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STA-RITE PLD70, PLD50 User Manual

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System 2Modular DE Filter

O W N E R ’ S M A N U A L

RELEASE

OUTLET

2161 1295

INSTALLATION, OPERATION & PARTS

MODELS

PLD50 PLD70

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sta-Rite Pool/Spa Group

 

U.S. PATENT NO. 5190651 (Other patents pending)

 

 

 

 

293 Wright Street, Delavan, WI 53115

 

 

International: 262-728-5551, FAX: 262-728-7550

 

 

www.starite.com

 

 

Union City, TN • Delavan, WI • Mississauga, Ont. • Murrieta, CA

 

 

© 2003, Sta-Rite Industries

Printed in U.S.A.

S339 (Rev. 12/9/03)

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WARNING

Hazardous Pressure!

Can cause tank

explosion.

Do not connect filter to

compressed air under any

circumstances.

Table of Contents

 

Safety Instructions ................................................................................................

2

General Information.............................................................................................

3

Specifications.......................................................................................................

4

Installation ...........................................................................................................

5

Initial Startup .......................................................................................................

6

Filter Disassembly / Assembly...........................................................................

6-7

Module Cleaning Procedure ................................................................................

8

Special Cleaning Instruction .............................................................................

8

System Inspection/Winterizing .............................................................................

9

Troubleshooting Guide.......................................................................................

10

Repair Parts List..................................................................................................

11

Warranty............................................................................................................

12

READ AND FOLLOW SAFETY

 

INSTRUCTIONS!

 

This is the safety alert symbol. When you see this symbol on your filter or in

this manual, look for one of the following signal words and be alert to the

potential for personal injury.

 

warns about hazards that will cause death, serious personal injury, or major property damage if ignored.

warns about hazards that can cause death, serious personal injury, or major property damage if ignored.

warns about hazards that will or can cause minor personal injury or property damage if ignored.

NOTICE indicates special instructions not related to hazards.

Carefully read and follow all safety instructions in this manual and on equipment.

Keep safety labels in good condition; replace if missing or damaged.

Incorrectly installed or tested equipment may fail, causing severe injury or property damage. Read and follow instructions in owner's manual when installing and operating equipment. Have a trained pool professional perform all pressure tests.

1.Do not connect system to a city water system or other external source of pressurized water.

2.Use equipment only in a pool or spa installation.

3.Trapped air in system can cause explosion. BE SURE all air is out of system before operating or testing equipment.

Before pressure testing, make the following safety checks:

Check all clamps, bolts, lids, lock rings and system accessories before testing.

Release all air in system before testing.

Tighten Sta-Rite pump 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).

Water Temperature for test must be less than 100o F. (38o C).

Limit test to 24 hours. After test, visually check system to be sure it is ready for operation. Remove pump trap lid and retighten hand tight only.

NOTICE: These parameters apply to Sta-Rite equipment only. For non-Sta-Rite equipment, consult equipment manufacturer.

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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”, below, right).

In some pools, accessories such as fountains or pool cleaners may be noticeably affected by the normal decrease in flow as the filter becomes dirty. If so, clean the filter more frequently (that is, at a pressure increase of less than 10 PSI) in order to maintain the required flow.

WARNING

Risk of drowning and falls. Place equipment at least 4 feet from pool so that children cannot

climb over it into pool.

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Do not allow children to stand or play on filter or pump.

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.

With a modular Diatomaceous Earth (DE) filter in place and operating correctly, clean water is returned to the pool faster than pool water is being contaminated. A typical pool installation will require approximately one week to obtain and maintain the sparkle that your filter is capable of giving you.

Do not use more than the recommended amount of DE in your filter. Excess DE can cause a buildup of DE and “bridging” between the pleats which will plug the filter.

Maximum pressure is 50 PSI (345 kPa). DO NOT connect the filter to a city water system or to an individual water well system.

Hazardous pressure. Open air release valve to vent all air from system before operating system. NEVER operate filter with air trapped inside.

The Sta-Rite modular DE filter is designed to filter water for swimming pools. On a new pool installation, we recommend:

1.Disassemble the filter after the initial cleanup.

Hazardous pressure. To prevent severe injury or major property damage, exactly follow "Filter Disassembly/Assembly Procedure" on Pages 6 and 7.

2.Remove and hose down the element assembly to remove spent DE and contaminants.

Maintain pool water pH between 7.2 and 7.6.

Make sure that internal air bleed tube and filter are clean and installed properly at top of module before operating filter.

Make sure that Posi-Lok™ Ring is securely locked in place before operating filter.

Maintain pressure gauge in good working order. Replace a damaged gauge immediately.

Cleaning interval is based on pressure rise, not on length of time filter is operated. Different water conditions will have different normal cleaning intervals.

Check local codes for restrictions on waste water and DE disposal requirements.

NOTICE: Some pool disinfectants may clog filter module. To maximize module life and filter cycle time, closely follow disinfectant manufacturer’s instructions when cleaning pool or filter (see Page 8).

Owner’s Information

Serial Number ____________________________________________________

Dealer ___________________________________________________________

Dealer’s Telephone #_______________________________________________

Purchase Date ____________________________________________________

Installation Date ___________________________________________________

Pressure Gauge Reading at Startup ___________________________________

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SPECIFICATIONS

38.5" (978 mm) Minimum Service Height

Air Release Valve

(Pressure Gauge Behind)

Upper

Tank

Shell

Posi-Lok™

Ring

27.75"

(705 mm)

Safety

Latch

18.58" Dia.

(472 mm)

Lower

Outlet

 

Inlet

Tank

 

Shell

2" NPT

 

2" NPT

Drain

 

 

 

Plug

 

 

 

 

 

 

2148 1195

 

 

15" Dia.

2.25"

 

 

(381 mm)

 

 

(57 mm)

 

 

 

Filter

Inlet

 

Outlet

 

IINLET

Pump

To Pool

 

From

Pool

4085 1001

FIGURE 1B – Piping Connections

 

9

(kPa)Inch

(62.1)

8

 

(55.2)

inDropPressure SquareperPounds

6

(41.4)

 

4

(27.6)

2

(13.8)

10

20

30

40

50

60

70

(38)

(76)

(114)

(151)

(189)

(227)

(265)

Flow in Gallons Per Minute (LPM)

2496 0796

PLD50

PLD70

FIGURE 1A – Dimensions in inches (mm) FIGURE 2 – Pressure Drop Curve

Table 1 - Recommended DE Manufacturers

Johns Manville

Celite 545™

GREFCO, Inc.

Decalite 4200™

Eagle-Picher Minerals, Inc.

Celatom™

 

 

Table 2 - Filter Specifications

 

PLD50

PLD70

Filter Area sq. ft. (m2)

30(2.8)

36(3.3)

Lbs. (kg) of DE Used

6 lbs.(2.7 kg.)

4 lbs.(1.8 kg.)

Maximum Flow Rate gpm (L/m)

60(227)

70(265)

Max. Operating Pressure psi (kPa)

50(345)

50(345)

Max. Continuous Water Temperature F(C)

104°(40°)

104°(40°)

One half pound of DE will fill a one pound coffee can.

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