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    Above-Ground Filters

    1. 3 years ago
      Wouldn't recommend for in ground pool
      Should have bought next size larger have to clean cartridge quite often.
    2. 4 years ago
      Saves Water. Glad I changed from a sand filter -
      9000g indoor fiberglass pool. After a couple of weeks and one filter change my only regret is I didn't do it sooner. Instead of back flushing to waste - just change the filter. Get a spare filter and allow to dry out before cleaning. Or soak overnight in filter cleaner. Watch out for small O-ring on top as is easy to loose.
    1. 10 months ago
      Best Sand Filter for Intex Pools
      I love this filter. I moved to Fl. four years ago, bought a small Intex pool, then upgraded to the large rectangular pool. My pool is clear even through the winter months since we do not have to close it down. Yes, we can actually swim all year due to the filter working. I would highly recommend this filter. Love it!
    2. 3 years 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.
    3. 10 months ago
      Great value. Easy setup.
      I Purchased this pump and filter for my 22ft round Bestway above ground pool in April this year. The original filter cartridge style pump and filter was useless in my opinion and I spent most of last year trying to keep my pool clean and clear. I decided to upgrade the pump and filter this year and I am very glad that I did. Shipping was fast and the initial setup went great. With this being a intex brand and my pool is a bestway brand I had to change the fittings on the inlets and outlet on the ... read more pool itself but I didnt have to buy anything extra I just used a combination of fittings that came with the pool originally and the ones that were sent with the pump/filter. Setup time was roughly 2 hrs start to finish including a trip to town to buy filter sand. Overall I would reccomend this product to anyone looking to upgrade or replace their current pump/filter setup.
    1. 1 year ago
      Love the Hayward brand
      We needed a replacement filter for our pool and went straight to In The Swim and browsed their filters and learned a lot about filters and features, sizes, etc. we bought the exactly the same one we had before!! Took less than 15 mins to install and had it running. Pool was super clear all season long with this filter and In The Swim pool products. PH free and clear, and 2" Clourine tabs. Couldn't be happier!!
    2. 9 months ago
      Thumbs up on product! Thumbs down on instructions.
      We bought this to replace a similar product that had been abused at a home we bought. Although the filter and pump are working great, the instructions to install could have been better...a lot better! Might be a breeze for a company that installs several pools in a pool season, but for new pool owners, well...It’s not impossible to figure out (and we still had the old equipment which helped visually), but better instructions would have helped. Our suggestion is to take several photos of your old ... read more equipment (if replacing) before you dismantle to install the new.
    3. 7 years ago
      best replacement pump
      hooked it up to a summer escape 20' round 4 foot deep pool stock pump hooks up into bottom of skimmer basket so i just hooked sand filter right into stock pump for now till i modify skimmer basket pool was brown due to high iron in well water tried lots of chemicals but no change got sand filter turned on for ten mins and notice a big change water was getting clear and turning blue i would recommend this to anyone with a summer escape or intex pool p.s it does come with all hoses and connections ... read more to hook up to pool doesnt say on website or in book i bought hoses and connections but ill just keep them
    1. 2 years ago
      Best Filter
      This filter was brought to replace a sand filter. It was for my parents' pool. All summer the water was cloudy and very uninviting for swimming. We took water to a local pool place to have the water tested. They sold us various chemicals to try to clear the pool. It would work for a few days, but then the water would be cloudy. About 3 weeks ago, we got this filter. Within the first few days, the water was starting to clear up. Within the first week, the water was sparkling. It is now a ... read more very inviting pool. It is getting used everyday, as pool should be during the summer. This was a good buy.
    2. 4 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.
    3. 10 years ago
      better than local company
      I have delt with my local pool supplier for years not only there prices have gone threw the roof but the products i buy from them just dont work to my expectations.I was mailed a catelog from this site and to my surprize the prices were way lower than my local pool supplier.Not to mention all the products and supplies this site offered for my pool. So of course i said there is no way these prices are correct on this site there has to be a catch here so i put in a order for a filter for my above ... read more ground pool and the price was perfect plus they gave me 10% off with my purchase. Wow i was so happy that not only i was getting the filter i needed but the price and service from the operator was absolutly fantastic.They told me i would receive my filter within 5 days with FREE SHIPPING and in 5 days it was at my door.I put the pump on and started my new filter and it was better than the one that came with the pool.Do yourself a favor and buy from this site you will not regret it Thank You in the swim
    1. 2 years ago
      Best purchase for my pool!
      Struggled for 2 years trying to get my 30ft round pool crystal clear! Decided to purchase this DE filter from Hayward after lots of research about them. After about 3 earth flush outs (note THIS IS NOT A HARD THING TO DO!) to get my pool opened after winter. Now my pool is crystal clear!! Also I will add that I dont have to break my back with the sand filter anymore!!!
    2. 10 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.
    3. 3 years ago
      Great!!
      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.
    1. 3 years 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.
    2. 3 years ago
      simple
      the best filter system I have ever had hello the best
    3. 5 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!!
    1. 4 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.
    2. 3 years ago
      Perfect for the money.
      I should have bought this when I purchased the pool 4 years ago, this is the cleanest my pool has ever been, and no more buying those expensive filters !!
    3. 4 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.
    1. 2 years ago
      Very happy with item, excellent results. Clean pool!!!
    2. 4 years ago
      Great pricing
      I liked that we could make four payments. They were very competitive in pricing.
    3. 1 decade ago
      Good Product
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    In The Swim Knowledge Pool: Above Ground Pool Filters

