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Thread: Closing Down, want to update.

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    May 2016
    Lehigh Valley, PA

    Closing Down, want to update.

    My wife and I just purchased our home with a 16x26.5' AG pool. The season went great, didn't have a spec of green hit all season and monitored all the levels via the TFP method.

    The original owner has sliding valves installed at the skimmer and return, however, the handles are broken off, and they're a real bear to pull back out, they also don't seal completely. So I wanted to replace them with ball valves, upon a little research it seems most people say ball valves will break over time.

    Should I go with a 2 way diverter valve? Does brand matter?

    Is it okay that they will be hanging off the skimmer and return?

    Thank you all.
    10k gallon, AG, DE - Jacuzzi Avalanche AV60, SLR9 1.5hp 2 speed pump, installed 2005, TF-100, filled with City Water.

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    Jul 2012
    Tallahassee, FL

    Re: Closing Down, want to update.

    You can get these:

    Search for: pentair 2 way valve -

    They are said to last much longer than the ones I got from Lowes. This is what I will be replacing mine with when I need to replace them.

    TFP Moderator 33x52 round AG 25,600 gals Sand Filter 1.5hp Pump - 2 Speed, SLAM, Pool School, Recommended Levels, Recommended Chemicals, Pool Math, Chlorine/CYA Chart, TF-100 Test Kit

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