Model # FS02629

Warranty 1 Year

Alternate Part #'s WWPFS026297

Product Description

Waterway Carefree Top-Mount Sand Swimming Pool Filter

Carefree Top-Mount swimming pool sand filters, by Waterway, are designed for extra sand holding capacity. These sand filters are made of corrosion-proof polymeric thermoplastic. The Carefree swimming pool sand filter offers an ideal combination of energy efficiency and excellent water clarity. This sand filter is an excellent choice for any above ground or in ground pool.

The Waterway Carefree 26" Sand Filter model FS02629 is comparable to filter models:

  • Pentair Sand Dollar 26" sand filter model SD-80
  • Hayward Proseries 27" sand filter model W3S270T & S270T


  • Large swimming pool filter with extra sand-holding capacity
  • Durable roto-molded oval tank body distributes the pressure evenly, resulting in greater strength and longer life of the sand filter
  • One-piece corrosion proof body
  • Start/Service Dial on pressure gauge indicates when the sand filter needs to be backwashed
  • Threaded collar makes installation and servicing easier
  • Full-size piping for free-flowing performance
  • Efficient multi-lateral under drain assembly laterals are removable for servicing
  • High Flow internal top diffuser for even water distribution
  • 7-function Top-Mount 1½" FPT Multi-Port valve with Split-Nut Lock Union (WVS003)
  • 1½" drain port
  • Dual function drain for water or sand with self-contained cap/wrench
  • Mounting Base included

Product Specifications

Filtration Area:
3.5 sq. ft.
Turnover 8 Hrs.:
33,600 gal.
Plumbing Size:
1-1/2 in.
Sand Required:
400 lbs.

?     Asked on 4/4/2020by Lianne Kalbfleisch

what size sand filter would I need for a 45,000 gallon pool? thank you

A  Answered on 4/7/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Lianne. This filter has a max flow rate of 70 GPM, so if used then it will take a run time of 10.72 hours to turn over your pool one time. 

?     Asked on 4/5/2020by Conrad

Where to find a video and diagrams explaining a Sand Filter Parts valves etc and How they work Thank YOU!!

A  Answered on 4/10/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Matt S.

Hello - if you type in "how a sand filter works" into our search at the top of the page, a list of guides and articles are listed for your reading pleasure.