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System 3Modular Media Filter System

O W N E R ’ S M A N U A L

RELEASE

OUTLET

IINLET

2160 1295

INSTALLATION, OPERATION & PARTS

For Model Numbers and Descriptions See Page 5.

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.

Sta-Rite Pool/Spa Group

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

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.

Printed in U.S.A.

S340 (Rev. 1/25/00)

SYSTEM 3™ MODULAR MEDIA

FILTER SYSTEM

To avoid unneeded service calls, prevent possible injuries, and get the most out of your filter system, READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY!

The System 3™ Modular Media Filter System Pool Pumps:

Without a cord or with a 3’ cord or no cord are for use with permanently installed pools ONLY (see CAUTION #7, below).

With a 25’ cord are for use with storable pools ONLY (see CAUTION #8, below).

Table of Contents

 

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

2-3

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

4

Specifications / Model Numbers and Descriptions.........................................

5

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

6

Electrical .......................................................................................................

7

Initial Startup / Operation ..............................................................................

8

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

9-10

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

10

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

10

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

11

Pump Service .........................................................................................

11-12

Troubleshooting Guide - Pump....................................................................

13

Troubleshooting Guide - Filter .....................................................................

14

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

15-18

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

19

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.

2. To reduce the risk of injury, do not permit children to use this product unless they are closely supervised at all times.

3. Risk of electrical shock. Connect only to a grounding type receptacle protected by a ground-fault cir- cuit-interrupter (GFCI). Contact a qualified electrician if you cannot verify that the receptacle is protected by a GFCI.

4.Do not bury cord. Locate cord to minimize abuse from lawn mowers, hedge trimmers, and other equipment.

5. To reduce the risk of electrical shock, replace a damaged cord immediately.

6. To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not use an extension cord to connect unit to electrical supply; provide a properly located outlet.

7. Permanent pool pumps are for use with permanently installed pools and may also be used with hot tubs and spas if so marked. Do not use with storable pools. A permanently installed pool is constructed in or on the ground or in a building such that it cannot be readily disassembled for storage. A storable pool is constructed so that it may be readily disassembled for storage and reassembled to its original integrity.

8. Storable pool pumps are for use with storable pools only. Do not use with permanently installed pools. A storable pool is constructed so that it is capable of being readily disassembled for storage and reassembled to its original integrity. A permanently installed pool is constructed in or on the ground, or in a building, such that it cannot be readily disassembled for storage.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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WARNING

Hazardous Pressure!

Can cause tank

explosion.

Do not connect filter to

compressed air under any

circumstances.

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 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 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

ForeArm

 

Joint

Arm

Leg

Upper

Head

 

 

Joint

ArmUpper

Leg

 

ForeArm

 

 

Leg Joint

Risk of falls and injury.

Filter surface is slippery.

Do not allow children to stand or play on filter.

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 media filter system 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.

Maximum pressure is 50 PSI (345 kPa). DO NOT connect the filter to a city water 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 media filter system is designed to filter water for swimming pools and spas. On a new 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 8 and 9.

2. Remove and hose down the filter module to remove 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 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. Failure to follow these instructions may affect warranty coverage of the module.

Owner’s Information

Serial Number ____________________________________________________

Dealer ___________________________________________________________

Dealer’s Telephone #_______________________________________________

Purchase Date ____________________________________________________

Installation Date ___________________________________________________

Pressure Gauge Reading at Startup ___________________________________

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SPECIFICATIONS / MODEL DESCRIPTIONS

Table 1 - Filter Specifications

43.5" (1105 mm) Minimum

Service

Height

Air Release Valve

(Pressure Gauge Behind)

Upper

Tank

Shell

Posi-Lok™

32.75"

Ring

(832 mm)

 

 

 

2" NPT x 1-1/2" NPT

 

 

 

Reducer Bushing

Safety

 

 

Pump

Latch

 

 

Suction

Lower

19.5" (495 mm)

1-1/2" NPT

 

Tank

Outlet

Inlet

 

Shell

2" NPT

2" NPT

 

Drain

 

 

 

Plug

 

 

11"

 

 

 

 

 

 

(279 mm)

7.4"

 

 

 

(188 mm)

 

 

 

 

 

15" (381 mm)

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30" (762 mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FIGURE 1 – Dimensions in inches (mm)

 

Model No.

