The health benefits that can be obtained from swimming in routine are well known all over the world. Though swimming pools are easier to build, the one thing which makes the swimming lovers to hesitate is the cleanliness and hygiene of the pool they are about to swim in. here comes the best solution for all hygiene related issues of the pool and that is Hayward W3DE6020 ProGrid Diatomaceous Earth Pool Filter. Pool filters are essential for a healthy and sanitary pool. The pool filters remove all unwanted dirt, debris and even oil from the pool water.
Hayward Diatomaceous Earth Pool Filter Review
Hayward ProGrid filters use superior filter performance to achieve remarkable water clarity, efficient flow and large cleaning capacity for pools of all types and sizes.
Hayward ProGrid DE filter parts
Reinforced thermoplastic filter tanks
These are constructed from a durable glass reinforced with co-polymer to meet the demands of the toughest applications and environmental conditions, including in-floor cleaning systems. DE6020 60 ft filter allows for both commercial and large residential applications and years of non-corrosive, trouble-free performance.
Heavy-duty, tamper-proof one-piece flange clamp securely fastens tank top and bottom, allowing for quick access to all internal components without disturbing piping or connections.
Air relief valve
The new High capacity and the rapid release manual air relief valve bleeds air with a quick quarter turn of the lever.
Features of Hayward W3DE6020
The Hayward ProGrid 60 sq. ft. diatomaceous earth filter offers superior performance, efficiency and water clarity.
High-impact grid elements provide up-flow filtration and top-down backwashing for maximum efficiency.
Durable, glass-reinforced with co-polymer construction ensures corrosion-free and durability to meet the demands of hard environmental conditions.
Easier to use
Easy access clamp assembly provides simplified service and maintenance.
The Diatomaceous earth pool filter comes with a limited warranty of one year.
How to use Hayward Pro Grid DE Filter?
Before Starting the Pump
- Use only Hayward clamp system components. Non-Hayward clamp components may fail in use and cause explosive component separation. Verify that upper and lower filter bodies are properly secured with the filter body clamp.
- Close filter drain.
- Open all system valves to allow water from the pool to the filtration system and from the filter to return to the pool.
- Place the manual air relief valve in OPEN position.
Starting the Pump
- When starting system pump, do not stand over or near filter.
- Return to filter to CLOSE manual air relief valve only when a steady stream of water is discharged from the manual air relief valve.
- To avoid damages to the grid elements, do not operate the filter for more than a minute or two without the DE Precoat.
How to backwash Hayward Pro-Grid DE Filter?
Step 1 – Buy DE powder
You will need about 4-6 pounds of DE powder to replace the old DE power that is stripped off of the grids during backwash.
Step 2 – Roll out the waste hose
Roll out the backwash hose to drain the pool water and the old DE powder away from your pool equipment.
Step 3 – Turn the pump off
If your pump is on, turn it off at the power switch or ideally at the circuit breaker box. You should not change modes of operation on the multiport valve with the pump on.
Step 4 – Rotate the MPV handle to backwash
Rotate the multiport valve handle to the “backwash” position. Be sure to depress the handle all the way down and hold it down as you rotate it.
Step 5 – Turn the pump on and backwash
Turn the pump back on and backwash for 2-3 minutes to strip the old DE powder that contaminates the filter grids.
Step 6 – Monitor the sight glass
Monitor the sight glass as you backwash the filter, you should see the water in the sight glass change from cloudy to clear.
Step 7 – Repeat backwash and rinse
If it’s been awhile since you backwashed your filter, you may want to repeat the backwash / rinse cycle again to get off any stubborn DE powder and other impurities that contaminates out.
|Product Dimensions||23.1 x 24.6 x 47.8 inches|
|Item Weight||83 pounds|
|Item model number||W3DE6020|
What we SPIED: Hayward Diatomaceous Earth Filter
- Corrosion free
- Suitable for all types of pools and all sizes of pools
- Removes all unwanted dirt, debris and even oil from the pool water
- Maximum efficiency
- Easy to use
- The earth pool filter cleans the pool at ease. But, however it cannot clean itself, it needs manual cleaning which needs much patience
Will backwashing thoroughly clean my DE filter?
When a DE filter is properly backwashed you will be removing about 80-90% of the DE. Remaining DE may be clumped in the corners of the filter or caked in the middle. This is common. After backwashing, new DE must be added to the filter. Add the entire amount of DE the filter recommends. If you see DE returning to the pool, vacuum it to waste, after it settles. The next time you backwash and recoat, decrease the amount by 1 pound. This will avoid DE going back into the pool.
How do I add DE and how often do I need to change my DE?
DE is added through the skimmer with the pump running. Each filter has a different requirement of DE. At initial start up or after a thorough cleaning, the filter will need to be pre-coated with DE. The filter label will state the amount of DE required. Start the pump and once the pump is fully primed, measure the DE using a DE scoop. Slowly add the DE into the skimmer. The pump will draw in the DE and send it into the filter, where it coats the grids or Flex tubes. Once the DE is added, take a reading of the filter’s pressure gauge. This is the clean starting pressure of the filter.
How long should I rinse my pool filter?
Rinse the filter for about 1 to 2 minutes or until the water in the sight glass is clear. Also note that no electric heater is on. Stop the pump. Turn the lever to RINSE, start the pump and rinse for about 15-30 seconds.
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Hayward ProGrid filters use superior filter performance to achieve remarkable water clarity, efficient flow and large cleaning capacity for pools of all types and sizes. Reinforced thermoplastic filter tanks are constructed from a durable glass reinforced with co-polymer to meet the demands of the toughest applications and environmental conditions, including in-floor cleaning systems. Heavy-duty, tamper-proof one-piece flange clamp securely fastens tank top and bottom, allowing for quick access to all internal components without disturbing piping or connections. The new High capacity and the rapid release manual air relief valve bleeds air with a quick quarter turn of the lever. To conclude, Hayward W3DE6020 ProGrid Diatomaceous Earth Pool Filter is suitable for heavy duty swimming pools.