Pureline Cartridge for Hayward C-1200 (PA120)(C-8412) - PL0146



Part # PL0146

By PureLine

  4.87 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

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

Not Your Cartridge?

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Product Specifications

Filter Model:
StarClear Plus C-1200
8 - 15/16 in.
23 - 3/8 in.
Top Style:
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Bottom Style:
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Filtration Area:
120 sq. ft.
Media Weight:
4 oz.
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?     Asked on 7/18/2018 by

Is this a true Hayward C-1200 Replacement Cartridge or is it a 'compatible' cartridge?

A     Answered on 7/18/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. This is an aftermarket replacement for the Hayward C1200 cartridge. The OEM replacement is Part # CX1200RE

?     Asked on 7/3/2018 by JAMES M WHITING

I have a ProClean Plus that came with a 23 7/8 inch filter. Can I use the 28 7/8 inch filter for longer cleaning time?

A     Answered on 7/3/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, James. Unfortunately, you cannot use a larger size cartridge. 

?     Asked on 5/28/2018 by Jc

How do you identify the top from the bottom of this filter. Will it fit in my c1200 with either end down

A     Answered on 5/28/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, JC. This cartridge will fit your C1200 canister. This cartridge does not have a distinctive top or bottom. 

?     Asked on 5/20/2018 by John

My filter is a c1200e, is it different than a c1200?

A     Answered on 5/21/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi John, Yes this cartridge will be the correct replacement for a C1200E filter, there is no difference between the C1200E and C1200 filter.

?     Asked on 4/23/2018 by

I need a C-1250 E

A     Answered on 4/24/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. The generic replacement that we carry is Part #PL0116

?     Asked on 4/22/2018 by Laura

I have a Hayward C1200E cartridge. I see replacement cartridges for C1200RE but not for C1200E. What is the replacement cartridge for the C1200E? What is the difference between the E and the RE?

A     Answered on 4/23/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Laura, This cartridge would be the correct replacement cartridge for your Hayward C1200E cartridge, the C1200E and C1200RE are the same cartridges.

?     Asked on 3/18/2018 by vinni

will this fit in my hayward c12002 filter

A     Answered on 3/18/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Vinni, Yes this is the correct replacement cartridge for the Hayward C12002 filter.

?     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


Filter needed replacing

Written on 9/25/2018 by Guest

Relieve pressure from filter by loosening screw at the top of the filter canister. Removed filter canister, lifted out old filter and replaced new filter. Replaced canister top and tightened.

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Est. Repair Time

Less than 1 hr

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Old filter stopped working

Written on 8/10/2018 by Guest

Removed old cartridge and put this one in works great!

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Less than 1 hr

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My pool filter had worn out.

Written on 7/27/2018 by Guest

It is so much cheaper to order your pool filter through INYOpools. Your current filter has a part number on it. Simply enter that into the search and order the filter you need. It only takes a few days for it to arrive. From there you simply swap it out with your existing pool filter and you're all set. When I went to my local pool store, it was $27 more to buy the filter there. I would imagine having your pool cleaning company replace the filter would cost even more. Why pay that extra money and drive all the way to the pool store, when they can just show up on your front porch.

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Est. Repair Time

Less than 1 hr

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Filter replacement

Written on 6/18/2018 by Guest

Very easy installation and great filter.

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Est. Repair Time

Less than 1 hr

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magic lube for o-rings

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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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