Star Clear Plus 175 Sq Ft. 2 Inch Ports - C17502



Part # C17502

By Hayward Pool Products

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Part # C17502

Product Description

Hayward star clear plus cartridge filter offer added quality, value and convenience in cartridge filtration. Featuring a precision-engineered extruded core design, they provide for maximum water flow and superior filtration, while reducing energy costs.  

Constructed of high strength PermaGlass XL material they offer unparalleled performance and durability, and include a 10 year warranty.

Easy to clean cartridge filter element, with extra dirt holding capability. Engineered for durability and long life.


  • In-ground pools
  • In-ground pool/spa combinations


  • New PermaGlass XL™ filter tanks made from extra durable glass reinforced copolymer material to meet the demands of the toughest applications and environmental conditions, including in-floor cleaning systems
  • Single piece injection-molded base and body provides added strength for reliable, corrosion-free performance
  • Single locking knob securely fastens head to filter tank, eliminating bolts or clamps
  • Attractive, durable filter head may be rotated to conveniently position pressure gauge and manual air relief
  • Extra-large cartridge element with new precision engineered extruded core provides extra strength and maximum flow
  • Elevated, filtered water collector and debris sump prevents accidental by-pass of heavy debris to pool when cartridge is removed for cleaning
  • 1 1/2" or 2" FIP or 2" SKT connections for plumbing versatility
  • 1/2" FIP filter drain for fast draining. Also accepts standard spigot valve

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Product Specifications

Port Size:
2 in.
Typical Order Qty.:
Flow Rating:
120 GPM
Filtration Area:
175 sq. ft.
Turnover 8 Hrs.:
57600 gal.
Turnover 10 Hrs.:
72000 gal.

?     Asked on 4/5/2017 by sott

I have a 24000 gal in ground pool in phoenix AZ, will the C17502 filter suffice?

A     Answered on 4/5/2017 by Andy O.

Hello Scott- We need to know the exact model pump you have and your feet of head to determine its flow rate. Once we have that we can give you a definite answer on this filter.

?     Asked on 1/23/2017 by

I have a 12500 in ground pool and hot tub. About 40 foot of head. Would the 1HP dual pump/120FT cartridge filter system from Hayward work or should I go with the 1.5HP dual / 175ft cartridge filter system? Thank you.

A     Answered on 1/24/2017 by Stacey M.

Hello, I would go with 120sqft cartridge system, this would take care of you spa and 12,500 pool.

?     Asked on 10/8/2016 by Dave

I have a Hayward Star Clear ll C1500 and need to replace it. What do you recommend? Pool 9000 gallons Spa 1000 gallons Thanks

A     Answered on 10/10/2016 by Alan M.

Hello Dave- The Star Clear Plus 120 Sq Ft. Filter 1.5" Ports - C1200 would be a great replacement filter for a 10,000 gallon pool.

?     Asked on 8/4/2016 by

I have a hayward filter C1750 , pool size is 37000 gallons, the pool pump is 2hp is this the right size pump for this filter and pool size thanks

A     Answered on 8/10/2016 by Stacey M.

The Hayward C17502 and your 2 hp pump is perfectly sufficient to meet your pools needs. If you have any questions please let us know.

?     Asked on 7/31/2016 by Hal

I inherited a Pentair FNPS 60 that I want to replace with a cartridge type filter. 14,200 gallon pool w/ spa, water feature, Polaris 360, 2HP (uprated 2.6) motor (Older Ultra Flow), 2" pipes. The way I calculate things, the pool has a bit more than is needed, but It is what it is. Can you advise what my best filter size options are? I think the Pentair Clean and Clear Plus filter would fit the same hookup?

A     Answered on 8/5/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Hal, Based on the info provided I will recommend the Clean & Clear Plus 420 Filter but if you choose you can use this Star Clear Plus 175 Filter (C17502).

?     Asked on 7/18/2016 by Bob Borland

I have used this chamber for a few years with good results. This year wihen vacuuming the dirt/residue is getting around the filter and discharging into the pool. The filter is only about 1 month old. Any suggestions? Thank you.

A     Answered on 7/19/2016 by Alan M.

In order for dirty unfiltered water to return to your pool, there has to be a place for the water to pass through. It is possible the cartridge is not seated properly, there is a crack in the plastic form the cartridge sits on, or there is a rip/tear in the pleats of the cartridge.

?     Asked on 9/24/2015 by

What connections do I need for my 2hp to the filter? are they provided? Is the filter cartridge included?

