Pentair Filter - TA-60D (24-1/2") Tagelus w/ 6 Way Valve - 145241



Part # 145241

By Pentair Pool Products

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Part # 145241

Warranty 1 Year

Product Description

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:

  • 360° diffuser keeps sand bed flat and level to eliminate channeling and extend filter cycles.
  • Combination sand and water drain speeds servicing and winterizing.
  • All internal parts are threaded for ease of service.
  • One-year limited warranty. See warranty for details.

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Product Specifications

Sand Required:
325 lbs.
Plumbing Size:
1 1/2 in.
Flow Rating:
60 GPM
Filtration Area:
3.1 sq. ft.
Valve Location:
Valve Type:
Turnover 8 Hrs.:
28,000 gal.
Turnover 10 Hrs.:
36,000 gal.
42-1/2 in.
24-1/2 in.

?     Asked on 6/18/2019 by Mark

I have a 15,000 gallon inground pool. Is the Tagelus TA-60D the right size filter? Thanks

A  Answered on 6/18/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Mark. This filter can be used with a 15,000 gallon pool. The flow rate of your pump cannot exceed 60 GPM. Check out our How To Size a Pool Filter guide. 

?     Asked on 5/28/2019 by Matt

I have a 30,000 gallon in-ground vinyl pool with a salt system and a variable speed Pentair Intelliflow VS-AU pump with 1 1/2" plumbing to/from the pool. I currently have a Hayward DE filter tank, but it seems to slowly leak DE back into the pool. I would like to replace the DE filter with a sand filter. I am not sure if the Pentair TA-60D model is adequate for proper cleaning, or if I need the larger model TA-100D (which I think may be overkill). Recommendations?

A  Answered on 10/7/2019 by Industry Professional

This is the filter you want.

?     Asked on 4/24/2019 by Karen

I have a Pentair Tagelus TA 60D w/6way valve and we are going to change out the sand in it. I was looking at the ZeoSand alternative to regular pool sand, and it says that 50 lb. of ZeoSand is equivalent to 100 lb. of regular pool sand. My filter calls for 325 lb. of regular sand, but if I use ZeoSand, how much do I need to use? Is it half of the normal 325 lb (163 lb.)?

A  Answered on 5/5/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Karen. You will need to use 163 lbs of Zeo Sand for your model sand filter.

?     Asked on 4/22/2019 by Stan Swiatek

What thread pattern is used on the outside of a Pentair Tagelus TA-60/60D? my PVC coupling snapped and the male thread cannot be extracted from the valve. I was hoping to put the 2" threaded coupling over the valve and call it good. I found that it is not a standard pipe thread. How do I get from this 2" thread to a PVC pipe on the Return Port?

A  Answered on 4/22/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Stan. You can use the Union Kit for 2" Valve - 272569 with the valve. 

?     Asked on 1/24/2019 by mark

What is the difference between this filter (TA-60D) and the Hayward top mount 24" S244T. Filtration areas and flow rates appear similar but Pentair is priced a $100 more

A  Answered on 1/30/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Steve M.

Mark, there is not much of a difference between the TA-60D and the S244T other than the company that makes them. Like you pointed out they have a near identical flow rate and filtration area. 

?     Asked on 6/15/2018 by Joe P.

Which side of the MP valve does the pump connect? Is it reversible? My pump is on the right side and I done want ro reconfigure the plumbing.

A  Answered on 6/18/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Joe P. The pump port on the valve is perpendicular to the Waste and Return ports. 

?     Asked on 2/18/2018 by John

How can I tell if I have Tagelus 60 or 60D. The top vlave has 7 positions. On the lable it also says Purex Triton

A  Answered on 2/19/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, John. The D models has a clamp style valve all other model has a threaded style valve. 

?     Asked on 1/3/2018 by Justin McGillis

Can this filter be used for salt water pools?

A  Answered on 1/4/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Justin. Yes, this filter can be used with saltwater pools. 

