So I'm making some repairs to my pool plumbing and noticed an issue I never noticed before. The Jandy valve pictured in the center is installed backwards.
The two pipes coming off of it and going down into the ground are for the returns. There are three returns, so one of these t's off underground somewhere. So the "inlet" on the Jandy valve acts as an outlet to the return, and one of the "outlets" is the inlet. It works, however I can't valve off the "inlet" to one of the return lines. That burned me this week because that particular line is leaking, which blocked me from running the pump all night. So it's not a crisis, but is there a valve that would be a better choice here? I'd prefer the ability to valve off both return lines instead of "dead heading" the actual inlet.