By Pentair Pool Products



Part # EC-160301

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 160301, EC160301, PENEC160301

Product Description

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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:
420 sq. ft.
Flow Rating:
150 GPM
Port Size:
2 in.

?     Asked on 3/25/2023by Inyo Visitor

Can this filter be used in a salt water pool?

A  Answered on 3/26/2023 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hello, yes this filter can be used with a saltwater swimming pool. I have also emailed you an estimate for this filter that you can convert to an order if you would like. Item is currently in stock and ready to ship. 

?     Asked on 10/6/2022by Donald Landry

What is the estimated delivery time to slidell, La 70461?

A  Answered on 10/6/2022 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hi Donald, on average this filter would be delivered to your area in approximately 3-7 business days with tracking emailed to you once shipped as well. I have emailed you an estimate that you can convert to an order thats connected to your account with us if you choose to purchase. 

?     Asked on 10/8/2021by LES BRAMLEY

I switched from a de filter, to a clean and clear ccp420. but the multi valve is now sending the water into the centre of the filter which should be the outlet. what would be the correct 2" multivalve to use now?

A  Answered on 10/8/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Good day, Les, the Pentair Pool Products Clean & Clear Plus 420 Cartridge Filter would not be installed with a valve. It would be just piped directly into the system. If you wanted to install a bypass valve before the inlet so you would be able to drain the pool.

?     Asked on 5/21/2021by Tom Keithley

I currently have a Pentair DE filter with the inlet connect on the bottom and the outlet connect on top. It looks like this filter has the inlet on the top and the outlet on the bottom. Is this correct? There is not a ton of room around the current filter so I am just wondering whether I can replumb to match the change in the inlet and outlet pipe locations. Thanks, Tom

A  Answered on 5/21/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Craig C.

Hello Tom.  On the Pentair Clean & Clear Plus model CCP420, the water inlet is located on the TOP, the outlet is located on the BOTTOM.  If you are removing a Pentair DE filter with Multiport this may open sufficient space for the installation of the CCP420.

?     Asked on 4/29/2021by Jason Motter

Do you current have this item in stock?

A  Answered on 4/30/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Craig C.

Hello Jason.  Yes, this item is currently in stock.  

?     Asked on 12/14/2020by Clean and Clear 420 install kit?

I am interested in updating my filter to the Clean and Clear 420. Is there an install kit I can order at the same time? Are they in stock as of now or a wait period? Thanks, Rich K.

A  Answered on 12/15/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hello, there is no install kit per se for this unit, it is in stock and has an approximate delivery lead time of 2-6 business days. 

?     Asked on 11/29/2020by YOUNG K LEE

If the cartridge filter is too large for the system (using a variable speed pump), e.g. a turnover at 4 hours rather than 8 hours, is there any problem?

A  Answered on 1/8/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hello Young, having an extra capacity filter is not an issue. Here is a guide that we put together that better explains called "Can a Filter Be Too Oversized?

?     Asked on 6/10/2020by Craig Mease

i have an approx. 22,000 to 25,000 gal rectangle pool. What size filter should i get 320 420 or 520?

A  Answered on 11/24/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hi Craig, so there are a number of 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 help with that. 

?     Asked on 5/8/2020by Inyo Visitor

Hi I have an 18x42 inground pool what filter should I get the 320 420 or 520sq ft

A  Answered on 5/8/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi for your size pool we would suggest this Clean and Clear 420 Cartridge Filter

?     Asked on 1/31/2020by Bruce Wagner

What is the shipping weight of this filter?

A  Answered on 1/31/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Bruce. The shipping weight is 80 lbs. 

?     Asked on 1/20/2020by Jennifer Vaughan

I am replacing a very old steel DE filter, my pool is 33,000 gallons. It is a rectangular pool 16ft by 36 ft with the deepest area being 9ft. My pump is a Jandy self priming maxlift 10ft pro series. Will this filter work for my pool? Thank you


A  Answered on 1/21/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Jennifer. This filter will be adequate for your size pool and pump. 

?     Asked on 8/10/2019by Ash

What multi port valve or pull push valve system fits this filter? Thank you

A  Answered on 8/14/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Ash. This cartridge filter does not use a multiport or slide valve. 

?     Asked on 7/29/2019by liz cosgrove

what size filter does this use

A  Answered on 7/29/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Matt S.

Hello - the Pentair 160301 filter uses the Clean & Clear Plus 105 Replacement Cartridge (PCC105) - PL0120.

?     Asked on 6/7/2019by Tom Keithley

I am just wondering whether something like this is crated in wood for shipping to prevent damage? What is the process if I receive it and it is damaged do I refuse it and send it back or contact you to resolve? Best, Tom

A  Answered on 6/7/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

These are not crated when shipped. They are in the original box from the manufacturer. If the unit comes damaged then you would just need to take some picture and either refuse and call us or just call us so we can set up the carrier damage claim then set up a new order for you. 

