Part # 144126
Warranty 1 Year
TagelusTop Mount Fiberglass Sand Filter The design that revolutionized a timeless technology Sand filters are one of the most popular ways to filter water. For good reasons. They are simple, effective,and require very little attention. Pool water is routed through a sand-filled pressure vessel. The sand traps particles large and small…so small they are undetectable to the human eye. Over time, dirt accumulates in the spaces between the sand particles causing the pressure in the vessel to rise as water finds it harder to pass through. This signals you to “backwash” the filter. Simply reverse the water flow and “knock out” the dirt. What could be simpler.
But all sand filters are not created equal. For optimum filtration all the water must flow through the same amount of sand at the proper rate. That’s why all Pentair sand filters feature a special internal design that keeps the sand bed level, ensures even water flow, and results in the most efficient filtration possible. That’s why more than 2 million Pentair filters have been installed worldwide. Tagelus provides consistent, high performance cleaning of every gallon of water that passes through it. The key is a combination of design features that eliminates “channeling”—a condition that allows water to race through the filter too quickly for effective cleaning.
Standard features include:
1. Patented process creates a one-piece, corrosion resistant,fiberglass reinforced tank of unmatched strength and durability.
2. Six-position Hi-Flow™ valve has built-in pressure gauge, manual air relief valve, and sight glass to make inspection,and routine maintenance fast, safe, and easy.
3. Exclusive internal design ensures optimum flow characteristics for more efficient filtration, long filter cycles, and economical operation.
Tagelus filters are known around the world for their ability to deliver clean, clear water, with minimal maintenance. Their time-proven design ensures trouble-free
performance and long life.
Additional features include:
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What size/ model pump is recommended for this filter?
Hi. You will need a pump that will generate a flow rate of 40 GPM or less. You can check out Inyo's How to Size a Pool Pump guide.
Measuring filter height Do I include the tank stand or just measure from the bottom of the tank to the top of the valve switch? Not original owner and have no paperwork, but know the filter is from mid- to late-90's. Label says Tagelus, but tank is black and most resembles Cristal Flo II polyethylene top-mount six-position valve in current Pentair sand filter line. I cannot read the model spec section of the label well enough to determine if a model number is indicated. Thanks.
David. You will have to measure the total height of the unit including the base.
What is the rated pump size to get the flow ratings as listed? (19,200 - 8hrs and 24,000 - 10hrs)
Hi, Al. The pump flow rate is based on the pool's Feet of Head. If you get us that info we can size a pump that would provide the appropriate flow rate.
When should I change the sand in my filter?
You should change the sand in your filter every 5-7 years. You can generally tell that it is time if your pool water is not as clear as it normally is or when you notice the interval between backwashes is shorter. You can use > this guide to walk you through it.