Sand Filter with Side Mount Valve 24 Inch Tank


MANUFACTURERHayward Pool Products

  (3.5 out of 5 Stars on 2 Ratings)

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The Hayward Sand Filter Pro Series are the very latest in pool filter technology. Molded of durable, corrosion-proof polymeric material, Pro Series filters feature an advanced, self-cleaning lateral underdrain system for smooth, efficient flow and totally balanced backwashing. For crystal clear water with only minimal care, pool professionals choose Pro Series.


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


  • Durable, flanged inspection cover provides convenient access to top of filter
  • Top diffuser ensures even distribution of water over the top of the sand media bed. All internal piping is 2" to give smooth, free-flowing performance
  • Automatic air relief purges any trapped air during operation of the filter system
  • Unitized, corrosion-proof, filter tank molded of rugged, colorfast polymeric material dependable, all weather performance
  • 6-position Hayward Vari-Flo control valve with easy-to-use lever-action handle lets you dial any of the 6 valve/filter functions. Integral sight glass lets you see when backwash cycle is completed
  • Efficient, multi-lateral underdrain assembly, with 360 degree slotted, self-cleaning laterals, gives totally balanced flow and backwashing
  • Integral molded drain plug for easy draining of tank without the loss of sand
Model Number Valve Sand Required Dimensions
Width** Height
S210S 1 1/2" Vari-Flo 200 lbs 20 1/2" / 32 1/8"
S244S 1 1/2" Vari-Flo 300 lbs 24 1/2" / 36"
S244SV 2" Slide Valve 300 lbs 24 1/2" / 36"


Hayward Sand Filter Miscellaneous Notes

*Based on 20 GPM/ft.2(maximum allowable NSF rating).
1 Year Warranty

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Plumbing Size:
1 1/2 in.
300 lbs.
Flow Rating:
62 GPM
Filtration Area:
3.14 sq. ft.
Valve Location:
Valve Type:
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Asked on 01/28/2015 by martin

Can I purchase a side mount multiport valve for the S244S?

Answered on 01/29/2015 by Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Martin - The valve is included when you purchase the Hayward S244S. The replacement valve for 1.5" pvc is part number SP0710X62. The valve for 2" pvc is SP0715X62.

Asked on 05/13/2012 by Guest

We have a model S240 Hayward sand filter purchased in 1988. It has a crack in the bottom shell and need to know if this model S244S is an adequate replacement? For example design flow rate is 63 gpm, and maximum working pressure is 50 psi - does this match the current model's specifications? Thank you for your assistance.

Answered on 05/13/2012 by Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes we would suggest the S244S as the adequate replacement as it has a GPM rating of 62 and the same PSI rating. You will need some slight re plumbing as the plumbing ports and location of valve are in a different position then the S240.

Asked on 03/01/2012 by Guest

How often do I have to replace the sand in my filter? What is normal operating pressure?

Answered on 03/01/2012 by Product Specialist Patrick P.

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.

Asked on 01/27/2012 by Guest

When should I change the sand in my filter?

Answered on 01/27/2012 by Product Specialist Patrick P.

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.

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