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    Tagging/Labeling Valves

    Any recommendations on some method of marking or tagging the various ball valves at the pump/filter pad? The pool builder just used a Sharpie to mark on the pipe at each valve. That marking is long gone after 3 years of weather exposure. I was thinking some type of engraved labels or tags. Any other suggestions?

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    Don
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    Re: Tagging/Labeling Valves

    I think "pool pals'' makes a sticker sheet of common pool labels. I would just redo the sharpie labels IMO. I suppose you could get an engraver, you would still have to color it in. Tags fall off, and you have to grab them and read em, where as you just look at a label.
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    Re: Tagging/Labeling Valves

    I used a label maker with label tape made for exterior use. They have been on for 4 years and look like the day I put them on.
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    Re: Tagging/Labeling Valves

    The Borther P-touch label makers are excellent. Make sure you get one of the models (most of them do) that takes the indoor/outdoor waterproof tape.
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    Re: Tagging/Labeling Valves

    Some nail polishes will work (some fade but still leave a mark which is readable), although are kinda messy. If you are going to use a label maker you might want to use an "old school" one like this onehttp://cgi.ebay.com.sg/PUNCH-LABEL-M...3%3A4|294%3A50 I've seen the thermal labels get weather beaten quickly but the old school label makers punch the letter into plastic to make the color and leave raised letters both which can't be faded.
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    Re: Tagging/Labeling Valves

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I will look for a label maker. Looks more promising than an engraver.
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    Pentair 1hp Super-Flo Pump
    Pentair CC100 Cartridge Filter, Pentair "Legend" Cleaner

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