Clean & Clear Cartridge Filter 100 sq/ft - 160316



Model # 160316

By Pentair Pool Products

  4.6 Average  



Model # 160316

Warranty 1 year

Product Description

The CLEAN & CLEAR Cartridge Filter features a thermoplastic chemical resistant tank with no-tool servicing and a coreless cartridge for easier cleaning. All models are equipped with easy spin-on unions for plumbing hook-ups. These filters are NSF listed for commercial applications and are available in 50, 75, 100, 150, and 200 square foot sizes. 

 Additional features include:  

  • NSF listed  
  • Unionized connections  
  • Integrated continuous High Flow Internal air relief  
  • Chemical resistant thermoplastic tank body  
  • Lock ring cartridge for easy cleaning  
  • High Flow manual air relief valve  
  • 1 inch drain and wash out  
  • Single piece base and body design   
  • Purex-Triton Almond  
  • Warranty1 Year. Parts 


Pentair Clean & Clear Dimensions

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Product Specifications

Port Size:
2 in.
Filtration Area:
100 sq. ft.
Flow Rating:
100 GPM
Turnover 8 Hrs.:
48000 gal.
Turnover 10 Hrs.:
60000 gal.
Turnover 12 Hrs.:
72000 gal.
Dimension A:
33 in.
Dimension B:
46 in.

?     Asked on 3/9/2017 by Chuck

Could you give me some idea of the size Pentair clean&clear cartridges filter for a inground pool 10000 gals, pump runs about 6 hours a day now.

A     Answered on 3/9/2017 by Stacey M.

Hello Chuck - The 100 square foot Clean & Clear would be sufficient for a 10,000 gallon pool. This filter can handle up to 100 gallons per minute.

?     Asked on 10/1/2016 by Pat

I need a new cartridge filter. I see Pentair is what I am replacing but I don't know what size to order. It is 3 1/2 ft tall and 40" around. Can you assist with just that information? Does the one you sell also come with the inside filter cartridge? Thank you.

A     Answered on 10/5/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi, Pat. Unfortunately, that's not enough go by. We will need the unit's  model number or the part number off of the cartridge. These unit do come with a cartridge inside.

?     Asked on 6/10/2016 by Debbie

the 160316 Pentair filter uses what replacement cartridge?

A     Answered on 6/10/2016 by Charlie R.

Debbie,The original replacement cartridges for your Clean and Clear cartridge filter is part # R173215 but we also offer a generic version to the same cartridge. The part # for the generic version is NFC0686

?     Asked on 1/26/2016 by Richard

With a solar heating system, how many times per month should I clean the cartridge filter. Thanks.

A     Answered on 1/27/2016 by Megan C.

Hello, Richard. Every pool is different and will accumulate debris faster than others depending on usage and environmental issues. The best way to monitor the cleaning time of the filter is to log your "psi" after you clean the filter element and turn the equipment back on. When the "psi" increases by 10, from the starting, clean the filter.

?     Asked on 9/3/2015 by ed

Can the Clean and Clear Model #160316 replace my Mitra MA-100 which is many years old my my Jacuzzi

A     Answered on 9/8/2015 by Lennox H.

Hi Ed, The Clean and Clear Filter 100 sq/ft can replace your Mitra MA-100.

?     Asked on 8/23/2015 by Kevin

Does this filter (clean & clear 100 sq (we got it about 4 years ago) work well with the superflo VS variable speed pump?

A     Answered on 8/25/2015 by Joe S.

Hello Kevin, this filter will work well with a superflo VS. This filter is meant to not exceed 100 Gallons per minute. With the VS you can control this

?     Asked on 7/14/2015 by Donnie

I have a Pentair Model # CC125 Replacement Element # 173200 Where can I find a replacement cartage element and how much will it cost?

A     Answered on 7/15/2015 by Hector F.

Please view here the replacement generic cartridge that we carry. Unfortunately it is currently not in stock.

?     Asked on 3/1/2015 by Don

What size cartridge do i need for a 26,000 gallon pool?

A     Answered on 3/2/2015 by Robert M.

Hello Don - The 100 square foot Clean & Clear would be sufficient for a 26,000 gallon pool. This filter can handle up to 100 gallons per minute.

?     Asked on 2/3/2015 by SHARON

Can you please tell me what, if any, benefits there would be to using this one over the 75 sq/ft unit for my pool size?

A     Answered on 2/3/2015 by Robert M.

Hello Sharon - The benefit would be that you would not have to clean out the 100 square foot filter as often as the 75 square foot filter.

?     Asked on 10/1/2014 by Guest

Are there specs on how many microns this filter is rated at? Is there available another filter that won't allow finer particles to pass through?

A     Answered on 10/1/2014 by Patrick P.

As a rule, sand filters sift particles ranging from 20 to 40 microns in size.  Cartridge filters can sift particles as small as 10 to 20 microns in size.  DE filters can sift contaminants as small as 1 to 3 microns in size. This makes DE filtration at least five to six times more efficient than sand filtration systems.

?     Asked on 9/21/2006 by Guest

Does this come with the filter cartridge and gauges?

A     Answered on 9/21/2006 by Patrick P.

This filter comes direct from the manufacturer and includes the cartridge and gauges.


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 (4 out of 5 stars)  Perfect

from Venice, FL ()

The perfect filter for my pool system, at the best available price on the net. Customer service was excellent, in helping us choose a pump and filter for our pool.

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 (5 out of 5 stars)  Perfect replacement

from St Cloud Florida ()

Pros: In my case, only had to swap them out - quick & Easy

Cons: None

After searching on line and local stores was able to find this perfect replacment (match) for my existing which was made by PacFab Corp. The old one is 13 years old and has served me well. That fact and not having to make any piping changes made this filter the right one for me. Price was good and delivery was within 5 days.

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 (5 out of 5 stars)  Excellent filter .

from Milpitas, CA ()

Replacement was a breeze. Easy hookup , Great price. Thanks Inyopools Don C.

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 (4 out of 5 stars)  


This was a replacement filter for my 20+ year old jacuzzi filter. The new filter is lightweight, was easy to install and is much quieter than my old system. Although it is new, it is working well, and I am looking forward to it working for many years to come.

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 (5 out of 5 stars)  perfectly replaced the predator filter

from Jacksonville,FL. ()

Pros: ease of installation

Iwas very please with the ease in which I was able to replace my old filter.Was also very happy with the delivery time. It was on my front porch 2 days after I placed the order.

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