Part # S244S
Warranty 1 Year
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I have an 18500 gallon pool and I want to replace the cartridge filter system with the a sand filter. The pump is a Hayward Northstar 1.0 HP. Will this work with my pump?
Hi Hank, The Northstar Pump is a pretty powerful pump so I would suggest the larger S270T2 Hayward Sand Filter.
how do you change the sand when needed
Hi Gary here is a Video and Step by Step Guide on How to Replace the Sand in a Sand Filter.
I am replacing my pool filter Sta- Rite System 3 S8S70 with a Hayward S244 24 inch filter. I calculated 55 gpm and 50 feet of head. Sta-Rite filter 3.4 sq ft at 51 gpm. Currently using a Pentair 1.5 HP motor (3450 rpm). apreciate your thoughts
Hi Bill, The Hayward 24" Side Mount Sand Filter (S244S) will be a good replacement, it has a maximum flow rate of 62 GPM.
greetings; is this a new in the box unit?? george
George,Absolutely. Everything (unless noted) is brand new.
Can I purchase the n eight inch cap and defuser separately for as244s sand filter?
Hi, You can purchase those parts, you can find them and other parts via the Hayward Pro Series - Side Mount Sand Filter Parts List.
How hard is it to covert an s244s to a s-240 set up
Hi, It will not be hard to replace a S240 with a S244S, some plumbing may be required.
How do remove the laterals on a S244S side mount filter. It is attached to the elbow and i am unable to remove the laterals from the tank. The laterals are the fold up type
We have a Guide on How to Replace Laterals on a SideMount Sand Filter which goes over this in depth. I think this guide should help out quite a bit but if you still have questions after viewing then please let us know. I also found a second Guide on Replacing Sand Filter Laterals which may also be helpful.
What size pump would I need for the S244S filter? Thanks.
Lynn, This filter can handle 62 GPM so a pump size of 1.5 THP or less would be required.
I have a in ground pool with a 24" Hayward sand filter with 1 1/5 motor. The filter is 20 years old. My pool holds 25,000 gallons. Should I go to a 30" sand filter?
Hello Charles - The 24" filter is sufficient for your pool size. However, the 30" filter would not have to be cleaned as often.
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.
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.
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.