Anti-siphon advice

millerph

New member
Jun 1, 2014
3
Edmond, Ok
#1
First post. Pool had line built in to hook to sprinkler system for daily/scheduled filling. I hooked it up on a zone with other sprinklers and it filled as planned. However, the sprinkler system is designed to drain from lowest sprinkler when zone goes off which caused a siphon from pool. I tried a couple of pvc backflow valves which didn't work. It appears i need an anti-siphon valve, but all i'm finding require above ground plumbing (12" above highest sprinkler). Is there a way to solve this problem without above ground plumbing?
 

Bama Rambler

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Jun 22, 2009
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SouthWest Alabama
#4
I'm not sure why a check valve wouldn't work. It should only allow water to flow into the pool, but not back out of it. You may need to get a spring loaded one to ensure it closes when there's no forward pressure.