One may also ask, what size Hayward filter do I need?
The filter flow rate must be rated at least the same GPM as your pump, or higher. With pool filters, it’s best to err on the larger size so it can handle the power of your pump. A helpful rule of thumb is to choose a filter with at least 1 square foot per 10,000 gallons pool capacity.
Additionally, how many bags of sand do I need for a pool filter?
This is the type of sand your filter needs in order to properly clean your above ground pool. It is usually sold in 50lb bags and can be found in any pool store.
|Filter System||Sand Needed|
|Pentair SD40 Sand Filter||150 lbs|
|AquaPro 19″ Sand Filter System||150 lbs|
Can a pool pump be too big?
You might think bigger is better in terms of pump size, but a pump that is too big can cause serious problems. In the example above, the pool’s average depth is 8 feet. Now use the formulas below to determine the volume of water in your pool.
Divide the pool volume by the number of hours that you would want the pump to be running, so that would be 65,947.5 divided by 6. This would give you 10,991 which means your pump should be able to turn around this much water in 6 hours.
So to answer the question, yes, you can replace your 1hp pool pump with a 1.5hp pool pump, but only if your situation calls for it. If you’ve determined that your current pump is too small for your pool, then we’ll suggest replacing it with a larger ECO pump like the Water TechniX Pump Alpha ECO.
Hayward in-ground pumps are self-priming centrifugal pumps. These pumps have a vacuum chamber, commonly known as a pump housing. The pump housing must be filled with water in order to create a vacuum, resulting in the pump drawing the water out of your pool or spa.
For the sand use only high rate No. 20 Silica Sand. This unit (Hayward S180T) uses 3 50 lb bags of sand – 150 lbs total.
Before we begin, it is worth noting that you need to use the correct amount of sand that your filter requires. Too much sand and your filter will likely not run correctly or may break when reassembling. Too little sand and you will have cloudy water no matter how much your filter runs.
Your pump may be too large or the sand level too high in the filter. When the filter is backwashing the water flow can cause the sand to rise high enough and overflow into the standpipe, which will allow the sand back into the pool.
How Much Sand Does My Pool Filter Need?
|Filter Model / Size||Pounds Required (Sand)||Filtra Balls Required (Boxes)|
|Hayward Pro Series|
|18 Inch||125 Lbs||2 1/2 Boxes|
|21 Inch||200 Lbs||4 Boxes|
|Hayward Swim Pro Series|