Model # W3C12002
Alternate Part #'s C12002, _C12002, HPPW3C12002
Hayward star clear plus cartridge filter offer added quality, value and convenience in cartridge filtration. Featuring a precision-engineered extruded core design, they provide for maximum water flow and superior filtration, while reducing energy costs.
Constructed of high strength PermaGlass XL material they offer unparalleled performance and durability, and include a 10 year warranty.
Easy to clean cartridge filter element, with extra dirt holding capability. Engineered for durability and long life.
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The filter I had before needed to be backwashed. How do I backwash this Hayward C1200 or C12002?
This filter model type is a cartridge filter and does not actually need to be "backwashed". The filter cartridge element inside must removed on a regular basis which is on average about every month, rinsed down with a water hose and pressure nozzle of some sort and then put back into place.
Are there specs on how many microns this filter is rated at? Is there available another filter that won't allow finer particles to pass through?
As a rule, sand filters sift particles ranging from 20 to 40 microns in size. Cartridge filters can sift particles as small as 10 to 20 microns in size. DE filters can sift contaminants as small as 1 to 3 microns in size. This makes DE filtration at least five to six times more efficient than sand filtration systems.
(5 out of 5 stars) Hayward Pool Filter Replacement
Reviewed By: mdvawter from Tamap, FL ()
Pros: good construction; easy to install
Cons: poor documentation
I had to replace an older unit that began to leak. The new unit is very similar to the old deisign. Fortunately, the plumbing matched so installation was simplified. There is a new gauage and top cover design. There were no installation instructions or an explanation about the new gauage.
(5 out of 5 stars) No more DE Filter for me
Reviewed By: Mike from Tampa Fl ()
Pros: Initial cost, no backwashing, no DE powder, less maintenance
Cons: Pros outweigh the cons
After 20 years and 2 DE filters I bought this cartridge filter. Most pool "experts" will say thats a mistake. My experience with DE filters have been a love hate relationship. Love the fact it can filter down to 3 microns (when it's working) but I hated just about everything else about it. Backwashing, taking it apart and cleaning the grids, replacing the grids every time they crack and let DE powder in the pool. The expense of buying DE power all the time, etc. I only have to clean my Cartridge once every 3-6 months. The filter runs at 10 PSI vs 20 PSI with the DE. So I have better water circulation. It's best to go bigger rather than smaller on the Cartridge filter so you get better filtration. When you replace the cartridge don't go cheep with an after market cartridge. The Hayward filters can last over 3 years vs. one with the cheaper ones.
(5 out of 5 stars) Excellent Filter!
Reviewed By: Aevk35 from Chicago, IL ()
Cons: A bit costly, but worth it!
This filter is simply amazing!!! It's a very quality product, made very well, easy to assemble, and use! Extremely effiicent! Wish I had made the purchse 2 years ago!!