how to assemble a hayward pool filter


Author: Poolking - Swimming Pool Equipment Manufacturer

How to Assemble a Hayward Pool Filter

If you are looking to install a new Hayward pool filter, you have come to the right place! Installing a Hayward pool filter is not rocket science, but it does require a few steps and some attention to detail. In this article, we will guide you through the process of how to assemble a Hayward pool filter step by step, to achieve a crystal clear pool all summer long.

1. Gather Your Materials

Before you start assembling your Hayward pool filter, ensure you have all the necessary materials at hand. You will need a Phillips screwdriver, lubricant, Teflon tape, and of course, your Hayward pool filter components. You may also need a hose clamp, an O-ring, or any other specific part required for your particular model.

2. Prepare Your Filter Site

Ensure the area, where you plan to install your Hayward pool filter, is well leveled and clear. Remove any debris and level the ground using sand or gravel for the filter base. You may also want to consider building a protective enclosure around the filter unit to shield it from the elements.

3. Assemble the Filter Head

Start by assembling the filter head by following the manufacturer's instructions carefully. The filter head is the large top-mounted valve that controls the flow of water through the filter. It is essential to mount the valve base correctly onto the tank, install the necessary O-ring, and tighten the bolts firmly. Take care not to overtighten, as this can damage the O-ring and create leaks.

4. Add the Filter Tank

Once the filter head is assembled, position the filter tank onto the base and secure it in place. Ensure the tank is centered onto the filter head and there is a proper seal between the two components. Check that the clamp system is tight, secure, and leak-free.

5. Install the Drain Plug

Install the drain plug and any additional valves or fittings as per the manufacturer's instructions. Use lubricant to ensure a secure seal between the O-ring and the plug. Take care not to overtighten the drain plug, as overtightening can damage the threads, causing leaks.

6. Connect the Plumbing

Hook up the inlet and outlet plumbing, and any additional connections according to your specific model's instructions. Use Teflon tape to seal the thread fittings, ensuring airtight connections. Check all the connections, valves, and fittings for leaks before operating the Hayward pool filter.


Assembling a Hayward pool filter is a relatively straightforward process. Follow the above steps for a hassle-free installation, and you'll be swimming in a crystal clear pool all summer long. Remember to always consult the manufacturer's instructions and seek expert assistance if you have any queries.


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