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Thread: Ball Valve Question

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    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Glen Burnie, MD

    Ball Valve Question

    Brand new to the pool thing...

    I had two ball valves installed, one under the skimmer and then the other after the chlorinator. If they pump is turned off, do I need to close the valves? I wouldn't think so due to the water sitting in the tubes.. The only time I would think to close them is to clean out the filter...
    8000 Gallon 18' Round 52" Deep Morada Pool (Namco) DE Filter

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    Jul 2010
    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: Ball Valve Question

    Welcome to tfp, richhie6

    No need to close the valves (unless you have leaks and if you have those, you should fix them).
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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