Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Ortega P60305

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    So Cal
    Posts
    155

    Ortega P60305

    Hi,
    I suspect my small suction leak coming from this pool/spa diverter valve. I am not sure if P60305 is the part number because I can't find it online but it's imprinted on the cover. Anyway, Just wanted to check on the parts inside, I removed the 4 screws and lift the cover up and water just spill out and doesn't seem to stop (I let all water out of the line by openning the strainer lid). I didn't want to go further to mess up anything because this valve and another exact one next to it (to divert the return water to pool/spa) are in a hole in the ground next to the spa. Replacing it doesn't seem possible without major work. So my question is why is there water in there, is it below water line? If I just let water flow out, will it stop at some point? and what if dirt get inside?

    Thanks
    35k Gallon, 2 In Piping, Aquarite, KK, Spa, Water Fall.

  2. Back To Top    #2
    JasonLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD
    Posts
    37,879

    Re: Ortega P60305

    If the valve is below the pool/spa water line, water will continue to come out until the pool/spa drains down to the level of the valve or you close/plug all of the pipes that feed the valve. From your description it seems extremely likely that the valve is below the spa water level, and possible that it is also below the pool water level.

    Getting a little dirt in the valve is not a problem. Getting a lot of dirt in it could be a problem. Most of the dirt will wash out the next time the pump is running, but any solid chunks/stones could potentially block a spa jet or cause other problems.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    So Cal
    Posts
    155

    Re: Ortega P60305

    Yes, my spa and pool is at the same level so I guess I can't lower just the spa water which is easy. I hate to drain water just for this, water cost as gold in where I live, lol...

    Thanks
    35k Gallon, 2 In Piping, Aquarite, KK, Spa, Water Fall.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •