By Hayward Pool Products



Part # W3DE6020

Warranty 1 Year Warranty

Alternate Part #'s HAYW3DE6020

Product Description

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Hayward Pro-Grid vertical grid D.E. filters provide superior water clarity, efficient flow and large cleaning capacity for pools and spas of all types and sizes. Constructed with high-strength reinforced thermoplastic, Pro-Grid combines high-technology features and "service-ease" design for an unparalleled filtration value for both new pool and aftermarket installations.

In addition, the Hayward Pro-Grid filter delivers low maintenance and dependable operation.


  • Reinforced thermoplastic filter tanks constructed from durable glass reinforced copolymer to meet the demands of the toughest applications and environmental conditions, including in-floor cleaning systems
  • Self-Aligned tank top and bottom make access to servicing the grid elements fast and simple
  • Heavy-duty, tamper-proof one-piece flange clamp securely fastens tank top and bottom, allowing for quick access to all internal components without disturbing piping or connections
  • High impact grid elements designed for up-flow filtration and top-down backwashing for maximum efficiency
  • Integral lift handles and uniform low-profile base make removal of grid nest fast and simple
  • Inlet diffuser elbow distributes flow of unfiltered water evenly to all filter elements and provides even distribution of D.E. to grids
  • 72 ft filter made of reinforced thermoplastic allows for both commercial and large residential applications and years of non-corrosive, trouble-free performance
  • New High capacity, rapid release manual air relief valve bleeds air with a quick quarter turn of the lever

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Product Specifications

Multiport Valve:
DE Required:
7.5 lbs.
Flow Rating:
120 GPM
Filtration Area:
60 sq. ft.
Turnover 8 Hrs.:
57600 gal.
Turnover 10 Hrs.:
72000 gal.

?     Asked on 10/8/2013by Guest

How do I backwash my Hayward Vertical Grid DE filter?

A  Answered on 10/8/2013 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

When the filter pressure rises 8-10 PSI over the clean starting pressure, the filter must be backwashed. Turn off the pool pump. Rotate the multiport valve to backwash position or slide the slide valve up. When the pump is turned on, the dirty DE and water will flow out to waste. Once the water runs clear, turn off the pump. With a slide valve, push the handle down and start the pump. Once the pump is primed, add the required DE. If using a multiport valve, rotate the handle to rinse. Turn on the pump and let water flow for 20-30 seconds, cleaning out the plumbing lines. Turn off the pump and rotate the valve back to filter. Turn on the pump and once primed add required DE.

?     Asked on 3/31/2016by Hal

All I need for this filter is the SP0410X502S valve to have a complete installation? The grids are included with the filter, right?

A  Answered on 4/1/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

Yes the Hayward Pro Grid DE Filter 60 Sq Ft is a complete filter, including the grids, but you will need a backwash valve. The Hayward 2" Slide Valve for DE Filter is the correct valve that connects to the Pro Grid Series of Hayward D.E. Filters. You would not need anything additional for a complete installation, with the exception of possible re-plumbing of your existing pipe work.

?     Asked on 6/25/2016by nancy

Will valve SP0710XR50 work on the Hayward Pro Grid DE Filter 60 Sq Ft?

A  Answered on 6/25/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Nancy, Yes this valve does work on the Hayward DE6020 or DE6000 DE filter, this would be the correct valve if you have 1.5" plumbing going into the valve. If you have 2" plumbing then we would suggest the SP0715XR50 2" Backwash Valve

?     Asked on 8/16/2016by sarpworks

Hi, Im new homeowner. I have a pool 18x36 size. It has 36sq ft hayward 3620 DE filter. That filter is death a few days ago. I need a new filter but i could not decide what kind of filter do i need. somebody says sand filter, somebody says de filter. When i check the de filters it contains vertical cartridge, but my deat filter had 8 pcs grids. So, do you have any recommendation? thank you.

A  Answered on 8/18/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stacey M.

Hello you can go either way, but D.E is the best filter system for pools. We have "how to" guides so you can see the D.E cleans/replacing grids/etc. Now with sand it is less maintenance, you could get as long as 5-15 years before the sand is needing to be replaced depending on what sand media you use. With D.E. normally its about every 6 months a normal grid cleaning (taking grid out, spraying grids and inspecting for any holes or breaks).

?     Asked on 1/27/2017by Bob

Does the Hayward Pro-Grid D.E. Filter DE6020 com complete with the vale as shown on you picture?

A  Answered on 1/27/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Adam Y.

Unfortunately, No it doesn't come with. It does state that in the title. If you want I can provide the part number for the valve and pricing.


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