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Thread: Lubricate Ball Valve

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    frustratedpoolmom's Avatar
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    May 2007
    SWSuburban Chicago, IL

    Lubricate Ball Valve

    Help! I have a Hayward 4-way valve that controls the intake to my bottom drain and my skimmer. It was difficult to turn the last 2 summers, especially last.

    Is there something I should lubricate the ball valve with before I hook it up this year, to make adjustments easier? I have arthritis so it's becoming more and more difficult to turn. The instructions that came with the pool are useless.

    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner

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    NWMNMom's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    Waaay NW MN
    I use silicone lubricant on mine
    18x33x52 Buttressfree Seaspray (Wilbar) AGP - 1.5hp Pentair Maxim w/22" Pentair Meteor Sand Filter, Aqua Rite SWG System, Biltmore Walk In Steps - 2/4x20 Solar Panel Setup - Doheny Jet Drive (RIP -Pool Rover Jr) - finally hard plumbed the whole darned thing -
    Beats Driving to the Lake!

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