By Pentair Pool Products



Model # EC-160318

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 159303, 16-0318, 160318, EC-160318, PAC-05-504, PEN160318, EC160318, PENEC-160318

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:
200 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 9/21/2022by Robert Brewer

What is difference between the EC-160318 and EC-160353? Both are Pentair Clean and Clear 200 Sq/ft cartridge filters.

A  Answered on 9/22/2022 by InyoPools Product Specialist Craig C.

Hello Robert.  The Clean & Clear 200 Sq/ft Cartridge Filter - EC-160318 has the inlet and discharge ports located at the bottom of the filter tank.  The Clean & Clear RP 200 Cartridge Filter - EC-160353 inlet port is located approx the midpoint of the filter housing and the discharge port is located at the bottom of the filter housing.  The RP 200 EC-163353 is the newer version of the Clean & Clear 200 sq ft filter series.  The midpoint intake position provides greater filter efficiency.

?     Asked on 6/21/2021by Jo-Ann

Above ground pool 27 round. Thinking of switching from a DE filter to a cartridge. Can you tell me which cartridge system is a good fit for the pool. I have a 2.0 hp pump. Thank you

A  Answered on 6/21/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Jo-Ann, I would suggest this filter on this page and this PureLine PL1502 1.5 HP Above Ground Pool Pump

?     Asked on 1/25/2021by Inyo Visitor

I have almost 28,000 gallon pool with GPm of 57 Would this be a good filter .. What pump would be a good one variable speed for this filter as well Thanks

A  Answered on 1/28/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hello, this filter is a fair match for your size swimming pool. In order to size a swimming pool pump, there are a number of variables to consider. Here is a guide that we put together called "How to Size a Pool Pump for Your In-Ground Pool" that should assist with that. 

?     Asked on 5/27/2020by Kim Martin

I have an 18,000 gallon pool. What would be the correct size cartrige filter. I am using a 1.5 hp pump with my existing DE filter. Thank you in advance.

A  Answered on 11/3/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hi Kim, a rule of thumb is to base your new cartridge filter off of the gallons per minute rating that your current D.E.filter has. As long as you meet that rating in the new filter then you are okay. Here is a guide we put together called "How To Size a Pool Filter" that may also assist. 

?     Asked on 5/11/2020by Inyo Visitor

Cartridge filter casing. Can the casing wear out.

A  Answered on 1/6/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hello, yes a filter body can go bad over time due to sun bleaching, pressure fluctuations within it, and chemicals causing brittleness. 

?     Asked on 2/12/2020by Dawn

I want to get rid of my Sand pump and go to cartridge. My pool holds 22,000 gallon. Will this system work for me and does it come with connections

A  Answered on 2/12/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Dawn. Yes, this filtration system will work for your pool and includes 2" unions.

?     Asked on 1/13/2020by joel scenkel

I cant get the top on to the bottom even with magic lube just not possible maybe a thinner o ring or atappered top

A  Answered on 1/15/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Joel. There is NOT a thinner Tank O-ring (OEM) - 87300400 for this Clean & Clear Cartridge Filter. 

?     Asked on 11/1/2018by Dan Sikora

is the only difference between the pentair 160318 and 160317 the filter inside? It appears the whole filter assembly is the same but with a 200 filter in the 160318 and a 150 in the 160317. Can I just use the 200 filter in the 150 housing when it’s time to replace it?

A  Answered on 11/29/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Yes that is all correct. 

?     Asked on 7/16/2018by Bill

I have a Pentair CC 200 filter system. I need the part that holds the cartridge in place inside. Not sure what it's called. Do you carry it?

A  Answered on 7/17/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

I believe that you are referring to the filter core which you can view by clicking here and viewing the parts diagram at key number 7. 

?     Asked on 4/5/2018by Joe

Does the PN 160318 pool filter assembly come with the pressure gage and all the other parts shown including the cartridge

A  Answered on 4/5/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Kevin G.

Hello, yes the 160318 is the complete system. 

