Hayward Swimclear Cartridge Filter 225 Sq Ft. - C2030



Part # C2030

By Hayward Pool Products

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Part # C2030

Product Description

Utilizing a cluster of four reusable cartridge elements, Hayward Swimclear cartridge filter offers a choice of 225, 325, 425 or 525 square feet of heavy-duty dirt-holding capacity for extra-long filter cycles, up to an entire season without cleaning. With filter tanks constructed of improved PermaGlass XL™ material, SwimClear filters will provide years of trouble-free operation and crystal clear, sparkling water.


  • In-ground pools
  • In-ground pool/spa combinations
  • In-ground spas (residential or commercial)


  • Patent pending Innovative Automatic Air Relief Valve provides peace of mind when it automatically purges any entrapped air during filter operation
  • Self-Aligned tank top and bottom make access to serving the Quad-ClusterTM cartridge elements fast and simple
  • Quad-ClusterTM of high-quality polyester cartridge elements provide 225, 325, 425 or 525 square feet of filter area for extra dirt-holding capacity and long, long filter cycles
  • Union coupling connection accepts 2" or 2 1/2" piping for plumbing versatility
  • New, stronger PermaGlass XLTM filter tanks made from extra durable glass reinforced copolymer
  • Heavy-duty, tamper-proof, one-piece clamp securely fastens tank top and bottom. Allows quick access to all internal components without disturbing piping or connections
  • Non-corrosive top closure plate prevents elements from lifting and allowing unfiltered water to by-pass into pool or spa during operation
  • 2" full-flow internal piping and plumbing for less resistance to flow and maximum performance.
  • Full size 1 1/2" integral drain allows for fast, 100% clean-out and easier flushing of tank

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Product Specifications

Port Size:
2" or 2 1/2 in.
Flow Rating:
84 GPM
Filtration Area:
225 sq. ft.
Turnover 8 Hrs.:
40320 gal.
Turnover 10 Hrs.:
50400 gal.

?     Asked on 5/14/2019 by Roger

Is the C2030 physically interchangeable with the C2025 as there is very limited space within the Vak Pak?

A  Answered on 5/30/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Steve M.

Roger, yes, the Hayward Swimclear Cartridge Filter - C2030, is physically interchangeable with the Hayward Swimclear Cartridge Filter - C2025. 

?     Asked on 5/5/2019 by Mario

My pool is 20x14 ft, approx. 10,500 gallons. I have a Reliant RAC Series Filter tank with a BC3113 filter size rated at 70GPM, and Hayward Super Pump 1 HP (model SP1607Z1M). Filter must be cleaned at least 2 or 3 times a week to maintain proper pressure. Skimmer socks helped a little. My pool area, including my entire backyard, is made of pavers so I don't have any trees or other debris that could dirty the pool. Can the Hayward C2030 help me minimize cleaning, and is it the right size?

A  Answered on 5/5/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Hello Mario, yes based on the information given. This filter would help with the cleaning cycling and maintaining the pool's filtration. 

?     Asked on 4/14/2019 by Jason

I have a 18500 gallon pool and an old Hayward Super Pump with a 1.5 hp replacement motor. Is this pump/motor too big for this filter? If so what size pump would work with this filter?

A  Answered on 4/27/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Jason. Your existing pump can be used with this filter as long as the water flow does not exceed 84 GPM. To determine that, use our How to Size a Pool Pump and Total Dynamic Head (TDH) resources. 

?     Asked on 6/3/2018 by Justin R Alicea

Can ibuse my current multi port valve from my DE Filter when coverting to the Hayward SwimClear Cartridge Filter - C2030

A  Answered on 6/3/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Justin. Unfortunately, you cannot. This Hayward SwimClear Cartridge Filter - C2030 does not require a multiport valve. 

?     Asked on 8/31/2017 by Kim

I have a Hayward echo star Spx3400 pool pump and a 16000 gal pool is this the right size pool filter to me

A  Answered on 9/1/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Andy O.

Hello Kim- No the Hayward Swimclear Cartridge Filter 225 Sq Ft. C2030 will not work with your ecostar. You will need the Hayward Swimclear Cartridge Filter 525 Sq Ft. Filter - C5030. The flow rate of your ecostar is too strong for the 225.

