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I just bought a house with a pool. The house was built in 1973 and I'm assuming the pool and equipment is that old as well.
I have determined it is a sand filter with a side mount back flush valve (brass) The cap on the back flush valve was leaking badly. New O rings didn't fix it and they don't make most parts for it anymore and to buy a new brass unit is well over $250.00. [attachment=1:jcs2yhxo]pool filter and backflush valve 003.jpg[/attachment:jcs2yhxo]
I hired a pool guy to teach me the in's and outs of maintaining a pool and he plugged the top so I could still filter the pool for a few months until the unit can be replaced. This is all it's doing. I'ts been shocked, tested, acid added, vacuumed and brushed. [attachment=0:jcs2yhxo]pool filter and backflush valve 001.jpg[/attachment:jcs2yhxo]
The problem is that there are no model numbers, serial numbers or even a name brand on the filter.
The back flush valve has the name "Swimquip" on it and the numbers 17018. I am not finding anything with these numbers or name for replacement parts. Can I put a PVC type side mount back flush valve on this tank? And if so, does anyone out there know who made this filter?
The only thing I know about my pool is that it is approximately 25,000 gallons, inground concrete, there are four floor inlets and four side wall inlets. I know nothing else about it, except it's giving me a headache.
Thank in advance from sunny Tucson, Arizona.