 

PLM100

PLM150

Filter Area sq. ft. (m2)

100(9.3)

150(14)

Max. Rated Flow GPM (LPM)*

 

 

Residential

100(379)

150(568)

Commercial

37(140)

56(212)

Max. Operating Pressure PSI (kPa)

50(345)

50(345)

Max. Continuous Water

 

 

Temperature F(C)

104°(40°)

104°(40°)

* For best water clarity and filter cycle length, restrict water flow to 50 GPM (189 LPM).

 

24

(165)

 

22

(152)

 

20

(138)

(kPa)

18

(124)

16

(110)

Inch

14 (97)

inDropPressure SquareperPounds

12 (88)

 

 

10 (69)

 

8 (55)

 

6 (41)

 

4 (28)

 

2

(14)

10

20

40

60

80

100

120

140

160

(38)

(76)

(151)

(227)

(303)

(378)

(454)

(529)

(606)

Flow in Gallons Per Minute (LPM)

150

(568)

2497 0796

 

FIGURE 2 – Pressure Drop Curve

Model Descriptions

PLM100JWAE-03

PLM100JWAF-03

PLM100JWAE-06

PLM100JWAF-06

PLM150JWAE-03

PLM150JWAF-03

PLM150JWAE-06

PLM150JWAF-06

Hoses, Adapters, Clamps, and U.S.A. Spec. Motor

Adapters, Clamps, and Canadian Spec. Motor

(Includes 3’ Cord w/Straight Plug)

(Includes 25’ Cord w/Straight Plug)

PLM100JWAE-04

PLM100JWAF-04

PLM100JWAE-12

PLM100JWAF-12

PLM150JWAE-04

PLM150JWAF-04

PLM150JWAE-12

PLM150JWAF-12

Adapters, Clamps, and U.S.A. Spec. Motor

Adapters, Clamps, and U.S.A. Spec. Motor

(Includes 3’ Cord w/Straight Plug)

(Includes 3’ Cord w/Twist-Lok Plug)

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Hazardous voltage. Can shock, burn, or cause death.

Disconnect power before working

on pump or motor.

NOTICE

Make sure that the filter and all piping can be drained for winterizing. See “Winterizing”, Page 10.

INSTALLATION

Installation of filter should only be done by qualified, licensed personnel.

Assembly:

Unpack filter system and check it for transit damage.

Open the accessory package and install the pressure gauge (with the filter screen under it; see exploded view, Page 15) in the open port on top of the filter tank. Do not overtighten.

Install hoses with adapters and clamps provided in the accessory package. Run one line from the skimmer to the pump suction port. Run the other line from the filter outlet to the pool inlet fitting.

Filter mount must:

Provide weather and freezing protection.

Provide adequate ventilation and drainage for pump.

Provide space and lighting for easy access for routine maintenance. (See Figure 1 for space requirements.)

Be installed with the trap suction inlet below the pool water level at all times (to allow the pump to prime).

Be on a reasonably level surface and provide adequate drainage.

Piping:

Piping must conform to local/state plumbing and sanitary codes.

Use teflon tape, Plasto-Joint Stik®1, or Silastic RTV #732® on all male connections of plastic pipe and fittings. DO NOT use pipe compounds on plastic pipe; it will cause the pipe to crack. Do not use sealant on unions – assemble them dry and hand tight.

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.

Keep piping tight and free of leaks: pump suction line leaks may cause trapped air in filter tank or loss of prime at pump; pump discharge line leaks may show up as dampness or jets of water.

NOTICE: Overtightening can crack filter ports.

Valves:

Install valves on both sides of the filter to isolate filter for easy servicing.

NOTICE: Install heater downstream of filter. If heater does not incorporate a check valve, install one at the heater inlet to prevent hot water from backing up into the filter. Filter modules damaged by excessive heat will void the warranty.

A check valve installed ahead of filter inlet will prevent contaminants from draining back into pool.

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