?     Asked on 7/26/2017 by Alex Sollberger

I have a Pentair Sand dollar SD60. It has developed a small pin hole leak in the seam. This filter is 6 years old. This is my second sand dollar filter in 22 years. This first one only had to be change out due to the pool crew dropped it and broke the shell while changing out the sand.. I have had great success with this type of filter. I was thinking about up grading to th Pentair Tagelus TA 60 If I did should I expect a cleaner pool?

A  Answered on 7/30/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

 Hi, Alex. The TA-60D filter has a higher filtration surface area than the SD60 filter which will hold more debris allowing you backwash less. Your pool can stay cleaner longer.

?     Asked on 7/16/2017 by Dennis

The Pentair TA 60D Filter literature says it comes with a 1 1/2" or 2" Valve. I would like to know what the Model with the 2" Valve costs. Thank You, Dennis

A  Answered on 7/16/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Dennis. The Pentair Filter TA-60D(2) - 145385 is the model with the 2" valve.

?     Asked on 6/27/2017 by Kayode Idris

Show how to put water in it

A  Answered on 6/28/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stacey M.

Hello, we show this in our "How to change sand" video.

?     Asked on 6/17/2017 by mj

The safety collar will not fit correctly after we changed the sand Any ideas? It will not meet and seems to have a gap around the back side

A  Answered on 7/22/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

MY, i would recommend making sure that the lateral assembly is properly seated inside of the tank. That may be your issue. 

?     Asked on 6/5/2017 by RK

My current filter is an older (not sure how old.....) Tagelus Deluxe TA-60D. According to the label on my filter, it takes 250 lbs of #20 silica sand. The specs on the current model advertised on your website says it takes 325 lbs. That's a pretty big difference. Any explanation?

A  Answered on 6/11/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi RK, I'm not sure of why the difference but I would stick to the amount of sand listed on your label.

?     Asked on 5/31/2017 by

The hand lever that turns the filter positions broke off,my valves are working fine I just need the top portion only is it replaceable like this

A  Answered on 6/6/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. The Top Valve Assembly - 272531 will fit the OEM valve that comes with the filter. If you do not have the original valve you will need to provide the valve model number so that we can locate the correct top valve assembly.

?     Asked on 8/20/2016 by walt

my ta-60/60d 7 positions, is this a 6way valve ?

A  Answered on 8/22/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stacey M.

Hello Walt, Some have 6 and one that has 7 positions which is 1 1/2" Top Mount Valve Flanged (262506) - 4600-2506. depending on what your looking for please go to parts to see if this is your correct filter and what size plumbing do you have.

?     Asked on 8/15/2016 by mary mccoy

would 1 hp. power pump motor be capable of operating this filter.

A  Answered on 8/15/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

It's going to depend on the flow rate. That filter is able to handle 60 gpm. I would need to know the total resistance, the distance from your pump to the main drain, to figure out the flow rate to see if your pump will work with that filter.

?     Asked on 8/12/2016 by Salim Ucan

Hi, I would like to order this product without the 6 Way Valve. Is that possible? Thanks,

A  Answered on 8/12/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

You might be able to somewhere else, but unfortunately, we don't offer the Tagelus without the top valve.

?     Asked on 7/7/2016 by Craig

Just purchased the TA 60D, and need to replace my 3/4 hp pump as well. Have been told I need a 1.5 hp pump for this filter. Is this true, or can I go lower hp? I have an inground pool, about 18,000 gallons, with pump running 12 hours a day. I look forward to your reply, and thanks in advance. Craig

A  Answered on 7/12/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Craig, You do not necessarily need a 1.5 hp pump with this filter, a 3/4 hp pump can also be used depending on the flow rate. You can review our How To: Size a Pool Pump guide for information that can assist you with matching the correct size pump for your pool.

?     Asked on 6/20/2016 by Joe

Can you use the ZeoSand as an alternative for this filter?

A  Answered on 6/20/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

Yes you can absolutely use ZeoSand as an alternative to regular filter sand. You would use 1lb of ZeoSand for every 2lbs of filter sand. The TA60D filer you referenced uses 325lbs of filter sand.

