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Thread: Auto Fill Valve Broke Off - How Do I Shut Off the Water?

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    Auto Fill Valve Broke Off - How Do I Shut Off the Water?

    I have a Hayward Tristar pump and we have an auto fill feature. I accidentally pulled the plastic float container up and out. I think it broke off. The water keeps coming out and I don't know where to turn it off so I can try to put the float back on.

    Anyone have any ideas short of shutting off water to the whole house?

    Thanks,

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    Re: Auto Fill Valve Broke Off - How Do I Shut Off the Water?

    Is there a cut off anywhere in the house you can turn off like at the main plumbing panel ? Or can you stick something in there to trip the flow switch so you can see whats going on and maybe get it back in that way ?
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    Re: Auto Fill Valve Broke Off - How Do I Shut Off the Water?

    The pool auto fills that I have used or have seen have had a brass irrigation/sprinkler valve that controls the water to the auto fill. The new to us pool also has a ball valve at the auto fill's pipe connection at the house. Double shut off capabilities. I would think there should be a valve to shut the water off to the autofill.
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