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    Crack in Vari-Flo valve replace with plunger type?

    I have an older type Hayword DE-6000 that I need to keep $$$, it's has small crack next to the threads by the pump port.
    I was looking at the parts list for this DE6000 filter and see on option for a plunger type valve at much less.

    Vari-Flo Valve part SP0715XR50
    Slide Valve part SP0410X502S
    Both are 2" ports. The slide valve is about half the coast of the Vari-Flo.

    One other question is when back-washing, I'm not thrilled with the job the DE6000 does , it leaves a lot of DE inside on the panels, do the slide valves have less resistance?

    Thanks in advance

    Ken
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    Re: Crack in Vari-Flo valve replace with plunger type?

    I can't speak for all valves but I know that the Pentair 2" multi-port has about the same head loss as a Jandy slide valve but Jandy makes good valves so that may not be true for all valves. You might give Hayward a call and ask them. They usually have the data for the valves but don't always publish it.
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    Re: Crack in Vari-Flo valve replace with plunger type?

    Welcome to the forum

    Just realize that you will loose the ability to:
    Recirculate (run the pump bypassing the filter) ... useful to keep water moving if you have filter repairs
    Waste (pump the water directly to waste bypassing the filter) ... useful for manual vacuuming
    Clean (pump water through the filter to waste) ... useful when backwashing and recharging

    If $$ is an issue and you can accept loosing those abilities, then the slide valve with only Filter and Backwash capabilities would work for you.
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    Re: Crack in Vari-Flo valve replace with plunger type?

    Thanks for all the info,
    I was in luck, I found a replacement part for for the Vari-Flo at Perrys Pool Pump. $45.00 + S.

    Thanks again
    Ken

    Pool 22320 Gallons IG Plaster-DE Filter-2Hp & TF100 Test Kit.

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