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Thread: Check valve in chlorinator broke....replace it?

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    May 2011
    Miami, FL

    Check valve in chlorinator broke....replace it?

    I recently installed an inline chlorinator similiar to the Hayward 200. I went to refill the tablets, and noticed the check valve inside the canister was broken off; half of the screw is still screwed in, and the rest broke off. It looks like this ... Aod3A4AlQ#

    I wrote the seller, and he informed me that the check valve is to prevent backflow of chlorine to the filter and pump. Is that a bad thing? From the chlorinator to the filter I have about 3 to 4 feet of pvc. Will I hurt/damage the filter without this valve?

    15,300 gallon inground pool
    Sta-rite cartridge filter
    Diamondbrite surface (i think. I am not original homeowner).
    1.5hp Hayward Super Pump
    Hayward Navigator Pro cleaner

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    Killer95Stang's Avatar
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    Aug 2012
    Sunny SoCal

    Re: Check valve in chlorinator broke....replace it?

    For $13.00 .. probably the cheapest part of your pool... I would order one up and manually add chlorine until it shows up.
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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Check valve in chlorinator broke....replace it?

    A broken chlorinator check valve will not instantly destroy anything, but it it will allow secondary damage to slowly build up. I'd get it fixed.
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