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    Help with valve settings pool/ spa

    Hi all

    I just bought a pre own home with a pool/spa

    I can't for the life of me seem to get the valve positions correct for normal use, cleaning (pool sweeper) and spa use

    The Jandy Valves were labeled at one time but he AZ heat has discolored them somewhat

    There are 4 Valves

    Spa suction - 1
    Pool suction / pool cleaner - 1
    Spa return / pool return - 1
    Spa (something faded) - 1

    Attached is a picture of the equip




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    Re: Help with valve settings pool/ spa

    Welcome to TFP!

    The pump suction line on the left is currently set for spa OFF, turning it 180 will close off pool suction and open spa suction. So, in the pic the suction is coming from the pool. The middle pool suction line is also OFF. If you turn the pooo valve counterclockwise it will open the middle pool suction line and Cloe the right pool suction line.
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    Re: Help with valve settings pool/ spa

    Thanks for the reply

    So for normal operation cleaning and filtering what should they look like?


    What should they look like for spa use only?


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    Re: Help with valve settings pool/ spa

    Here is what I see.POOL.jpg
    Forgot that the spa only use valve, turn is 180 degrees counter clock wise. I'm guessing they have them set for counter clock wise turn.
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    Re: Help with valve settings pool/ spa

    Thanks for your help

    I will work with that and see how she blows

    Keep you posted


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    Re: Help with valve settings pool/ spa

    When I had my pool put in a couple of years ago I was SHOCKED to find the valve handle convention is different than the "normal" valve handle convention. When the valve handle is perpendicular to the pipe, the valve is open. I still get confused when I look at my piping. Make sure you understand the relationship of valve handle position to the direction of flow. Wonder why they did it that way.
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    Re: Help with valve settings pool/ spa

    Quote Originally Posted by ps0303 View Post
    Here is what I see.POOL.jpg
    Forgot that the spa only use valve, turn is 180 degrees counter clock wise. I'm guessing they have them set for counter clock wise turn.
    Great job figuring out that mess of piping! After looking at your annotations, it makes a lot of sense, but no way I could have figured that out by myself.


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    Re: Help with valve settings pool/ spa

    That's what I said

    He knows his stuff
    Great job circling and labeling
    Saved me a call to a pool guy

    You guys are a true help


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    Re: Help with valve settings pool/ spa

    BTW, the one valve I failed to circle would allow you to divert more water back to the pool and less to the spa spillover. In most cases you do sort of just have a small spillover and return more water back to the pool.
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