Hayward Pro Grid DE Filter 60 Sq Ft w/o Valve - DE6020



Part # DE6020

By Hayward Pool Products

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Part # DE6020

Warranty 1 Year Warranty

Product Description

Hayward Pro-Grid vertical grid D.E. filters provide superior water clarity, efficient flow and large cleaning capacity for pools and spas of all types and sizes. Constructed with high-strength reinforced thermoplastic, Pro-Grid combines high-technology features and "service-ease" design for an unparalleled filtration value for both new pool and aftermarket installations.

In addition, the Hayward Pro-Grid filter delivers low maintenance and dependable operation.


  • Reinforced thermoplastic filter tanks constructed from durable glass reinforced copolymer to meet the demands of the toughest applications and environmental conditions, including in-floor cleaning systems
  • Self-Aligned tank top and bottom make access to servicing the grid elements fast and simple
  • Heavy-duty, tamper-proof one-piece flange clamp securely fastens tank top and bottom, allowing for quick access to all internal components without disturbing piping or connections
  • High impact grid elements designed for up-flow filtration and top-down backwashing for maximum efficiency
  • Integral lift handles and uniform low-profile base make removal of grid nest fast and simple
  • Inlet diffuser elbow distributes flow of unfiltered water evenly to all filter elements and provides even distribution of D.E. to grids
  • 72 ft filter made of reinforced thermoplastic allows for both commercial and large residential applications and years of non-corrosive, trouble-free performance
  • New High capacity, rapid release manual air relief valve bleeds air with a quick quarter turn of the lever

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Product Specifications

Multiport Valve:
DE Required:
7.5 lbs.
Flow Rating:
120 GPM
Filtration Area:
60 sq. ft.
Turnover 8 Hrs.:
57600 gal.
Turnover 10 Hrs.:
72000 gal.

?     Asked on 9/4/2018 by Samir Saaty

I have the Hayward 60 sq ft stainless steel filter. Does its 8 grid assembly fit the DE 6020 ?

A  Answered on 9/6/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Yes, as long as you have the Hayward stainless steel D.E. filter and are getting the same square footage new style Hayward D.E. Pro Grid/PermaGrid then those grids will work.  

?     Asked on 7/23/2018 by Paul

...followup question to replacement of the DE6000. Would my existing clamp and o-ring, etc. still be compatible? Thanks

A  Answered on 7/23/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

The DE6000 Micro Clear clamp assembly is not compatible with any other filter and the Pro Grid clamp is not compatible with the Micro Clear. 

?     Asked on 7/23/2018 by Paul

I have a hairline crack in the bottom of my DE6000. It appears the lower section is no longer available. Does the lower body of the DE6020 fit the DE6000?

A  Answered on 7/23/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Unfortunately no. The obsolete Hayward Micro-Clear D.E.filter parts are not replaced with any Hayward Pro-Grid D.E. filter parts. 

?     Asked on 7/11/2018 by

Can I use my existing Hayward Selecta-Flo Valve from my DE6000 with a new DE6020?

A  Answered on 7/11/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. Yes, you're able too. 

?     Asked on 6/19/2018 by Jamey Larimer

Can I use this with an SP0710X32 sand filter vari-flo valve? I'd rather not have to re-plumb.

A  Answered on 6/19/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Megan C.

Unfortunately, no, you will require the Vari-Flo Valve 2" for DE - SP0715XR50

?     Asked on 5/12/2018 by Ron

We bought a house that came with a 12000 gal pool, a 2 hp motor and 48 sf de filter. The pump is obviously way too much for what we need. The filter top just blew up. Would going to a 60 sf filter solve the problem or do we need to downsize the pump?

A  Answered on 5/16/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Ron. I'd recommend that you either calculate if you need a 2 hp pump using our How to Size a Pool Pump, or  How To Measure Total Dynamic Head With Gauges guides. Going to a larger filter will be better if you need a pump that size.  

?     Asked on 5/11/2018 by

how many gallons will this work for

A  Answered on 5/11/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

You really want to calculate the swimming pool gallons first by using the formula listed on this page by clicking here but the filter can filter around 57-70 thousand gallons of pool water in the average day of run time. 

?     Asked on 8/10/2017 by TED

I have a DE6020 FILTER.Is there a replacement part for the clamp bolt Kit DEX2420jk or the clamp assembly DEX2429J and O Ring

A  Answered on 9/15/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Andy O.

