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Hayward EC75A Perflex Pool Filter

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  • Efficient and eco-friendly
  • Self-venting design automatically expels any air that may be present in the system
  • Proven, patented Flex-Tube filter elements efficiently reuse the filter powder and dirt mixture, forming a fresh filtering surface
  • Combination pressure gauge and threaded inspection/service port is easy to read and remove when filter needs cleaning
  • Heavy-duty filter tank injection-molded of high-strength glass-filled chemically-coupled thermoplastic for dependable, corrosion-free performance
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Product Description

Product Description

DE filters remove even the most minute dirt particles that normally pass through sand - it even removes dust and pollen! The exclusive Perflex "bump" system gives you long filter cycles between backwashing. Simply "bump" the handle to redistribute DE and you are ready to continue filtering. When DE is redistributed backwashing is reduced and DE is recycled, saving hundreds of gallons of pool water and saving you time and hassle. Maximum pool size 38,400 gallons (based on 8-hour turnover rate). 7 lbs. diatomaceous earth required (not included).

From the Manufacturer

Hayward EC75A Basic Perflex Filter. Perflex Extended-Cycle D.E. filters clean pools fast, removing particles as small as one micron the first time through. Its patented Flex-Tube design gives longer cycles between cleaning because the same D.E. filter powder is used over and over. Plus, Perflex cleans without backwashing, saving hundreds of-Gallon of treated pool water. An exceptional value as a replacement filter or for New pool installations. For sparkling, clean pools, step up to Perflex. Applications: In-ground pools of all types and sizes.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 19.3 x 32.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 42.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000FNEIO6
  • Item model number: EC75A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (174 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,303 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)
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Customer Reviews

PROS: Keeps water crystal clear, reduces pool maintenance like vacuuming, easy to load, easy to clean.
Jack
I hard plumbed with PVC instead of using the regular pool hose and that really made a big difference also.
The Grinch
The "bump" cleaning is very easy, and gets stuff out of the filter better than just backwashing.
Pam

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Jay Hatlestad on July 7, 2010
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I own a 18' diameter above-ground pool. For the last 6 years I have used the Mustek cartridge filter that came with the pool kit I purchased. While the Mustek filter did a good job (and still had at least 1-2 years remaining life), I grew increasingly tired of unscrewing the canister (sometimes twice per day) to clean the filter. This unscrewing feels alot like wrestling a bear. So, unless you are into pool-side wrestling, I strongly suggest buying the Hayward unit.

If you are not familiar with a Diatomaceous Earth (aka DE) filter, there are a few significant differences from other filters. The DE comes dry and has the consistency of sifted flour (you will need to buy this separately, at around $1 per pound). You use 4# at a time, pouring it right into the skimmer unit. Once pumped into your filter, the DE becomes the filter. Once too much pressure builds up inside the filter, you will need to 'bump' it, which consists of turning off the pump, pulling the filter handle up and down 3 times, and turning the pump back on. Easy.

This season I opened the pool to the greenest water I've experienced in 7 years or, as I called it, 'my 7000 gallon science project'. It did take the Hayward 2-3 weeks to completely filter out the gunk, however, I have never experienced crystal-clear pool water like this before. I love this filter!

Be advised, though, that the kit is not perfect. The instructions could be clearer, so read them carefully (over and over if necessary). Also, if you will be connecting flexible hoses to it, like I did, you will need 2 adapters. The two filter orifices are both threaded-female, so you will need 2 male-to-male adapters (one side threaded, the other smooth). I found them at my neighborhood pool supplier.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By D. Williams on May 20, 2010
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Hooked it up just 10 days ago on a 24 foot round and very green with algae pool. Shocked it the same day the pump was started and the pool is crystal clear. Only had to change the DE once. The regeneration feature is going to save some money on DE. This pump was priced lower on Amazon than other sites and the free shipping was another bonus. Received the new pump in less than a week.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By matt151617 on August 11, 2011
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When I purchased my home, it came with a pool. The previous owners were too lazy to buy a winter cover for it, so it had filled up with leaves and pine needles and baked in the sun. It was full of mosquitoes, frogs, and other wildlife. The bottom 6 inches were a combination of rotting leaves and a thick green soupy material. I added more and more chlorine and just keep scooping large chunks of horrible smelling gunk with a leaf rake day after day. Eventually I got the majority of solids out and got the other chemicals in balance, and added even more chlorine. 15 gallons of 12.5% to be exact. Eventually the pool turned greenish blue but was totally cloudy; I couldn't see more than a couple inches in depth.

So I ran the 150lb sand filter that was attached to the pool. It didn't seem to be doing much after a couple days so I had the pool store come out. They charged me $215 to change the sand and replace the gaskets/seals. I ran the pump 24/7 for 2 weeks, and saw no noticeable difference in the clarity of the water or any pressure increase on the filter. I finally got fed up and ordered this DE filter.

I got lucky and was able to use the screw in parts from the old filter. My old filter had the output and input on the top; this DE filter has the input on the bottom and the output on the top, so you may have to adjust your plumbing accordingly. My pump's output was on the top, so I put a 90 degree elbow coming off the pump and used some flexible piping to go into the filter. You'll need male screw-in adapters to fit into the filter, 1.5" in diameter. Also, this thing gets very messy when backwashing, all the DE gets everywhere. You'll want to install some sort of drain extension. The filter includes a valve to use on the drain.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jack on September 13, 2012
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My Pool: 24' Round KD Royal above ground pool. Hayward 1hp Flomax pump with Hayward EC40 D.E. Filter

I decided to wait until the end of the season to write this review. I purchased my filter in late spring to replace my PITA cartridge filter. I had a cartridge filter for about 10 years and the money I spent on filters would have paid for this filter several times over. This is by far the best above ground pool filter you can buy. I bought one box of d.e. powder for $25 and charged the filter twice over the entire summer. I didn't even use half of the d.e. I bumped the filter about once every 5 days whether it needed it or not. I just like bumping the filter when I clean the leaf basket on the pump. Since everything is already off, why not. I closed my pool last weekend and I removed the pump and filter to store for the winter. I took the filter apart per the manufacturers instructions by loosening the two bolts on the cover retaining bracket. It took a whole 5 minutes to remove the cover. I lifted the top off of the filter and exposed the d.e. filter elements. The elements were dirty but not like I expected. (from some of the youtube videos) I carried the filter top over to a 5 gallon bucket I scavenged up for the occasion and set the filter inside the bucket. It fits perfectly! I bought a bottle of filter cleaner and transferred the contents into a spray bottle. Following the filter cleaner instructions, I sprayed each element with the cleaner and let the filter set in the bucket for 10 minutes or so. The stuff has muriatic acid or some other caustic chemical because it had a pretty strong odor. Gloves, eye protection, and long pants and sleeve highly recommended. Once the 10 minutes had passed, I hosed off the elements to remove the cleaner and the nasty stuff.
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