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Thread: Identify this backwash valve please

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    Identify this backwash valve please

    I have an Apollo DE filter. When I bought the house, there was a wrench clamped to the top of the valve, but that has since totally come off.

    This is the valve and filter: Shared album - Tom Steenhuysen - Google Photos

    If I need to replace it, do I need more than just the valve. The fasteners seem old-school and not nice like the pastic stuff I see everywhere now.

    Thank you!
    Tom

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    Re: Identify this backwash valve please

    Wow. First thing I'd do is go down and apply for social security retirement benefits for the filter and the valve.

    So I suspect the valve was propitiatory to Anthony Pools when dinosaurs roamed the earth back in the 60s or 70s. Finding a replacement now will be difficult.

    I'd like to see a picture of the whole pad.
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    Re: Identify this backwash valve please

    The rubber couplings are cheap to replace and easy to find but they are not an ideal coupling. If you're going to replace, I would suggest removing the rubber and using PVC. The valve however, is not such an easy thing to replace. Looks like maybe a stop valve for a return? Cut it out and start again... This is just awful. Sorry.

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    Re: Identify this backwash valve please

    hahaha ~ social security indeed. But hey, if it ain't broke...

    I added more photos to the album Pool Equipment - Google Photos
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