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    Backwash valve collars broken - any options to replacing the whole valve?

    Have been trying to get in touch with Pentair, to ask about this, but looks like they actually make a replacement union set that would work for this. Just need to get the old glued PVC parts on the backwash filter separated. Any thoughts??
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    Backwash valve collars broken - any options to replacing the whole valve?

    Hello all, have a problem that's been brewing for a year or so that I now need to fix. See attached image. A pool "professional" cracked both collars attaching the filter to the backwash valve while he was cleaning the filter a while back. I typically do my own work, but was traveling a lot, so...
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    How the heck do I connect a 2" backwash hose to a 2" pvc backwash hose???

    Re: How the heck do I connect a 2" backwash hose to a 2" pvc backwash hose??? Hey Josh, as I recall, I used pool lube and lots of swearing to get the blue hose on last time ;). The cheap hose rotted out in a year, so bought the Gorilla backwash hose from Amazon - kinda like a fire hose, so was...
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    Vacation what to do with pool?

    I trade off with friends and neighbors to keep an eye on each others' pool when we're away........
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    How the heck do I connect a 2" backwash hose to a 2" pvc backwash hose???

    Re: How the heck do I connect a 2" backwash hose to a 2" pvc backwash hose??? Thanks Dean, do you have to glue this in, or do the barbs secure it to the inside of the PVC pipe? Would certainly pipe clamp the flex hose, but wondering how the plastic bit stays in the hard, slick PVC pipe....
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    How the heck do I connect a 2" backwash hose to a 2" pvc backwash hose???

    Hello all, I'm a long time pool owner, and treat it like a kid or a pet. Chemistry and maintenance are always in good shape, so I'm kind of embarrassed to ask this.... My stainless separation tank has bit the dust for the second time, so I'm cutting it out of the system and just doing a backwash...