?     Asked on 3/29/2019by harry

what is the base of the Pentair filter 160301 ?

A  Answered on 3/29/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Harry. The Tank Bottom Assembly - 178578 (1998-Current) will fit based on when your system if it was within the specified date.

  • Commented on 3/30/2019 by Product Owner

    I am replacing it with my old unit Pentair model FNS 48 . please advise me. Also what is the height from the bottom to the out let ?

    • Commented on 3/30/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

      Hi, Harry. This is a good replacement option, from the base to the outlet is 8.05 inches. 

?     Asked on 4/29/2018by Ray

Hi and thank you for being there and helping us. I have a Seahorse fsh-400 cartridge filter that I’m very ready to put out or under the pasture. I’m most inclined to get the Pentair clean and clear plus 420 sq ft #160301 to replace the seahorse which is way more filter than I need but I’m happy with that and wanted to thoughts on which clean and clear plus you think I should get to replace the seahorse. Thank You

A  Answered on 5/1/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Megan C.

The Clean and Clear Plus Filter 420 Sq. Ft. - 160301 is an ideal replacement for the FSH400. The 400 refers to 400sqft. of effective filtration and the 160301 will offer 420sqft. of effective filtration, it can handle up to 150 gallons per minute provided by a pool pump. Please use the link http://images.inyopools.com/cloud/documents/pentair-clean-and-clear-plus.pdf to view the brochure. 

?     Asked on 2/12/2018by Danny

My filter drain plug needs replaced, can I buy a new one?

A  Answered on 2/13/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Danny. Replacement parts including the Drain Plug are available and is listed on the Pentair Clean & Clear Plus Cartridge Parts Diagram page.  

?     Asked on 6/20/2017by Inyo Visitor

my clear plus 420 cracked just above the stainless strap that holds the upper and lower half together. Any ideas why?

A  Answered on 6/21/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. It's hard to confirm why but tightening the strap too tight can cause the lid to crack.

?     Asked on 8/7/2016by Inyo Visitor

I have a 24x12x 5max 4min depth pool what is the best clean clear plus filter system for my pool?

A  Answered on 8/8/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

You'd be able to go with the next size smaller for the size of your pool. Part number 160340.

?     Asked on 7/12/2016by nick

how many thousand gallons will this move gpm.

A  Answered on 7/12/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Turnover Capacity-Res. (Gallons) 8hrs 72,000. 10hrs 90,000. 12hrs 108,000. With a Flow Rate GPM of 150.

?     Asked on 6/9/2016by RON

Do you have a complete, specific parts list of what is included in the package purchase? I understand top and bottom tank and pressure guage and four cartridges are included. What about the ring gasket, the bottom manifold and pipe connection, exterior clamp, etc ...?

A  Answered on 6/9/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Ron, here is the Parts List for The Pentair Clean & Clear Plus all of the items in this diagram are included with this filter.

?     Asked on 4/24/2016by Joe

I have a crack in the bottom of my filter housing #160301. Can these be patched with fiberglass or other kit ?

A  Answered on 4/24/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Joe, The answer to your question was answered in our Poolside Chat Episode #20.

?     Asked on 4/18/2016by Jerry

We purchased this home with a pool in November 2015. Now I am getting the pool ready and it has a Purex/Pentair/Pac Fab CC420P filter system. I am experiencing "fiberglass itch" from the lid. If I rest my arm on it, then it gets all prickly, itch as if I've been working with fiberglass insulation. Is there any type of clear coat polyurethane or anything else to seal the exterior so as to avoid this itch?

A  Answered on 4/19/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Jerry, We do not have anything specifically but you can check your local hardware store.

?     Asked on 7/22/2015by victor

How fast can I get it to Ft Lauderdale?

A  Answered on 7/22/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

These look to currently ship ground from Michigan so you would be looking at approximately 3-5 business days.

?     Asked on 6/19/2015by Robert Morley

I am looking to replace an old style Clean & Clear Plus Clamp Kit with Tension Control - but I want the old model not the new

A  Answered on 6/20/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Robert, Only the new style Clamp Assembly, PT5000/Clean & Clear (190003) is available.

?     Asked on 6/15/2015by Eric O.

After 4 years, the top half of the housing on my filter has fine fiberglass hairs sticking out of the composite material. I presume this is from breakdown of the outer portion of the composite, due to exposure to the Sun. This makes the housing impossible to handle without getting the glass fibers stuck in your hands. Is there a recommended paint I can use on the exterior to protect it from further breakdown? Possibly Krylon Fusion, since it is made for use on plastics?

A  Answered on 6/18/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Eric O., I would recommend visiting your local paint store for recommendations on what type of paint to use if that's the direction you want to go, since we do not carry that type of paint.

?     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.


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