Hayward Swimclear Cart. Filter 325 Sq Ft - W3C3030



Part # W3C3030

By Hayward Pool Products

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Part # W3C3030

Alternate Part #'s HAY-05-360, HAYC3030

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:
122 GPM
Filtration Area:
325 sq. ft.
Turnover 8 Hrs.:
58560 gal.
Turnover 10 Hrs.:
73200 gal.

?     Asked on 7/29/2019 by Reed

I am looking to replace my old sand filter with Hayward C3030 Swim Clear Cartridge filter. What should be my expectation with regard to cleaning performance. the pool is about 15x30 and holds approx 16,000gallons. Let me know your thoughts

A  Answered on 7/29/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Reed. You will get a better quality of filtration and water flow using a cartridge than sand. 

?     Asked on 6/4/2019 by

Can I use this filter with 1.5 hp pump? I have 30,000 gal in ground pool. Currently using single filter cartridge. Undersized for the pool.

A  Answered on 6/7/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes this would be a great filter for a 1.5 HP pump

?     Asked on 7/31/2018 by Ernesto Aleman

Looking for a similar replacement to a very old Super Star Clear C-3000, 2" ports. Will this unit be a good match? Hoping maybe it uses the same size cartridges as I just recently purchased 4 new ones, thanks

A  Answered on 8/2/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Yes, this is a sufficient replacement and will use the same replacement cartridges. 

?     Asked on 6/12/2018 by antonio

can this filter replace a stainless steel Nautilus DE filter?

A  Answered on 6/12/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

So as long as the square footage and approximate gpm rating is the same then absolutely. 

?     Asked on 9/21/2016 by

Do you use DE powder with these type filters?

A  Answered on 9/22/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

No this filter will not use D.E. powder.

?     Asked on 7/6/2016 by Gary Griffin

Hello, I want to replace my filter with a Hayward cartridge filter. My pool is approximately 24,000 gallons. I am looking at the C3030. Could you please tell me which model would be best for my pool. I recently installed a variable speed pump. Thank you.

A  Answered on 7/10/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Gary, To determine what size filter you will need for your pool you will need to calculate the "Feet of Head" of your pool and use the performance curve to confirm the flow rate. If at max rpm's the pump does not exceed 122 gpm then the C3030 filter will work.

?     Asked on 7/1/2016 by Jack Hamid

What is the warranty on a new C3030? Is there any extended warranty that can be purchased? Who will take care of the warranty?

A  Answered on 7/2/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Megan C.

The warranty for the Hayward Swimclear Cart. Filter 325 Sq Ft PART#C3030 is 1-Year from the date of purchase or the date of installation by a Certified Pool Installer (The dated invoice is required). The warranty is handled direct through the manufacturer.

?     Asked on 5/30/2016 by al

is it hard to switch from a earth filter to a cartridge filter

A  Answered on 5/30/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Al, If you are switching from a de filter to cartridge, you will not get the same water clarity that you have now.

?     Asked on 4/25/2016 by

I understand that the cartridges on a cartridge filter are supposed to be cleaned about once a month. How often do the cartridges have to be replaced, e.g., Hayward C3030?

A  Answered on 4/25/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, You should replace your filter cartridges every 2-3 season with a quad filter. However, several factors like pump size, the dirtiness of the pool, how good you clean the cartridge etc. can lead to you having to replace the filter's sooner.

?     Asked on 4/25/2016 by

How difficult is a Hayward C3030 to install for a handy person? Your price is much better than my local pool store!

A  Answered on 4/25/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Installing this unit is not difficult. Once you get it in place you'd run PVC pipes to the correct ports on the filter.

?     Asked on 2/13/2016 by Ron

Does the Hayward C3030 model come with the four filters inside?

A  Answered on 2/15/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Ron - The Hayward C3030 does come with the four cartridges.

?     Asked on 8/5/2015 by Bryan


A  Answered on 8/5/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Hello Bryan the C3030 will be a good size for your pool. C3030 325 ft.2122 GPM 58,560 73,200 Turnover (In Gallons)

?     Asked on 5/11/2015 by John McClennan

Dear Sir. Would you be kind enough to tell me the height & diameter of both the 3030 filter tank & the 4030 tank ? Many thanks, John.

A  Answered on 5/11/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi John, The C3030 measures 24" in width and 34-1/2" tall where the C4030 measures 24" in width and 40-1/2" tall.

?     Asked on 2/14/2015 by Ron

I currently have a hayward 300 super filter system for my pool that has a capacity of 90,000 gallons I am running with a hayward pump 200gpm I believe my question is would the performance of upgrading to a higher filteration capacity ( say 350 or better enhance the filtration performance and result in me having a longer duration of time before cleanings circumstances,is there a point where upsizing is of no benefit.

A  Answered on 2/16/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Ron - A larger filter will allow you to go longer between cleaning cycles.

?     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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