Main Content Starts Here

System:3® Modular Media Filters —SM Series

A New Class of Noncartridge Filtration

No longer using "cartridges," Sta-Rite's advanced technology has brought an entirely new class of filtration to your pool. The modular media concept incorporates the latest in media science, perfectly balanced flow, and an integral manifold design: namely, ultra-capacity filtration. This filtration concept puts totally care-free operation within reach. Modular filter tanks allow for quick change of filter medias without changing the tank. Contemporary style and matte black finish look attractive in any pool setting.

  • Typical installation—inground pools, inground hot tubs and water features
  • Durable, two-piece tank housing constructed of Dura-Glas™, the leading glass-reinforced composite resin
  • The innovative balanced flow design is the standard of the industry
  • Complete media coverage combined with shallow pleats means greater dirt-holding capabilities for longer filter cycles and less cleaning
  • Simply hose off the elements in a matter of minutes—makes servicing a snap
  • Dual drain plugs—side plug available for plumbing to waste, and bottom plug drains entire filter

Note: No backwash valve required.

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 Components

  1. An Up-Close Look Top-mounted pressure gauge is conveniently positioned for easy reading
  2. Stands Tough Year After Year DuraGlas™, Sta-Rite’s® exclusive high-density composite resin, will never corrode and weathers the elements
  3. Easy Access Posi-Lok™ clamps provide easy access to the filter module. 50/50 split-tank design provides extra room for cleaning and service. Fast in, fast out!
  4. Powerfully Smooth 2’’ plumbing ports improve hydraulic flow, which allows the pump to work more efficiently
System:3 Mod Media - SM Series Featured 3
System:3 Mod Media - SM Series Featured 2

Dura-Glas™ Construction

The filter is made from a high-density composite resin to weather the elements for long, dependable life. And, its sleek, contemporary appearance and matte black finish look attractive in any pool setting.

Particle Filtration Comparison

System:3 Mod Media - SM Series Icon 1

D.E. Filter
Less than 5 Microns

System:3 Mod Media - SM Series Icon 2

Cartridge Filter
10-30 Microns

System:3 Mod Media - SM Series Icon 3

Sand Filter
20-100 Microns

Ultra-capacity Filtration™

System:3 Mod Media filters combine a balanced-flow and integral manifold design, plus an easily cleaned media element. And, modular filter tanks permit quick change of filter media. The result is a filter system that not only requires less frequent cleaning but is also easy to clean.

System:3 Mod Media - SM Series Featured 1
System:3 Mod Media - SM Series Dimensional Drawing

Specifications

Item #Filter Area (Sq. Ft.)Flow Rate (GPM Res)6 Hour8 Hour10 HourTank Port sizeCarton Wt. (Lbs.)
S7M12030050 - 10018 - 36,00024 - 48,00030 - 60,0002 in.120
S7M40040050 - 11518 - 41,00024 - 55,00030 - 69,0002 in.125
S8M15045050 - 12418 - 45,00024 - 60,00030 - 74,0002 in.147
S8M50050050 - 13018 - 46,00024 - 62,40030 - 78,0002 in.150
Item #Filter Area (Sq. Ft.)Flow Rate (GPM Res)6 Hour8 Hour10 HourTank Port sizeCarton Wt. (Lbs.)
S7M12030050 - 10018 - 36,00024 - 48,00030 - 60,0002 in.120
S7M40040050 - 11518 - 41,00024 - 55,00030 - 69,0002 in.125
S8M15045050 - 12418 - 45,00024 - 60,00030 - 74,0002 in.147
S8M50050050 - 13018 - 46,00024 - 62,40030 - 78,0002 in.150

Based on NSF rated flow range of 0.333 GPM per square foot for the S7M120. 0.288 GPM per square foot for the S7M400, 0.275 GPM for the S8M150 and 0.26 GPM per square foot for the S8M500.
Turnover Capacity (In Gallons) (Flow Rate x 60 x Hours)