Pureline Above Ground Pool Cartridge Filter System 120 Sq. Ft W/ 1.5 HP Pump - PL1520

Model # PL1520

By PureLine

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Model # PL1520

Warranty 1 Year

Availability PRE-ORDER SHIPPING JUNE 10TH, 2020

Product Description

PureLine Above Ground Pool Cartridge Filter System

PureLine above ground pool cartridge filter systems offer the ideal combination of energy efficiency and outstanding water clarity. Cartridge filters offer higher filtering capacity than sand filters and are easier to clean, simply remove the cartridge and hose it down. Typically a sand filter will filter down to a particle size of 40 microns where a cartridge filter can filter all the way down to 10 microns, meaning more dirt and debris is filtered out of your pool resulting in crystal clear water.


  • Pump: 1-1/2 H.P
  • Filter: 120 Sq. Ft. Cartridge Filter
  • Cord: 6' Cord with 3 Prong Plug
  • Plumbing Ports: 1-1/2"
  • Base: Included
  • Pool Size: Round Pools up 36', Oval Pools up to 21' x 43'
  • Pool Type: Above Ground Pools


  • Systems are designed for quick assembly and precise alignment of components
  • Pumps and filters are matched for maximum flow and energy efficiency
  • Filter bases are molded of PP for long-lasting performance
  • Double insulation designed.


All manufacturers’ names, brand names, trademarks, images, symbols, descriptions, and part numbers are used herein for reference purposes only.

Product Specifications

Cord Type:
3 Prong
1.5 HP
Filtration Area:
120 sq. ft.
Plumbing Connection Size:
Max Pool Size:
30,000 gal.
The height of the filter is 4' including the base. ft.

?     Asked on 8/28/2021by David

Do you have a skid pack set up for in-ground pools? 1.5hp pump with 1.5 suction/discharge ports

A  Answered on 11/18/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Hello David, at this time we do not have a skid pack for in-ground pools.

?     Asked on 7/6/2020by Miguel

I got a 22 ft by 52in high would this be good for it and is it a sand filter?

A  Answered on 12/14/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hi Miguel, yes any 1.5 hp pump w/ filter system will be a good match for a 22 ft. rd. aboveground swimming pool. This one is no longer available however there are some Waterway pump/filter system options as well. 

?     Asked on 6/30/2020by Teressa Wilson

Can/how you vacuum the pool with this filer?

A  Answered on 10/22/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hi Teresa, so the most common above ground swimming pools can use a standard above-ground vacuum head with a 1 1/4 inch vacuum hose attached to the pool skimmer. The PL0043 and 1 1/4 inch vacuum hoses listed on this vacuum heads page would work. Here is ageneral guide that we put together called "How To Manually Vacuum A Pool" that should assist. 

?     Asked on 6/25/2020by Ann Sorensen

What is the flow-rate of this unit? I need to know if it will work with my propane pool heater. Thanks!

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

Hi Anne, this pump/ filter system has average gallons per minute rating of 120 when installed close to the above-ground swimming pool. 

?     Asked on 6/17/2020by Jay

I have a 18 or 20 ft pool would this work for it? And does it come with anything to just hook up and go?

A  Answered on 11/23/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hi Jay, this system or something of similar capacity is good for an 18 - 20 foot round above ground swimming pool. You will also need extra hoses and accessories to connect the pool to the pump and the filter to the pool. This suction and discharge package would be a good kit to have. 

?     Asked on 5/23/2019by Dina

I have a 24 foot above ground pool, would this filter system work well for my pool size?

A  Answered on 5/23/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Michelle B.

Hello, Yes, that would be a good option for your size pool.

?     Asked on 5/7/2019by Frank

Do you sell just the full cartridge assembly for PL1520 by itself. I already have the pump. Just want to change from DE system to filter cartridge. If so what would it cost.

A  Answered on 5/7/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Frank, I'm sorry we do not sell the filter assembly by itself. We only offer this packaged with the pump.

?     Asked on 4/20/2019by Rob

I currently have a Hayward Xstream 1.5 HP 150 sq ft pump and filter for my semi inground 18 x 33, 18,000 gal pool. I’m looking for a pump/filter that has an easily removable filter. The Hayward I have now is extremely difficult to open to change the filter. What is the mechanism for opening the filter housing and is it easy to open? Also, are the fittings to connect to my piping the same size as are on my Hayward? Thank you.

A  Answered on 4/21/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Rob, I have personally used this filter and have found the lid removal and cartridge removal relatively easy. You depress the latch listed as key #11 on this PL1520 Parts Diagram you then unscrew the lock ring (key #1) remove the lid and remove the cartridge. I found the latch easy to depress.

  • Commented on 4/22/2019 by Product Owner

    Great. Thank you. Could you tell me if this 120 sq ft filter would be adequate for an 18 x 33 semi in ground 18,000 gal pool? My current Hayward filter is 150 sq ft.

    • Commented on 4/22/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

      Hi, Rob. This system will only work if the water level of the pool is higher than the pump in order to provide adequate water flow.

?     Asked on 3/22/2019by Jeffrey Sterling

Does this come witht he filter or do I need to buy that separate.

A  Answered on 3/22/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Michelle B.

Hello, This does come with the filter.

?     Asked on 3/9/2019by Justin

Is this OK to use with a salt water system?

A  Answered on 3/11/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Michelle B.

Hello, Yes, you would be able to use this with a salt system.

?     Asked on 3/9/2019by Justin

Local building code requires an L5 twist lock receptacle for my outdoor pool installation. Am I able to get this pump/filter with a twist-lock connector on the end? What do you recommend?

A  Answered on 3/12/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Justin, You can use this Twist Lock Plug to convert from the standard 3 prong which is included with the system.

?     Asked on 10/18/2018by Bill Morgan

Let me rephrase the question. Does the motor have 1 or 2 speeds

A  Answered on 10/18/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

This is a single speed pump. 

?     Asked on 10/18/2018by Bill Morgan

Is this a single or two speed pump

A  Answered on 10/18/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Bill. This system has a single pump. 

?     Asked on 6/5/2018by Inyo Visitor

I desire to connect a 1-1/2" flex hose to the pump suction, and another 1-1/2" flex hose to the filter discharge. This unit is delivered with male connections at these two points. What PVC fittings are needed to make screwed connections at these two points that will allow connecting the 1-1/2" hoses?

A  Answered on 6/21/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. You will have to purchase the accessories and supplies needed at your local hardware or plumbing store. The ports are 1-1/2" MPT fr the pump and filter. 

?     Asked on 5/29/2018by Inyo Visitor

1. What electrical supply breaker amperage is required? 2. What is the approximate GPM?

A  Answered on 5/29/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Dan, Ideally the 115V outlet that this pump will plug into will have a dedicated 20 amp breaker. The amp draw on this pump is 12 amps.

?     Asked on 5/22/2018by Robert m

How often does the cartridge need replaced?

A  Answered on 5/23/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

We would suggest replacing the cartridge every 6-12 months. If you are only running the filter system 5 months out of the year then this would be every 1-2 pool seasons.

?     Asked on 5/12/2018by Inyo Visitor

What replacement filter would this use?

A  Answered on 5/14/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi, This cartridge filter system would require this PL0168 Replacement Cartridge


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