When should I replace my pool multiport valve?
The replacement of a spring is similar to replacing the valve handle, described above. Spider Gasket Replacement: Every 5-10 years, the gasket on a multiport valve may need to be replaced. First, make sure that you order the correct spider gasket, there are literally dozens of different sizes.
What does recirculate on a multiport valve do?
The RECIRCULATE position is the second ‘bypass’ setting on the multiport valve. Water is drawn in from the pump and then returned straight to the pool, bypassing the filter altogether. The best use of the RECIRCULATE setting is when there is a problem with the filter, and it cannot be used.
Are multiport valves universal?
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How long should you recirculate your pool?
This is usually done for about 15 seconds. Recirculate – This setting is used to troubleshoot problems with the filter sand and is especially useful if you are battling an algae bloom. The water will circulate in the pool normally, but will bypass the filter sand.
Should I run my pool pump on filter or recirculate?
Recirculate – This setting is used to troubleshoot problems with the filter sand and is especially useful if you are battling an algae bloom. The water will circulate in the pool normally, but will bypass the filter sand.
Do you vacuum a pool on backwash or waste?
If you do have this option, it is highly recommended that whenever you have algae, you will need to vacuum to waste. This option allows you to vacuum the algae up and send it out through the backwash line, avoiding getting algae into your filter sand.
How do I know if my multiport valve is bad?
One common symptom of multiport valve problems is when there is leaking around the valve itself, or when water comes out of the waste line, even when the valve is set to the FILTER position. Multiport valve problems may also be indicated when dirt fails to be trapped by the filter, instead returning to the pool.