About Us

Company History & Reputation

Hayward Flow Control, a division of Hayward Industries, Inc., has been manufacturing industrial thermoplastic valves and process control products for more than 50 years. We have remained committed to producing the highest quality products while providing outstanding service that exceeds customer expectations. Hayward has earned an unsurpassed reputation for product design, manufacturing precision, quality assurance, experience and know-how, and a total commitment to customer satisfaction and support.

Irving M. Hayward formed Hayward Industries in 1923. It was a small company, located in Brooklyn, NY, making specialty metal valves and industrial flow control products. When Mr. Hayward retired in 1964, its present management acquired the company. With that, a new period of growth and diversification began, one that continues to this day. Management realized an opportunity existed for thermoplastic, rather than metal, swimming pool filters and accessories, and diversified into the swimming pool market. Rapid growth in the pool business resulted in the creation of Hayward Pool Products, Inc. At the same time, through a combination of acquisitions, modernization of the manufacturing facilities and product innovations, the industrial thermoplastic valve and pipeline strainer business grew as well—and became Hayward Flow Control.

When Selecting Thermoplastic Valves and Process Control Products, Consider the Following:


Reliable by design, Hayward valves are designed using the latest state-of-the-art equipment. Our Computer Aided Design (CAD) system, linked to finite element software, provides accurate and essential stress analysis. Hayward valves are designed to be strong, with material where it counts. Pressure and prolonged operation will not fatigue Hayward valves, allowing them to provide years of maintenance-free service.


As an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, Hayward Flow Control adheres to the strictest guidelines relative to component manufacture, assembly, and testing. Hayward valves and flow controls are 100% tested with the latest industry testing equipment. Every Hayward product must pass pneumatic/hydrostatic tests before it is released for shipment. Our reputation for quality and reliability is unmatched. Our commitment to, and support of, the industry is strong. In addition to a tradition of experience and expertise, Hayward also has a highly qualified field sales organization that provides customer assistance, training, and field support.


Hayward remains dedicated to new product development and innovative process technology that produces high quality, reliable products and, ultimately, total customer satisfaction. We will continue to advance fluid process technology as the leading American manufacturer of industrial thermoplastic valves and process control products.


Hayward Pool Products, Inc., is the largest manufacturer of swimming pool equipment in the world. It manufactures and distributes products that move, clean, heat, light, and control the flow of water in commercial and residential swimming pools across the globe. The swimming pool equipment manufactured includes pool filters used to continuously clean the pool water, pumps that circulate the water, and fittings such as skimmers, automatic vacuum cleaners, chlorinators, heaters, and underwater lights—including fiber optic systems.

Hayward Pool Products is headquartered in Elizabeth, NJ and can be contacted by phone at 908.351.5400 or by fax at 908.351.5675.