Help me overflow my sand filter!

tedbundrick

Well-known member
Apr 24, 2019
45
Lafayette
Pentair Triton II sand filter, 2” Pentair multi port valve (261055). Pump is off and I’m hose cleaning my sand filter with intention of overflowing bad water out manually, via open sand filter top. Can’t seem to find multi port option that allows water to overtake top, without somehow allowing water to escape through piping. Help!
 

tedbundrick

Well-known member
Apr 24, 2019
45
Lafayette
absolutely. I had that set to closed position as well. Puzzling indeed. Best bet may just be to block off the 2 valves going in/out of sand filter. Thanks

you should have a 2 or 3 port valve on each line, 1 between your pool and pump and 1 between your filter and pool to shut off the water flow to and from the pool..

Like this Amazon.com : Jandy 4724 2-Port 1-1/2 to 2-Inch Positive Seal NeverLube Valve : Swimming Pool Filter Valves : Garden & Outdoor

You can see 2 here but there is also another one on the other side of my SWG..