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    Can't seem to find the right Skimmer Float Valve

    I just purchased a home with a pool and discovered that the float valve assembly in my skimmer was missing its o-ring underneath.



    To get a new o-ring I ordered a Pentair 08650-0079 (replacing the hardware currently installed in the skimmer)

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    The o-ring fit like a champ but when I tried to set the float valve on top it would not sit flush, the six little supports in the picture above would *just* get in the way enough that the float valve would not seat.

    I then ordered a Hayward SP1070FV with the exact same results, the valve would not sit flush.

    I can not find any markings on the skimmer to clue me in on a brand, what should my next step be?

    Thanks,

    Eric

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    Re: Can't seem to find the right Skimmer Float Valve

    Take a look at INYOpools.com or Sunplay.com

    They're pretty good at finding the odd part for pools.

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    Re: Can't seem to find the right Skimmer Float Valve

    Maybe I need Pentair Equalizer Assembly 85015200

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    Re: Can't seem to find the right Skimmer Float Valve

    Yes that is for the American Admiral skimmer which Pentair now owns

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    Re: Can't seem to find the right Skimmer Float Valve

    If I don't have a main drain, do I need a float valve?
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    Re: Can't seem to find the right Skimmer Float Valve

    If there isn't a equalizer line from skimmer to pool or no main drain, then it doesn't really serve any purpose

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    Re: Can't seem to find the right Skimmer Float Valve

    One of those holes goes to the pump ... where does the other one go? If you do not have a floor drain, or equalizer line in the wall or a 2nd skimmer, then it may be capped and there is no point of adding a float diverter.
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