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    First time opening

    Hi ,

    First time opening - in ground vinyl lined - 28,000 gal - cartridge filter, HAyward pump. Everything went back together fine, but when I started up the pump to circulate, the hose that is hooked up between the pump and the filter (used for draining water) was draining water. When I tried to close the valve so that the hose line was closed, I couldn't locate the right position. It seemed that something changed since the previous year, as I cannot close that side of the valve. Does anyone know why this could be the case?
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    Re: First time opening

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Please add a picture of your equipment and plumbing so that it is more clear what you are talking about.
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    Re: First time opening

    What would be the best way to do this - the pictures exceed the attachment size limit. It also won't let me paste in this reply?
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    Re: First time opening

    Quote Originally Posted by AMH
    What would be the best way to do this - the pictures exceed the attachment size limit. It also won't let me paste in this reply?
    Resize and add attachment or use flickr/ photobucket/ webshots / tumblr
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    Re: First time opening

    Thanks - I resized and attached 3 pictures
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    Re: First time opening

    The off position of the valve is on the opposite side of the handle (should actually say OFF or CLOSED). I think you just need to rotate the valve 180 degrees to close off the waste pipe.
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    Re: First time opening

    It will not let me turn it all the way to that position. I am not sure why this is the case as I did not have any issues with this valve last season. Pool company closed for us last season, so I am not sure if they changed something, etc. All I did was reconnect the pipe at the pump connection.
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