Hayward CX 500 Generic Cartridge


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DIMENSIONSEnd Cap = Round, Length = 19 5/8", Outside Diameter = 7", Inside Diameter = 3"

ALTERNATE PART #'S15004, C-7656, C500RE, C7656, CX500RE, FC-1240, FC1240, PA50, PA50-4, R173413, UNI605243, XLS-716

Product Description


  • Our generic replacement cartridges are less expensive than the original manufacturers' brands yet still meet the same high quality standards.  The key components of a cartridge - filter media, core, and end cap - are all designed for maximum water flow and cartridge life.
  • The filter media is point bonded polyester with even fiber distribution which results in an even dirt load and increased water flow.  
  • The Sharp & Uniform pleated media provides filtration area (square footage) that meets or exceeds the original manufacturers' specifications.  
  • An open core design provides sturdy support for the media without restricting flow.  Increased flow rates result in less wear on the pump and reduced energy usage.  
  • Anti-microbial end caps inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew while supporting the core and media.
  • Banded Pleats maximize flow during operation, and help to reduce the frequency of cleaning.  Banded pleats also make the cartridge easier to clean.
  • We carry thousands of generic cartridges to replace all of the most popular OEM brands such as Sta-Rite, Pentair / Pac Fab, Hayward, Purex, American Products, Jacuzzi,  Hot Springs, Coleman, and more.

Hayward CX 500 Generic Cartridge
O.D (in) 7
Length (in) 19 5/8
Top / I.D. (in) 3
Bottom / I.D. (in) 3
Manufacturer Number CX500-RE
Filbur Number NFC1240
Unicel Number C-7455
SQ. FT. 50
OZ. 4
Top End Cap Image Bottom End Cap Image


You should consider the Microban version of this filter!


Why Microban Protection?

Water and an ample food source provide the ideal condition for bacteria to quickly multiply and grow. In fact, on an unprotected surface, some microbes can double in number every 20 minutes. And only when they’ve multiplied to hundreds of thousands, can they actually be seen by the naked eye.

The images below show bacteria growth on a standard pool filter cartridge versus a pool filter cartrdge infused with Microban® antimicrobial protection over a 24 hour period.

Microban Pool Filter Cartridge

After viewing these images, you can see how Microban® protection begins to work immediately, disrupting key bacterial cell functions so that bacteria are unable to grow or reproduce on the surface. While on the unprotected surface, bacteria quickly multiply.

Filter Model:
Star Clear C-500
7 in.
19 - 5/8 in.
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Filtration Area:
50 sq. ft.
Media Weight:
4 oz.
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Customer Reviews

Ratings Summary

Average Rating:   (5 out of 5 Stars)

Recommended: (100%) 4 of 4 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

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   (5 out of 5 Stars) Why pay more?

Reviewed By: from Livermore, CA ()

Pros: Perfect fit, less expensive

Cons: none

Maintenance of a pool is expensive. Filters although they last a long time need to be replaced from time to time. We decided to try a "generic" alternative and feel very lucky to have that choice in these filters. We put them in our Hayward system and they fit like a glove.

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   (5 out of 5 Stars) Filter

Reviewed By: from Sacramento ca ()

Fit perfectly

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   (5 out of 5 Stars) I use them for my Koi pond and they work great

Reviewed By: from Abilene, TX ()

Pros: Keeps the water crystal clear,

Cons: I have to wash the filter at least every other day

I use these filters for my Koi pond and they work great. In the past I have tried a lot of products but none of them work as well to keep the pond crystal clear. The moey I save on the other products more than pays for the filters.

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   (5 out of 5 Stars)

Reviewed By: from Laredo, TX ()

Pros: Price

Cons: None

Excelent alternative to brand filter, there are cheaper and they last 6 months just making regular cleaning.

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