Help identifying pool equipment please

Nov 3, 2014
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Hi! I need help identifying a particular pool equipment please. It's leaking and I need to have it fixed or replaced.
It's round and water goes in a counter-clock direction in there. I can see it through the glass.
There are (4-5) pipes underneath and one on the side.

I asked a couple of "specialists" from a chain that begins with an "L" and a guy running local supply. All of them were
puzzled.

PoolSetup.jpg

Many thanks in advance
 

jblizzle

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#2
:wave: Welcome to TFP!!!

You think you could add a better/larger picture? And add more of the equipment and plumbing as well.

This picture reminds me of the Sasquatch pictures ... small and grainy :D

To post more/larger pictures, you either need to raise your storage allotment by Becoming a TFP Supporter or follow the How To Post Pictures tutorial.
 
Nov 3, 2014
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#6
Attached, please find a larger picture.
I do not believe I have the in-floor cleaning system, but the previous owner might've removed it.
I see some holes without any cover.
I'll add another picture of my pool floor once I get home.
 

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JamesW

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Mar 3, 2011
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#8
I'm pretty sure that it is a Master Pools 5 Port TurboClean Actuator Valve.

Each pipe goes to a different zone, like a sprinkler system. Each zone will usually have 3 to 4 cleaning heads.

The valve has a clockwork type mechanism inside that is powered by the water hitting a water wheel. As the wheel turns, the gears advance the mechanism to allow the valve to rotate through each zone.

Sometimes people remove the inner parts (gears etc.) so that all zones get water all the time.

If you Google the Master Pools in-floor parts, you can find pictures that you can use to compare to what you have.
 
Nov 3, 2014
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#9
I sincerely appreciate your help.
Few more questions please.

I have a robot in the pool now, so the valve is pretty much useless. Is there a way to just remove it? I am sure I can connect in-pipe to one out-pipe,
but the other ones are going to collect dirt and stagnate water. Is this the way to go?

Since this valve is leaking, I might want to replace it. Does a new one have to be on the same height as the old one?
Can I just cut the existing one out and place a new valve on top ? Or, should I bring the pipes back to the original height?

Also, is there a place I can buy it dirt cheap?

Many thanks in advance,
 
Nov 3, 2014
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#11
Thank you for taking a look. The unit is leaking water in 2 places:
1) Pipe connecting on the side. It's leaking right where it goes into the pipe
2) Pipe connecting on the bottom. It's leaking right where it goes into the pipe
The valve is sucking the air between the cover glass and body despite a new gasket and silicone.

Is there anything available that can plug all leaks?

Many thanks in advance,
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 3, 2011
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#12
You can get a new body and lid. However, it's not cheap. You could search to see if you can find a reasonable price. You could probably cut out the existing pvc and peel it out of the valve and then reglue pvc back in. You can search YouTube video for a how-to peel pvc. You could do it with pvc "T"s. However that's a tricky replumb and would probably look awkward at best. You could try epoxying the pvc connection from the inside.

The valve is under pressure and shouldn't be sucking in air. If you see air, it's probably coming from a suction side air leak in front of the pump. If it was leaking, you should see water dripping out.