Model # S144T
Warranty 1 Year
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Is there an optimal operating pressure for S144T, S164T models. I forgot to note the start up reading so I'm a bit mystified as to when to backwash.
Hi, Brian. Unfortunately, there is not an optimal operating pressure for filters. As long as it does not exceed the max operating pressure. You can backwash the filter not, then notate the pressure reading.
replaced gasket or seal the sand thing that sits in the middle of filter tr6ying to fix problem of filter blowing sand in pool while running filter i would like to know why it does this and can it be fixed .
Hi. Check out our Sand in Your Pool Blog for troubleshooting tips.
What is the best type of sand to use in this filter?
Tiffani, You only want to use 20 grade filter sand.
I have a S144T Hayward sand filter, I have misplaced the drain cap
Please click here to view the parts diagram for your filter. The drain cap and gasket are listed at key 10.
Is this filter a good choice for an enclosed pool with small activity in the summer. Also,is this a low maintenance filter?
This system is designed for very small above ground pools, ponds, water features or fountains.
I have an above ground pool 16' X 28' X 48" What are my sand filter options? What is the difference between Hayward and other brands you may offer? Please provide filter only option and one that is complete (with pump)
Your pool is approximately 10,600 gallons I recommend the Sand Filter W/Top Mount Valve 20" Tank - S210T. The filter will provide a turnover of 21,120 gallons of water in 8-hours and has a flow rating of 44 gallons per minute. If you are seeking the pump filter combo the Hayward S210T Filter w/ 1.5 HP Matrix Pump - S210T93S will be your ideal package.
I'm looking for a sand filter for 16x32 swim area 15000 gals
Hi Zac, We will also need to know the gpm rating that you pump is putting out in order to recommend what size filter you will need.
when vaccuuming an above ground 27' round Pool what setting should the filter be on
Hi Florence, The filter can be in either the "Filter" or "Waste" position when vacuuming your pool. When in filter mode the debris will go into the filter then you will have to backwash it out or when in the waste mode the debris will go out of the backwash port but you will need to keep an eye on the pool water level.
I have A S166T sand filter the problem is my return flow decreases rapitly I've checked for cracks in the down spout Cleared the bottom legs changed the sand and still the same when I backwash the backwash presure is strong ant ideas
Hi, It sounds like something could be clogging you return line, try blowing out your line to see if that solve your problem. With the sand in the filter being new I don't think the filter is the problem.
I have a 12x24 above ground oval pool with a 1HP hi/lo switchable speed. Right now I have the s166t sand filter plumbed with 1.5" pvc pipe . From what I think I can replace this with the s144t??
Hi James, I would not recommend downsizing your filter from the S166T to the S144T model sand filter. You're going to have to clean out the filter more and the filtering ability will also be less.
Would this filter work with a 18 round 54 deep above ground pool
Yes this filter can turn over the amount of water in that pool in approximately 8 hours. Please be sure that the pump does not exceed the gallons per minute rating for this filter being 25.
when i get a sand filter is it ready to hook up
Hi Steve, You will have to assemble the lateral and add the sand to the filter, once that is complete the filter is ready to use. You can find installation and set-up instructions in the Hayward S144T, S164T Owner's Manual.
Can I use the sand filter system for my aprox. 300 gal. pond with fish? I can not get rid of the green. Gary V
Hi Gary, yes I would feel comfortable suggesting this filter your 300 gallon pond application.
I HAVE A 15 X 30 X 48 ABOVE GROUND POOL, MY SAND FILTER HAYWARD CANISTER IS STARTING TO CRACK AROUND THE RIM WHERE THE CONTROLS ARE, I JUST WOULD LIKE TO REPLACE THE CANISTER AND THE CONTROLS NOT THE MOTOR, WHICH ONE DO I NEED. OR REPLACE THE ENTIRE UNIT WHAT MODEL?
Hi Gary, If you have the Hayward S144T Sand Filter, you can find the replacement tank and valve via the Hayward Pro Top Mount Sand Filter 14" Parts List. If you want to replace the entire filter would recommend the 16" Tank Sand Filter with Top Mount Valve (S166T) or the 18" Tank Sand Filter with Top Mount Valve (S180T) it will allow you to backwash less provide better water flow.
i HAVE SAND COMIMG OUT OF MY RETURN,,,DEPOSITING SAND ON FLOOR OF POOL
What would be the correct size filter and pump for my 14x10 pool?
The Hayward S144T Top Mount Sand Filter can be suitable for your 14x10 pool depending on the size pump you have. I would not recommend using a pump that exceeds 3/4hp or a flow rate of 40 GPM.
is the sight glass, hard to get, at local pool suppliers In my area. Which is Glace Bay,NS
Being a Hayward Pool Product, locating these parts across the United States should not be to difficult. Canada is likely a different story. Unfortunately we do not have access to local retailers in your area as far as their inventory is concerned. I would advise to do some more research and contact a few pool retailers in your area and or even contact Hayward so they may advise of any retailers in your area that supply their products. Here is their conatct number (866) 772-2100.
What is the small glass object that is screwed on to the pool filter?
George, It is a sight glass. It allows you to monitor the water during backwashing.
Which sand filter will I need for above ground pool 24x48
Hello, For a 24' round above ground pool, I would recommend an 18" sand filter.
Why are we getting sand in our pool?? It's an in ground pool.
Hi Shellbert, We have a great Article On Why am I Getting Sand in My Pool which will explain the common factors which cause this issue.
how big of a filter do I need for a 18" 48 ' deep pool?
For a pool your size my recommendation would be part number (s244t) the s144t is for above ground pools less then 8,000 gal.
Is the multi-port valve sold separately by itself for Hayward Sand Filter model # S144T?
Yes, the multi-port valve is sold separately as a replacement part, which is part # SP0714T.
Does the Hayward Sand Filter, model # S144T, come with the multi-port valve?
Yes, Hayward Sand Filter model # S144T, does come with the multi-port valve.
How often do I have to replace the sand in my filter? What is normal operating pressure?
On a "fresh start-up" a filter would operate anywhere between 10-20 psi. As a general rule of thumb you only want to backwash when the pressure increases 8-10 psi. You want to make certain that the pump is being turned off whenever you move the handle on the valve. Once backwashing is complete (3-5 minutes), you can switch to the rinse option to re-settle the sand bed. Sand will typically last 5-7 years. Premature backwashing will wear down the size of the sand which will cause difficulties such as cloudy water and higher operating pressures.
When should I change the sand in my filter?
You should change the sand in your filter every 5-7 years. You can generally tell that it is time if your pool water is not as clear as it normally is or when you notice the interval between backwashes is shorter. You can use > this guide to walk you through it.