IS210T1580-01
Your Hayward Pro Series high-rate sand filter is a high
performance, totally corrosion-proof filter that blends superior
flow characteristics and features with ease of operation. It
represents the very latest in high-rate sand filter technology. It
is virtually foolproof in design and operation. When installed,
operated and maintained according to instructions, your filter
will produce clear, sparkling water with minimal attention and
care.
HOW IT WORKS
Your filter uses special filter sand to remove dirt particles from
pool water. The filter sand is loaded into the filter tank and
functions as the permanent dirt removing media. The pool
water, which contains suspended dirt particles, is pumped
through your piping system and is automatically directed by
the patented filter control valve to the top of the filter tank. As
the pool water is pumped through the filter sand, dirt particles
are trapped by the sand bed, and filtered out. The cleaned
pool water is returned from the bottom of the filter tank,
through the control valve and back to the pool through the
piping system. This entire sequence is continuous and
automatic and provides for total recirculation of pool water
through your filter and piping system.
After a period of time, the accumulated dirt in the filter causes
a resistance to flow, and the flow diminishes and the pressure
gauge rises. This means it is time to clean (backwash) your
filter. With the control valve in the backwash position, the
water flow is automatically reversed through the filter so that is
directed to the bottom of the tank, up through the sand,
flushing the previously trapped dirt and debris out the waste
line. Once the filter is backwashed (cleaned) of dirt, the
control valve is manually positioned to Rinse, and then
positioned to Filter to resume normal operation.
2. Assemble the Pump to the platform base. The adapters
must now be installed to connect the pump/filter system.
a. Apply Teflon pipe sealant tape or Permatex No. 2
sealant to straight adapter. Screw adapter into pump
discharge port. (Do not overtighten.)
b. Apply Teflon pipe sealant tape or Permatex No. 2
sealant to elbow adapter. Screw adapter securely into
opening in control valve marked PUMP. (Do not
overtighten.)
3. Loading sand media. Filter sand media is loaded through
the top opening of the filter.
a. Loosen flange clamp and remove Filter Control Valve
(if previously installed).
b. Cap internal pipe with sand shield to prevent sand from
entering it. Be sure pipe is securely in place in bottom
underdrain hub.
c. We recommend filling tank approximately 1/2 way with
water to provide a cushioning effect when the filter
sand is poured in. This helps protect the underdrain
laterals from excessive shock. (Be sure the winter drain
cap is securely in place on drain pipe.)
39-1/2”
(100 cm)
INSTALLATION
Only simple tools (screwdriver and wrenches), plus pipe
sealant for plastic adapters, are required to install and/or
service filter.
1.
The filter system must be placed on level, very firm,
ground. Position the filter so that the piping connections,
control valve and winter drain are convenient and
accessible for operation, service and winterizing.
16” (41 cm)
29-1/2”
(75 cm)
SPECIFICATIONS
EFFECTIVE
FILTRATION
AREA
MODEL
NUMBER
FT2
M2
S210T1580
2.2
0.21
DESIGN
FLOW
RATE*
GPM LPM
44
167
PRESSURE
LOSS AT
DESIGN
FLOW RATE
MAXIMUM
WORKING
PRESSURE
PSI
BAR
PSI
BAR
INCH
MM
INCH
MM
FILTER SAND
LBS
KGS
2
0.14
50
3.45
18
457
18
457
0.45-0.55 mm
200
91
REQUIRED CLEARANCE
SIDE
MEDIA REQUIRED
ABOVE
TYPE
AMOUNT
*Based on 20 GPM/ft.2 / 813.98 LPM/m2 (maximum allowable NSF rating).
PARTS
S210T1580
Filter Systems
REF.
NO.
a
b
NOTE: The System Base has provisions for mounting optional
timer and optional automatic chlorinator. See dealer for details.
PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
NO.
REQ’D.
