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    Hayward Star-Clear Cartridge Filter

    Item # E3081 Manuf.# W3C500
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    Clean-Up Dirty Water with a Hayward Star-Clear Cartridge Filter Model C500

    Pump-up your above ground pool cleaning power with the Hayward Star Clear C500 cartridge pool filter. Regarded as one of the best cartridge filters available, easily connect the Hayward Star Clear to your pool plumbing, and you’ll find yourself diving into beautifully clear water while simultaneously reducing your maintenance efforts.

    Hayward Star-Clear cartridge filter is perfect for spas, hot tubs or small above ground pools up to 9,000 gallons. Unlike sand and DE filters, cartridge filters require no backwashing, which can save thousands of gallons of water each season. Simply remove the lid, pull out the cartridge and hose off with a garden hose whenever the pressure gauge rises 7-9 psi. 


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    • The Hayward Star-Clear Cartridge Filters C-500 delivers excellent performance
    • 1/2 in. threaded filter drain makes this system perfect for fast draining
    • Hayward Injection-molded filter tank means durability and reliability
    • Extra-large 50-SF filter cartridge (included) for maximum water flow (up to 50 GPM)
    • Top filter head can be rotated to position pressure gauge and manual air relief
    • Attach the head to the filter tank using the single locking knob rather than bolts or clamps
    • Includes features designed to prevent accidental bypass of heavy debris
    • 1-1/2 in. threaded connections for in/out pipes. Slim filter measures 10.50" W x 29.25" H

    Damaged Cartridge Element- Dirty, clogged, or abused element

    • Dirt, debris, or tear in pleats or folds
    • Clean or replace element


    Oversized pump –Produces excessive flow rates and/or pressures

    • Flattened pleats or folds; Embedded dirt or debris into the filter material
    • Braking of internal core of the element
    • Breaking or splitting of the end plates of the element
    • Re-size pump

    Algae-Very dirty pool water

    • Algae buildup on the pool walls
    • Frequent cartridge cleaning or replacement; Consult professional pool company for pool chemistry instructions.


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