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Pentair Clean & Clear Plus Cartridge Filter | 520 Sq. Ft. | EC-160332

Pentair Clean & Clear Plus  Cartridge Filter | 520 Sq. Ft. | EC-160332

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  • Four-cartridge design traps more dirt and extends time between cleanings.
  • Cartridges are easy to remove and rinse.
  • Clamp ring allows easy access to cartridges and internal parts to speed service routines.
  • Fiberglass-reinforced polypropylene tank is strong and corrosion resistant for extra long life.
  • Online part number EC-160332 is the direct replacement for part number 160332
  • Waterco MultiCyclone 50 Pre-Filter 2-Inch | 200375 200370
    Waterco MultiCyclone 50 Pre-Filter 2-Inch | 200375 200370

Clean & Clear® Plus Filters have a corrosion resistant injection molded filter tank featuring superior strength and reliability. The cartridge assembly uses four easy to clean, non-woven, polyester cartridges. Each filter is supplied with a bulkhead union set for easy installation.

An Eco Select„ Brand: Water flows very efficiently through Clean & Clear® Plus Filters filters allowing the use of smaller pumps or lower pump speeds to minimize energy use. And when consumers rinse cartridges rather than backwash, they can significantly reduce water use, too.

Clean & Clear® Plus cartridge filter combines top-end filter performance with low maintenance. This dependable design uses special filter elements to strip tiny particles from your pool water¦particles as small as 30 microns. (An average grain of beach sand is 1000 microns!) Our four-cartridge design provides maximum filter surface area to capture more dirt and extend time between cleaning. And cleaning is a snap. Open the top, remove the cartridges, hose them off, and Clean & Clear Plus is ready to go again.

We've maximized cartridge surface consistency to block and trap the maximum amount of solids, plus we use the most durable materials to extend cartridge life. Clean & Clear Plus delivers commercial-grade performance that keeps pools clean and sparkling, day in and day out.

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I have a free form pool 36,000 gallons what size filter do I need?
A shopper on May 11, 2017
I have 45,000 pool, what size pentair filter do I need?
Martin B on May 30, 2017
I am looking to replace my Pentair FNS Plus 60. What do you recommend? I am thinking for the Pentair Cleand and Clear Plus 520 SQ FT
Roger D on Apr 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Don't buy it it clogs up so quick that you are going to hate it after a month a good old fashioned sand filter is still the best
I had both so don't buy it
What size filter should I buy. . Have an above ground pool. 50' by 30' ?
Paul K on May 13, 2017
my pool is 16 x 32 and 20,000 gallons of water.
what size do I need ?
A shopper on Mar 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have a similar size pool and I have the clean and clear plus 520 and it works great.
I have a 17x10 pool/spa and 4 ft deep. What size and type of filter do I require?
Steven L on Aug 1, 2017
does this include 4 new filters?
A shopper on Sep 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: When I purchased the Pentair Clean about 2 years ago, it included the filter cartridges. This unit was purchased to replace a Clean & Clear Plus that lasted 11 years.

It probably would have lasted longer, but the spun fiberglass used to make the unit started to shed. That made touching the filter housing an itchy experience. My pool installer suggested painting the unit to reduce fiberglass shedding. Evidently, this is a common problem with the Clean & Clear Plus filters.

Besides that issue, the housing does what it is intended to do.
I had your Pentair Clean & Clear Cartridge filter 520 professionally installed along with the prefilter and I have water flow, but nothing or maybe 1-2 psi reading on the pressure gage. I removed the gage and checked for blockage, it was clear. Someone asked does it comes with the four cartridges already installed. I am assuming so, but before I have someone take it apart can you confirm it comes with the cartridges installed. Item number 68896//160332. I nor the installer took it apart to check the insides?
Randy on Jan 29, 2020
BEST ANSWER: It should have come with the cartridges installed
What does the square footage mean on your filter?
Steven L on Aug 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: That is the square footage of filter fiber in the cartridges
I have 45,000 what clean & clear do I need?
A shopper on Jun 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We have ours on a pool with half the gallons of water as yours. We chose the 520sqft model to combat the desert dust that kept clogging our filters. I would say you should get the 520. We are happy with it.
does this filter require de?
Mark D on Jul 4, 2021
I have 4000 series can this replace that?
Naz F on Dec 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: If the 4000 is a D E filter, these cartridges will not work
I have an in ground pool roughly 55,000 gallons. Which cartridge filter should I get?
Tom S on May 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My pool is half that size and thats the filter I bought. Less maintenance for a large body of water.
What model filter do we need with a 26,700 gallon pool?
Greg F on Feb 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: A 520 sq ft cartridge type filter would be recommended.
What size filter is needed for a 10,000 gal. Pool?
A shopper on Nov 20, 2021
Is the Pentair 160332 in stock?
Mitch F on May 12, 2021
Do you have a pentair 160332 instock?
A shopper on Mar 26, 2021
Is this currently in stock?
A shopper on Mar 1, 2021
What is the delivery time to Plano, Texas?
A shopper on Feb 26, 2021
I have a 40000 gallon pool. What size pool filter do I need?
A shopper on Oct 14, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
I couldn't believe the price. The filter comes fully assembled with the cartridges. Just waiting to be installed.
February 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
Good replacement
The filter arrived in great shape. I had the deliverer wait while I opened the box to ensure there was no internal damage. It came ready to go, no adjustments needed. The new replacement is almost identical except the clamp ring is stainless steel. Fit right where the last one used to be.
Rated 5 out of 5
Go to pool supply company
Great products and customer service. Pool filter wiped out by freeze. Pool Supply Unlimited provided great service and delivery
April 12, 2021
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You've always been able to count on the quality and long service life of Pentair products. Pentair uses state of the art workmanship, materials and manufacturing processes to create the most innovative pool and spa equipment anywhere. And now Pentair products can deliver even more value and peace of mind, because Pentair offers extended warranty coverage on select products that are installed by a qualified installer*.
While the majority of Pentair products are covered by a sixty- (60) day warranty, a select number of products qualify for extended warranty coverage.
Select Bundled Products: applies to purchases and qualified installation of a minimum of a pump and filter, and one or more of the following: heaters, heat pumps, control systems, automatic cleaners, lighting, salt chlorine generators or UV sterilizer**
*Note: Qualified Installer - Defined as a licensed professional who charges a fee for his services, and possesses a business license, contractor's license and/or resale permit. Common examples of a "qualified installer" include: Swimming Pool, Home Repair or Landscape Professional; Plumber or Electrician; General Contractor; Heating and Air Conditioning Specialist.
**Note: Bundled products - must be purchased on the same invoice and installed at the same time. If any product within a bundle is ineligible for the bundled warranty coverage then all products within the same bundle will be disqualified from receiving the three (3) year extended warranty coverage for bundled products.
TradeGrade products must be purchased from a retail store (brick & mortar), pool builder or pool service company to receive a one-year, two-year or three-year warranty. If purchased online will only receive a sixty-day limited warranty. View the list of TradeGrade Products.
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.
Visit www.pentair.com to submit your product warranty registration.
This information was updated on 11/19/2021. For the most current information and full warranty policy please visit www.pentair.com/warranty.

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