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    Plunger valve leak

    We put up 16x 48 intex ultra yesterday. Both plunger valves leak. Not from the hose or pool wall from from the top of the valve where you turn off and on. Under the gray part..if that makes sense. Is there a way to fix?

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    Re: Plunger valve leak

    Probably just an O-ring. I don't know if you can get a rebuild kit for this valve, or you might be able to just find O- rings that fit.
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    Re: Plunger valve leak

    Ok thanks. I can probably get hubby to fixed now that we know what it is.

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    Re: Plunger valve leak

    I don't know much about AG pools, but looking on the site, it looks like leaks with that valve are common. It looks like some have just eliminated it and use a fitting to connect directly to the pool.
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    Re: Plunger valve leak

    I had this exact same problem with the same model pool on the same day (almost got creeped out when I saw the post lol). Turned out to be an un-seated o-ring, as mentioned above.

    As I started draining the pool to get the water line below the return level, i had an 'ah-ha' moment that may come in handy for others. I took a large piece of saran wrap (any plastic wrap would work) and covered the return jet on the inside of the pool to allow me to remove the plunger valve and re-seat the o-ring while maintaining the water level in the pool.

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    Re: Plunger valve leak

    Weird, just yesterday i was taking out my brand new plunger valve that i bought last year and it had cracks in the O-ring also
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    Re: Plunger valve leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Spades View Post
    Weird, just yesterday i was taking out my brand new plunger valve that i bought last year and it had cracks in the O-ring also
    Does Intex and Summer Escapes (your sig) use the same manufacturer for the plumbing?
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    Re: Plunger valve leak

    Not sure if we are all talking about same spot on plunger mine is leaking from where i drew on this photo. I can't even get it apart right there..

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    Re: Plunger valve leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Poolnewbie82 View Post
    Not sure if we are all talking about same spot on plunger mine is leaking from where i drew on this photo. I can't even get it apart right there..
    Ah ok, yeah, mine was leaking from the end where the valve assembly connects to the return jet. Sorry for the confusion (and false hope).
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    Re: Plunger valve leak

    Quote Originally Posted by FlyDeltaJets View Post
    Ah ok, yeah, mine was leaking from the end where the valve assembly connects to the return jet. Sorry for the confusion (and false hope).
    its stinks. Leaks a lot only while pump running though

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    Re: Plunger valve leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Poolnewbie82 View Post
    its stinks. Leaks a lot only while pump running though

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    Ive got a brand new one that im probably never going to use if youre interested. I can change the bottom Oring out or you can probably reuse your old Oring on it since your leak is in the upper body


    Quote Originally Posted by FlyDeltaJets View Post
    Does Intex and Summer Escapes (your sig) use the same manufacturer for the plumbing?
    No it does not. Will have to use adapters to install onto Summer Escapes because of the slip-on type fittings they use
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    Re: Plunger valve leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Spades View Post
    Ive got a brand new one that im probably never going to use if youre interested. I can change the bottom Oring out or you can probably reuse your old Oring on it since your leak is in the upper body




    No it does not. Will have to use adapters to install onto Summer Escapes because of the slip-on type fittings they use
    Thank you. Let me see what hubby wants to do. I know that eventually we are going to plumb with pvc but that may be next yr.

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    Re: Plunger valve leak

    I looked at my valve yesterday and the top cap does come off, yours is probably just really tight. There is a flat gasket in there.
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    Re: Plunger valve leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Spades View Post
    I looked at my valve yesterday and the top cap does come off, yours is probably just really tight. There is a flat gasket in there.
    Man it must be super tight. Ill check again! Thanks

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    Re: Plunger valve leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Poolnewbie82 View Post
    Man it must be super tight. Ill check again! Thanks

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    Thank you! I finally got it off. The rubber was not seated in there correctly. Pushed it down and working fine. On another note. I think i have a small leak from bottom of pool

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    Re: Plunger valve leak

    Since we are in the process of setting up that same pool, 16x48 Ultra, I'll open up the valves and be sure all is seated correctly before filling. Thanks for the heads up.

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    Re: Plunger valve leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Poolnewbie82 View Post
    Thank you! I finally got it off. The rubber was not seated in there correctly. Pushed it down and working fine. On another note. I think i have a small leak from bottom of pool

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    Exactly the issue with mine (at the outlet to the return jet, though). Re-seated the gasket and it works great now. Glad you got it fixed, too bad about the leak
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