Question about Waterco Pool & Spa
Posted by Anonymous on
If the handle is sloppy you might have a broken spring in the valve. If not the gasket that keeps water isolated to the right path inside the valve head is not sealing. Sometimes it can be debris stuck but often it means the gasket or diverter (key assembly) needs replaced. It is easy enough to inspect. Shut the pump off and put the valve handle between any two positions then remove the six screws around the top. It should lift off for inspection. Remember this area is under a lot of pressure when the pump is on so it wont take much to allow it to leak across. If the gasket is in the valve body it will need to be removed completely and a new one glued in its place. If the gasket is part of the key assembly, it may not be replaceable, so the whole key assembly will have to be changed. If this is the case, I suggest you take it into your local pool store and see if they can help change it out. The key is under heavy tension from a spring. I use a 6" bearing puller to help compress the spring. Please let me know if you need anymore info or if this didn't help.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
water level must be about the discharge (eyeball) in the pool to back wash. Check the hose connections to make sure that hoses off the the filer head are going to the right place Look for the words "Pump" , "pool" and "waste" molded into the valve. I've seen it a number of times where "Pump" and "pool" were connected the wrong way.
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
Are you using the rinse setting for a few seconds following the backwash? If not, once you finish washing, stop the pump, change the valce to rinse, then run it about 3 to 5 seconds. Shut down then switch to filter and the particles should stop coming back to the pool.
Posted on Jul 05, 2009
Check to make sure the plumbing is in the correct inlet/outlet on the valve head. Sounds like it's plumbed backwards. Inlet is from the pump, out to pool...
Posted on Apr 22, 2010
It sounds like you might just need to replace your valve. They are fairly inexpensive. Try contacting this company. They will be able to tell you exactly what you need to do (free advice) and will have the parts necessary if you do need to buy a new pool filter or new parts.
Backyard City Pools 888-751-0101 or www.backyardcity.com
Just let them know that you need to speak with the person in charge of pools. He will be able to help.
Posted on May 24, 2010
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