Jandy two port valve vs. ball valve

HermanTX

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May 20, 2020
2,650
Katy TX
Pool Size
14600
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Plaster
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
The biggest advantage of the 2 way Jandy valve is that it is repairable without removing the body from the plumbing. A ball valve is not repairable but it is replaceable if you cut it out of the PVC plumbing and purchase a new one which also requires you to replace or modify your plumbing to accommodate it. the upfront extra cost of a Jandy 2 way valve is worth it considering the hassles you will have in the future with a simple ball valve.
 

markayash

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Mar 21, 2016
3,549
Atlanta Ga
I used ball valves until I had one stick that required a complete redo on my plumbing after a year. Now I have Hayward and they came with unions so if one fails it’s easy to swap. I even bought a couple spares 😎