By Hayward Pool Products



Model # W3C5030

Alternate Part #'s HAYC5030, HAYW3C5030, HPPW3C5030

Product Description

Inyo Recommended Filters

Utilizing a cluster of four reusable cartridge elements, Hayward Swimclear cartridge filter offers a choice of 225, 325, 425 or 525 square feet of heavy-duty dirt-holding capacity for extra-long filter cycles, up to an entire season without cleaning. With filter tanks constructed of improved PermaGlass XL™ material, SwimClear filters will provide years of trouble-free operation and crystal clear, sparkling water.

Commonly Replaced Parts (Click on Link to view/purchase):


  • In-ground pools
  • In-ground pool/spa combinations
  • In-ground spas (residential or commercial)


  • Patent pending Innovative Automatic Air Relief Valve provides peace of mind when it automatically purges any entrapped air during filter operation
  • Self-Aligned tank top and bottom make access to serving the Quad-ClusterTM cartridge elements fast and simple
  • Quad-ClusterTM of high-quality polyester cartridge elements provide 225, 325, 425 or 525 square feet of filter area for extra dirt-holding capacity and long, long filter cycles
  • Union coupling connection accepts 2" or 2 1/2" piping for plumbing versatility
  • New, stronger PermaGlass XLTM filter tanks made from extra durable glass reinforced copolymer
  • Heavy-duty, tamper-proof, one-piece clamp securely fastens tank top and bottom. Allows quick access to all internal components without disturbing piping or connections
  • Non-corrosive top closure plate prevents elements from lifting and allowing unfiltered water to by-pass into pool or spa during operation
  • 2" full-flow internal piping and plumbing for less resistance to flow and maximum performance.
  • Full size 1 1/2" integral drain allows for fast, 100% clean-out and easier flushing of tank

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Product Specifications

Port Size:
2" or 2 1/2 in.
Flow Rating:
150 GPM
Filtration Area:
525 sq. ft.
Turnover 8 Hrs.:
72000 gal.
Turnover 10 Hrs.:
90000 gal.
Pool Type:
In Ground
Filter Type:

?     Asked on 9/21/2006by Guest

Does this come with the filter cartridge and gauges?

A  Answered on 9/21/2006 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

This filter comes direct from the manufacturer and includes the cartridge and gauges.

?     Asked on 6/20/2012by Guest

What is the measurement from the ground to the center of the intake and discharge?

A  Answered on 6/20/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

The measurement from the ground to the center of the intake is 12.5" and 17.5" on the discharge. 

?     Asked on 7/12/2015by April

I have a kidney shape pool, 30 ft long, 18 wide at deep end, 10 wide at shallow end, it is 9 ' deep in deep end and 3 in shallow. What size cartridge filter do I need?

A  Answered on 7/12/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi April, The C5030 SwimClear Cartridge Filter would be an ideal filter for your sized pool.

?     Asked on 4/11/2016by steve

I have a 32 by 16 rectangle pool 8 feet deep end 3 ft shallow end 20066 gallons a 1 hp Hayward super pump. what size cartridge filter do I need?

A  Answered on 4/12/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Based on approximate surface area of the pool and pump strength I would recommend no less than a 150 square foot cartridge filter.

?     Asked on 5/22/2016by Ron

I have a 45'X16' rectangular pool, 21000 gallons, what size cartridge would be best?

A  Answered on 5/22/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Ron, when it comes to filters the bigger the better with that being said this would be a great filter for your pool as it is as big as it gets!


Est. Repair Time

1 to 2 hrs

Tools Needed

Pliers, Wrench Set, Adjustable Wrench

2     0

Old filter had a crack in the side wall approximately 18 years-old.

Written on 11/9/2018 by Guest

After removing the old filter, everything lined up well on the new filter. The pipe fittings were all the same size, so it amounted to an easy fix. No plumber or pool service technician required.

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