A     Answered on 9/24/2015 by Joe S.

This is a complete unit comes with cartridge. Fitting would be standard 2in fitting purchased from a hardware store

?     Asked on 8/13/2015 by Ida

We have a 1 3/4 pump for the pool and a 1 hp pump for the waterfall. 16000 gallon pool. Will this filter be able to handle the pumps?

A     Answered on 8/14/2015 by Joe S.

Hello Ida, Yes this filter will be large enough to handle your pool

?     Asked on 3/24/2015 by

I have a roughly 30000 gallon pool. What size Hayward cartridge filter should I use?

A     Answered on 3/25/2015 by Robert M.

The Hayward C17502 would easily handle 30,000 gallons, This filter can handle up to 120 gallons per minute.

?     Asked on 3/20/2015 by Fitz

I have the Hayward 175 with double cartridge, My pool is 17,000 gallon, I have 2hp pump that is running through the cartridge. Do I need a double cartridge or will a single one be just fine

A     Answered on 3/23/2015 by Robert M.

Hello Fitz - A single C1750 cartridge would be sufficient for your pool.

?     Asked on 10/1/2014 by Guest

Are there specs on how many microns this filter is rated at? Is there available another filter that won't allow finer particles to pass through?

A     Answered on 10/1/2014 by Patrick P.

As a rule, sand filters sift particles ranging from 20 to 40 microns in size.  Cartridge filters can sift particles as small as 10 to 20 microns in size.  DE filters can sift contaminants as small as 1 to 3 microns in size. This makes DE filtration at least five to six times more efficient than sand filtration systems.

?     Asked on 7/16/2012 by Guest

I have a inground pool 32 x 17 about 22,000 gallons, and currently use a hayward super pump 1 hp. Will this filter work?

A     Answered on 7/16/2012 by Patrick P.

Yes the Hayward C17502 Star Clear Plus filter would be a perfect companion to the 1 HP Hayward Super Pump.

?     Asked on 9/21/2006 by Guest

Does this come with the filter cartridge and gauges?

A     Answered on 9/21/2006 by Patrick P.

This filter comes direct from the manufacturer and includes the cartridge and gauges.


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9     1

 (5 out of 5 stars)  Hayward Pool Filter Replacement

from Tamap, FL ()

Pros: good construction; easy to install

Cons: poor documentation

I had to replace an older unit that began to leak. The new unit is very similar to the old deisign. Fortunately, the plumbing matched so installation was simplified. There is a new gauage and top cover design. There were no installation instructions or an explanation about the new gauage.

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The Most Recent Reviews

 (5 out of 5 stars)  

from Indianapolis, IN ()

Needed to replace an old filter and this one fit just perfect! Easy to set, plumb, and get up and running in no time.

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 (5 out of 5 stars)  better built unit

from Venice, FL ()

hayward unit is a much better product

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 (5 out of 5 stars)  works perfect, pool is chrystal clear

from port st lucie FL ()

easy to install, installed within 20 minutes.

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2     0

 (5 out of 5 stars)  Easy open filter with great design.

from Las Vegas, NV ()

Pros: Easy open, fiberglass enforced body, 10 year warranty

Cons: need to use Tru-Blu pipe thread sealant on the threaded pipe connections

Overall this filter case from Hayward is fantastic. It is heavy duty fiberglass enforced plastic with a 10 year warranty, easy open by just unscrewing the top center knob and has a very nice pressure gauge. Just make sure you add Tru-Blu pipe thread sealant on your pipe adapters along with the teflon tape they tell you to use. When I only used the tape, they leaked. Did the connections again with Tru-Blu on the tape as well as the filters threads, and not only do they screw in easier but no leaks. Excellent unit. I wish my pool company would have install this model in the first place instead of the cheap black model. And INYO Pools has the best price around. They beat the others by well over $100 on this unit.

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 (5 out of 5 stars)  Efficient pool filter

from Lecanto, FL ()

Pros: Ease of element removal for cleaning; attractive design

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 (5 out of 5 stars)  Great Swimming Pool Cleaner

from Orlando.FL ()

Pros: Excellent Product, Easy Install

This filter is the best for the money and easy to clean.

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 (5 out of 5 stars)  

from Hudso, Florida ()

Pros: easy cartridge cleaning

Cons: none

Quick delivery from Inyo. Easy to install and easy to clean cartridge with easy to read pressure gauge.

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