1
SP0714T
Multiport Valve
1
2
ECX27081
Pressure Gauge
1
3
GMX600F
Valve/Tank O-Ring
1
4
GMX600N
Flange Clamp (Valve-Tank)
1
5
SX202S
Sand Shield
1
6
SX180DA
Lateral Assembly with
Center Pipe
1
7
SX210AA2
Filter Tank with
Complete Lateral Assembly
1
8
SX200Q
Lateral
10
9
SX180G
Gasket
1
10
SX180H
Drain Cap
1
11
SX180K
System Mounting Base
1
12
SPX1105Z4
1-1/2” Elbow Adapter
1
13
SPX1091Z2
1-1/2” Straight Hose Adapter
1
14
SX160Z3
1-1/2” Hose
1
15
ECX18028
Hose Clamp
2
16
ECX1108
5/16” x 3/4” Mounting Screw
2
17
ECX1109
5/16” Washer
2
18
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Power-Flo LX Pump
1
19a
SPX1250WA
6 ft. Cord Set
1
19b
SPXI550WA
3 ft. Twist Lock Cord Set
1
NOTE: NSPI-4 Article V, standard for above-ground and
on-ground pools, advises that components such as the
filtration system, pumps and heater be positioned so as
to prevent their being used as a means of access to the
pool by young children.
Note: Check to confirm all laterals are in the down
position before loading with sand. (See Figure A on
Page 2.)
d. Carefully pour in correct amount and grade of filter sand,
as specified. (Be sure center pipe remains centered in
opening.) Sand surface should be leveled and should
come to about the middle of the filter tank. Remove sand
shield from internal pipe.
4. Assemble Filter Control Valve to filter tank.
a. Place valve flange clamp around neck of tank. Do not
tighten. Wipe filter flange clean.
b. Insert Filter Control Valve (with valve/flange O-ring in
place) into the tank neck, taking care that the center pipe
slips into the hole in the bottom of the valve. Place clamp
around valve flange and tank flange just enough so that
the valve may be rotated on tank for final positioning.
c. Carefully screw pressure gauge, with pipe tape, into 1/4”
tapped hole in valve body. Do not overtighten.
d. Place hose clamps on clear hose and fit hose over
straight and elbow adapters and secure with clamps. If it
is difficult to fit hose over adapters, place hose in hot
water for several minutes.Connect pump to control valve
opening marked PUMP according to instructions. After
connections are made, tighten valve flange clamp with
screwdriver, tapping around clamp with screwdriver
handle to help seat valve flange clamp.
NOTE: To prevent breakage and damage to pump and
control valve, use only pipe sealants specifically
formulated for plastics. Do not overtighten fittings or
adapters.
5. Connect pool return line to control valve opening marked
RETURN. Complete suction line and waste plumbing
connections.
6. Refer to Pump Owners Guide for electrical connections.
7. Check all connections including winter drain cap for leaks.
INITIAL START-UP OF FILTER
6. Note the initial pressure gauge reading when the filter is
clean. (It will vary from pool to pool depending upon the
pump and general piping system.) As the filter removes dirt
and impurities from the pool water, the accumulation in the
filter will cause the pressure to rise and flow to diminish.
When the pressure gauge reading is 8-10 PSI (0.55-0.69
BAR) higher than the initial “clean” pressure you noted, it is
time to backwash (clean) the filter (see BACKWASH under
Filter Control Valve Functions).
NOTE: During initial clean-up of the pool water, it may be
necessary to backwash frequently due to the unusually
heavy initial dirt load in the water.
IMPORTANT: To prevent unnecessary strain on piping
system and valves, always shut off pump before switching
Filter Control Valve positions.
To prevent damage to the pump and filter and for proper
operation of the system, clean pump strainer and skimmer
baskets regularly.
FILTER CONTROL VALVE FUNCTIONS
FILTER—Set valve to FILTER for normal filtering. Also use
for regular vacuuming.
BACKWASH—For cleaning filter. When filter pressure gauge
rises 8-10 PSI (0.55-0.69 BAR) above start-up (clean
pressure):
Stop the pump, set valve to BACKWASH. Start pump and
backwash approximately 2 minutes or less, depending on dirt
accumulation, until water in sight glass is clear. Proceed to
RINSE.
RINSE—After backwashing, with pump off, set valve to
RINSE. Start pump and operate for about 1/2 to 1 minute. This
ensures that all dirty water from backwashing is rinsed out of
the filter to waste, preventing possible return to the pool. Stop
pump, set valve to FILTER and start pump for normal filtering.
1. Be sure correct amount of filter sand media is in tank and
that all connections have been made and are secure.
