Hayward C-1200 Replacement Cartridge (PA120)(C-8412) - PL0146



Part # PL0146

By PureLine

  4.86 Average  



Part # PL0146

Dimensions End Cap = Round, Length = 23 5/16", Outside Diameter = 8 15/16", Inside Diameter = 4"

Alternate Part #'s 22002, 817-0125N, C-8412, C8412, CX1200RE, CX1200RE GEN, FC-1293, FC1293, HAY06634, PA120, R173273, XLS-802, XLS-856

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. 

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.

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Product Specifications

Filter Model:
StarClear Plus C-1200
8 - 15/16 in.
23 - 3/8 in.
Top Style:
Top Inside Diameter:
Bottom Style:
Bottom Inside Diameter:
Filtration Area:
120 sq. ft.
Media Weight:
4 oz.
OEM #:
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Filbur #:
Pleatco #:

?     Asked on 7/1/2016 by Ted loreckij

Is cx1200 compatible with cx12002

A     Answered on 7/4/2016 by Alex V.

Ted, This is a generic replacement for the CX1200RE cartridge used in the C1200 and the C12002 filters.

?     Asked on 1/26/2016 by al

What is the micron rating of this element?

A     Answered on 1/28/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Al, The Hayward Generic C-1200 Cartridge is rated at around 15-20 microns.

?     Asked on 11/7/2015 by Dave

Does this cartridge fit a Hayward Filter Model 12002?

A     Answered on 11/9/2015 by Charlie R.

Dave,Yes this is the generic brand cartridge for the Hayward C1200

?     Asked on 4/30/2015 by Rob

Can this be uses with a filter for 200sq ft cartridge ( same dimensions )

A     Answered on 4/30/2015 by Matt S.

Hello Rob, in theory, yes you could used it in a larger filter; but we suggest that you do not. The main concern is that the smaller cartridge has a lower flowrate than the 200 sq ft cartridge which may restrict water flow or damage the cartridge. Also, the cartridge is smaller you will need to cleaner the cartridge more often.


Review Summary

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The Most Helpful Review

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 (5 out of 5 stars)  


Pros: Just as described.

Cons: There is one pool filter with two different cartridges. Not the fault of cartridge company though.

This cartridge worked perfect for our pool filter. I had a hard time finding a cartridge to fit the pool filter and then when I ordered it, it turned out that my pool filter had two different cartridges for that model. Needless to say I ended up getting the wrong one, had to send them back and contact customer support to get the correct one sent.

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The Most Recent Reviews

 (5 out of 5 stars)  


It fits the housing for my filter correctly. It does a normal job on cleaning the pool though the filter. This is my second filter purchased and it usually lasts approximately 18 to 24 months, before I have ordered a replacement.

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 (5 out of 5 stars)  Great filters

from Alden, NY ()

Pros: OEM part less expensive.

Cons: None

Every year I order three to replace the previous years. On time, and always correct!

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 (5 out of 5 stars)  good value

from sarasota,fl ()

Very happy with filter. Free shipping- and received it the next day! Saved $$ too!

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 (5 out of 5 stars)  Great swimming pool filter


Typical great quality from InYo Pool product

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 (5 out of 5 stars)  Great swimming pool filter


Typicall great quality from InYo Pool product

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 (5 out of 5 stars)  Perfectreplacement

from Naples, Florida ()

Pros: Incredible price!

Cons: It's generic and may not last as long as the actual Hayward

This is a perfect solution to replacing my cartridge in my pool.I was informed by my pool service or that it was going to be $167 to have it replaced. She said I could look around but it would be the same everywhere. What she doesn't know is that I am an excellent shopper on Line... my entire family depends on me for their purchases. I saved over $110 getting this and installed it myself perfectly!

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 (5 out of 5 stars)  great filter,very good price

from starke,fl ()

Pros: great performance, best price

Cons: none

when pricing this type filter many suppliers charge twice the amount for their filters. the filter i received works better than the filters i have paid twice the cost.

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