?     Asked on 5/29/2016 by

We have a tangelos ta 40. The scewscrews to the multi port valve at not tightening down. The wire springs have come out. What can we do?

A  Answered on 6/4/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, I would recommend replacing the entire valve, rebuilding it can cost just as much.

?     Asked on 9/28/2015 by Dio Foster

I would like to know is there a overflow value on the TA-60 D so that my pool will not overflow?

A  Answered on 9/28/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Dio - There is not an overflow valve on the TA-60D. If the water level rises you can put the multiport valve in the waste position and run the system to drain water from the pool.

?     Asked on 9/21/2015 by Dean

I have a pacfab tagelus TA60/60D pool filter system and it is leaking water around the topclamp of the fiberglass tank . I tried to tighten the clamp screws but this did not stop the leak. What parts do I need to stop this leak?

A  Answered on 9/25/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Dean, You will probably need to replace the Valve Body O-ring (350) and or the Valve Adapter O-ring (154494).

?     Asked on 9/8/2015 by

How many pounds of filtration sand should I use to fill it?

A  Answered on 9/11/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, The Pentair Tagelus TA-60D filter requires 325 lbs of #20 Silica Sand.

?     Asked on 8/16/2015 by Dominick

Does the new filter come with sand already instdalled

A  Answered on 8/17/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

No these filters do not come with sand already installed. It takes approximately 325 pounds of sand.

?     Asked on 7/28/2015 by Chuck

There are threads on the inside and outside of the ports. What type of connector would you use for the outside threads?

A  Answered on 7/30/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Chuck, The outside thread is used for union hose included with the Pentair Tagelus & Pump System. If you do not have the matching pump you will have to use the Tapered Hose Adapter (711066) with clamps.

?     Asked on 6/15/2015 by Wayne Nayda

Is there a difference between a TA 60 and a TA 60D, if there is what is it

A  Answered on 6/15/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Wayne, The TA60 is called the Tagelus and the TA60D is called the Tagelus Deluxe. From what I can tell the only difference between the two filters is the valve as the TA60 used a screw on valve and the TA60D uses a clamp on valve. All of the internal components of the filter are the same.

?     Asked on 6/14/2015 by Bill

Ta60d bought 1999 top mount ,clamp on . I think the diverter is 262506? How can I confirm?

A  Answered on 6/14/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Bill, Yes the Pentair 262506 Valve is the correct replacement valve for tagelus filter which uses the clamp on valve.

?     Asked on 6/13/2015 by bill

after i backwash , water comes out when i put it in the filter slot ?? a friend said my spider gasket was bad ??

A  Answered on 6/13/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Andy O.

Bill- That is correct, it would be a spider gasket issue. If you can find the model of the valve we can get you the right spider gasket.

?     Asked on 5/28/2015 by Mark

On the pentair TA 60 tagelus does it matter which way the openings in the fingers face. I changed the sand and when I backed washed half a bag of sand came out.. Thank you

A  Answered on 5/29/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Mark, The laterals within your filter should be positioned as shown in this guide here on How to Replace Pool Filter Laterals. You will want to inspect that there are no cracks in any of your laterals and yes the openings on the laterals should be faced up.

?     Asked on 5/23/2015 by Curtis

Can you get the clear site glass for 6way valves

A  Answered on 5/23/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Curtis, Yes we do carry the Sight Glass For the Pentair Tagelus 6 Way Valve.

?     Asked on 4/28/2015 by Charles

What is the model number for the multiport valve that comes with this?

A  Answered on 4/28/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Charles, The Pentair 262506 multiport valve comes with the Pentair Teagelus TA60D filter.

?     Asked on 2/15/2015 by Mary

could you please send me a top view of the handle showing dial settings mine has worn out and cant read setting positions? Thanks in advance.

A  Answered on 2/16/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Mary - Click Here to view the top of the valve.

?     Asked on 1/27/2012 by Guest

When should I change the sand in my filter?

A  Answered on 1/27/2012 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

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.


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