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Sta-Rite Pool/Spa Group
Pentair Pool Products, Inc.
293 Wright Street, Delavan, WI 53115
1620 Hawkins Ave.
International: 262-728-5551, FAX: 262-728-7550
Sanford, NC 27330
Tel 919-774-4151 • Fax 919-774-4841
Union City, TN • Delavan, WI • Mississauga, ON
© 2005, Sta-Rite Industries
O W N E R '
729 0294
T-240BP-1 T-300BP-2
This manual should be furnished to
the end user of this filter; its use will
reduce service calls and chance of
injury and will lengthen filter life.
S242 (Rev. C 12/17/07)
S242 (Rev. C 12/17/07)



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  • Page 1 293 Wright Street, Delavan, WI 53115 1620 Hawkins Ave. International: 262-728-5551, FAX: 262-728-7550 Sanford, NC 27330 Tel 919-774-4151 • Fax 919-774-4841 Union City, TN • Delavan, WI • Mississauga, ON S242 (Rev. C 12/17/07) S242 (Rev. C 12/17/07) © 2005, Sta-Rite Industries...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    To avoid unneeded service calls, prevent possible injuries, and get the most out of your filter, READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY! The Sta-Rite Top Mounted Series High Rate Sand Filter: • Is designed to filter water for swimming pools. • Is an excellent performer; durable, reliable.
  • Page 3 • Check all clamps, bolts, lids, and system accessories before testing. • BE SURE all air is out of 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: Dimensions/Specifications

    Waste Outlet 1-1/2" See Page 14 for Pressure Drop Curve. Union connection Pump Inlet 1-1/2" RECOMMENDED SAND GRADES: Return Outlet 2.88 (73) 1-1/2" Slip Use only: #20 Silica Sand, Size Range .40-.55mm., Uniformity Coefficient less than 1.75. NOTICE: Use of other sands will reduce filter performance, may damage pump, and will void warranty.
  • Page 5: General Information

    GENERAL INFORMATION • Clean a new pool as well as possible before filling pool and operating filter. Excess dirt and large particles of foreign matter in the system can cause serious damage to the filter and pump. NEVER test this filter with compressed air. Do not operate filter at water temperatures above 95°F (35°C).
  • Page 6: Filter Setup

    Filter Setup A. Insert first lateral into socket; twist clockwise 1/4 turn to lock lateral into hub. Assembly: See Figures 2 through 5 for filter assembly. Lateral is correctly installed when slots face down. Loading Sand Media B. Insert assembly 1.To keep sand out of collector assembly, place plastic sand shield over top into top of of collector tube before pouring sand into filter (See Figure 5).
  • Page 7: Startup/Operation

    Startup/Operation (See Figure 9) Hazardous pressure. To avoid explosion and possible Delavan, WI. 53115 severe or fatal injury, filter system pressure must not exceed stated filter system with compressed air; never operate system with water temperature above 95° (35° C). To prevent equipment damage and possible injury, turn pump OFF before changing valve position.
  • Page 8: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE General: • Wash outside of filter with a mild detergent and water. Rinse off with hose. NOTICE: DO NOT use solvents to clean filter; solvents may damage plastic components in system. • Inspect sand bed at least once a year to remove foreign material which has not been backwashed out of system.
  • Page 9: Mult-Port Valve Service

    2. Remove drain plug from filter. 3. Drain filter tank completely and replace drain cap (Figure 13, Page 10). Aquatools .WATERFORD, WI. 53185 4. Cover with plastic or tarpaulin to protect from weather, but do not seal from air circulation. 5.
  • Page 10: Drain Fitting Installation/Removal

    4. Reassemble Valve: A. Replace plug gasket and shaft, mounting spring, washers, and O-Ring on plug shaft. Lubricate O-Ring with Amojel. B. Replace lid; match screw holes in lid and body. C. Press down on lid to allow screws to engage nuts; tighten each nut se- curely.
  • Page 11: Troubleshooting Guide

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE 1. Short Cycle between backwashes: NOTICE: Time between backwashes will vary with each installation and be- tween different areas of the country. Ask installer about normal backwash in- terval in your area. The following causes and remedies are for cycle times shorter than normal for your area.
  • Page 12: Repair Parts List

    REPAIR PARTS – TANKS Aquatools .WATERFORD, WI. 53185 T-150BP-1, T-170BP-1, T-200BP-1, T-240BP-1, T- 300BP-2 757 0294 Model Description Used T-150BP-1 T-170BP-1 T-200BP-1 T-240BP-1 T-300BP-2 Multiport Valve, Top Mount (Includes Key Nos. 2 and 3) WC112-148A WC112-148A WC112-148A WC112-148A 14971-TM-22-L O-Ring, Valve Flange U9-369 U9-369 U9-369...
  • Page 13 REPAIR PARTS – MULTI-PORT VALVES WC112-148A #14971-TM-22-L 1343 1094 Part Description Qty. WC112-148A 14971-TM-22-L Valve Handle Decal 14965-0021 –– Handle 14962-0032 14971-SM10E1 Dowel Pin 35857-0021 14971-SM10E2 Washer 14965-0007 14971-SM10E3 Operating Instruction Decal 14965-0020 –– Screw 37337-3056(7) 14971-SM10E4(10) Valve Cover 14965-0011 14971-SM20E6 O-Ring 35505-1228...
  • Page 14: Pressure Drop Curve

    T-240BP-1 T-300BP-2 T-150BP-1 T-170BP-1, T-200BP-1 Capacity (GPM) Figure 14 – Pressure Drop Curve - Filter Position...
  • Page 15: Warranty

    • Complete a warranty registration at by clicking on “Register Products” and selecting Sta-Rite Pool OR • Complete bottom portion completely and mail within 10 days of installation to Sta-Rite, Attn.: Pool Warranty Dept., 293 Wright St., Delavan , WI 53115...