Wuts up guys and gals. Quick background and pool info.: The pool was already winterized when we looked at the home before we purchased. Then my wife was there for the pool inspection and I came at the end. He rated the pool a 4 out of 5. The previous owner decided to re-winterize it himself. I just opened the thing up this past weekend. The pool is blue and has minimal dirt and debris. I have my uncle, who is a 15 year pool owner, trying to help me and give me advice. He is pretty busy and I can't get a hold of him half the time. So here I am.
My pool was installed by Polynesian, it's 14,500 gallons, Whisperflo pump, Pentair FNS Plus Filter, 3-Way Jandy Valve installed, piped and powered for Polaris, pump timer, Rainbow Hi-Flo chlorine feeder, and multicolored light bulb in pool light.
My question is about the 3-way Jandy valve. I was told that one side should be my main drain and the other should be my skimmer. However, when I turn the valve to either side, water still runs through the skimmer. Also, if I turn it to either side, one of the two jets in the pool turns off (pool jet or jet on the steps). If I leave it in the middle, both jets are on and water still circulates through the skimmer. In the cases where I close off the left pipe OR leave it in the middle, pressure on the guage stays at 14psi. When I close off the right pipe, pressure shoots to 30 psi. I don't see how this thing is attached to the main drain. The main drain cover is missing as well. Here is an idea of what the vlave looks like from the top view: -----|----- The left and right side lines are the pipes (skimmer and main drain?) and the Jandy valve is the vertical line. The input pipe is at the top connected to the Jandy valve and runs to the filter. The two pipe on either side run in the ground. Any insight would be appreciated.