By Pentair Pool Products



Model # EC-160317

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 160317, EC-160317, PAC-05-503, PEN160317, EC160317, PENEC160317

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:
150 sq. ft.
Flow Rating:
150 GPM
Turnover 8 Hrs.:
72000 gal.
Turnover 10 Hrs.:
90000 gal.
Turnover 12 Hrs.:
108000 gal.
Dimension A:
40.5 in.
Dimension B:
68 in.

?     Asked on 6/10/2022by Kim Gilbert

Clean & Clear 150 sq/ft Cartridge Filter - EC-160317 - does this include the cartridge filter or only the canister?

A  Answered on 6/10/2022 by InyoPools Product Specialist Craig C.

Hello Kim.  The Clean & Clear 150 sq/ft Cartridge Filter - EC-160317 comes complete with the cartridge filter and is installation ready.  

?     Asked on 11/21/2021by neil a chivinggton

can i get just the cartridge assembly bottom? i just bought the top from you now the bottom has a crack in it.

A  Answered on 11/22/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stephen B.

Thanks for contacting Inyo Pools, Yes you can just replace the bottom. However, we need to know the square footage of the filter to quote the right bottom

?     Asked on 1/7/2021by Tim Moran

Is this a genuine Pentair part or a copy made by another brand?

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

Hi Tim, yes this is an original Pentair OEM manufactured product. 

?     Asked on 8/28/2020by JB

Hi, would this filter work for a 10/11k gal in-ground pool, about 20/25 feet from equipment, small waterfall feature and built in pop-ups, with a max-e-glas II 2hp pump? I need to replace a cracked/leaky 15-year old S7M120. Also, any idea if the current plumbing is the right size (pic attached)? Thank-you!


A  Answered on 8/28/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, JB. Yes, this filter will be sufficient. However, I would recommend the Clean & Clear RP Cartridge Filter 200 sqft. - 160353. It is a more efficient design and size. 

?     Asked on 7/8/2020by SK

Hi, I have a Century ST1202, 2HP, Max load 1.32 sf pump, and my swimming pool is approximately 32k gallons. I am planning to replace my Pentair Sand Filter - TA-100D with a cartridge filter, and I would like to run the pump for 8 hrs/day. Should I go with the Clean & Clear Cartridge Filter 150 or 200? Thanks,

A  Answered on 1/13/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Megan C.

The Pentair Filter - TA-100D offer 100 gallons per minute flow rate. You will want a filter at 100GPM or higher. The Clean & Clear Cartridge Filter 100 sqft. - 160316 (100GPM) will turnover 48K gallons in 8-hours and the Clean & Clear Cartridge Filter 150 sqft. - 160317 (150GPM) will turnover 72K gallons in 8-hours. Either option would be a great choice for the upgrade, if you select the CC150 it will allow for less maintenance. *All Pentair filters require professional installation to honor the manufacturer's defect warranty. 

?     Asked on 6/9/2020by Karen

I have a Pentair SuperFlo VS 1.5 hp pump, would this be compatible with this filter?

A  Answered on 6/9/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Karen. This is a compatible filter that you can use, however, the Clean & Clear RP Cartridge Filter 150 sqft. - 160355 is a better option. 

?     Asked on 5/31/2020by Mike

I have a 33,000 inground salt water pool. I have a Haywood sand filter (model # SP714). PVC runs 2@50'. I have a Pentair SuperFlo VS pump (110V) Model #34201. I want to switch to a Pentair cartridge filter. What do you recommend? Thanks, Mike.

A  Answered on 11/2/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hi Mike, could you send us a few photos of your current filter showing the label as well? To supply photos simply click the reply link below and upload your photos. Once we get those photos we can make the proper recommendation.

?     Asked on 10/29/2019by karl

how do you sweep the pool with this unite

A  Answered on 10/29/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Karl. This is a filtration system. You can sweep your pool using one of these Pool Brush

?     Asked on 6/11/2019by denise fiumara


A  Answered on 6/11/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Denise, This 150 Sq. Ft. Clean Clear Filter would be a great choice and I would pair it with the PL2602 1.5 HP PureLine Prime Pump

?     Asked on 6/7/2019by John

How large a filter doI need for a 30,000 gal pool

A  Answered on 6/7/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, John. Several factors including the pump's flow rate, the pool cleanliness will need to be calculated. Check out our How To Size a Pool Filter guide for more info. 

?     Asked on 5/10/2019by Inyo Visitor

Can I just order the top and not the entire unit?

A  Answered on 5/10/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. The Lid - 178561 for this unit can be purchased separately.  

?     Asked on 4/26/2019by Richard

I would like to know if you have a Pentair filter cartridge P/N 160317. I only need the cartridge NOT the whole assembly. If yes what would the cost be plus shipping. Thank you

A  Answered on 4/28/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Richard, Yes we do carry your replacement cartridge and we would suggest the PureLine Replacement Cartridge for the Pentair 150 Sq. Ft. Filter Part # PL0137 the current price on that cartridge is $64.99 with Free shipping in the lower 48 states.

