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PLDE Series Filters

Sta-Rite® delivers the unique benefits of D.E. filtration in a variation of their proven modular media technology. A single replaceable element delivers water of superior quality without the complex workings of other D.E. filters. This innovative one-piece design is fully backwashable and can be plumbed with or without a backwash valve. 2 in. union valves are included for installations electing not to use a backwash valve. For deep-down cleaning, simply remove the filter lid and hose off in place. No more hassle of tearing down the grid assembly for cleaning and servicing. Contemporary style and matte black finish looks attractive in any pool setting.

  • Durable two-piece tank housing constructed of rugged ABS thermoplastic to ensure a long-lasting tank life
  • Easy-access, Posi-Ring® closure provides fast access to tank internals
  • Innovative design of the System:3 Mod Media filter is now available in the smaller System:2 filter. Virtually maintenance-free operation for pools of all sizes.
  • Small diameter footprint makes the System:2 filter a perfect fit for new and retrofit installations
  • Modular filter tanks allow for quick change of filter medias without changing the tank
  • Perfect for inground pools and inground hot tubs

Note: Operating Limits – maximum continual operating pressure of 50 psi. Pool/spa (bather) applications, maximum operating water temperature (internal filter) 104°F (40°C).

Product Resources

Filter Area Turnover Capacity (in Gallons)
Product Sq. Ft. Flow Rated1 at 1 - 2 GPM (per sq ft) 6 Hour 8 Hour 10 Hour D.E. Required (Lbs) Carton Qty Carton Wt (Lbs)
PLDE36 36 36 - 72 13 - 26,000 17 - 35,000 22 - 43,000 2 in. 5.4 38
PLDE48 48 48 - 96 17 - 34,000 23 - 46,000 29 - 57,600 2 in. 7.2 46
Product Description Carton Wt (Lbs)
18202-0250 ABS 6-Position Valve with Uniton Conncations - 1-1/2" Valve Port 5
18201-0300 ABS 6-Position Valve with Union Connections - 2" Valve Port 8
263053 VLV Push Pull, 7.81" center 12
262509 Valve with filter inlet port on top, no fittings, only valve 12
Product For Pools Up to (Gal) 8 Hr. Turnover Filter Area Sq Ft Original Flow Rate (GPM) D.E. Required (Lbs)
PLDE36 35,000 36 54 5.4
PLDE48 46,000 48 72 7.2
  • 1: Based on NSF recommended flow rate for commercial at 1 -2 GPM per square foot.
  • 2: Do not use more D.E. than shown here. Mixed results with D.E. alternatives.
  • 3: Valves must be purchased separately.
NSF Certified
NSF Certified
Product Description Approx. Ship.Weight (lbs)
27002-0036S 36 Sq. Ft. Replacement Module for PLD50, PLDE36 10 lbs
27002-0048S 48 Sq. Ft. Replacement Module for PLDE48 11 lbs
PKG 188 2 in. Union Half x 2 in. Slip - Package of 2 1 lbs
77703-0101 2 in. Union Half x 1-1/2 in. Slip - Package of 2 1 lbs

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