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    Hayward Pro-Series Sand Filter and Filter Systems for Above Ground Pools

    Hayward Pro-Series Sand Filters Deliver a Combination of Efficiency and Amazing Water Clarity

    Take a swim in clear, clean water every time you jump into your above ground pool with the Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter System. This unique above ground pool filter system combines innovation and power to ensure your pool water is in impeccable condition all the time. Hayward sand filters are quick to assemble and engineered to provide the maximum amount of flow with the minimal amount of energy usage, reducing your operational costs while offering the best possible results.

    Hayward is the number one name in the pool industry, and the Pro Series Sand Filter System for Above Ground Pools is no exception. You’ll notice superior water quality, extended filter cleaning cycles and no required backwashing. This simple to operate sand filter system is a great economic value, and durable too; crafted from ultra-strong, reinforced thermoplastic. Hayward's above ground sand filter systems include the reliable Matrix pump with 3-prong power cord.

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      • Product Description
      • Customer Review
      • Product Specification
      • FAQS
      • MORE INFO

      • Hayward Matrix pump with on/off switch saves on energy usage
      • Hayward sand filter ensures maximum flow rates and filtration
      • Requires very little maintenance and boasts a tough construction
      • Vari-Flo control valve features six options for selection of filter functionality
      • Filter includes all parts and top mounted valve. Pump includes power cord
      • Hayward sand filter systems designed for fast assembly and installation
      • Hayward filter systems available with S166T, S180T or S210T sand filters
      • Buy just filter or as pump/filter systems: S166T92S, S180T92S, S210T93S

      Technical Specifications:


      • Durable, corrosion-proof filter tank molded of color-fast material for long-lasting, all-weather performance.

      • 7-position PermaGlass XL™ Vari-Flo valve provides maximum flow at lower pressure drop.

      • Flange clamp design allows 360 degree rotation for easy installation.

      • Integral top diffuser ensures even distribution of water over the entire sand bed for maximum use of the filtration area.

      • Precision engineered umbrella-fold self cleaning laterals for balanced flow and backwashing, plus easy serviceability.

      • Large pressure sand/water drain for rapid winterizing .


      • The above-ground industry's largest strainer basket for large debris collection with minimal maintenance.

      • Horizontal/vertical discharge feature -- simply converts from vertical to horizontal discharge orientation with the press of a button.

      • Quick disconnect intake and discharge pipe connection.

      • C-Clip Connector allows for easy disengagement of strainer housing in a matter of seconds for hassle-free maintenance.

      • Heavy-duty, high performance motor with integrated automatic thermal overload protector for years of operation.

      • High quality Noryl® impeller with wide openings to prevent clogging by leaves and debris.

      • Durable, corrosion-proof housing for years of dependable service and all-weather performance.

      • Heat-resistant, double-sized seal for long-lasting efficiency .

      • Energy-efficient, protected rear mounted switch.

      • Integral drain plug for easy winterization of pump.

      What does the system come with?
      – This system includes the 18" sand filter, a 1 HP pump, a system base, and pump to filter plumbing kit.

      How much sand will I need for this filter?
      – You will need 100 pounds for the 16 inch sand filter, 150 pounds of sand for the 18 inch sand filter and 200 pounds of sand for the 21 inch sand filter.

      What is the maximum pool gallonage for this filter?
      – This system can filter a pool up to 16,800 gallons.

      What kind of sand will I need and where would I purchase it?
      – #20 silica sand which can be purchased at a local pool store or hardware store, ZeoSand, or Filter Glass.

      How many microns will the Hayward filter, filter down to?
      – Sand filters can filter down to 20-23 microns.

      How often do I have to change the sand?
      – You should change the sand in your sand filter every 2-3 years.

      How much area is needed for the Hayward 18" System?
      – Width = 29"
      – Length = 15-1/2"
      – Height = 35"

      How long is the cord on the pump ane vd what is tholtage?
      – Powered by our high-flow rate, 115V pump with a 6 ft. cord and plug suitable for a GFCI outlet.

      What are the different positions on the 6 Position Multiport Valve?
      – Filter, waste, closed, backwash, recirculate, and rinse.



    • – Check skimmer and pump strainer baskets for debris.
      – Check for restrictions in intake and discharge lines.
      – Check for air leak in intake line (indicated by bubbles returning to pool).
      – Backwash filter.

    • – Check for algae in pool and super chlorinate as required.
      – Be sure chlorine and pH levels are in proper range (adjust as required).
      – Check surface of filter sand for crusting or caking (remove 1" of sand if necessary).

    • – Check chlorine, pH and total alkalinity levels and adjust as required.
      – Be sure flow rate through filter is sufficient.
      – Operate filter for longer periods.
      – Be sure multiport valve is set on "Filter" position.

    • – Check laterals, standpipe and lateral hub for damage (replace as required).
      – Be sure there isn't too much sand in the filter itself.

    • Motor Will NOT Start – Check For:
    • – Improper or loose wiring connections; open switches or relays; tripped circuit breakers, GFCI's, or blown fuses.
      – Manually check rotation of motor shaft for free movement and lack of obstruction.
      – If you have a timer, be certain it is working properly. Bypass it if necessary.

    • Motor Shuts OFF – Check For:
    • – Undersized wiring; loose connections; etc.
      – Low voltage at motor or power drop (frequently caused by undersized wiring or extension cord use).
      – Mechanical binding and electrical overloads.
      NOTE: Your Hayward pump motor is equipped with an "automatic thermal overload protector." The motor will automatically shut off if power supply drops before heat damage can build up causing windings to burn out. The "thermal overload protector" will allow the motor to automatically restart once the motor has cooled, provided the power source is again up to proper levels. It will continue to cut On/Off until the problem is corrected. Be sure to correct cause of overheating.

