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    shut off valve

    So I'm sick and tired of losing all that precious water while cleaning the basket out. I want to add a valve in the line between the skimmer and the pump.

    Here are the pics of what I have. Can someone tell me what to buy?





    Is it best to put the valve near the skimmer or the pump?
    28' X 52" Sharkline Escalade
    Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1.5hp
    Hayward Pro Series sand filter

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    Re: shut off valve

    A couple plastic nipples and some cheap plastic valves ought to do it.

    I'd get some rubber stoppers to put inside so you don't lose water while you work. Unscrew one of the hose barbs and figure out what pipe thread it is (or take it with you) and go get what you need at the hardware store. A small mom-n-pop will probably be able to set you up with what you need.
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    Re: shut off valve

    Is there any reason to add a valve and the pump also?


    28' X 52" Sharkline Escalade
    Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1.5hp
    Hayward Pro Series sand filter

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    Re: shut off valve

    Quote Originally Posted by walt7474
    Is there any reason to add a valve and the pump also?


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    I would think gravity would shove water out both hoses. So two valves would isolate the pump/filter from the pool. It really shouldn't matter which end gets shut. I'd just put them at the easiest to reach spot in each hose.
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    Re: shut off valve

    OK So I went to Menards and got a valve. They didn't carry a 1 1/2" threaded nipple so the guy sold me a galvanized one. I'm not comfortable using it. Any advice? Is the galvanized ok? Is there some other combination of fittings I can use to connect the valve to the pump?
    28' X 52" Sharkline Escalade
    Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1.5hp
    Hayward Pro Series sand filter

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    Re: shut off valve

    I found a great place online to get any fitting needed if you can wait a few days for it to arrive: http://www.pvcfittingsonline.com/

    Neither Home Depot or Lowes had the PVC SCH80 pipe nipples and the 2X1.5 S/T bushing I needed for my skimmer install.

    Galvanized steel has been safely used to deliver drinking water for decades, and should be temporarily fine on your pool. The only thing I would wonder about would be if there is any transfer of the metal content into the water. Although, I'm guessing not if you can drink water delivered from it.

    It can and will eventually rust though.

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