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.
Beside above, how do you use a Hayward Pool sand filter?
In this regard, are filter balls better than sand?
Are Filter Balls Better Than Sand? Pool filter balls are much more effective at clearing the water than sand because they can trap particles that are as small as 3 microns. That means you will have clearer, cleaner pool water in almost half the time with a lot less work needed from your pool pump and filter system.
What kind of sand do you use in a Hayward pool filter?
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|
Luckily, most motor labels come with two searchable model numbers. Hayward labels (pictured) normally have a layout of the Motor Manufacturer model number listed at the upper left and Hayward’s proprietary motor model number normally listed at the bottom left.
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.