Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Pentair Clean and Clear Plus Sizing?

  1. Back To Top    #1
    peterdaly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Fayetteville, NY
    Posts
    188

    Pentair Clean and Clear Plus Sizing?

    I am considering a Pentair Clean and Clear Plus to replace a Waterway sand filter that did not seem to be properly filtering at the end of last season.

    Pool is about 16.5k gallons, salt water, with solar loop, and I intend to run flow around 20-25gpm for a lot of the time. I am not sure what model would make sense for my pool.

    Models under consideration are:
    240sqft - 90 gpm flow max
    320sqft - 120 gpm flow max
    420sqft - 150 gpm flow max
    520sqft - 150 gpm flow max

    My gut instinct is go with the 320, but am wondering if there would be a any noticeable differences by going above that. About $350 difference between 320 and 520.

    Thank you for any informed guidance.
    Fayetteville, NY -17K gal, IG vinyl, Hayward SP2300VSP Max-Flo Variable Speed Pump, FlowVis Flow Meter, Sand filter
    Self designed Arduino powered automation for pump and solar control, Solar Attic Pool Heater, AutoPilot Digital SWG, TF100

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Mod Squad Jimrahbe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Bedford, TX
    Posts
    9,277

    Re: Pentair Clean and Clear Plus Sizing?

    Peter,

    I have the 520 mainly because I was told the bigger the better, as it allows you to go longer between cleanings.

    That said, I only clean mine twice a year, once before the pool season and once after the pool season. Like you I have a VS pump, so at 20-25 GPM my pressure gauge does not get above 2 or 3 lbs. I suspect that I could go a whole year without cleaning them, but I don't play to find out.

    I would "assume" you could do the same thing with the 320 and worst case have to clean it three times a year, if that. but, you know what they say about assuming...

    Thanks for posting,

    Jim R.
    Finished in 2015 - 17K Gal, IG, 20' x 25' Almost Rectangular Pool, Pebble finish, three rockport water falls. Pentair Equipment: EasyTouch 4, IC40 SWG, 3 HP VS Pump, CCP520 Cartridge Filter.
    TF100 with SpeedStir and SampleSizer, ColorQ Pro 7, Dolphin Premier Robot Cleaner, added Screen Logic 2, added small 3 person Caldera Spa.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •