6 way valve for sand filter inground pool

Alex j

In The Industry
Jul 9, 2020
east coast Canada
I have the same problem as others have with the water coming out od the backwash/waste portal when in filter mode,
tried everything known to man without success. iI changed the diverter which has the spider washer already attached
it didn't fix my problem, I also replaced the plastic washers and spring no difference. what next, can some advise me , my filter is a Tagius.

Bama Rambler

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
Jun 22, 2009
SouthWest Alabama
Can you post a picture of the valve?

There have been a few instances where the inner partitions in the valve body were cracked and allowed water to pass from one chamber to another, but that is rare.


Well-known member
Jun 1, 2011
Carlsbad, NM
Same problem here. Even with a new gasket on the diverter, it still leaks. I'm about to switch to a cartridge, but for now I put a pipe plug in the back wash line. I take it out when I need to backwash.