Pool pump valves

  • Last Post 06 February 2017
Ruprecht posted this 30 January 2017

Hi.  As you'll see from the photo, our pump has three feeds: the main drain, the cleaner, and the skimmer.  Two of their valves have broken handles and I was going to replace them with 2-way Jandy-type valves.  However, is there a better way of doing this by reconfiguring the whole thing with at least one 3-way?  If there is, I can't visualize it!

Old valves and pipes

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InyoRob posted this 30 January 2017

Hello Ruprecht - We'd be glad to assist you. Below is the best diagram I could find. You'll notice that there are two skimmer lines. You could make one of those the cleaner.

Basic Pool Plumbing Schematic

Ruprecht posted this 06 February 2017

Rob, I don't think there's room for the birds-eye view as above as I don't have much room in front of the pipes, but it would if I stack the pool drain pipe and three-way above the skimmer and cleaner pipe.  Thanks for your suggestion.  Ruprecht, Florida.

InyoRob posted this 06 February 2017

Glad we could help. Please come back and post a picture of your reconfiguration. We'd love to know how it turns out. Good luck!