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    May 2009
    south jersey

    red handle hayward valves wont move

    5 year old pool, inground sand filter two horse pump valve handles broke off can not turn the valves even with a new handle. Took them apart cleaned them lubed them still to hard to move .. I have 10 of these valves any ideas
    Vinyl pool 37,000 gallons 2hp hayward , sand filter, true L 18-41-16-28 - 9 foot deep end .. Solar panels with goldline automation ..3/4 hp polaris 380 ..BBB method

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    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
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    Re: red handle hayward valves wont move

    That is the disadvantage of using the cheaper ball valves instead of appropriate pool valves that are rebuildable (like the Jandy/Pentair ones ... Hayward makes them too). The ball valves eventually become hard to turn and I am not sure there is anything you can do to change that.
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    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
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    Re: red handle hayward valves wont move

    All you can do is replace them. You're lucky to have gotten 5 years out of them.
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