Part # W3S244T
Warranty 1 Year
Alternate Part #'s HAYW3S244T
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.
Is this filter large enough to handle a 40,000 gallon in ground pool? If not which Haywood would be?
Looking for a replacement sight glass (glass NOT plastic) for a Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter Model#S244T. Do you have this part?
This is the part number that matches to the site glass for that Multi-port valve. SPX0710MA I know that it once was glass, but I believe they have now switched to plastic. To be 100% sure, may I suggest giving Hayward Tech a call at 908-355-7995.
will the pipes to the valve connect the same way as my old Ranger Model RS 24
David, The valve on your old Ranger sand filter and the valve on this Hayward Sand filter ports are on the same side, but can't say for sure if it will match up exact. Some adjustment might be needed or you may also need to replumb in this filter.
1 to 2 hrs
Arrived on time and was in good shape. The instructions were a little daunting as the old system had been in place for 20 years. My pool service is very experienced and helped with problems before. They changed all out and all extra small parts for $140.00. I still saved a ton by buying from Inyo pools from what local pool retailers charged for the same filter, and I arranged installation. Thanks, Jeff
More than 8 hrs
The Hayward tanh (made in Canada but only 3 years old) developed several pinhole leaks near the seam and near the top by the valve clamp. I first sealed it with JB weld on the outside of the tank. Still leaked. I then covered the JB weld with fiberglass marine repair. Still leaked. I took the head off and did the same on the inside of the tank. Still leaked. I sealed the whole thin inside and out with Bondo. Still leaked.
I gave up and bought a new tank.
Same Hayward but made in USA.
(5 out of 5 stars) Big Improvement over filter it replaced
Reviewed By: El Pool 2 from Marietta, GA ()
Pros: Economical efficient sand filter
Excellent discription on product on web site. Best price I could find. Quick delivery. Very complete installation instruction. Best of all, it performs very well. It replaced a 20 year old, 24 inch diameter, sand filter on a 20,000 gal pool.
(5 out of 5 stars) Hayward Filter is great
Reviewed By: Tom M. from Lubbock, Texas ()
Recieved my Hayward 224 filter in record time. No damage by trucking company. Installed it after reading you very helpful instructions on the web site. I can visually tell it is out performing the old smaller unit. Thanks