Can a Hayward DE filter be converted to a cartridge filter ?


Jun 16, 2018
I have a Pro-Grid DE6020 Hayward DE filter. I have considered converting to a cartridge filter. Just tired of dealing with DE. I saw a video on cleaning a Hayward cartridge filter. The outer housing looked the same as my housing.
Can I swap out my DE filter fins for a cartridge setup ? Water comes in gets filtered and leaves. I'm hoping to convert without replacing the entire unit. Hoping against hope.


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Jun 12, 2011
Sorry, I thought of doing the same thing, but if you look at the two, the inlet and outlet are reversed on the cartridge version. So in addition to purchasing the interior parts to convert, it requires changing your plumbing. Rather than re plumbing my equipment pad I have continued with DE for now.
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