By Pentair Pool Products



Model # EC-145241

Warranty Ecommerce (EC) products: Products purchased from an Authorized Pentair Online Reseller (products beginning with EC-) receive a one (1) year (parts only) warranty from the date of purchase. The exceptions are: IntelliChlor cells and IntelliFlo SVRS pumps which receive a two (2) year warranty. EC products are not eligible for the bundled three (3) year extended warranty.

Alternate Part #'s 145241, EC145241, PAC-05-0079, PEN-EC145241

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 1/27/2012by 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.

?     Asked on 2/15/2015by 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 4/28/2015by 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 5/23/2015by 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 5/28/2015by 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.


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