    In The Swim's Dr. Pool

    Filters for Above Ground Pools

    Above ground pool filters are the unsung hero of summertime fun in the sun for anyone with an above ground pool. The above ground filter, used on a daily basis, will trap bacteria and germs, and also pollen, dust, dirt and other contaminants that find their way into your swimming pool. Above ground pool filters use the same technology as in-ground pool filters, in a smaller package and an attractive price point. 


    ABOVE-GROUND POOL FILTER TYPES:

    Diatomaceous Earth (D.E.) filters remove very small particles of 2-4 microns. Inexpensive DE filter powder is added through the skimmer, to coat the DE filter grids or Perflex tubes. Every 3-6 weeks, the filter cake is reset with an easy-to-use bump handle, and once or twice per season, the tank is drained, flushed and refilled with fresh DE powder. Above ground pool DE filters include the popular line of Hayward Perflex filters.

    Cartridge filters use a pleated polyester cartridge that traps particles down to 10-20 microns in size. Cartridge pool filters for above ground pools have a simple design with very few parts, and also have the lowest resistance level of all filter types. Cleaning is accomplished by removing the filter every 1-4 weeks and hosing clean. Above ground pool cartridge filters include the Hayward X-Stream and Easy-Clear and the Pentair Clean & Clear.

    Sand filters for above ground pools use graded pool filter sand (or alternative media) to trap particles of 20-30 microns. Sand filters may be the easiest to operate, cleaning is accomplished by backwashing the filter every 2-4 weeks. Above ground pool sand filters include the Hayward Pro Series and VL Series, Pentair Sand Dollar and our smaller Intex and Sandmaster sand filter systems for above ground pools.

    How Long Do Pool Filters Last?

    Above ground pool filter tanks can last for decades, but the filter media and other internal parts will wear out sooner. DE filter grids or tubes last the longest, perhaps 10 years. Filter cartridges will usually last for 2-4 seasons and filter sand can last for 1-4 years, both depending on how large the filter is in relation to the pool, and also how well the water is maintained, or the condition of the water that the pool filter operates.  

    Sizing an Above Ground Pool Filter

    A larger above ground pool filter has many advantages like longer time between cleanings, faster prevention and clean-up of poor water conditions, and longer lasting filter media. When buying filter systems for above ground pools, it is good practice to buy one or two sizes larger than indicated for your pool size, in gallons. Buy the largest above ground pool filter system you can afford - it's money well spent! 

    Installing an Above Ground Pool Filter

    When buying a complete above ground pump and filter system, an installation kit is included which consists of a base, hoses, adapters and hardware. When joining together a separately purchased pump and filter, our above ground plumbing kit can be used, or find the connectors needed on our filter hoses and clamps page. After connecting the pool suction and return lines, flood the pump with water and plug into a grounded outlet to start the circulation. 

    Above Ground Filter Accessories

    • •  DE filters will need to have a supply of DE Powder or Perlite on hand to replace after each backwashing.
    • •  Sand filters need enough filter media - Filter Sand, Zeo Sand, FilterGlass, or FilterBalls to fill the filter tank.
    • •  Jandy valves, pump timers, backwash hose and more can be found on our pump and filter accessories page.