleans my pool. It is very quiet and much nicer than I thought it would be. Love it!!
    3. 6 years ago
      great pump but hard to get off cover
      I purchased the easy clear star system 2009 and here it is 2010 and I cannot get the cover off the filter cartridge to clean the filter. I am very disappointed that Hayward would create such a difficult mechanism. The pump works great to keep the pool clean. Very happy with that. But when they say easy lok, that's what is it, but not easy off. I would not recommend this product.
    1. 10 years ago
      extremely happy
      I fought with a cartridge filter for 18' pool for 2 years and this year i got this pump and filter system and am very pleased with it. It is quiet, and I don't have hardly any maintenence to my pool at all. I vacuum 1 maybe twice if it rains. Love it!!!!
    2. 7 years ago
      Best Ever Pump
      I have a 16x48 Intex pool and have used the pumps with the filters for the last two years. I was tired of always changing the filters and all the chemicals that I went through. This pump has been a blessing to all that. I use less then half the chemicals and no more changing filters. This pump keeps my pool crystal clear and only have to vacume maybe once a week. Best purchase ever!!! Stop fighting the battle and enjoy the summer with a clean pool.
    3. 7 years ago
      Great Filter and Pump
      I was replaceing the exact same filter and pump after five years, so it was a snap. Make sure you use plenty of (Good Quality) Waterproof Silicon on the hoses when you attach them with the clamps. Also, use it on the threads of the fitings. Or you will have leaks. Buy real bolts to attach motor to base. Why they use cheap plastic, beats me.
    1. 4 years ago
      Best valued unit
      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.
    2. 10 years ago
      Best Filter, Truely low maintence
      I have owned my 18,000 gallon above ground pool for 14 years. Last summer, after years of battles, I got tired of fighting my DE filter over water clarity and water flow pressure. I cleaned my filter bi-weekly and always had problems. Tried reducing DE nothing worked. I bought the Hayward X-Stream in the spring and for the first time ever had a completly trouble free and easy pool maintence season. I did not have to clean the cartridge until pool closing. I cannot recommend this system enough. ... read more Definately a purchase you will not regret! And In the swims payment plan made the purchase easy on the wallet as well.
    3. 6 years ago
      Great product
      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 ... read more with the Xtreme. I recommend it.
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    More About Above Ground Pool Filters

    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.

    In the Swim carries three different types of pool filters: cartridge filters, sand filters and diatomaceous earth (DE) filters. Cartridge filters tend to be the most popular with above ground pool owners. A heavy-duty, paper-like cartridge sits in the filter case and collects particles in the water. Once in a while you have to clean or replace the filter cartridge, which is rather easy to do.

    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.