Hayward VL Series Sand Filter Systems - VL40T32



Model # VL40T32

By Hayward Pool Products



Model # VL40T32

Product Description

Hayward® VL Series Sand Filter Systems

Hayward announces new VL Series Sand Filter Systems for all types of above ground pools, including popular soft sided (“Intex") models.

VL Series sand filter systems are designed for durability and value. Easy to assemble with an integrated pump base, the incredibly quiet pump and proven sand filter technology provide trouble-free operation. Hayward's VL Series filtration systems offer the performance and reliability expected from the world's leading provider of above ground equipment.

Suitable for above ground pools up to 11,000 gallons


  • Holds 42 Pounds of Sand
  • Integrated Pump Base
  • Easy to Install – No Difficult Clamp to Connect
  • 1/2 HP Pump
  • Incredibly Quiet Operation
  • 115 Volt
  • 1.25" & 1.5" adapters included

Product Specifications

.5 HP

?     Asked on 4/16/2017 by john

I have 16/24 pool looking for right filter & pump. Have de fiter now 1 hp don't seem like a lot with heater & water fall not enough pressure. What do you suggest from Hayward.

A     Answered on 4/18/2017 by Scott W.

What is your pump model, I may have a better solution for you?

?     Asked on 4/10/2017 by Lee

Can this also be used on a Coleman 15' x 48" pool and can a vacuum be used with this system?

A     Answered on 4/11/2017 by Stacey M.

Hello, yes this unit can be used on a Coleman 15x48' pool, in regards to a vacuum this can use a standard manual vacuum.

?     Asked on 10/16/2016 by joe

Vl40t32 valve back wash and filter leters are all gone can you give me some info on how to opperate this system.

A     Answered on 10/18/2016 by Adam Y.

Joe, Unfortunately we do not stock this product and do not have any pictures of the top of the valve. I would suggest calling Hayward At 908-355-7995 to see if they can tell you the exact positioning.

?     Asked on 9/28/2016 by tom

Reply to your answer to me below..... Yes, I have these instructions. My question is how do you drain the tank. The only way I see is to tip it over and drain as you would do with a bucket of water. This also will drain the sand, which doesn't make sense. There is no drain valve on the bottom of the tank.There must be an alternative Thanks.

A     Answered on 9/29/2016 by Alan M.

Correct, there is no drain plug on the bottom of the tank. You can use a shop vac to vacuum the water out or safely tip the filter over to drain the water out.

?     Asked on 9/28/2016 by tom

How do you drain a vl4ot32 tank for winterizing? There is no drain valve on the bottom of the tank. Thanks.

A     Answered on 9/28/2016 by Stacey M.

Hello Tom, from the paperwork from Hayward for this particular unit it has WINTERIZING 1. Lift control valve handle and rotate so as to set pointer on valve top between any two positions. Leave valve in this “inactive" position. 2. Remove valve from the filter body. Allow it to completely drain. Set the valve in a dry place. 3. Drain the water from the tank. 4. Remove the strainer housing from the pump. 5. Drain and winterize pump.

?     Asked on 8/22/2016 by Sheri

What should I do if the motor isn't running while plugged in?

A     Answered on 8/23/2016 by Alan M.

This sounds like the motor has failed. You can replace the PUMP W/O STRAINER - VLX4009. The cost of this item is almost as much as a complete Hayward VL Series Sand Filter Systems - VL40T32.

?     Asked on 8/6/2016 by John

I have a Coleman 18x48 Metal Frame above ground pool. It has one A port and two B ports. Will this pump work and adapt to it? Or will I have to buy extra parts to make it fit.

A     Answered on 8/17/2016 by Stacey M.

Hello John, The model VL40T32 Hayward VL Series Sand Filter Systems comes with 1.25" & 1.5" adapters for intex line pools. If you would like to see other features for the system click the link above to look at all specifications.

?     Asked on 7/25/2016 by Bea

How do I increase the PSi - As it stands I am at 4 PSI and the label says 29

A     Answered on 7/27/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Bea, You do not need to increase the pressure of the filter, as the filter gets dirty. The pressure on the label is the maximum operating pressure of the filter but the lower the actual pressure is the better.

?     Asked on 7/24/2016 by

I have a 22 feet 52 in pool i bought a hayward sand filter model vl40t32 I'm having trouble keeping it primed do you have to backwash and rinse everytime you want to prime it and how do you adjust water flow is it big enough to filter my pool i had a cartilage pump sfs2000 wanted a pump a little bigger can i put a higher power pump motor on this setup or do I have to buy a whole new system

A     Answered on 7/28/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi, You do not have to backwash and rinse every time you need to prime the pump just make sure the pump and lines are filled with water. You can not put a larger pump on this system you will have to change the entire system. The VL40T32 Owner's Manual has priming and operating instructions.

?     Asked on 7/18/2016 by Matt

If the HAYWARD VL40T32 VL does not have an on/off switch, I assume you have to unplug it during periods you don't want it running??

