By Hayward Pool Products



Part # W3S244T2

Warranty 1 Year limited

Alternate Part #'s HAYW3S244T2

Product Description

Hayward sand filters are the very latest in pool filter technology. Molded of durable, corrosion-proof polymeric material, they feature attractive, unitized tank construction for years of trouble-free operation with only minimal care. Pro Series sets a new standard for performance, value and dependability. 


  • In-ground pools of all types and sizes
  • In-ground spas--(residential or commercial)
  • Water features--(fish ponds, fountains, water gardens)


  • Flange clamp design allows 360 degree rotation of valve to simplify plumbing
  • Integral top diffuser ensures even distribution of water over the top of the sand media bed. Full-size internal piping provides smooth, free-flowing performance
  • Unitized, corrosion-proof filter tank molded of rugged, colorfast polymeric material for dependable, all-weather performance
  • 6-position Hayward Vari-Flo control valve with easy-to-use lever-action handle lets you dial any of the 6 valve/filter functions. Integral sight glass lets you see when backwash cycle is completed
  • Efficient, multi-lateral underdrain assembly, with 360 degree slotted, self-cleaning laterals, gives totally balanced flow and backwashing
  • Integral molded drain plug for easy draining of tank, without the loss of sand 

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Hayward Lateral Assembly With Center Pipe for S244T2 W3S244T2 - Part# SX244DA2X

Product Specifications

300 lbs.
Flow Rating:
62 GPM
Filtration Area:
3.14 sq. ft.
Plumbing Size:
2 in.
Valve Location:
Valve Type:
Multiport Valve:
Turnover 8 Hrs.:
29,760 gal.
Turnover 10 Hrs.:
37,200 gal.
42 in.
24-1/2 in.
Sand Required:
300 lbs.
Filter Type:
Pool Type:
In Ground

?     Asked on 1/27/2012by Guest

When should I change the sand in my filter?

A  Answered on 1/27/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

You should change the sand in your filter every 5-7 years. You can generally tell that it is time if your pool water is not as clear as it normally is or when you notice the interval between backwashes is shorter. You can use > this guide to walk you through it.

?     Asked on 3/1/2012by Guest

How often do I have to replace the sand in my filter? What is normal operating pressure?

A  Answered on 3/1/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

On a "fresh start-up" a filter would operate anywhere between 10-20 psi. As a general rule of thumb you only want to backwash when the pressure increases 8-10 psi. You want to make certain that the pump is being turned off whenever you move the handle on the valve. Once backwashing is complete (3-5 minutes), you can switch to the rinse option to re-settle the sand bed. Sand will typically last 5-7 years. Premature backwashing will wear down the size of the sand which will cause difficulties such as cloudy water and higher operating pressures.

?     Asked on 6/12/2017by Don

10k gallon pool. Currently I have a Jandy phpm2.0 pump and 2.0hp motor, I fear the pump might have too high a flow rate? I replaced a Jandy cl460 with the hayward s244t2 (using 200lbs zeolite sand). My clean pressure runs about 16-18psi on the new hayward (10-12psi was normal clean on the jandy). The pressure gauge needle jitters and it's causing my rigid pvc pipes on the return side to vibrate. The one good thing, my water has never been cleaner. Any suggestions are appreciated.

A  Answered on 7/22/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Don, Both filters are plumbed differently. if you plumbed in additional elbows, that may be what is causing the vibration. 

?     Asked on 5/18/2020by Jonathan

HI, My pool have 14 000 gallons. Is this filter will be enough? I have the S244T2 model. Thanks.

A  Answered on 12/4/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hi Jonathon, there are a few variables to consider when sizing a pool filter. Here is a guide called "How To Size a Pool Filter" that should assist with that. 


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