?     Asked on 5/31/2017 by Karen West

can you buy just the top of the hayward filter cartridge container?

A  Answered on 5/31/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes here we carry the Hayward C2030 Cartridge Filter Lid it is an assembly that comes with the clamp and bolt.

?     Asked on 4/26/2017 by Maria

I purchased the Hayward TriStar 1 1/2 HP Pump - SP3210X15, will this filter work or should I get a bigger one? My pool is about 20,000 gallons.

A  Answered on 4/26/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

It depends on your flow rate so what is the distance from your pump to your skimmers and I can calculate your flow rate to decide if the C2030 is big enough or if you need to go with a bigger size.

?     Asked on 3/18/2017 by Jose

Hi, what is the filter size recommend for 18´x36´ pool size?

A  Answered on 3/20/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Jose. Filter's are sizes based on the flow rate of your pump. This size filter would be sufficient for your pool if your pump flow does not exceed 84 GPM. You can use the steps in out How To Size a Pool Pump guide to calculate your flow rate.

?     Asked on 1/5/2017 by Kr

I have a Swim Clear 2030 filter. There is a tiny hole drilled into the bottom of the pvc assembly piping (part #cx3030h) within the lower filter body (that connects to pool outlet). Pool repair person says it's supposed to have this tiny hole. What does it do?

A  Answered on 1/5/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

I do not know what hole you are referring to. Can you attach a picture of the hole so I can give you a better answer?

?     Asked on 9/9/2016 by Oliver seeley

How replace carting on progrip filter

A  Answered on 9/11/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stacey M.

Hello Oliver, there is a "how to" on this http://www.inyopools.com/HowToPage/how_to_replace_a_pool_cartridge_filter.aspx

?     Asked on 5/31/2016 by Carl W

My in-ground pool is 15,000 gallons (12x38) with 1.5" pipes and 1.5 HP pump. is this filter the correct size for my pool or should I go to the 325?

A  Answered on 5/31/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Carl, This filter would be sufficient for a 12' x 38' pool. However you never can go to large a pool filter, so if your budget can afford then I would suggest going up to the 325. The benefits of the larger filter is that that you put less stress on your pump resulting in longer pump life, also a larger filter can filter more debris meaning more time between cleanings.

?     Asked on 5/15/2016 by Paul

Do these filters use diatamtious earth

A  Answered on 5/15/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Matt S.

The Hayward SwimClear C2030 is a cartridge filter that does not require diatomaceous earth.

?     Asked on 10/2/2015 by

my inground pool is 15,000 gallons (14x28). is this filter the correct size for my pool?

A  Answered on 10/7/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, The Hayward 225 sq.ft.  Swimclear Cartridge Filter (C2030) can be used on a 15,000 gallon pool as long as the flow rate of the pump does not exceed 84 GPM.

?     Asked on 7/24/2015 by

Do I need to use ed with this unit

A  Answered on 7/24/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

This filter model does not use D.E. powder.

?     Asked on 7/14/2015 by Jerry R

I've had my filter for a couple of years. I went to clean them yesterday and a small piece about 3 inches long with a little filter screen on top was in the inside bottom loose. What is this and where does it go?. Thank you.

A  Answered on 7/16/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Jerry, The Air Tube -2 1/2" (CX2030Z3) goes on the top of the Top Manifold Assy (CX3030C).

?     Asked on 6/15/2015 by arsalan

how can we back wash this unit and how often.

A  Answered on 6/16/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Matt S.

Hello Arsalan, cartridge filters do not required backwashing like the standard DE and Sand filters for pools; instead the cartridges are simply removed and washed off with a hose. We have a guide on how to clean your pool filter cartridge that should explain it. As for how long between cleanings should you go, that is varied from pool to pool and how big your filter is. The larger the filter the less maintenance is required.

?     Asked on 4/19/2015 by Kevin Wright

Does the C2030 replace the C2000??

A  Answered on 4/19/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Yes the new model series replaces the 2000

?     Asked on 6/20/2012 by Guest

What is the measurement from the ground to the center of the intake and discharge?

A  Answered on 6/20/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

The measurement from the ground to the center of the intake is 12.5" and 17.5" on the discharge. 

?     Asked on 9/21/2006 by Guest

Does this come with the filter cartridge and gauges?

A  Answered on 9/21/2006 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

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


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