  • Commented on 4/29/2019 by Product Owner

    I would like to go ahead and purchase the pureline Replacement cartridge 150 Sq ft filter Part #PLO137

    • Commented on 4/30/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

      Thank You Richard it looks like you were able to place your order through the website.

?     Asked on 4/3/2019by Jay Carroll

My Pentailr CC 150 filter seems to sit lower on the internal structure than the one pictured here, mine sits lower with the top 4 openings on the internal circular plastic structure still visible. there are only 4 and above the filter, so is that wrong? yours is pictured with the filter all the way to the top. which is correct, which is how mine sat before I washed it the first time? Thanks

A  Answered on 4/5/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Jay. The filter cartridge should fit as shown in the image. If it's lower, then you're using the wrong cartridge with the center core.

?     Asked on 6/4/2018by Tim

I currently have a sand filter with a 1 1/2 HP sta-rite by Pentair pump and an above ground pool with a 15000 gallon capacity. What size cartridge filter should I use?

A  Answered on 6/4/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

So if you're currently using an above pool pump model then I would recommend going with any 100 to 150 sq. ft. model cartridge filter. Now if you are using an inground pool pump model then you really need to confirm that motor model, part or catalog number then let us know so we can confirm for you. 

?     Asked on 11/10/2017by Jean

Need a replacement cartridge for 160317

A  Answered on 11/10/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Jean. The Pentair Clean and Clear 150 - 59054300 (OEM) or PL0137 (Aftermarket) are the replacements that you can use for this model filter. 

?     Asked on 9/29/2017by Robert

Is the Clean & Clear 150sq ft the right size filter for a 20,000 gal inground?

A  Answered on 10/3/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Stacey M.

Hello Robert, that would be more than enough for a 20,000 IG pool.

?     Asked on 5/3/2017by Bert Stasio

which way do you turn the union fittin at bottom to remove it from the PVC pipe?

A  Answered on 5/3/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

To loosen you would turn counter clockwise, to tighten you would turn clockwise.

?     Asked on 10/31/2016by hank

Does this filter come with the cartridge oo do I have to buy one seperatly

A  Answered on 10/31/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Scott W.

It comes with the cartridge, no need to purchase another one unless you are just wanting an extra one for when you are cleaning the dirty one.

?     Asked on 6/25/2016by Xavier

Are the 2" connector in line at the bottom (so I don't have to redo my plumbing)? Thank you.

A  Answered on 6/26/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Xavier, Yes, the ports are at the bottom. Page 7 of the manual shows the connections: http://images.inyopools.com/cloud/documents/pentair-filters-clean-and-clear.pdf

?     Asked on 6/11/2016by Chris

I currently have a 48sqft Pentair DE filter with a 1.5hp Pentair pump. My pool is 36,000 gallons. What size cartridge filter would I need?

A  Answered on 6/12/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Chris, If you are looking to change from DE to cartridge then the equivalent to your 48 Sq. Ft. DE Filter would be the Clean & Clear Plus 420 Cartridge Filter.

?     Asked on 11/8/2015by Inyo Visitor

Does the filter have 2" plumbing?

A  Answered on 11/9/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Charlie R.

Yes, the Clean and Clear 150sq ft has 2 inch plumbing.

?     Asked on 6/20/2015by Inyo Visitor

Is there an ideal pressure for the 160317 or any other of these filters to operate at for maximum efficiency and endurance?

A  Answered on 6/21/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

The ideal pressure on the Clean and Clear Cartridge Filter 150 Sq. Ft. or any other filtration unit depends on several factors such as hp of pump, water flow and plumbing size. This filter has a maximum PSi of 50, so with a dirty  filter you don't want the filter to exceed 50 PSI. The lower the pressure the more efficient the filter will be and the longer it will last, so you always want to go with a larger than normal unit.

?     Asked on 3/21/2015by PRJ

I bought one of these filters 2 weeks ago and I don't know what type of cement to use on the black union fittings provided. I plan on cementing a white slip-on connector for then connecting a 2" SCH-40 PVC pipe. Do I use Universal CPVC/PVC cement, regular PVC cement, or what?

A  Answered on 3/23/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello PRJ - We would recommend the Rain & Shine blue pvc cement.

?     Asked on 2/20/2015by john

is this a above ground or ingroud filter system

A  Answered on 2/20/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Typically this unit is used for inground pools but you can use it for either application.

?     Asked on 1/6/2015by Jim

Pool size is approximately 23,000 gal. (32 x 16 x 5 feet) what size Pentair clean and clear cartridge filter system do I need?

A  Answered on 1/6/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Cindy - The CC100 or CC150 would be a sufficient size filter for your pool. The CC150 would not have to be cleaned as often.

?     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.


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