Jandy type valves outlast the cheap ones 5 times over and can be repaired in place. Never need to cut them out. Stagnant water is in ponds. Your pool will have chlorine in it. No worries for a day or two off.
Yes I deal with Hayward they're fine. Usually pentair is the cheapest but jandy is the most available brand. I like the Hayward actuators better over other brands. Order online they are double priced in pool stores