By Hayward Pool Products



Part # S244S

Warranty 1 Year

Alternate Part #'s W3S244t

Product Description

The Hayward Sand Filter Pro Series are the very latest in pool filter technology. Molded of durable, corrosion-proof polymeric material, Pro Series filters feature an advanced, self-cleaning lateral underdrain system for smooth, efficient flow and totally balanced backwashing. For crystal clear water with only minimal care, pool professionals choose Pro Series.


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


  • Durable, flanged inspection cover provides convenient access to top of filter
  • Top diffuser ensures even distribution of water over the top of the sand media bed. All internal piping is 2" to give smooth, free-flowing performance
  • Automatic air relief purges any trapped air during operation of the filter system
  • Unitized, corrosion-proof, filter tank molded of rugged, colorfast polymeric material 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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Product Specifications

Plumbing Size:
1 1/2 in.
300 lbs.
Flow Rating:
62 GPM
Filtration Area:
3.14 sq. ft.
Valve Location:
Valve Type:
Turnover 8 Hrs.:
29760 gal.
Turnover 10 Hrs.:
37200 gal.
24-1/2 in.
36 in.

?     Asked on 6/28/2021by Scott Hass

Sand Filter with Side Mount Valve 24 Inch Tank - S244v-can this replace S 200

A  Answered on 6/28/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes this is a suitable replacement for the S200S however the plumbing ports are in different locations so you will have a little re-plumbing. This S244S filter is currently out of stock so you might want to consider something like this Hayward S310S Sand Filter

?     Asked on 5/14/2020by Eric

I see Hayward pool filter S244S is no longer available. Do you have replacement from Hayward?

A  Answered on 12/7/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hi Eric, unfortunately, we do not have another Hayward filter to replace this one however we do carry the Waterway sand filter series 22 and 26-inch models that you can view here

?     Asked on 1/29/2020by sandra

I need a Side Mount Valve 24 Inch Tank - S244S and this one states "no longer available". What else is comparable and Not at $600-$800??

A  Answered on 1/30/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Sandra. You can use the Triton II TR60 Side Mount Sand Filter  - 140264 as a suitable replacement. 

  • Commented on 1/30/2020 by Product Owner

    Whats the difference between the TR60 vs TR50?are both comparable?

    • Commented on 2/6/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

      Sandra, The effective filtration area and physical size. The TR50 is smaller than the TR60. 

?     Asked on 7/18/2019by Reyburn Lominack

Is the SP0710X32 the same as SP0710X62 ?

A  Answered on 7/18/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Reyburn. They're not the same, they're used on different model Hayward filter. 

?     Asked on 6/16/2019by Inyo Visitor

how do I change the sand in this tank

A  Answered on 6/16/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. You can use our How To Replace the Sand in a Side Mount Sand Filter guide for instructions. 

?     Asked on 9/24/2018by Inyo Visitor

Can you just purchase the tank and not the rest of the sand filter? Mine has a leak in the tank...

A  Answered on 9/24/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. The S244S Tank Body (After '96) - SX244AA2FW can be special ordered.

?     Asked on 8/25/2018by Mac A Watts

Does the valve shown in this picture come with the purchase of a new S244S filter?

A  Answered on 8/28/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Mac. Yes, the SP0710X62 valve is included with the S244S filter. 

?     Asked on 8/25/2018by Mac A Watts

Does this S244S replace the S240 without changing in and out water pipes?

A  Answered on 8/25/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Mac. You will have to make adjustments along with replacing the valve. The valves are not interchangeable. 

?     Asked on 4/8/2018by Inyo Visitor

I am looking for the filter tube in the bottom of the sand filter there is about 9 tubes { I have model # S224S }

A  Answered on 4/9/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

It sounds like you are referring to the laterals or lateral assemblies that you can view on the parts diagram listed here as keys 10 and 11. 

?     Asked on 6/6/2017by Kevin Brown

Have a 45,000 gallon pool with 2np motor What filter do you suggest

A  Answered on 6/18/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

For your sized pool and pump I would suggest the Hayward S310T2 Sand Filter

?     Asked on 1/25/2017by Bob

Will a Hayward s244s Pro Series replace a Hayward s311sxv?

A  Answered on 1/26/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Bob. Based on the specs of both filters the S244S will not replace the S311SX filter if that's the size needed for your pool.

?     Asked on 10/4/2016by John

My S244S tank spews water out the tank top. My repairman tells me that this is not due to a tank top not fitting correctly but to a warped tank itself. The tank is about 5 or 6 years old. Does this sound accurate and do I need a new tank or can this be repaired and the expense spared.

A  Answered on 10/5/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Andy O.

