Part # W3S180T
Warranty 1 Year
Alternate Part #'s HAYW3S180T
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.
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When should I change the sand in my filter?
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.
How often do I have to replace the sand in my filter? What is normal operating pressure?
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.
My pool is a 24 ft. dia above ground (13,500 gallons) and I'm using a 1 hp motor on my pump with 1 1/2 inch pvc plumbing. Will a Hayward #S180T be a good selection to replace my worn out 20 year old sand filter? If not, what model would you recommend?
Hi Rich, The Hayward S180T would be a great replacement sand filter for your sized pool. Also the S180T pairs nicely with a 1 hp pump.
(5 out of 5 stars) Excelent pool filter
Reviewed By: jimmyb from Westville, Fl. ()
Pros: C-Clamp for top of tank installation instead of bolts
Cons: Cheap base easly broken during shipping and leaking drain cap.
The only problem was during shipping the base under tank was broken pretty bad, so I went to Pinch-A-Penny and bought another so I could install filter. Drain cap leaks will probly have to dope the cap to stop leaking teflon tape didn't work.