By Pentair Pool Products



Model # EC-160340

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 160340, EC160340, PENEC-160340

Product Description

Inyo Recommended Filters

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Air Relief Manual Valve Assembly 

Air Bleed Tube 

Tank Body O-Ring 

Replacement Cartridge 

Top Manifold 

Manifold Bottom 

The Pentair CLEAN & CLEAR PLUS cartridge filter features durable fiberglass-reinforced tanks, lockring tank clamp for safety, and continuous internal air relief. Like all Pentair cartridge filter systems, CLEAN & CLEAR systems feature cleanable, recyclable filter cartridges for the ultimate in carefree pool filtration.

Additional features include:

  • Single-piece base and tank are constructed of fiberglass-reinforced polypropylene for strength and chemical-resistance.
  • Unionized connections for easy plumbing hookups.
  • HIFLOW* manual air relief valve and continuous internal air relief work together to eliminate air accumulation and maintain optimum filtration efficiency at all times.
  • Coreless cartridge makes cleaning easy.
  • Self-cleaning one-inch drain and washout for convenience.
  • Innovative lock-ring requires only 1/3 of a revolution for a safe, leakproof seal.
  • 2" plumbing for maximum flow.
  • Single-piece base and body designed for durability.
  • One year warranty.

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Product Specifications

Filtration Area:
320 sq. ft.
Flow Rating:
120 GPM
Port Size:
2 in.

?     Asked on 6/13/2020by YOUNG K LEE

what does the warranty start, right after the purchase or installation? my installation will be a few months later. should delay the purchase until I need?

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

Hi Young, the warranty starts from the date of purchase. Please see this Pentair warranty card for further warranty details. 

?     Asked on 9/29/2019by Erin

Does this filter still include all 4 cartridge filters with purchase?

A  Answered on 9/30/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Yes, these include all four cartridges with the purchase however we are currently out of stock on these for the remainder of the 2019 pool season. 

?     Asked on 7/3/2018by jessie

are the bottom half of the filters all the same size?

A  Answered on 7/3/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Jessie. Yes, the Bottom Tank are all the same on the Clean and Clear Plus Filter Series filter. 

?     Asked on 6/11/2017by Ric Burke

what size filter should be for a zero entry pool 70 long and deep end is 7 foot it is 30 feet wide I have a ccp420 and my filters need cleaning every-week is there any better cartilages

A  Answered on 6/16/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Ric. A pool filter is based on the pump flow rate. If you currently have a CCP420 and the elements have to be cleaned weekly you may want to increase the filter to the Clean & Clear Plus Filter 520 - 160332.

?     Asked on 7/31/2016by Inyo Visitor

Can I buy the lid only for this filter 160340

A  Answered on 8/3/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, The Tank Lid Assy., 320 Sq Ft (170024) is the correct lid for this model filter.

?     Asked on 10/3/2015by Inyo Visitor

What type pump should be used. Pool size 16' x 32' - 3.5' to 7.7' deep

A  Answered on 10/7/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, You will need to calculate the total feet of head of your pool. You can watch our How To: Size A Pool Pump to find out how to calculate the total feet of head. Once you have that info you can provide us with that figure then we can recommend a pump that can be used with this filter.

?     Asked on 10/2/2014by Guest

Will this Product (Pentair Multiport 2 Inch Hi-Flow DE Filter Valve 261142) fit the above filter?

A  Answered on 10/2/2014 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Filter model # 160340, does not require a multiport valve. The valves are only required for sand or DE filter units, not needed for cartridge filters.

?     Asked on 2/28/2013by Guest

What are the port measurements (from the ground) for the Pentair Clean and Clear Plus cartridge filter?

A  Answered on 2/28/2013 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

The measurements for the Pentair Clean and Clear Plus cartridge filter are as follows:  top port is 15.5" on center from the ground and the bottom port is 8" on center from the ground.

?     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.


Est. Repair Time

1 to 2 hrs

Tools Needed

Socket Set, Wrench Set, PVC cement

2     0

Replace an old Hayward DE filter.

Written on 5/11/2020 by Guest

After many years of the DE filter use, it was time to replace. Cleaning the DE filter became a hassle, draining was always a messy job. DE residue all over ground and then restoring the DE was always a mess. But this time, I noticed the plastic water diffuser in the filter was becoming brittle and cracking, I suppose it was old and affected by the chlorine over the years.

I tried carefully to put back the filters blades and everything was breaking, nevertheless, I completed putting everything back together and started to close the filter with the band that keeps both half's of the filter together when the band broke.

The screw was stripped out and I could no longer replace the screw. Look it up on the internet and could not find it. No longer available. Therefore, maybe it was time to replace the old Hayward DE filter with a new Pentair 4 cartridge filter to match my one year old Pentair variable speed motor.

I was able to calculate the appropriate size filter using Pentair pool calculator. I verified the size with Inyo support staff and they verified my calcs. Ordered the Pentair pool filter, installed it relatively easy. The hardest part was waiting for the PVC glue to dry for next day use. Happy to say, my pool is now crystal clear and clean. I recycled the fiberglass halves of the filter as planters in the backyard.

Now I can enjoy my summer in the pool.

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