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Thread: How to fix this valve

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    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Houston, TX

    How to fix this valve

    So I have a pool that was built in 2003, and this valve, that adds water to the pool when the water level is low, is leaking. When I opened this valve, water started flowing into the pool, but when I closed it, water kept flowing in. I think that the stopper is old and corroded and would like to replace that as I think it would be a fix. What is the piece that I'm holding in the below picture called and how would I find a new one?

    Also added a third picture that shows the overall setup.

    Thanks for your ideas and suggestions.

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    May 2016
    Naples, FL

    Re: How to fix this valve

    The parts you are holding in your hand are what i call the stem and packing nut. The whole valve is a gate type valve. If you could find the manufacture name on the body, you may be able to find parts at hardware store or plumbing supply. I think the cheapest and easiest is going to just get a new valve from hardware store, Home Depot, Lowes, etc. Looks like you would have to cut the PVC enable to thread on new valve, so you will also need a couple PVC fittings.
    12,000 gal Free Form gunite/plaster pool, Sta-rite Cartridge Filter, Pentair Easytouch, Pentair Intelliflo, Pentair IC40 Intellichlor

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    Apr 2015
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    Re: How to fix this valve

    In the long run you might want to replace the valve and what appears to be a vacuum breaker above it with a PVB (pressure vacuum breaker) like this

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