Is the Hayward s200 filter suitable for large tank filtration?

  • Last Post 18 August 2023
PerryWong posted this 01 July 2021

Currently I want to use Hayward s200 to install a water tank of about 100 cubic meters, is it suitable? Can anyone help me out?  

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Service posted this 06 July 2021

Hi PerryWong,

What is the use of the water tank is it for drinking water?

Thank You


im2033thomas posted this 20 January 2022

Oversizing a swimming pools filter is unlikely to cause problems but having a huge pump and a small filter can result in accelerated wear and tear. A larger filter with a smaller pump reduces the work the pump must do to keep the swimming pool's water clean. Thank You!!

Andrew125 posted this 20 January 2022

I assure that it is suitable, cause I am also Haywards 200 filter for my tank. I hope it will clear your doubts. Thanks.

Ayaankhan posted this 02 March 2022

I am confident that it is appropriate, as I have also using a Haywards 200 filter in the tank I have!! I hope that it will answer your questions. Thanks.

golrima posted this 01 March 2023

The Hayward S200 filter is a relatively small filter designed for use in residential swimming pools and spas. It has a maximum flow rate of 47 gallons per minute (GPM) and a maximum pool capacity of around 46,000 gallons.

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agfreen posted this 30 April 2023

Hi PerryWong,

What is the use of the water tank is it for drinking water?


No, the water tank is typically used for storing water for non-drinking purposes, such as for bathing, flushing toilets, and washing clothes.

For example, many homes and buildings have water tanks that are used to store water for activities such as bathing, washing dishes, and flushing toilets. These tanks are typically connected to a plumbing system and are filled with water from a municipal or well water supply.


Millie2454 posted this 13 June 2023

Thank you for your response. It seems like using a Haywards 200 filter in your tank has been appropriate and satisfactory for you. I appreciate your input!

leoa69 posted this 18 August 2023

The Hayward S200 filter is designed for residential and smaller commercial swimming pool and spa filtration systems. While it's a robust and efficient filter, its suitability for a large tank filtration system depends on the specific requirements and characteristics of the tank.

When considering whether the Hayward S200 filter is suitable for a large tank filtration system, you'll need to take into account the following factors:

  1. Flow Rate: The Hayward S200 filter is designed to handle a specific flow rate, which is suitable for typical swimming pool and spa applications. If your large tank requires a higher flow rate for efficient filtration, the S200 filter might not be adequate.

  2. Tank Size: The size of the tank matters. If the tank is significantly larger than a standard residential pool, the S200 filter might not have the capacity to effectively handle the filtration needs.

  3. Water Volume: Consider the volume of water that needs to be filtered in the large tank. If the volume is considerably larger than what a typical pool or spa holds, you might need a more powerful and larger-capacity filtration system.

  4. Water Quality Requirements: Large tanks might have specific water quality requirements that demand advanced filtration technologies and larger filters.

  5. Commercial vs. Residential Use: The Hayward S200 filter is often used in residential and smaller commercial applications. If your large tank is used for industrial or heavy-duty purposes, you might require a more industrial-grade filtration solution.

  6. Consultation with Professionals: If you're unsure about the suitable filtration system for your large tank, it's recommended to consult with professionals who specialize in filtration systems for large tanks and industrial applications.

Before making a decision, it's crucial to gather information about the specific requirements of your large tank, including its size, water flow, and water quality needs. Additionally, you might want to explore filtration options designed for industrial and large-scale applications to ensure effective and efficient filtration.

Ultimately, it's important to select a filtration system that matches the unique needs of your large tank and provides the necessary water quality and maintenance capabilities.