?     Asked on 2/11/2018by Inyo Visitor

Have a older Pentair clean and clear pool filter system, the cartridge filter for the unit is model is CC200. I need a new O-ring for the head however I can't find a model number for the unit. There is a P/N 178555 REV E listed on the side of the cover. In addition, I need the air sock that goes with it. Any idea where to find this stuff?

A  Answered on 2/12/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. The Tank Body O-ring - 87300400, Air Bleed Sock Kit - 59016200, and all other replacements are can be found using the Pentair Clean & Clear Diagram page. 

?     Asked on 7/21/2017by leslie ricks

what filter number is that on pintert model 160318

A  Answered on 7/22/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Leslie. You can use the Pentair Clean and Clear 200 Replacement Cartridge - R173217 (OEM) or PL0138 (Generic). 

?     Asked on 10/2/2016by thac Doan

down bottom out put came off ,how can i put it back back and it will stay there ? Thanks

A  Answered on 10/4/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Hello, Here is a parts list for the heater: http://www.inyopools.com/pool_parts_pentair_clean_clear_predator_system.aspx Can you please indicate which key # you are referring to?

?     Asked on 5/28/2016by thomas hicks

may i purchase the top only for a cc200

A  Answered on 5/28/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Thomas, You can find the lid for the Clean and Clear manufactured after 1998 here: http://www.inyopools.com/Products/07501352020754.htm

?     Asked on 4/8/2016by Charles Curtis

On the dimension drawing a diameter of 15.5 inches is shown below and outside the mounting base. Is this the base diameter or outside diameter of the clamp ring, a big difference? I have a clearance problem and need to know which is the 15.5. Thank you

A  Answered on 4/9/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Charles, The 15.5" diameter is the base diameter not including the ring. The diameter is 17" including the ring.

?     Asked on 10/7/2015by john voic

is the only difference between the pentair 160318 and 160317 the filter inside? It appears the whole filter assembly is the same but with a 200 filter in the 160318 and a 150 in the 160317. Can you confirm that?

A  Answered on 10/7/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Joe S.

Correct the filter will be larger on the 200 but they are going to be the same Dimensions

?     Asked on 8/23/2015by Inyo Visitor

Do filters and pumps go together size wise, or can you use the same pump with different filters. I have a small pool, I think it is 12,500 gallons but it has the CC 200 filter on it. So basically I'm asking if I can downsize the filter without the pump damaging it? Or do I just buy the same size filter unit even though its completely over-sized.

A  Answered on 8/25/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, The filter is sized to meet or exceed the flow rate of the pump. If you down size the filter but the pump flow rate exceed the flow rate of the filter it can create back pressure. Your filter would have to be cleaned and replaced often, your pool would not be effectively filtered which can lead to other problems. It is better to over-sized the filter rather than under-sizing it.

?     Asked on 7/29/2015by Inyo Visitor

Is there a warrenty

A  Answered on 7/30/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Bob D.

Thank you for asking. There is a one-year limited warranty on the Clean & Clear Cartridge Filter.

?     Asked on 5/18/2015by Steve

I have a 29,100 gallon pool, should I go with the 150 or 200 sq ft cartridge filter? Thanx

A  Answered on 5/18/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Steve, If your pocket book can handle it I would always suggest going larger on the filter as the filter will have more cleaning capacity and there will be longer time between cleaning the cartridge.

?     Asked on 1/2/2015by HANS


A  Answered on 1/5/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hans - The CC200 can handle 42,000 gallons. There is a Clean and Clear Plus 320. The benefit of the 320 is that it would not have to cleaned out as often.

?     Asked on 1/2/2015by HANS

Does the CC200 Pentair Cartridge Filter come with one cartridge installed? Also, do you have separate in line filters (before pump) with 2 inch connections? REGARDS HANS BAUMANN

A  Answered on 1/5/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Hans - The CC200 does come with a cartridge. We do not have an inline (pre pump) filter with 2" connections

?     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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