By Hayward Pool Products
Model # VL40T32
Alternate Part #'s _VL40T32, HAYVL40T32, VL40T32S
Hayward® VL Series Sand Filter Systems
Hayward announces new VL Series Sand Filter Systems for all types of above ground pools, including popular soft sided (“Intex") models.
VL Series sand filter systems are designed for durability and value. Easy to assemble with an integrated pump base, the incredibly quiet pump and proven sand filter technology provide trouble-free operation. Hayward's VL Series filtration systems offer the performance and reliability expected from the world's leading provider of above ground equipment.
Suitable for above ground pools up to 11,000 gallons
I have an Intex metal frame 15' round by 42" deep pool. Is this filter too big for this pool?
The Hayward VL40T32 would be a perfect system for an 15' round Intex pool. We have upgraded many Intex pools with this Hayward pump and filter with great success.
Regarding the capacity, is the rating amount of water higher than 9,000, up to 11,000 ? Is it more than adequate for 9,000 gallons ?
Thank you for contacting INYO Pools. The "Suitable for above ground pools up to 11,000 gallons". Is just a guide line, we actually recommend customer go a little higher than the recommended equipment, because this pump is designed to "turnover" (or clean) the water very 8 hours. So in your case this will run more efficient and turnover all the pool water in about 6.5 hours. You can still run it more or less depending on how dirty your pool gets. because this is designed to filter and clean a pool with 11000 gallons it will just run more efficiently and keep the system cleaner than a system designed for a 9000 gallon pool.
Does the Hayward VL40T32 come with hoses and sand?
The filter system comes with hoses. Hayward made the VL40T32 specifically for intex/soft-sided pools. The system does not come with sand. You can purchase silica/filter sand at any local pool supply store.
If the spider gasket goes bad on the valve for this filter can it be replaced or do I need to buy a whole new valve?
On this filter you would need to purchase the diverter to replace the spider gasket, so it would not be the entire valve, it is basically the handle assembly.