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STA-RITE Swimming Pool Filter Owner's Manual

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System 3
For Model Numbers and Descriptions See Page 5.
Sta-Rite Pool/Spa Group
293 Wright Street, Delavan, WI 53115
North America: 800-752-0183, FAX 800-582-2217
International: 262-728-5551, FAX: 262-728-4461, TELEX: ITT 4970245
Union City, TN • Delavan, WI • Mississauga, Ont. • Murrieta, CA
© 2000, Sta-Rite Industries, Inc.
Modular Media Filter System
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Printed in U.S.A.
This manual should be furnished to
the end user of this filter; its use will
reduce service calls and chance of in-
jury and will lengthen filter life.
U.S. PATENT NO. 5190651 (Other patents pending)
S340 (Rev. 1/25/00)



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  • Page 1 293 Wright Street, Delavan, WI 53115 North America: 800-752-0183, FAX 800-582-2217 International: 262-728-5551, FAX: 262-728-4461, TELEX: ITT 4970245 Union City, TN • Delavan, WI • Mississauga, Ont. • Murrieta, CA © 2000, Sta-Rite Industries, Inc. Modular Media Filter System R ’ INSTALLATION, OPERATION & PARTS Printed in U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS When installing and using electrical equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following: 1. READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. To reduce the risk of injury, do not permit children to use this product unless they are closely super- vised at all times.
  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    • Check all clamps, bolts, lids, lock rings and system accessories before testing. • Release all air in system before testing. • Tighten Sta-Rite trap lids to 30 ft. lbs. (4.1 kg-cm) torque for testing. • Water pressure for test must be less than 25 PSI (172 kPa).
  • Page 4: General Information

    NEVER operate filter with air trapped inside. • The Sta-Rite modular media filter system is designed to filter water for swim- ming pools and spas. On a new installation, we recommend: 1. Disassemble the filter after the initial cleanup.
  • Page 5: Specifications / Model Numbers And Descriptions

    SPECIFICATIONS / MODEL DESCRIPTIONS Air Release Valve (Pressure Gauge Behind) Upper Tank Shell Posi-Lok™ Ring Safety Latch 19.5" (495 mm) Lower Tank Outlet Inlet Shell 2" NPT 2" NPT Drain Plug 7.4" (188 mm) 15" (381 mm) 30" (762 mm) FIGURE 1 –...
  • Page 6: Installation

    • Support pipe independently to prevent strains on filter or pump. • Fittings restrict flow; for best efficiency use fewest possible fittings. • For ease of maintenance, use Sta-Rite union couplings to connect the piping to the filter inlet and outlet ports.
  • Page 7: Electrical

    ELECTRICAL motor and voids warranty. Protect cord from water and physical damage. pairing pump or motor. Wiring: Install a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) in circuit; it will sense a short circuit to ground and disconnect power before it becomes dangerous to pool or Hazardous voltage.
  • Page 8: Initial Startup / Operation

    Hazardous pressure. Can cause severe injury or major property damage from tank blow up. Release all pressure and read instructions before working on filter. Latch 2149 1195 Figure 4 – Rotate Posi-Lok™ Ring until tab locks behind the safety latch. INITIAL START-UP Hazardous suction.
  • Page 9: Filter Disassembly / Assembly

    Figure 5 – Depress safety latch to Depress Safety Latch unscrew Posi-Lok™ Ring. to unscrew Posi-Lok™ Figure 6 – Insert ring tab in slot in 2152 1195 filter body. Figure 7 – Roll ring to one side to loosen upper tank half. Small Catch Figure 8 –...
  • Page 10: Module Cleaning Procedure

    When to Clean the Filter The filter module should normally be cleaned when the pressure gauge reading increases 10 PSI over the start-up pressure (record the start-up pressure under “Owner’s Information”, Page 3). In some pools, accessories such as foun- tains or pool cleaners may be noticeably affected by the normal decrease in flow as the filter becomes dirty.
  • Page 11: System Inspection / Winterizing

    NOTICE The filter outlet piping will not empty through the filter drain. Make sure that the outlet piping has a separate drain for winterizing. SYSTEM INSPECTION General: Wash the outside of the filter with a mild detergent and water. Rinse off with a hose.
  • Page 12 Figure 9 Figure 10 Figure 11 Figure 12 START HERE 604 0993 Figure 13 - Torque Sequence 2. CLOSE GATE VALVES in suction and discharge pipes. 3. RELEASE ALL PRESSURE from pump and piping system. To avoid dangerous or fatal electrical shock hazard, turn OFF power to motor before working on pump or motor.
  • Page 13: Troubleshooting Guide - Pump

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE – PUMP Read and understand safety and operating instruc- tions in this manual before doing any work on pump. A. Pump does not operate: 1. Check GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) for proper operation according to GFCI manufac- turer’s instructions.
  • Page 14: Troubleshooting Guide - Filter

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE – FILTER 1. Short Cycle Time: NOTICE: Cycle Time will vary with each installation and between different areas of the country. The follow- ing causes and remedies are for cycle times shorter than normal for your area. A. Chlorine residual too low; maintain proper resid- ual (consult pool professional for recommenda- tion).
  • Page 15: Repair Parts List

    REPAIR PARTS LIST – Modular Media System Part Description Filter Tank Assembly Union Half Assembly O-Ring Pump Assembly (-03, -04 Models) Pump Assembly (-06 Models) Pump Assembly (-12 Models) Pump Assembly (-15 Models) • Adapter Kit (includes Key No. 6, 7) Hose Adapter 1-1/2”...
  • Page 16: Filter Tank Assembly

    RELEASE RELEASE OUTLET OUTLET DRAIN DRAIN Base rotated 90 to show check valve installed. REPAIR PARTS Filter Tank Assembly Description Qty. Posi-Lok™ ring* 1 27001-0050B Air release valve assembly 1 25010-0200 Tank shell upper half* 1 27001-0020S Tank O-ring 1 27001-0061S Tank shell lower half 1 27001-0009S Safety latch for ring...
  • Page 17 Description End Cap Screw Cap and Cord Ass’y Toggle Switch Toggle Switch Boot Baffle Ring Motor Flinger Motor Cover Seal Plate Shaft Seal Impeller O-Ring Front Plate Plain Washer Lock Washer Cap Screw Trap Lid Trap Lid O-Ring Trap Basket Trap Body Drain Plug w/O-Ring Cap Screw...
  • Page 18 Cord and Plug Part Numbers -A1 and -2A1 Models -2A2 Models Cord Ass’y with Cord Ass’y with Twist-lock Plug Straight Plug 31953-0101 U117-1117 1-1/2 31953-0101 U117-1118 Description Motor End Cap Cord Assembly Motor 115/60H/1Ph (Without Cord)* Slinger Seal Plate Seal Impeller O-Ring Front Plate...
  • Page 19: Warranty

    Retain Warranty Certificate (upper portion) in a safe and convenient location for your records. DETACH HERE: Fill out bottom portion completely and mail within 10 days of purchase/installation to: Sta-Rite, Attn: Warranty Dept., 293 Wright St., Delavan, WI 53115 Name...