A     Answered on 7/23/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Matt, Yes, you will have to plug in and out the unit when you want to use it or you can use the P1101 Timer.

?     Asked on 7/16/2016 by

i have a 20 x 48" round intex pool would this be good size for this pool?

A     Answered on 7/20/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi, This filter system is good for a 20' x 48" Intex Pool.

?     Asked on 7/4/2016 by Penny

I have a leak somewhere in our pool filter. There doesn't seem to be any water around the top of the filter it is at the bottom. I was wondering do you think it could be fixed or does it need to be replaced? What size of filter do I need it is a 24 ft round pool, 52 inches deep.

A     Answered on 7/8/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Penny, If the filter is more than 5 years old then I will recommend replacing it with the Hayward S144T1540S or S166T92S.

?     Asked on 6/12/2016 by

Can this filter be used for an above ground pool that is 24 X 52 holds approx. 13,000 gallons

A     Answered on 6/14/2016 by Patrick P.

This would be a little small for a 24' round pool. For your pool we would suggest a Jacuzzi 1 HP Pump w/ 16" Sand Filter.

?     Asked on 6/10/2016 by Tere

Is there a video on how to set up a sand filter pump and saltwater system with E.C.O? Model ECO20110&15110?

A     Answered on 6/19/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Tere, We do not have a video for setting up the ECO20110 system. You can get the manual from the Intex website.

?     Asked on 6/7/2016 by HOLLY

I just bought a Hayward v series 40732. I cannot get it to prime, it will backwash and rinse but not prime, is there an air release valve I am not seeing? any suggestions.

A     Answered on 6/7/2016 by Patrick P.

Hi Holly, I don't believe this filter has an air relief valve. What you can do is when the pump is running, slowly unscrew the pressure gauge once you hear air starting to purge stop unscrewing the gauge. Let all of the air purge from the system and once water starts coming out of the hole where the gauge is then screw the gauge back in.

?     Asked on 5/30/2016 by Charlene Caswell

Is there a shut off switch?

A     Answered on 5/30/2016 by Alex V.

Charlene, The pump does not have an on/off switch.

?     Asked on 5/26/2016 by sam

i have an intex oval pool the size is 10' x 18' x 36" 3000 gal. I am currently using your smallest sand filter system , for a 16 x 16x 36 1700 gal. will this system also work for the larger oval pool. Thanks Sam

A     Answered on 5/26/2016 by Alan M.

This pump and filter combination provides enough turnover to maintain an 11,000-gallon pool. I do not see a problem with this filtering a 3000-gallon pool. Enjoy!!!

?     Asked on 11/27/2015 by John Goodrich

What is the volume of water pumped by this system and the head when the filter is clean and the piping to the pool is over sized with no net friction resistance? Can this pump and filter system be placed 10' below the surface level of the pool? Does this system have an automatic or manual backwash for the sand filter?

A     Answered on 12/3/2015 by Andy O.

John, the Hayward VL Series Sand Filter System VL40t32 has a flow rate of 30 gpm. The filter will work with the filter being below the surface of the pool and the valve is a manual backwash valve.

?     Asked on 10/13/2015 by Joe

I have a 12' x 48" above ground pool that I just use for myself to cool down with in the summer. I like a strong flow of water with two speeds. What pump system would you recommend for me?

A     Answered on 10/16/2015 by Lennox H.

HI Joe, Depending on how strong you want the water flowing, the Carefree 19" Sand System, 1.0 HP, 2-Speed Pump, 6' NEMA Cord or the Hayward S180T Filter w/ 1.5 HP Matrix Pump 2-Speed would be good.

?     Asked on 9/19/2015 by Terry

I have a 13,500 gallon 24 foot round about ground pool that I have used cartridge filters and want to switch to sand filter system. What size pump is recommended and do you offer a 2 speed pump? Please recommend a system for my use. Thanks

A     Answered on 9/23/2015 by Lennox H.

Hi Terry, The Waterway Clearwater 19" Sand Filter W/ 1 HP 2 SPD Pump would the preferred size dual speed pump and filter but you can go with the Hayward S180T Filter w/ 1.5 HP Matrix Pump 2-Speed (S180T932S).

?     Asked on 8/19/2015 by

i have a 21 foot round pool approx. 40,000 liters. what size combo filter / pump do i need? thanks.

A     Answered on 8/21/2015 by Lennox H.

Hi, The Hayward Pump & Filter S180T Filter w/ 1 HP Matrix Pump will be what I would recommend for your size pool.

?     Asked on 8/5/2015 by

I have an 18' round 52" pool. What should I replace the current filter and pump with?

A     Answered on 8/5/2015 by Alex V.

Hello, If you are looking for a sand filter and pump, I would recommend a Hayward S180T93S pump/filter package.

?     Asked on 7/25/2015 by Hall

Does a Hayward VL series have an on and off switch?

A     Answered on 7/27/2015 by Lennox H.

Hi Hall, The Pump on the Hayward VL Series Sand Filter Systems does not come with an On/Off Switch.