    • Motor Hums, But Does NOT Start – Check For:
    • – Centrifugal switch stuck in OPEN position.
      – Binding of motor shaft.

    • Pump Won't Prime:
    • – Make sure pump/strainer housing is filled with water and the cover O-ring is clean, also be sure it is properly seated in the cover O-ring groove. Make sure strainer cover is locked firmly in position and lubricated with "Jack's 327."
      – Make sure all suction and discharge valves are fully open and not blocked, that pool water level is at proper level, and that skimmer weir is not hung up or binded on skimmer wall.
      – Block off to determine if pump will develop a vacuum. You should have 5"-6" of vacuum at the strainer cover (Only your pool dealer can confirm this with a vacuum gauge). You may be able to check by removing the skimmer basket and holding your hand over the bottom port with skimmer full and pump running. If no suction is felt, check for line blockage
      – If pump develops a vacuum, check for blocked suction line or dirty strainer basket, an air leak in the suction piping may be the cause.
      – If pump does not develop a vacuum and pump has sufficient "priming water":
      1. Re-check strainer housing cover and all threaded connections for suction leaks. Check if all hose clamps are tight.
      2. Check voltage to ensure that the motor is rotating at full RPM's.
      3. Open housing cover and check for clogging or obstruction in suction. Check impeller for debris.
      4. Remove and replace shaft seal only if it is leaking.

      Filter Sizing Advice
      To ensure proper filtration and a trouble-free season: Your pool's size (total gallons) should be equal to or less than the Maximum Pool Size listed for each of our systems. Maximum Pool Size is based on an 8-hour turn-over rate.

      Since our high efficiency systems completely turn over your pool water in less time than standard 12-hour systems, you save money by running your filter less!

      When sizing a replacement pump, Dr. Pool strongly suggests that you replace with the same size horsepower as your existing set-up! In most cases, up-grading horsepower shortens your filter’s expected life and voids manufacturer’s warranties.
      Filter Information
      Everything is easy when you're working with a Pro. Because the Pro Series High-Rate Sand Filter System from Hayward offers advanced full-flow technology that results in sparkling pure water, energy efficient operation, and good, clean fun for the entire family.
      It's also simple to operate. The Pro Series six position Vari-Flo control valve lets you quickly and effortlessly select the desired pool filter function with just a gentle twist of the wrist.
      Plus, its rugged, corrosion-proof tank construction protects these liquid assets for a long, long time. All of which makes the Pro Series filter a crystal clear choice.

      • Why you should go with the flow.
        The Pro Series filter features an integral top diffuser that evenly distributes unfiltered water over the sand media bed in a cascading, umbrella-like pattern. This allows the greatest filtration possible from each and every square inch of sand. The Pro's unique, self-cleaning under drain assembly, with its 360° slotted laterals, provides a fast, balanced flow of clear water back to your pool. It also allow for more thorough backwashing. Best of all, the Pro's full-flow technology reduces energy costs because you operate the filter for shorter periods. Which makes operating the Pro Series as easy on your wallet as it is on you.

      • Built-in Convenience.
        Hayward's value added technology addresses convenience as well. The Pro Series laterals incorporate a unique folding ball-joint design, which allows the assembly to be easily accessed for simple servicing. Each lateral is precision installed and can be removed individually, or as a complete unit.
      • The Pro's six-position valve puts you in control.
        The patented, multi-port control valve developed by Hayward was designed with six pool filter positions.

        NOTE: Hayward 14” Filters and Filter Systems include a 4-way valve. Hayward 16” and larger Filter and filter Systems include a 7-way valve.
        • 4-way Vale Positions: Filter, Backwash, Waste, Recirculation
        • 7-way Valve Positions: Filter, Waste, Winter, Closed, Backwash, Recirculation, Rinse

        Corrosion-proof construction filters out the elements.
        To protect against severe weather conditions, the Pro Series filter is constructed of rugged, durable, color-fast polymeric material. Which will keep your Pro running in tip-top shape for years to come.
      • See a Pro today.
        Pro Series filter are engineered with today's latest filtration technology. They're dependable, durable, and easy-to-live with. But most of all, they keep your pool crystal clear and inviting. Why not see one today. And see for yourself how easy it can be to have a Pro cleaning your pool.

      FILTER TYPE: High-Rate Sand: No. 1/2 Silica Sand (.45mm - .55mm)
      FILTER TANK: Molded Polymeric
      UNDER DRAIN: 360° Self Cleaning Slotted Laterals, Precision Installed in Ball-Joint Assembly
      CONTROL VALVE: 4 or 6 Position, Top-Mount Vari-Flo With Lever-Action Handle
      VALVE FASTENING: Flange Clamp Design
      PUMP AND MOTOR: Power-Flo Series Pump - 115 volts
      MOUNTING BASE: Injection-Molded ABS

      Performance Data
      Item Number Effective Filtration Area Design Flow Rate Turnover (Gallons)
      8 Hours 12 Hours
      E3220, E3225 1.75 ft.2 35 GPM 16,800 25,200
      E3230, E3235 2.20 ft.2 44 GPM 21,120 31,680

      • Energy Savings
        For proper filtration of residential swimming pools, your filter system should provide a complete turnover of the pool water once every 12 hours. Determine the capacity of your swimming pool to select the correct size Pro Series system, or consult Dr. Pool. Because Perflex filters are designed for high efficiency, you may use the 8 hour turnover rate and save energy costs by operating the system less hours.
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