24" Sand Filter Top Mount - BC3060


Model # 73060



Model # 73060

Manufacturer Code BC3060

Alternate Part #'s BC3060

Product Description

Same Quality as Hayward, Pentair, Sta-Rite, Jandy, Jacuzzi & Waterway!

Our high performance, totally corrosion proof 24" sand filter has a blend of superior flow characterist ics and ease of operation. Efficient flow and totally balanced back washing makes this sand filter a great choice for your swimming pool.


  • Swimming pools of all types and sizes
  • In-ground spas (residential or commercial)
  • Water features (fish ponds, fountains, water gardens)


  • Flange clamp design allows 360° rotation for easy installation.
  • Top diffuser ensures even distribution of water over the top of the sand media bed.
  • All internal piping is 1.5” (Dia: 50mm) to give smooth, free-flowing performance
  • HDPE molded tank for long life
  • Bottom drain for easy winterization or servicing

24 Inch Sand Filter

A: 43.7 - B: 38.8" - C: 36.4"- D: 24"- E: 18.9"

Product Specifications

Filtration Area:
3.04 sq. ft.
Flow Rating:
50 GPM
Plumbing Size:
1 1/2 in.
300 lbs.
Filter Diamenter:
24 in.
Pipe Size:
1 1/2 in.
Max PSI:
50 PSI
Dimension A:
43.7 in.
Dimension B:
38.78 in.
Dimension C:
36.42 in.
Dimension D:
24 in.
Dimension E:
18.89 in.
1 yrs
Valve Location:
Valve Type:

?     Asked on 7/25/2018 by tina WARREN


A  Answered on 8/1/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Megan C.

It is comparable, it has a design flow rate of 50 GPM provided by the pump. 

?     Asked on 6/3/2017 by Larry J

What size sand filter would i use for a 16000 gallon pool and if i used this one how long would i need to run?

A  Answered on 6/9/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Larry, This would be a great filter for a 16,000 gallon pool and we suggest running your pump for 8 hours per day.

?     Asked on 6/3/2017 by

we installed anew pooline top mount 73060 it works fine for a few hours then start pumping sand into the pool what my problem.

A  Answered on 6/5/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. If you're getting sand back into the pool it could be a few thing. Adding too much sand, exceeding the filter's max flow rate and or a damaged lateral can cause sand to get back into the pool.

?     Asked on 3/2/2017 by Jerry

I have a 75141 pool sand filter. How much sand should I buy. (24")

A  Answered on 3/3/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Jerry. The Stark 75141 filter requires 300lbs of sand.

?     Asked on 1/30/2017 by Joop van der Linden

Can i change my sand filter for glass

A  Answered on 1/30/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

Yes, a glass media is an option. We do not carry that, but there are plenty of places that do carry that media.

?     Asked on 12/6/2016 by Frederick

Any benefits in buying this generic one over the Hayward 24 inches which you sell for slightly more? I've currently got a starite t-240bp-1 which came with my home. It's leaking from the neck of the filter and also the handle /lever area. I figured I'd change the complete valve but it's no longer available on here. Question is shall I replace the whole unit or purchase that replacement multiport valve and replumb ?

A  Answered on 12/7/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Adam Y.

Good morning Frederick, They are pretty much the same in size, quality, and price. I would recommend going with the Hayward based on popularity and you have a stronger chance at getting replacement parts years down the road.

?     Asked on 9/21/2016 by

Is 24" sand filter big enough to work for a 40 gallons inground pool?

A  Answered on 9/26/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

A 24" sand filter would be more than enough for a 40 gallon pool.

?     Asked on 9/12/2016 by pat santiago

I have a sand filter Hayward Model SM 1900 . How much sand does it require ?

A  Answered on 9/12/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

The required amount of sand is 300 pounds.

?     Asked on 6/14/2016 by Tony

I am finally forced to replace my DE filter and am thinking about a sand filter. I have a 16x32 inground pool, 20000 gallons 4ft-8ft. My pump is a Hayward 1.5 super pump. What sand filter would you suggest and will I really notice the difference of clarity?

