How To Rotate the discharge port on your Hayward Matrix Pump


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The Hayward Matrix pool pump is a versatile above ground pool pump. Most swimming pool pumps will either be a vertical or a horizontal discharge, the Hayward Matrix can be both with the push of a button. This guide will show you how it’s done.

Step by Step


Step 1

First and foremost, make sure that power to the pump has been cut off. Unplug the pump if possible.

Step 2

Disconnect the hoses by removing the hose clamp then sliding the hose off of the hose adapter. Place the hoses over the swimming pool wall so that the water doesn’t drain out of the pool.

Step 3

Remove the pump lid by gripping the handles on the side and slowly turning the cover counter clockwise, then pulling up towards you. Once the cover is off, inspect the cover o-ring and replace if necessary. Remove the basket and drain any water inside of the strainer housing. There are arrows on the lid that will tell you which direction to turn the lid.

Step 4

Next, we’ll need to remove the strainer. To do this, we’ll first need to remove the strainer basket to expose the c-clip that locks it into place.

Step 5

Once the basket has been removed, simply pull it gently upwards towards you to remove it.

Step 6

Pull the pump strainer housing straight out to remove it from the shroud assembly.

Step 7

To rotate the pump housing, press down firmly on the tab located on the shroud.

Step 8

While facing the pump and pressing down on the tab, rotate the pump housing 90 degrees counter clockwise.

Step 9

The housing should be locked into place.

Step 10

Push the strainer back into place making certain that the groove for the c-clip is fully visible.

Step 11

Install the c-clip back into place by pushing it into the groove.

Step 12

Once the clip is in place, the strainer basket can be re-installed.

Step 13

Reconnect the hoses and clamps then fill the strainer housing with water to prime the pump then secure the lid to the strainer. Turn the power on to the pump and check for leaks. If these are any leaks, turn off the power to the pump and repair the leak.

Step 14

Your project is now complete and you saved the cost of a new pump.


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 Posted: 5/11/2022 

Thanks SO much for this I would of never figured it out with the written instructions

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 5/25/2022 

You're welcome. Thanks for dropping by. :)

Anonymous  Posted: 4/27/2022 

Thank you very much for the instructions. No clue where a "button" was until I read through your post.

InyoPools Product Specialist  Posted: 5/2/2022 

Glad to help! Thanks for reading.

Anonymous  Posted: 6/7/2016 

Excellent instructions, especially referring to as a tab rather than a button, husband went crazy looking for a button as the Haywood manual called it. Thanks

 Posted: 6/12/2015 

Thank you so much In these times glade someone can help the poor wokng class and give these them a helping hand.Really this is wonderful. Thank you again.

 Posted: 6/24/2014 

thank you for the help i was pushing the clip but at first it would not move, beware this clip is not easy to to push down...just take a deep breath and push and turn at the same time once turned to position keep turning until you hear it clip or (pop) into locked position