Pentair 160301 Clean & Clear Plus Fiberglass Pool Filter Review

For a good pool filter, you cannot go wrong with the PEntair 160301. By reading this review, you will learn if this filter offers what you need.

Pentair 160301 Clean & Clear Plus Fiberglass

For Pools And Spas

To start off this review, you should know that this pool filter isn’t just for swimming pools.

Rather, this pool filter can also be used in a hot tub.

If you own a hot tub that you use as a spa, then you can use this pool filter.

If you own a swimming pool, then you can use this pool filter in this swimming pool.

The experience will, for the most part, be the exact same.

Somewhat Easy-To-Install

For the most part, installing this filter is quite easy.

Just make sure to read the manual, use the right tools, and attach what’s needed to the various pipes and systems in your pool.

But, there is one notable feature that can make this process more difficult. The feature, in question, is the sheer bulk of this filter.

With a weight of 75-pounds, this filter is not light.

You will need two people to carry it. Once the pool filter is where it needs to be, you may still need another person to help you navigate and adjust the filter.

If the size and weight won’t be a problem, though, then the overall installation process should be just fine.


Everything this filter relies on is contained within the injection molded tank.

The strength of this tank allows the filter to last for a long time, even if you drop or toss the filter by accident.

To ensure the stability of this filter, and all that’s within the filter, you will find bulkhead unions, as well as clamps for both balanced hydraulic flow and tension control.

Each one of these features ensures that the filter can last for a long time, without needing any extensive repairs.

For a reliable filter that will last you a long time, this is a fantastic purchase.

Good Filtration Coverage

You can use this pool filter in a pool or hot tub that is, at most, 420 square-feet.

For a residential pool, this is a massive size. Most residential pools are much, much smaller than 420 square-feet.

For a commercial pool, though, this size is far more common. Many commercial pools are 420 square-feet, or larger.

You can also use this pool filter in pools and hot tubs that are far smaller than 420 square-feet.

If you own a swimming pool that is 60 square-feet, for example, this pool filter will still work quite well.

The price of this pool filter is somewhat prohibitive, though. Because of this, if you own a smaller pool or hot tub, this pool filter may not be the wisest investment.

Efficient Flow Rate

The total flow rate of this pool filter is 150-GPM.

Every minute that passes, this pool filter can filter 150-gallons of water.

All of this water will flow through the filter, and then back into your swimming pool.

For residential pools, this is absolutely fantastic. You will only need one filter.

But, for commercial pools, this certainly isn’t ideal.

Unless, that is, you purchase more than one filter.

If you want to do that, and don’t mind a slightly slow – for a commercial pool – flow rate, then that’s a great choice.

For a residential pool, though, one filter will be more than sufficient.

Conclusion: Great For Pools And Hot Tubs

In the end, if you need a fantastic filter that will last you a long time, then the Pentair 160301 Clean & Clear Plus Fiberglass Pool Filter is a great purchase!

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