?     Asked on 7/17/2015 by Anna

Pool size is 16' x 30' x 3.5' and is partially above ground / vinyl lined. There is no bottom drain, just the skimmer. Currently using a sand filter and 1hp pump....but isn't filtering well. Have cleaned out filter and replaced sand and I still can't see the bottom of pool. Very cloudy and have done all recommended chemicals. Thinking it's time to replace the filter/pump - recommended size please?

A     Answered on 7/20/2015 by Lennox H.

Hi Anna, I would recommend going with a 19" Sand filter with a 1 hp pump. You can choose from our selection of Above Ground Pool Pump & Filter.

?     Asked on 7/16/2015 by Jax

We have a 16'x48"Iintex pool with solar heater system and a stock Intex pump/filter. What would you recomedt for a replacement pump and sand filter for this setup.

A     Answered on 7/17/2015 by Hector F.

Based on the pool gallons and a long as the solar rests on the ground you can use any 3/4 hp pump/sand filter combo. You can view the options we have to offer on this above ground pool pump and filter page.

?     Asked on 7/10/2015 by Dom

I have an Intex 22' × 52" ultra frame pool that I'd like to upgrade the pump and filter to a sand filter and pump. What do you recommend. Thanks

A     Answered on 7/11/2015 by Lennox H.

Hi Dom,  The Hayward Pump & Filter S180T Filter w/ 1 HP Matrix Pump will be your best size pump and filter for your size pool.

?     Asked on 7/2/2015 by

I was wandering if this filter system would be good for my 11' 21' 48" pool

A     Answered on 7/5/2015 by Lennox H.

Hi, The Hayward VL Series Sand Filter Systems can work for your pool if it does not get dirty and bather load, the Hayward Pump & Filter S144T Filter W/ 40 GPM Pump would be a more suitable system.

?     Asked on 6/7/2015 by

What size sand filter do I need for a 28'x4' above ground pool?

A     Answered on 6/7/2015 by Alex V.

Hello, For a 28' round pool, I would recommend at least an 18" sand filter system.

?     Asked on 6/7/2015 by matt

Hi, I have this pump and over the winter the black container (with the clear top that holds the filter) froze and cracked, can I buy a replacement without buying the whole unit? If so what's that particular part called?

A     Answered on 6/7/2015 by Alex V.

Matt, Are you referring to the pump lid? We do carry parts for the VL40T32.

?     Asked on 5/20/2015 by

Would a Hayward sand filter model vl40t32 work on a 24' x 4' pool?

A     Answered on 5/20/2015 by Patrick P.

The VL40T32 would be a little small for a 24' Round pool. I would suggest our 18" Sand Filter W/ 3/4 HP Pump which we currently have on sale for $199, this system would have roughly twice the filter capacity as this Hayward system and at a lower price.

?     Asked on 3/1/2015 by wjd

I have a 18' x 52" hard side pool with a 40gpm set up that i need to replace. Should i go back with size are is that overkill

A     Answered on 3/2/2015 by Robert M.

The 40 gpm pump is sufficient for an 18' round pool. It would not be overkill.

?     Asked on 6/19/2014 by Guest

If the spider gasket goes bad on the valve for this filter can it be replaced or do I need to buy a whole new valve?

A     Answered on 6/19/2014 by Patrick P.

On this filter you would need to purchase the diverter to replace the spider gasket, so it would not be the entire valve, it is basically the handle assembly.

?     Asked on 5/2/2013 by Guest

Does the Hayward VL40T32 come with hoses and sand?

A     Answered on 5/2/2013 by Patrick P.

The filter system comes with hoses. Hayward made the VL40T32 specifically for intex/soft-sided pools. The system does not come with sand. You can purchase silica/filter sand at any local pool supply store.

?     Asked on 4/26/2013 by Guest

Regarding the capacity, is the rating amount of water higher than 9,000, up to 11,000 ? Is it more than adequate for 9,000 gallons ?

A     Answered on 4/26/2013 by Patrick P.

Thank you for contacting INYO Pools. The "Suitable for above ground pools up to 11,000 gallons". Is just a guide line, we actually recommend customer go a little higher than the recommended equipment, because this pump is designed to "turnover" (or clean) the water very 8 hours. So in your case this will run more efficient and turnover all the pool water in about 6.5 hours. You can still run it more or less depending on how dirty your pool gets. because this is designed to filter and clean a pool with 11000 gallons it will just run more efficiently and keep the system cleaner than a system designed for a 9000 gallon pool.

?     Asked on 1/24/2013 by Guest

What size is the sand filter that comes in the Hayward VL40T32 system?

A     Answered on 1/24/2013 by Patrick P.

The sand filter tank in this VL40T32 package is a 13" tank.

?     Asked on 8/7/2012 by Guest

I have an Intex metal frame 15' round by 42" deep pool. Is this filter too big for this pool?

A     Answered on 8/7/2012 by Patrick P.

The Hayward VL40T32 would be a perfect system for an 15' round Intex pool. We have upgraded many Intex pools with this Hayward pump and filter with great success.


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