By Pentair Pool Products



Model # EC-160316

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 16-0316, 160316, PAC-05-502, PEN160316, EC160316, PENEC160316

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:
100 sq. ft.
Flow Rating:
100 GPM
Turnover 8 Hrs.:
48000 gal.
Turnover 10 Hrs.:
60000 gal.
Turnover 12 Hrs.:
72000 gal.
Dimension A:
33 in.
Dimension B:
46 in.

?     Asked on 10/14/2023by Inyo Visitor

does it come with the filter

A  Answered on 10/16/2023 by InyoPools Product Specialist Craig C.

Hello.  The Pentair Clean & Clear Cartridge Filter, 100 Sq. Ft. - EC-160316 comes ready for installation with the filter cartridge included.  

?     Asked on 10/30/2022by Paul Lilly

Re: Pentair EC-160316 100sf Filter. I have seen two versions of this filter. One (here on your site) where the ring to remove the top is located near the top, and another version where the locking ring is about 1/3 of the way down the filter. What is the difference, and how can I make sure I get the one with the ring at the top? They both have the same part number, just look different? I have attached pictures of both.


A  Answered on 10/30/2022 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hello Paul, yes this model EC-160316 does have the shorter filter lid design as it is a 100 sq. ft. model. The larger sq. ft. models have the taller lid design. I have also emailed you an estimate for the filter that you can convert to an order if you would like. The item is currently in stock as well. 

?     Asked on 9/2/2020by Raymond Taylor

How do you use the CC100 to remove excess rain water?

A  Answered on 12/18/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hi Raymond, on this Pentair Clean and Clear 100 there is a drain cap at the bottom side of the base that you can remove to drain water or add a spigot that you can attach a standard water hose to for draining. 

?     Asked on 6/8/2020by justin crider

Hi, is this filter large enough for a 18x36 pool with an 8 ft deep end? Also what pump would you reccomend for my pool if the pump house is 60 ft away and ill have 1 skimmer and 2 main drains?

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

Hi Justin, so there are a number of variables to consider when sizing a pump and filter for a swimming pool. Here are two guides that we put together called "How to Size a Pool Pump for Your In-Ground Pool" and "How To Size a Pool Filter" that should help with that. 

?     Asked on 5/9/2020by Blaise

Does this come with the filter and gauges? Is there any further discounts on the price? Manufactures rebate. Thank You

A  Answered on 1/19/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Matt S.

Hello Blaise, this filter does come with the cartridge, gauge and currently, there are no manufacturer rebates on filters. I suggest checking on the Pentair Rebate Page yearly to see if they will have a rebate option later this year.

?     Asked on 3/13/2020by Dwight A Wilson

I am replacing a 17 year old Pentair PTM100 filter. Is this an exact replacement or is there some plumbing work needed?

A  Answered on 3/13/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Dwight, This is not a drop-in replacement for the PTM100 so there would be a little re-plumbing required. Unfortunately, the PTM100 was discontinued and there is not a filter with the exact same port position so whichever route you go you will require a bit of re-plumbing. We also really like the Waterway 100 Sq. Ft. Cartridge Filter it is sold at a great price and we feel is every bit as good as the Pentair Clean & Clear.

?     Asked on 6/2/2019by wilfred sanchez

i have a waterway 100sq filter and recently broke a part that is obsolete what filter can i buy that will fit my motor and return fittings?

A  Answered on 6/3/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Wilfred, Could you send us a few photos of your filter? We would need a close of the label on the filter and a wide shot of the entire filter. To supply photos simply click the reply link below and upload your photos. Once we get any of this information we can make the proper recommendation.

?     Asked on 5/13/2019by Teresa

I have a fifteen year old CC100 filter (160316) that has sprung a leak at the drain port and needs replacing. Will the newer model Pentair 160316 fit the current configuration of all the connections I currently have?

A  Answered on 5/13/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Teresa. Yes, this will be a drop-in replacement to your existing model. 

?     Asked on 5/5/2019by Julie

Hi I have an in-ground 14,000 gallon pool with a 1.5 hp Pentair super flo (non VS) pump. I’m replacing a Hayward star clear c1100 filter system. I am looking at the Pentair clean and clear cc100 (160316) or the Hayward SwimClear C100S, both are 100sqft , just don’t know which would be the better one to go for?

