Hi Everyone, I'm new to the forum and 1 year into pool ownership. I just replaced the top assembly with a brand new unit for a Pentair multiport valve. I did this because the Aqua Quip repairman said that I most likely had a faulty spring on my old valve. The handle was loose when I was turning it. For reference, I always turn off the pump before turning the handle.
After replacing I turned on the pump to filter and let it run for a few minutes. I wanted to test the new handle so I turned off the pump. I turned the new handle and at first there was plenty of pressure resisting me but then the handle loosened mid-turn. Why is this happening? This is the second spring/handle that has gone bad on me.
- is it normal that the handle provides pressure when the pump is off?
- why did the handle pressure go limp so soon?
Any ideas on what I am doing wrong?
Many thanks in advance - I'm stumped.