A  Answered on 6/14/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Tony, I would suggest this 24" sand filter for a 16' x 32' inground pool with a 1.5 HP pump. The DE Filter will filter out smaller particles than the sand filter but I can't notice to the naked eye, I like sand because they are so easy to maintain.

?     Asked on 5/15/2016 by

What size Hayward sand filter system could I use for my 27,000 gal above ground pool

A  Answered on 5/16/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, This filter can be used to for a 27,000-gallon pool but you will need to circulate the pool for a least 9 hours.

?     Asked on 8/7/2015 by Dave

It is a pac-fab pump 35-5038 a magnetek 1 hp motor 35-5339 and a sandmaster filter sm-1700 sm-1900 or sm-2300. I'm not sure which filter I have. I'm looking for a filter that will match. It is only 10 thousand gallon in ground pool.

A  Answered on 8/8/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Dave, If you use 1-1/2" plumbing the 24" Sand Filter Top Mount will be suitable to use.

?     Asked on 8/6/2015 by Dave

Will this filter handle a 1hp high flow in ground pump

A  Answered on 8/6/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

This filter is designed to only handle up to 50 gallons per minute so it is very likely that the 1 horse power pump that you have moves more water than that. Please make sure that the gallons per minute rating based on the total feet of head on your pump matchs or is less than the gallons per minute maximun on the filter you consider.

?     Asked on 6/24/2015 by Don

What size sand filter do I need for a 25000 gallon pool?

A  Answered on 6/25/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

This would not only be based on the gallons or surface area of the pool but also by the gallons per minute rating on the pump used. Please compare that rating to a compatible filter gpm rating to size the filter accordingly. The more gpm rating over what the pump does will only benefit the pool. I would look to use a sand filter rated at around 3.5 sq ft to 4.95 sq ft if the pump and system are compatible with it.

?     Asked on 6/8/2015 by Ron

Will this filter handle a 2 h.p. above ground pump?

A  Answered on 6/9/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Ron, That would be playing it close, but this 24" Sand Filter Top Mount can handle a 2 hp Up-rated abouve ground pump.

?     Asked on 5/18/2015 by Tony

I need to replace a pacfab nautalis stainless de filter, I'm using a 1.5hp Hayward superpump for a 20,000 gallon inground pool. Would this be the best choice and what should I be looking for in my new filter?

A  Answered on 5/19/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Tony, This filter is a sand filter which is slightly different than your DE filter. The benefit to a DE Filter is that it will filter smaller particles than a sand filter. The benefit of a sand filter is that it is much easier to clean and maintain then a DE filter. If you are looking at making the jump over to sand then this would be the filter I would suggest. If you are looking at staying with DE then I like the Hayward DE4820 filter for your sized pool.

?     Asked on 5/7/2015 by Julian

What would be a good size for a 10,000 gallon above ground pool?

A  Answered on 5/7/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Julian, This size filter will be okay to use on a 10,000 gallon above ground pool if the pump you have does not exceed the 50 GPM flow rating of this filter.

?     Asked on 4/28/2015 by arron

What is the warranty on this product?

A  Answered on 4/29/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Arron, This sand filter has a 1 year warranty.

?     Asked on 4/22/2015 by Michael Villandry

will this filter be able to handle a 30000,00 gallon pool

A  Answered on 4/23/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Michael - The BC3060 is a little undersized. You would find yourself having to backwash it often. We would recommend a 27" filter.

?     Asked on 9/19/2014 by Guest

Is this filter for an in ground pool?

A  Answered on 9/19/2014 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

The BC3060 can be used on both above and in ground pools

?     Asked on 6/28/2013 by Guest

Can the BC3060 filter handle the flow from a 1HP above ground pool pump?

A  Answered on 6/28/2013 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes, the BC3060 can handle a 1HP above ground pool pump.