A  Answered on 5/5/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Good day Julie, with the information provided I would recommend theClean and Clear RP 100 (CCRP100) - 160354

  • Commented on 5/6/2019 by Product Owner

    Hi, thank you for your response, I was wondering why you recommend this filter particularly over the Two filters that I was comparing? Please help me understand the benefits of the different filters? And why you recommend the filter you did over the two I had been considering. Thank you Julie

?     Asked on 4/8/2019by James Aiello Jr.

I'm confused by this website. The filter in the photo shows a different cover than the other documentation on this page. Why is the photo series of this filter different than all the other documentation?


A  Answered on 4/8/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, James. The product images we have shown the same size lid in the picture you provided. The Dimensional image is the and the image used in the Brochure and manual are all generic images used. It does not depict all models.   

?     Asked on 4/5/2019by Ernest Sealey

The pictures of the CC100 shows two different covers. One short the other tall. I am looking b to replace my CC100. The cover on mine is short. Which is which? Does the purchase comes with 2 covers, short and long.

A  Answered on 4/6/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Ernest. This model will include the one and only Lid available which is p/n 178553.

?     Asked on 8/23/2018by Casey Flores

Hi, I have a 15,000 gallon pool white size filter would I need on a 1.5 hp variable speed pump?

A  Answered on 8/23/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Casey. This filter will be adequate if the pump's flow rate does not exceed 100 GPM. 

?     Asked on 6/10/2018by Scott

What is the minimum size pump that can be used on this filter? HP and gpm?

A  Answered on 6/14/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Andy O.

Hello Scott- There is no minimum size pump rating for Clean & Clear Cartridge Filter 100 sq/ft - 160316, you pump just can't be higher than 100 gpm.

?     Asked on 5/15/2018by Darren Hatfield

I have an old (around 15years) purex triton 100 sqft filter with a 2hp pump. My filter case is leaking bad! Will the 160316 work with the current pump that I have? Or is there another filter that I need to purchase? I want to stay with a cartridge, but I don't want to spend a whole lot.

A  Answered on 5/19/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Darren. The Sherlock SHER160 Cartridge Filter - 94223810 is a better offer. You will get a bigger filter for less. 

?     Asked on 5/10/2018by Scott

I have a Pentair Clean & Clear cc100. I need to replace the cartridge filter. Can you tell me which cartridge to order and where I can order it from as well? Thanks

A  Answered on 5/10/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

You can get a generic cartridge being part number PL0136 or the original one being part number R173215. You can click on either item number to both view them and add to cart if you choose. 

?     Asked on 4/28/2017by Sharon K

Manual suggests pouring .5 lbs of DE in filter per 100 SF to "enhance filtration of the water". I have a 24 FT round, deep end AG pool (15,000 gals). I poured 2.0 lbs of DE (thru skimmer) into new filter. Problem: residual DE re-enters the pool, settles on bottom like so many "spots". I vacuumed bottom twice (pressure is great, DE disappeared), thoroughly cleaned the filter and started over. While less, some DE is still visible. Suggestion?

A  Answered on 4/28/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

It is .5 pounds per 100 square feet so putting 2 pounds in your system is 4 times too much and that is why you are seeing DE powder return back to the pool.

?     Asked on 3/9/2017by Chuck

Could you give me some idea of the size Pentair clean&clear cartridges filter for a inground pool 10000 gals, pump runs about 6 hours a day now.

A  Answered on 3/9/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stacey M.

Hello Chuck - The 100 square foot Clean & Clear would be sufficient for a 10,000 gallon pool. This filter can handle up to 100 gallons per minute.

?     Asked on 10/1/2016by Pat

I need a new cartridge filter. I see Pentair is what I am replacing but I don't know what size to order. It is 3 1/2 ft tall and 40" around. Can you assist with just that information? Does the one you sell also come with the inside filter cartridge? Thank you.

A  Answered on 10/5/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Pat. Unfortunately, that's not enough go by. We will need the unit's  model number or the part number off of the cartridge. These unit do come with a cartridge inside.

