Hayward Pro Grid DE Filter 72 Sq Ft w/o Valve - DE7220


Part # DE7220

By Hayward Pool Products

  4.5 Average  



Part # DE7220

Warranty 1 Year Warranty

Dimensions 52" x 18"

Alternate Part #'s 49508, DE-7220, HAY-05-348, HAYDE7220

Product Description

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

DE Required:
9 lbs.
Flow Rating:
144 GPM
Filtration Area:
72 sq. ft.
Multiport Valve:
Valve Location:
Turnover 8 Hrs.:
69,120 gal.
Turnover 10 Hrs.:
86,400 gal.
52 in.
26 in.

?     Asked on 5/14/2021by Cody

My Hayward Pro-Grid Model # DE7220 Filter (72sqft) has to be replaced, however, I see that INYOPools indicates that it is no longer available. I need the entire unit, valve, housing and filters; a new unit. Currently my pool is sized for 72sqft. What alternatives are available?

A  Answered on 5/18/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Cody, Yes unfortunately Hayward is not offering the 72 Sq. Ft. DE for sale on the internet and it would need to be purchased through a local builder or retail store. If you can go smalller then we do have some options by clicking on this page here - DE Swimming Pool Filters

?     Asked on 9/13/2019by alex hacoopian

It’s brand new filter 4 weeks old. What I’m saying is it take longer to filter our shock or soda ash like 3 fuss compare to de which is 2 hrs it stays cloudy for awhile until it’s filtered you think it’s better to go with D.E. filter if I’m a picky person like that

A  Answered on 9/26/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Yes, a D.E. filter will clear up the water much quicker and clearer then cartridge filters. It will also depend on the current condition of the water and the brand of cartridges used. Some work a bit differently than others. 

?     Asked on 9/11/2019by alex hacoopian

Hayward DE7220 ProGrid D.E. or c7030 I have 7030 its great but I noticed when I shock or add ash or any treatment it takes forever to clear up and more frequent filter cleaning and we early used the pool at all

A  Answered on 9/12/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

We would advise you would need to change the filter elements inside the unit you have.

?     Asked on 7/30/2019by Inyo Visitor

Will the filter vessel clamp provided for the current DE7220 DE Pro-Grid Filters work on the older DE7220 (S/N 107573) filters. Also has the following number in block near Model Number "330M33". Can Hayward provide legacy T-bolt (5/16" 24 tpi x 5 1/2" long SS material), associated sleeve nut, spring and washers for the older style clamp?


A  Answered on 7/31/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. Yes, the Clamp Assembly Kit - DEX2421JKIT will work with the older DE7220 filter models. Unfortunately, they're unable to provide that bolt. 

?     Asked on 8/31/2016by Michael

Outer shipping box size and gross weight

A  Answered on 9/1/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

The box size is going to be about 4.5 feet in height and 2.5 ft in width and the weight is going to be around 250 pounds.

?     Asked on 6/11/2015by John

how much is the valve?

A  Answered on 6/11/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi John, You may view pricing on the Hayward Multiport Valve For This Filter Here.

?     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.


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