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



Part # PL0146

By PureLine

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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

PureLine Aftermarket Replacement Cartridge for Hayward Star Clear Plus C-1200 and Waterway Proclean Filters

Is your pool water starting to look a little dull? Is your pressure gauge reading a higher PSI than normal? Are your pool jets a little less powerful? These are all signs that it is time to replace your pool filter cartridge. Replace your pool filter cartridge today and regain that crystal clear pool water and extend the life of your pool pump.

Typically for single cartridge pool filters we suggest replacing your cartridge every 6-12 months and for filters which take multiple cartridges, we suggest replacing your cartridges every 3 years.

This Cartridge is Commonly Used In

PureLine Cartridge Benefits

  • Less expensive than the original manufacturer with the same high-quality standards
  • Designed for maximum water flow to extend cartridge life
  • Designed for even dirt distribution resulting in increased water flow
  • Increased flow rates results in less wear on pump & reduced energy usage
  • Banded Pleats reduce frequency of cartridge cleaning

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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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?     Asked on 1/4/2018 by Patrick Doyle

What is the reason for 15-20 micron in a pool application? Would 120 micron be detrimental? Currently using the CX1200RE

A     Answered on 1/4/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Patrick. The ability to filter the water in your pool keeping it cleaned. A 120 Micron can be detrimental if the pool is not effectively sanitized. A filter is one of the most important pieces of equipment needed for a healthy, clean pool. 

?     Asked on 5/6/2017 by Lily

Is Hayward C1200 made in the USA ?

A     Answered on 5/6/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Lily. The PureLine C1200 replacement cartridge is not manufactured in the USA.

?     Asked on 4/17/2017 by mc

waterway proclean filter cardtrige pccf-125 filter can replace with pa120(c-8412) ?

A     Answered on 4/17/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

Yes, the PL0146 is the correct cartridge replacement for your Waterway Pro-Clean 125 sq ft filter.

?     Asked on 7/1/2016 by Ted loreckij

Is cx1200 compatible with cx12002

A     Answered on 7/4/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist 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 InyoPools Product Specialist 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 InyoPools Product Specialist 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 InyoPools Product Specialist 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.


Est. Repair Time

Less than 1 hr

Tools Needed

magic lube for o-rings

My 4 yr. old Hayward Starclear 1200 bleeder valve (top) cracked

Written on 5/2/2017 by Guest

Called INYO pools, which put me in touch with tech support. Diagnosed the UV Rays of the Sun had degraded the base area where the bleeder valve screws down to make cartridge filter top cap water tight. Cheaply designed, Hayward did not beef up the base thick enough to prevent failure by cracking. Ordered new cartridge filter from INYO, along with an exorbitantly expensive star clear model housing cap. Put in the filter, which was INYO brand and worked great after installing the completely new housing cap. Job done in less than an hour!

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