?     Asked on 6/10/2016by Debbie

the 160316 Pentair filter uses what replacement cartridge?

A  Answered on 6/10/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Charlie R.

Debbie,The original replacement cartridges for your Clean and Clear cartridge filter is part # R173215 but we also offer a generic version to the same cartridge. The part # for the generic version is NFC0686

?     Asked on 1/26/2016by Richard

With a solar heating system, how many times per month should I clean the cartridge filter. Thanks.

A  Answered on 1/27/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Megan C.

Hello, Richard. Every pool is different and will accumulate debris faster than others depending on usage and environmental issues. The best way to monitor the cleaning time of the filter is to log your "psi" after you clean the filter element and turn the equipment back on. When the "psi" increases by 10, from the starting, clean the filter.

?     Asked on 9/3/2015by ed

Can the Clean and Clear Model #160316 replace my Mitra MA-100 which is many years old my my Jacuzzi

A  Answered on 9/8/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Ed, The Clean and Clear Filter 100 sq/ft can replace your Mitra MA-100.

?     Asked on 8/23/2015by Kevin

Does this filter (clean & clear 100 sq (we got it about 4 years ago) work well with the superflo VS variable speed pump?

A  Answered on 8/25/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Hello Kevin, this filter will work well with a superflo VS. This filter is meant to not exceed 100 Gallons per minute. With the VS you can control this

?     Asked on 7/14/2015by Donnie

I have a Pentair Model # CC125 Replacement Element # 173200 Where can I find a replacement cartage element and how much will it cost?

A  Answered on 7/15/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

The C-9412 is the replacement generic cartridge that we carry for the Pentair Model # CC125.

?     Asked on 3/1/2015by Don

What size cartridge do i need for a 26,000 gallon pool?

A  Answered on 3/2/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Don - The 100 square foot Clean & Clear would be sufficient for a 26,000 gallon pool. This filter can handle up to 100 gallons per minute.

?     Asked on 2/3/2015by SHARON

Can you please tell me what, if any, benefits there would be to using this one over the 75 sq/ft unit for my pool size?

A  Answered on 2/3/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Sharon - The benefit would be that you would not have to clean out the 100 square foot filter as often as the 75 square foot filter.

?     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.


Est. Repair Time

Less than 1 hr

Tools Needed

Screwdriver, Blow torch

Control water flow from air relief valve

Written on 3/14/2023 by Guest

Love my C&C filter unit but not the bath from bleeding the air from the filter cavity in a closed pool equipment room.

Home Depot vinyl tubing 3/4 OD by 5/8 ID 10' cut to size.
Blow torch to heat tubing
Hose clamp to secure it
And a bucket

Water flows neatly into the bucket insuring cavity is free of air and everything is dry. Makes taking the lid off a little challenging because of the hose connection but my clean up is less.

Be nice to have a hose that would attach and detach every time but the connection is tapered so I preferred a permanent attachment...

Happy cleaning!

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Est. Repair Time

2 to 4 hrs

Tools Needed


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My DE filter and vari-flo valve were from the 80s. They were leaking sun beaten and super difficult to find parts for.

Written on 4/8/2020 by Guest

I drew on paper exactly what I felt the system of pipes should look like. With the drawing I could factoring in all connections (pump to filter, filter to heater, heater to pool Spa supply valves).

I counted all the 90 degree turns and measured how much PVC pipe I would need. With drawing and numbers in hand I went to the giant hardware store (Lowe's) and spent 45 minutes looking at plumbing with the employee. Side note Lowe's does not carry the pipe you need for your pool.

I went to my local pool supply store and got ALL the parts I needed. 4 90s and 10" of pipe in addition to the glue and primer. I cut the pipe just downstream from my pump then cut the pipe just upstream from the valve.

Made all my connections dry (no glue) laid the system in place then proceeded to prime and glue all parts into system.

Once everything was dry and holding pressure I mounted the heater and filter to the slab(its code I live in Fl).

The only thing I wish I'd done different was roll the plumbing so none of the pipe lettering was visible when it was all done.

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