WASTE—To bypass filter for draining or lowering water level
and for vacuuming heavy debris directly to waste.
2. Depress Vari-Flo control valve handle and rotate to
BACKWASH position. (To prevent damage to control valve
seal, always depress handle before turning.)
RECIRCULATE—Water is recirculated through the pool
system, bypassing the filter.
3. Prime and start pump according to pump instructions (be
sure all suction and return lines are open), allowing the
filter tank to fill with water.
CAUTION: All suction and discharge valves must be open
before operating the filter system. Failure to do so could
cause severe personal injury and/or property damage.
Once water flow is steady out the waste line, run the pump
for at least 2 minutes. An initial backwashing of the filter is
recommended to remove any impurities or fine sand
particles in the sand media.
4. Turn pump off and set valve to RINSE position. Start pump
and operate until water in sight glass is clear—about 1/2 to
1 minute. Turn pump off, set valve to FILTER position and
restart pump. Your filter is now operating in the normal
filter mode, filtering particles from the pool water.
5. Adjust pool suction and return valves to achieve desired
flow. Check system and filter for water leaks and tighten
connections, bolts, nuts, as required.
CLOSED—Shuts off flow from pump to filter.
WINTER—For winterizing.
WINTERIZING
1. Completely drain tank by unscrewing drain cap at base of
filter tank. Leave cap off during winter.
2. Depress Vari-Flo control valve handle and rotate to Winter
position. This will allow water to drain from the valve. Leave
valve in this “inactive” position.
3. Drain and winterize pump according to pump instructions.
SERVICE & REPAIRS
Consult your local authorized Hayward dealer or service
center. No returns may be made directly to the factory without
the expressed written authorization of Hayward Pool Products,
Inc.
PLEASE REALIZE . . .
Pure, clear swimming pool water is a combination of two
factors—adequate filtration and proper water chemistry balance.
One without the other will not give the clean water you desire.
Your filter system is designed for continuous operation. However,
this is not necessary for most swimming pools. You can
determine your filter operation schedule based on your pool size
and usage. Be sure to operate your filtration system long enough
each day to obtain at least one complete turnover of your pool
water.
To properly sanitize your pool, maintain a free chlorine level of
1 to 3 ppm and a pH range of 7.2 to 7.6. Insufficient chlorine or
an out of balance pH level will permit algae and bacteria to grow
in your pool and make it difficult for your filter to properly clean
the pool water.
PROBLEM SOLVING LIST
LOW WATER FLOW
REMEDY
SHORT FILTER CYCLES
1. Check skimmer and pump
strainer baskets for debris.
1. Check for algae in pool and
superchlorinate as required.
2. Check for restrictions in
intake and discharge lines.
2. Be sure chlorine and pH levels
are in proper range (adjust as
required).
3. Check for air leak in intake
line (indicated by bubbles
returning to pool).
3. Check surface of filter sand for
crusting or caking (remove 1”
of sand if necessary).
4. Backwash filter.
POOL WATER WON’T CLEAR UP
1. Check chlorine, pH and total
alkalinity levels and adjust as
required.
2. Be sure flow rate through
filter is sufficient.
3. Operate filter for longer periods.
4. Be sure Vari-Flo valve is set
on “Filter” position.
POOL CHEMISTRY GUIDELINES
ACTION REQUIRED TO CORRECT POOL CHEMISTRY
SUGGESTED POOL CHEMISTRY LEVELS
TO RAISE
ph
TOTAL ALKALINITY
7.2 to 7.6
100 to 130 ppm
Add Soda Ash
TO LOWER
Add Muriatic Acid or Sodium Bisulphate
Add Sodium Bicarbonate Add Muriatic Acid
CHLORINE (UNSTABILIZED) 0.3 to 1.0 ppm
Add Chlorine Chemical
No action—chlorine will naturally dissipate
CHLORINE (STABILIZED)
1.0 to 3.0 ppm
Add Chlorine Chemical
No action—chlorine will naturally dissipate
CHLORINE (STABILIZED)
(Cyanuric Acid)
40 to 70 ppm
Add Stabilizer
Dilution—partially drain & refill pool with water
that has not been treated with Cyanuric Acid.
Rev. 2/01B
© 2001 Hayward
Printed in U.S.A.
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