Hayward Pool Products offers three types of pool filters: cartridge, sand and diatomaceous earth. They are all used in the same manner and are designed with a novice user in mind. To ensure maximum efficiency and results, properly install the pool filter.
Disconnect the power to the pool pump by unplugging the electrical cord. This will prevent any possibility of electrical shock while you're working on the pool filter.
Place the filter on a level area 2 to 4 feet away from the pool pump and 2 feet away from the pool sidewall jet valve. It's important to keep the pool filter close to the sidewall of the pool to ensure maximum efficiency.
Connect the filter outlet valve, located on the front of the pool filter, to the pool sidewall jet valve using a piece of pool hose. Secure the hose to the valves using hose clamps; tighten the hose clamps using a flathead screwdriver to prevent any leaks.
Connect the outlet valve on the pool pump, located on the right side of the pump, to the inlet valve on the pool filter, located on the left side of the pool filter, using another piece of pool hose. Secure the hose using two more hose clamps; tighten the clamps with the screwdriver.
Restore power to the pool pump and allow the system to cycle through for five minutes. Add the necessary sand or diatomaceous earth media to the pool skimmer. The amount varies based on the size of the swimming pool; refer to the owner's manual of the Hayward filter for exact amounts.