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    Three way valve question

    I have a Hayward three opening (four way??) valve that connects the skimmer, main drain and filter pump. I can get all main or half and half. The pool installer says I should be able to get all skimmer, but I don't think I can with it installed as shown in the photo - skimmer in left side, main in from bottom, right side to pump.

    Any support or explanation will be appreciated.

    Dennis

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    Backyard Leisure Pools Venture 18' X 33'.
    Didn't like installer. Not liking manufacturer. :(
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    Re: Three way valve question

    That kind of valve should be plumbed with the two inlets coming out on either side horizontally and the output going down. The way it is now it is either main drain only, both skimmer and main drain, or off.
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    Re: Three way valve question

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    That kind of valve should be plumbed with the two inlets coming out on either side horizontally and the output going down. The way it is now it is either main drain only, both skimmer and main drain, or off.
    Thank you JasonLion

    I have been telling the installer that for 2 weeks, but they don't seem to understand Before starting this thread I made an appointment to meet the owner and suggested she have a valve pulled from stock to use for clarification/education.

    It could be a wet job to remove the valve and install it correctly.
    Backyard Leisure Pools Venture 18' X 33'.
    Didn't like installer. Not liking manufacturer. :(
    Love TFP :)

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