Hello Ted- If you have the DE6020 you would need the  Clamp Assembly (dex2420j) - DEX2421JKIT.

?     Asked on 6/25/2017 by

Hi, I currently have a DE6000 and the bottom part of the tub has a crack. Can I buy just the bottom or do you think I have to replace the whole filter? If so will this one fit all the parts I have now with the DE6000? Thanks!

A  Answered on 6/26/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, The DE6000 Tank Bottom is no longer available, you'll have to replace the entire unit. The DE6020 model can be used as a replacement. 

?     Asked on 6/25/2017 by Ash

My pool has a DE filter DE6000 and VariFlo valve P0710XR50. I have noticed that DE is entering the pool when filtering. I understand that the DE6000 is no longer made (replaced by DE6020). I read that the grid is the same, but I am not sure if the DE6020 is exactly interchangeable with my DE6000. Can I simply swap them out? Are the sizes of the units the same (I have a height restriction in my crawl space)? Lastly, are the in/out ports at the same location so no plumbing changes are required?

A  Answered on 6/28/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Ash. The DE6020 uses the same valve as the DE6000 and will be a drop in replacement. It will require little to no plumbing changes. 

?     Asked on 4/27/2017 by mpr

does the 6020 filter assembly come with all the internal parts? the 8 filters and the spacers?

A  Answered on 4/27/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

It comes with everything except for the side mount valve.

?     Asked on 1/27/2017 by Bob

Does the Hayward Pro-Grid D.E. Filter DE6020 com complete with the vale as shown on you picture?

A  Answered on 1/27/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Adam Y.

Unfortunately, No it doesn't come with. It does state that in the title. If you want I can provide the part number for the valve and pricing.

?     Asked on 8/16/2016 by sarpworks

Hi, Im new homeowner. I have a pool 18x36 size. It has 36sq ft hayward 3620 DE filter. That filter is death a few days ago. I need a new filter but i could not decide what kind of filter do i need. somebody says sand filter, somebody says de filter. When i check the de filters it contains vertical cartridge, but my deat filter had 8 pcs grids. So, do you have any recommendation? thank you.

A  Answered on 8/18/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stacey M.

Hello you can go either way, but D.E is the best filter system for pools. We have "how to" guides so you can see the D.E cleans/replacing grids/etc. Now with sand it is less maintenance, you could get as long as 5-15 years before the sand is needing to be replaced depending on what sand media you use. With D.E. normally its about every 6 months a normal grid cleaning (taking grid out, spraying grids and inspecting for any holes or breaks).

?     Asked on 6/25/2016 by nancy

Will valve SP0710XR50 work on the Hayward Pro Grid DE Filter 60 Sq Ft?

A  Answered on 6/25/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Nancy, Yes this valve does work on the Hayward DE6020 or DE6000 DE filter, this would be the correct valve if you have 1.5" plumbing going into the valve. If you have 2" plumbing then we would suggest the SP0715XR50 2" Backwash Valve

?     Asked on 3/31/2016 by Hal

All I need for this filter is the SP0410X502S valve to have a complete installation? The grids are included with the filter, right?

A  Answered on 4/1/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

Yes the Hayward Pro Grid DE Filter 60 Sq Ft is a complete filter, including the grids, but you will need a backwash valve. The Hayward 2" Slide Valve for DE Filter is the correct valve that connects to the Pro Grid Series of Hayward D.E. Filters. You would not need anything additional for a complete installation, with the exception of possible re-plumbing of your existing pipe work.

?     Asked on 10/8/2013 by Guest

How do I backwash my Hayward Vertical Grid DE filter?

A  Answered on 10/8/2013 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

When the filter pressure rises 8-10 PSI over the clean starting pressure, the filter must be backwashed. Turn off the pool pump. Rotate the multiport valve to backwash position or slide the slide valve up. When the pump is turned on, the dirty DE and water will flow out to waste. Once the water runs clear, turn off the pump. With a slide valve, push the handle down and start the pump. Once the pump is primed, add the required DE. If using a multiport valve, rotate the handle to rinse. Turn on the pump and let water flow for 20-30 seconds, cleaning out the plumbing lines. Turn off the pump and rotate the valve back to filter. Turn on the pump and once primed add required DE.


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