I'm still a newbie, and I screwed up and switched the valve while the pump was running. Water squirted out while switching it, and now it's not working. Initially I switched from Filter to Closed and then switched to Waste and back to Closed, before realizing the mistake.
I was wondering if there is anything DIY that I should try before I call and hire a pool repair expert. Also, if I call, maybe you can tell me approx how much this should cost to fix or how to know if the guy is giving me an OK price?
I think I need it fixed ASAP because every day of the pool sitting there with no filtration is going to end up costing me (more time and cost for chemicals)? I was just going to vac the pool and then do a major shock of keeping the chlorine high for 24+ hours, and then go swimming.
It is a Hayward vari-flow XL valve and my entire system was verified to be functioning before I did this to it. Now it won't achieve suction and doesn't have water in the pipes apparently. My friend tried to put water in there with no luck?
I read that the gasket can get unseated/unsealed... might that be all that's wrong? Is it a bad idea to get a friend (who has no pool knowledge but has average general handyman knowledge) to open it up and see if the seal is bad, and reseal it if so?
Thanks a bunch as usual!