Part # S166T
By Hayward Pool Products
Part # S166T
Warranty 1 Year
Hayward sand filters are the very latest in pool filter technology. Molded of durable, corrosion-proof polymeric material, they feature attractive, unitized tank construction for years of trouble-free operation with only minimal care. Pro Series sets a new standard for performance, value and dependability.
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I have a 15 x 30 oval above ground pool 52" high. what size filter do I need?
The S166T is only going to be able to handle a flow rate of 30 gallons per minute and with an above ground pool there is not much resistance for the pump so the flow rate for the pump is usually higher than 30. It is going to depend greatly on the size of your pump. If you can give me the horsepower I can calculate the flow rate so I can recommend the correct size filter.
is this 16in top mount valve good for an above ground pool
Hi Brian, This 16" Hayward Sand filter is adequate for an above ground pool up to 14,400 gallons with a run time of 8 hours.
I have a 9000 gal above ground pool I have a 1.5 horse power pump what kind of filter do I need
Brian, Based on the pool and pump size, I would recommend an 18" tank like the S180T.
Would you recommend the 16" tank for a 24 ft above ground pool?
Stacey, Thank you for your question. I would recommend a Hayward S180T 18" sand filter tank for a 24' round pool.
Can I use this with my Hdayward Power Flo LX pump (1.5 HP) SP1515Z1BC
Can I use this filter for my Kayak 10,000 gallon above ground pool?
Hi Rose, The Top Mount Valve 16" Tank Sand Filter can be used on your Kayak 10,000 pool only if your pump does not exceed 1hp.
I am trying to clear up a green pool, it started okay turned blue but cloudy. Everything was operating fine until i swept it? I did not realize i should have had it on waste to sweep and now there is no water going back into the pool? What did I do and what can I do to make it work again? Thanks!
Your filter is getting backed up with the dead algae that you have killed. You will need to remove all of the dead algae from the pool for it to clear up. One way is by backwashing multiple times a day or vacuuming the pool to waste. You can do this by placing the multiport valve into the waste position before manually vacuuming the pool which will discharge most of the dead algae that has settled on the pool floor. Keep the pool chlorinated, algae killed and filter as clean as possible until the pool has cleared.
Are the sand filters shipped with sand?
Hi Dawn, No the sand filters are not shipped with sand, normally you can find pool filter sand at your local hardware store for around $5 per 50 lb. bag.
For model S166T What size Pump would I need.? 1HP or would 1.5HP give me more filtration.
Hi Fred for the S166T filter I would suggest not going larger than 1 HP. If you wanted to go with a 1-1/2 HP pump then I would suggest the Hayward S180T Sand Filter.
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.