Hayward sand filter lateral hub moves freely


New member
Sep 3, 2016
Hello, I have a Hayward sand filter that I just purchased to replace my old sand filter and upon receiving it I noticed that the hub that holds the laterals moves freely up-and-down and it twists around. I remember when I changed the sand out in my old filter that the lateral did not move. It is the Hayward S244S Pro Series model. I am pretty sure that it's not supposed to do that, so I'm wondering if they might have forgotten to glue it from the manufacturer?

Can anyone help me?


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TFP Guide
Jun 3, 2015
Welcome to the forum.

That sure doesn't seem correct. Is there any mention of it in the manual?

You could always give Hayward a call.