Hello John- That could absolutely be the issue, although I have never personally seen one warped that bad, but it is possible. The unfortunate thing is there would be no way to repair it, and that tank is obsolete so you would have to purchase and entire new S244s.

?     Asked on 9/3/2016by Inyo Visitor

The top inspection cover on my haywood pro s244s is cracked and leaks when pool is running. Is there and replacement for this? Thanks

A  Answered on 9/16/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stacey M.

Hello, depending  on where you are seeing your leaks, I would replace numbers 1-4 after clicking Hayward Pro Series - Side Mount Sand Filter Parts. That should replace your whole top lid with oring, unless you would like to get the clamp too.

?     Asked on 6/16/2016by Hank

I have an 18500 gallon pool and I want to replace the cartridge filter system with the a sand filter. The pump is a Hayward Northstar 1.0 HP. Will this work with my pump?

A  Answered on 6/17/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Hank, The Northstar Pump is a pretty powerful pump so I would suggest the larger S270T2 Hayward Sand Filter.

?     Asked on 5/21/2016by GARY PAYNE

how do you change the sand when needed

A  Answered on 5/21/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Gary here is a Video and Step by Step Guide on How to Replace the Sand in a Sand Filter.

?     Asked on 12/7/2015by bill

I am replacing my pool filter Sta- Rite System 3 S8S70 with a Hayward S244 24 inch filter. I calculated 55 gpm and 50 feet of head. Sta-Rite filter 3.4 sq ft at 51 gpm. Currently using a Pentair 1.5 HP motor (3450 rpm). apreciate your thoughts

A  Answered on 12/9/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Bill, The Hayward 24" Side Mount Sand Filter (S244S) will be a good replacement, it has a maximum flow rate of 62 GPM.

?     Asked on 11/22/2015by george tischler

greetings; is this a new in the box unit?? george

A  Answered on 11/23/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Charlie R.

George,Absolutely. Everything (unless noted) is brand new.

?     Asked on 7/14/2015by Inyo Visitor

Can I purchase the n eight inch cap and defuser separately for as244s sand filter?

A  Answered on 7/15/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, You can purchase those parts, you can find them and other parts via the Hayward Pro Series - Side Mount Sand Filter Parts List.

?     Asked on 6/29/2015by Inyo Visitor

How hard is it to covert an s244s to a s-240 set up

A  Answered on 7/1/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, It will not be hard to replace a S240 with a S244S, some plumbing may be required.

?     Asked on 5/23/2015by Inyo Visitor

How do remove the laterals on a S244S side mount filter. It is attached to the elbow and i am unable to remove the laterals from the tank. The laterals are the fold up type

A  Answered on 5/23/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

We have a Guide on How to Replace Laterals on a SideMount Sand Filter which goes over this in depth. I think this guide should help out quite a bit but if you still have questions after viewing then please let us know. I also found a second Guide on Replacing Sand Filter Laterals which may also be helpful.

?     Asked on 4/13/2015by Lynn

What size pump would I need for the S244S filter? Thanks.

A  Answered on 4/13/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Lynn, This filter can handle 62 GPM so a pump size of 1.5 THP or less would be required.

?     Asked on 4/2/2015by Charles Joiner

I have a in ground pool with a 24" Hayward sand filter with 1 1/5 motor. The filter is 20 years old. My pool holds 25,000 gallons. Should I go to a 30" sand filter?

A  Answered on 4/2/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Charles - The 24" filter is sufficient for your pool size. However, the 30" filter would not have to be cleaned as often.

?     Asked on 1/28/2015by martin

Can I purchase a side mount multiport valve for the S244S?

A  Answered on 1/29/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Martin - The valve is included when you purchase the Hayward S244S. The replacement valve for 1.5" pvc is part number SP0710X62. The valve for 2" pvc is SP0715X62.

?     Asked on 5/13/2012by Guest

We have a model S240 Hayward sand filter purchased in 1988. It has a crack in the bottom shell and need to know if this model S244S is an adequate replacement? For example design flow rate is 63 gpm, and maximum working pressure is 50 psi - does this match the current model's specifications? Thank you for your assistance.

A  Answered on 5/13/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes we would suggest the S244S as the adequate replacement as it has a GPM rating of 62 and the same PSI rating. You will need some slight re plumbing as the plumbing ports and location of valve are in a different position then the S240.

?     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 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.


Est. Repair Time

1 to 2 hrs

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Adjustable Wrench, Sawzall, tape measure

Time for an upgrade

Written on 8/8/2018 by Guest

I took the old 1980s sand filter apart, used a shop vac to suck out the sand. Once that was completed removed the old for the new. Did some minor plumbing repair to hook up the new filter. I added fine crushed glass instead of sand because it’s supposed to last longer than sand.

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