Clean & Clear Cartridge Filter 50 sqft. - 160314


Model # 160314

By Pentair Pool Products



Model # 160314

Warranty 1 Year

Alternate Part #'s PEN160314

Product Description

Inyo Recommended Filters

Most Commonly Replaced Parts




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:
50 sq. ft.
Flow Rating:
50 GPM
Turnover 8 Hrs.:
24000 gal.
Turnover 10 Hrs.:
30000 gal.
Turnover 12 Hrs.:
36000 gal.
Dimension A:
18 in.
Dimension B:
30 in.

?     Asked on 8/12/2020by Tracey l bing

I HAVE 16X32 POOL 18000 gl would filter work for me

A  Answered on 10/29/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hi Tracey, there are a few variables to consider when sizing a pool filter. Here is a guide that we put together called "How To Size a Pool Filter" that should assist. 

?     Asked on 5/25/2020by helen wisner

I currently have a DE filter with a 1HP motor...I want to change over to a cartridge pump...what is the recommendation for a 24FT pool?

A  Answered on 11/4/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hi Helen, could you send us a few photos of the current filter and pump labels? To supply photos simply click the reply link below and upload your photos. Once we get those photos we can make the proper recommendation.

?     Asked on 8/27/2019by Leon C Foreman Jr

Okay.....sorry for the misunderstanding but which side goes to the pump the inlet or outlet. I just don't want to get this pipe connection backwards. Thanks

A  Answered on 10/2/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

So when looking at the filter front where the main label is the inlet would be to the left and the outlet port would be to the right.

?     Asked on 8/26/2019by Leon C Foreman Jr

I have the pentair c50 However the instructions don't tell which side for pump connects ....outlet or inlet.


A  Answered on 8/26/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Leon. The ports are label Inlet and Outlet. The Inlet port is WEST port, the Outlet is the EAST port and the Waste port is SOUTH.

?     Asked on 8/9/2019by Leon

I have to replace my old filter due to leaks. I have a 11 800 gallon pool with 2 hp pump. I have recently bought the Hayward C250 and I was told this efficient for my pool size. I still have the Hayward C250 in the box. Also my piping is 2 inch. Could this be replacement? I don't know the sq ft of my old filter. Thanks


A  Answered on 8/9/2019 by Industry Professional

That Hayward C250 is to small for a 2hp pump.Do yo have the pump model of what you have. This way we can get you the correct sized filter.

?     Asked on 7/27/2019by Leon C Foreman Jr

Could I just order the top part of this canister. I have a leak up top. Thanks


A  Answered on 7/31/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Matt S.

Yes, you can purchase the lid for the Pentair Clean & Clear/Predator System, scroll down to key 3 for the selection of lids.

?     Asked on 8/24/2018by Trevor

Can you tell me if this filter is good for a 9700 gallon in ground pool? Thanks

A  Answered on 8/25/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Trevor. Yes, this filter will be great for a 9700 gallon pool if the pump has a flow rate under 50 GPM. 

?     Asked on 11/6/2017by sonja

how to clean the filter and how often to clean the filter? Thank you.

A  Answered on 11/7/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Sonja. Filter cleaning instructions are available on pages 4-5 of the Pentair Clean and Clear Owners Manual any you will clean your filter when pressure reads between 8-10 psi higher than the original starting pressure

?     Asked on 10/22/2016by Inyo Visitor

Our estate in Singapore needs a Pentair filter. How would we know which filter to purchase to use. Can I have your email, so that pictures can be send to you. thanks

A  Answered on 10/24/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stacey M.

Hello, You can send any pictures to of your pump.

?     Asked on 10/8/2016by Inyo Visitor

Hi I have a 25X12X3 size pool(6750) gallons and wanted to see if this filter is appropriate? Also ican you recommend a salt chlorinator that would go with this? Thanks

A  Answered on 10/12/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. This filter will provide adequate filtration if the flow rate of you pump does not exceed 50 gpm. We have several Inground Pool Salt Systems that can be used to chlorinate your pool depending on capacity and initial cost, the Hayward Aqua Rite - AQR3 would be my recommendation.

?     Asked on 6/9/2016by Stephen Luddy

I have a kidney shape pool which is A = 13', B = 13', C = 29'. I have a Hayward Super Pump SP2610X15 1-1/2-Horse-Power Pool Pump. What type of cartridge filter would work best? The pump is 8' above and 50' away from the inground pool.

A  Answered on 6/19/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Stephen, I would recommend either the 160317 or 160318 for maximum efficiency and longevity.

?     Asked on 3/26/2016by Bill

What gasket do I need for the Pentair Clean & Clear filter 160314?

A  Answered on 3/28/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Bill, The Body/Tank O-ring will be the most common o-ring. You can also locate other replacement parts via the Pentair Clean & Clear/Predator Parts.

?     Asked on 3/26/2016by Bill

I think I installed the locking ring correctly, but the filter still leaks when pool pump is on. How can I correct the issue?

A  Answered on 3/28/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Bill, That's an indicator that the Body/Tank O-ring needs to be replaced.

?     Asked on 7/29/2015by Inyo Visitor


A  Answered on 7/29/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

We would need the pump/motor model and the distance the equipment is from the pool in order to make sure that the filter we recommend is compatible, based off the gallons per minute rating with your pump.

?     Asked on 6/26/2015by Inyo Visitor

My pool size is as follows. Could you please tell me what size cartridge filter is suitable? L=35 ft, W=15 ft Deep end = 8 ft,; Shallow end = 4 ft I have a pump with 1.5 HP

A  Answered on 6/27/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

For your sized pool with the approximate water pressure rating that you have, I would start at the least with a 200 sq. ft. Pentair Clean and Clear filter that you can view here. You may have other factors to be reviewed regarding your system so you may want to confirm with us by providing us with whether you have a solar heating system as well via phone call or get with a licensed pool contractor. Generally speaking though, this is where you would want to begin.

?     Asked on 5/10/2015by howard

is this pump ok for a 27/52 pool approx 16000 gals

A  Answered on 5/10/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Andy O.

Howard- The Clean and Clear 50 Sq. Ft. Filter 160314 will work for a 16k gallon pool. In 8 hours it can turnover 24k gallons.  You would have to make sure you pump isn't too strong for it because it only has a 50 gpm maximum flow rating.

?     Asked on 10/1/2014by 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 9/21/2006by 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.