Converting from Sand filter to Cartridge

Varelao95

Member
Mar 29, 2019
21
Lewisville, NC
Hello everyone thinking about converting pool sand filter to cartridge filter. Trying to weight the pros and cons of doing it. I currently have an Hayward s200 sand filter matched with a Hayward super pump 1hp I want to convert to a cartridge filter but am looking for one that is compatible.
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
May 3, 2014
18,190
Laughlin, NV
Get the largest one you can find that will fit in your space and you can afford. Bigger means you may only need to clean it once per year.

Any brand will work.
 

JoyfulNoise

TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
May 23, 2015
15,295
Tucson, AZ
With a cartridge filter you really want to get the largest one you can possibly afford. Unlike a sand filter, there’s no backwashing so the only option for cleaning them is to open them up and wash off the filters. On the big cart filters (especially the ones that have 4 cartridges in them), cleaning them can take several hours (best to have a second set to swap in and out). It’s not impossible, but it’s a lot of hose work. So getting the largest possible one will minimize the number of times you have to clean them to maybe once or twice per year.
 

Varelao95

Member
Mar 29, 2019
21
Lewisville, NC
Would there be an issue with using a Hayward Swim clear C2030 with 2.5 fitting to a hayward superpump using 1.5 piping? Im worried that the conversion would put a strain on my equipment I am considering using 2 inch piping and using a reducer to make it happen.
 

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