I have a skimmer leak under one of my skimmers as determined by the leak detection company and the bubbles in my pool outlets. The other skimmer line has no leak.
While waiting for the pool company to come and fix the line (they have to dig) I wanted to turn off that skimmer only and leave the other skimmer working to take leaves off the top of my pool
The two skimmers are controlled by a Jandy valve that looks something like this:
http://www.amazon.com/Jandy-3-way-Never ... B00461D6PA
Except that the inlet valve is on the side instead of on the top and the skimmer inlets come into the bottom and left sides (see attached picture)
So what I would like to do is turn the valve so that closed faces the bottom (the bad skimmer) but when I try to do so, the valve seems to have a limited range of motion. I seem to be able to close all the way to the left (the inlet) and thus turn off both skimmers and draw from the bottom only and I seem to be able to turn the valve 45 degrees in any direction from there but no further.
Is this simply the way the valve was designed or am I doing something wrong? Thanks.