Clean and Clear Cartridge Filter 150 Sq. Ft. - 160317



Model # 160317

By Pentair Pool Products

  4.67 Average  



Model # 160317

Warranty 1 year

Alternate Part #'s PAC-05-503, PEN160317

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:
150 sq. ft.
Flow Rating:
150 GPM
Turnover 8 Hrs.:
72000 gal.
Turnover 10 Hrs.:
90000 gal.
Turnover 12 Hrs.:
108000 gal.
Dimension A:
40.5 in.
Dimension B:
68 in.

?     Asked on 6/4/2018 by Tim

I currently have a sand filter with a 1 1/2 HP sta-rite by Pentair pump and an above ground pool with a 15000 gallon capacity. What size cartridge filter should I use?

A     Answered on 6/4/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

So if you're currently using an above pool pump model then I would recommend going with any 100 to 150 sq. ft. model cartridge filter. Now if you are using an inground pool pump model then you really need to confirm that motor model, part or catalog number then let us know so we can confirm for you. 

?     Asked on 11/10/2017 by Jean

Need a replacement cartridge for 160317

A     Answered on 11/10/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Jean. The Pentair Clean and Clear 150 - 59054300 (OEM) or PL0137 (Aftermarket) are the replacements that you can use for this model filter. 

?     Asked on 9/29/2017 by Robert

Is the Clean & Clear 150sq ft the right size filter for a 20,000 gal inground?

A     Answered on 10/3/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stacey M.

Hello Robert, that would be more than enough for a 20,000 IG pool.

?     Asked on 5/3/2017 by Bert Stasio

which way do you turn the union fittin at bottom to remove it from the PVC pipe?

A     Answered on 5/3/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

To loosen you would turn counter clockwise, to tighten you would turn clockwise.

?     Asked on 10/31/2016 by hank

Does this filter come with the cartridge oo do I have to buy one seperatly

A     Answered on 10/31/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

It comes with the cartridge, no need to purchase another one unless you are just wanting an extra one for when you are cleaning the dirty one.

?     Asked on 6/25/2016 by Xavier

Are the 2" connector in line at the bottom (so I don't have to redo my plumbing)? Thank you.

A     Answered on 6/26/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Xavier, Yes, the ports are at the bottom. Page 7 of the manual shows the connections:

?     Asked on 6/11/2016 by Chris

I currently have a 48sqft Pentair DE filter with a 1.5hp Pentair pump. My pool is 36,000 gallons. What size cartridge filter would I need?

A     Answered on 6/12/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Chris, If you are looking to change from DE to cartridge then the equivalent to your 48 Sq. Ft. DE Filter would be the Clean & Clear Plus 420 Cartridge Filter.

?     Asked on 11/8/2015 by

Does the filter have 2" plumbing?

A     Answered on 11/9/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Charlie R.

Yes, the Clean and Clear 150sq ft has 2 inch plumbing.

?     Asked on 6/20/2015 by

Is there an ideal pressure for the 160317 or any other of these filters to operate at for maximum efficiency and endurance?

A     Answered on 6/21/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

The ideal pressure on the Clean and Clear Cartridge Filter 150 Sq. Ft. or any other filtration unit depends on several factors such as hp of pump, water flow and plumbing size. This filter has a maximum PSi of 50, so with a dirty  filter you don't want the filter to exceed 50 PSI. The lower the pressure the more efficient the filter will be and the longer it will last, so you always want to go with a larger than normal unit.

?     Asked on 3/21/2015 by PRJ

I bought one of these filters 2 weeks ago and I don't know what type of cement to use on the black union fittings provided. I plan on cementing a white slip-on connector for then connecting a 2" SCH-40 PVC pipe. Do I use Universal CPVC/PVC cement, regular PVC cement, or what?

A     Answered on 3/23/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello PRJ - We would recommend the Rain & Shine blue pvc cement.

?     Asked on 2/20/2015 by john

is this a above ground or ingroud filter system

A     Answered on 2/20/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Typically this unit is used for inground pools but you can use it for either application.

?     Asked on 1/6/2015 by Jim

Pool size is approximately 23,000 gal. (32 x 16 x 5 feet) what size Pentair clean and clear cartridge filter system do I need?

A     Answered on 1/6/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Cindy - The CC100 or CC150 would be a sufficient size filter for your pool. The CC150 would not have to be cleaned as often.

?     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 InyoPools Product Specialist 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 InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

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


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