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Thread: Cleaning the float valve area

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    Cleaning the float valve area

    My float valve is located in a vertical cylindrical hole about 20 inches from the edge of the pool with a horizontal hole at the bottom that comes out in the pool about 9 inches below the water line. Not a pretty sight.

    I doubt that this float valve hole has reach some kind of magical hydroponic equilibrium. Which means that it is probably a major algae production plant since it contains mostly non-chlorinated water.

    Is this float valve setup a pool plumbing best practice?

    Is there a way to keep this area clean that is more sophisticated than hard work - scrubbing with periodic doses of Cl?
    Arizona. 22K Gal, IG, rectangular, plaster. SWCG IntelliChlor IC40. Pentair WhisperFlo 1.5 HP 2 speed
    Pentair Clean & Clear Plus 420 sq ft cartridge filters. in-floor. Pool completed April, 2008. K-2006.

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    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Central Valley California

    Re: Cleaning the float valve area

    Mine is similar to yours and I had a lot of algae in it. I cleaned it out the best I could reach and now I pour a little chlorine down it weekly. It's clean now.
    23,000 gal IG Plaster 1989
    Purex Triton FNS Plus DE Filter Model FSNP 60
    1 Hp pump, Polaris 380 w/booster pump
    700 Gal Spa
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