Question about Pentair 2" Pvc, 3 Way Lube Free Diverter Valve, with 2.5" Slip Outside

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Operation my Pentair 2" Pvc, 3 Way Lube Free Diverter

Should the off tab on the pentair 2" pvc, 3 way, lube free diverter valve be "up", to the "left" or to the "right" in order to heat the pool? (sorry for the question but my first

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  • jesterdan Nov 14, 2008

    I have the same problem when I try o divert the water to cerculate just in the spa it drains is the th problem you have if so im looking into it today ill let you know if i fix it



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Every valve is unique to the system in which it is plumbed. You cannot specifically say that there is one way to turn a valve and then apply it to your situation. So, there is a way to determine what you need. Three way valves should be plumbed with the water flowing into the valve at what one would recognize as the "leg" of a letter "T".

Assuming the valve is plumbed this way, the source of flow to the other ports is either from the pool/spa or to the pool/spa. for a valve plumbed in front of a pump, the direction is from the pool/spa. For the other 3 way valve, it is to the pool/spa.

The easiest way to detemrine flow is point the valve handle to one direction. Keep in mind that water flow travels under the valve handle. So, if you see water flowing from your skimmer at the pool, the direction the valve handle is pointing is FROM the pool. The opposite port of the valve (180 degrees) is FROM the spa. Do the same for the other valve. If water flows to the spa with a jet action as opposed to a small trickle, you have directed flow TO the spa.

In general, both handles will be pointed in the same direction. At times, they may not so that is why you need to determine flow and then label thew ports.

It is not wise to run a system with the flow not set for POOL suction/POOL return or SPA suction/SPA return. Having the valves in opposite direction can result in an elevated spa draining to a level equal to the pool.

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