Hayward is the leader in the industry when it comes to filters. There are three different types of filters, Sand, DE Filters and Cartridge. Sand filters are perhaps the oldest and even the most widely used filter for swimming pool owners. There are plenty of sand filters that you can find in your local swimming pool supply store but those filters are not as top notch as Hayward. Hayward Sand Filters use a special type of sand called # 20 Silica Sand. You may not think that sand really makes a difference but it does. This type of sand has sharper edges than other types of sand.
This sand will separate debris particles and allow the water to filtrate at a higher rate than other filters. As the clean sand lands the large particles in your pool the sand removes the debris. The sand in these filters can be cleaned by simply backwashing the filter. This is a method when the reverse water flow travels through the filter and to the waste line. By doing this on a regular basis you won’t have to change your sand too often in a season. Hayward has 4 Sand Filters that would make a great addition to your swimming pool. The Pro Series Plus, The Pro Series Side Mount, Pro Series Top Mount and the S200. Read on to see which filter would best be used in your backyard.
Hayward Pro Series Plus
The Hayward Pro Series Sand Filters are perfect for in-ground swimming pools. They can be used with in-floor cleaning systems, solar heating systems and even water features such as waterfalls. They are also great for use with in-ground spas or in-ground pool and spa combination’s too. Some of the great features that the Pro Series Plus Sand Filter has a strong-flanged inspection cover that is perfect if you need to get access to the top of the filter. The filter has an automatic air relief system that gets rid of any trapped air that may happen while your filter is running. The Hayward Pro Series Plus offers a larger capacity for sand and water to drain out faster when you are closing the pool or when you are servicing the pool. There are 3 different models in the Hayward Pro Series Plus, The S311SX, S311SXV and the S360SX. The S311SX has a sand requirement of 350 pounds of sand, the S311SXV requires a 350 pounds of sand and the S360SX has a capacity of 750 pounds of sand.
Hayward Pro Series Side Mount
The Hayward Pro Series Side Mount Sand Filter is high rated sand filters that have the most advanced technology behind them. The side mount styles of the Pro Series Sand Filter are good for in-ground swimming pools of all shapes and sizes. They can be installed with in-ground spas for both commercial and residential spas. They can even work well with water features such as fishponds, water fountains and even water gardens. The Hayward Pro Series Side Mount Sand Filter uses a top diffuser that guarantees that the filter is filtering water at an even distribution. The piping in the filter is 2″, which is big enough to allow water to travel through the system freely and more efficiently. The filter tank is made from a non-corrosive polymer material, which can stand up even in the nastiest of weather. The Side Mount Filter has a 6 position Vari-Flo control valve that allows you to change your filters settings with ease. There is even a sight glass that will let you monitor when the back washing of the filter is complete.
There are 3 main models in the Pro Series Side Mount Sand Filter, the S210S has a capacity of a 44-gallon per minute water flow rate, the S244S has 62 gallons per minute water flow rate and the S310S has 98 gallons per minute water flow rate. These sand filters have a 1 year limited warranty and they use only a High Rate Sand No.1/2″ Silica Sand.
Hayward Pro Series Top Mount Sand Filters
The Hayward Pro Series Top Mount Sand Filters can be used with any in-ground swimming pool as well as any in-ground spas with residential and commercial applications. The filter has a design that includes a flange clamp that makes a 360-degree rotation of the valve.The Hayward Pro Series Top Mount Sand Filter has 7 different positions on the Vari-Flo Valve. This handle is easy to use and the sections are easy to read.The Hayward Pro Series Top Mount Sand Filters has a large pressure of sand and water that makes draining the filter quicker and easier. The filter has an umbrella fold self cleaning sides that make water flow more balanced and makes backwash easier. There are 6 different models in this series; they have a sand requirement ranging from 250 pounds of sand to 700 pounds. This filter uses only a High Rate Sand No 1/2″ Silica Sand. It has a limited one-year warranty and it is truly one of the best in the industry.
Hayward S200 High Rate Sand Filter
The Hayward S200 High Rate Sand Filter is a compact design, making installation easy into backyards easy. The S200 offers a 6″ threaded inspection that offers easy access to the top of the filter. The sand filter uses a 6-position Hayward Vari-Flo control valve with 6 different filter functions. The filter uses a larger than most pressure sand and water drainage system for winterizing or simple maintenance. The Hayward S200 High Rate Sand Filter uses a top diffuser that allows the filter to provide more of a filter distribution of water. The corrosion proof, heavy-duty filter tank that will provide a long lasting life. The S200 has a filtration area that works best at 2.20 feet and 44 gallons per minute design flow rate. The amount of water is overturned in 8 hours is 21,120 gallons. Pretty impressive. Hayward Sand Filters are the best in the industry. They are all made with high quality material as well as the most advanced technology. If you are looking to start the season off right or maybe are in need of a new sand filter, check out the Hayward Sand Filters you cannot go wrong.