By Pentair Pool Products



Model # EC-160315

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 16-0315, 160315, PAC-05-501, PEN160315, EC160315, PAC-05-0087, PENEC160315

Product Description

Inyo Recommended Filters


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:
75 sq. ft.
Flow Rating:
75 GPM
Turnover 8 Hrs.:
36000 gal.
Turnover 10 Hrs.:
45000 gal.
Turnover 12 Hrs.:
54000 gal.
Dimension A:
25.5 in.
Dimension B:
36 in.

?     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.

?     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 6/3/2017by DONALD WENDLER

My pool holds 17,000 gallons of water which filter would it require?

A  Answered on 6/4/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stacey M.

Hello, This filter 160315 Clean and Clear Cartridge Filter 75 Sq. Ft. is perfectly adequate for this type pool.

?     Asked on 9/13/2017by Ed Gonzalez

How do i size a filter? My pool and spa are small. I'm thinking no more than about 9k gallons

A  Answered on 9/13/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Ed, When sizing a filter you want to make sure that the filter can handle the output of water from the pump. This is measured in Gallons Per Minute (GPM), normally a pool pump is sized to turn your pool over in 8 Hrs. and if your pump was sized properly then this 75 Sq. Ft. (75 GPM) filter should be fine for your pool. With a pool filter, it is always better to go bigger so if you wanted to go up to a 100 Sq. Ft. Filter then you would have a longer time between cleaning your cartridge and you put less stress on your pump.

?     Asked on 9/15/2017by Chris

Would this filter be a good replacement for a hayward DE filter model ec65? My pool is inground and 18k gallons with a hayward super pump 3/4hp. What's the approximate cleaning interval for a filter of this size with my pool?

A  Answered on 9/15/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Chris. I would recommend a larger capacity cartridge filter like the Clean and Clear Cartridge Filter 150 Sq. Ft. - 160317.


Est. Repair Time

2 to 4 hrs

Tools Needed

Hack saw, PVC glue, tape measure

The tiny cartridge filter provided with my above ground pool could not keep up with the AZ sand.

Written on 9/7/2022 by Guest

I replaced all soft hoses with PVC utilizing 1.5 inch and 2 inch pipes with 45 degrees and sweep elbows to reduce restriction. I paired this filter with the pentair Superflo VST and made for a fairly easy install for someone with plumbing experience.

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