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    Above-Ground Filters

    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
      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.
    3. 2 years ago
      Good product
      I recently bought this filter system as an upgrade to my existing filter. I read some positive and some negative reviews. This system is working great and I wonder if the negative reviews were a result of customers not following the directions in the owners manual. It's easy to ruin this pump by not operating it properly. Read the maual and follow the directions. You'll enjoy this quiet, efficient pump and filter system.
    1. 2 years ago
      Great pricing
      I liked that we could make four payments. They were very competitive in pricing.
    2. 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.
    3. 10 years ago
      Good Product
    1. 8 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!
    2. 3 years ago
      we have had this model EC40 for 35 years
      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
    3. 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.
    1. 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!!
    2. 8 months ago
      Lots of power
      I didn't think a cartridge filter would clean as well as a earth or sand filter. But I was wrong, I will never go back to those types of filters, very happy with the cartridge.
    3. 7 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. 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++++
    2. 8 years ago
      E3020 Xtreme Filter System
      I have been fighting clarity in my water since I purchased my pool 6 years ago. I do not know why it took me sooooooo..... long but I have converted from a sand filter to the E3020 Xtreme Cartridge Filter System and shaaaazammmmm, I have water that is so clean and beautiful, I still can not believe it. All I can say is, no more worries about what I might see when I wake up and go to take a dip. It is well worth the investment.
    3. 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.
    1. 8 years ago
      Not being mechanical, I was afraid I wouldn't be able to set it up but it couldn't have been easier. I was surprised at how quiet and efficient it was. I'm very happy with my purchase.
    2. 2 years ago
      Hayward EC-50 DE Filter System
      I live in North East, Massachusetts, and own 15' round pool. This 1 hp pump system was perfect and cleaned the pool the first day. Just keep in mind, it does not come together and there is assembly required.
    3. 9 months ago
      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.
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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.