This 3-way valve in the picture has been bothering me for years. Can someone please look at the valve and tell me whether or not it is installed correctly for what I want it to do? it is hard to see in the picture but to go from fully open (6 o'clock) to fully closed (12 o'clock) I would turn the valve clockwise. But as you can see the handle is in the wrong position. What I have done is pulled out the handle and rotated the valve to the other side of the stops and reinstalled the handle so now I am using the stops at approximately 2 o'clock and 4 o'clock. The reason for this is to be able to control the bubblers on the tanning ledge. With the handle on the 6 and 12 side there is very little control for the bubblers but in the 2 and 4 position I can dial it down to a very small trickle. Correct me if I am wrong but I think the internal valve should be rotated 180 degrees so that the handle would be in the position it is in the picture but the 6 and 12 stops would be reversed. Does this make sense? I have had pool companies open and close for the past 8 years or more and they do things and break things and don't tell you. The handle on this valve is broken and in the same picture if you look closely at the main pump drain plugs you can see they are heavily coated with silicone. Anyways, My question is; can I open the valve and rotate everything 180 degrees and will that work? Or, do I need a different valve mounted in another location to make it work? Or, is this the way it's supposed to be? This is really confusing me. As always, I'm looking forward to hearing from the best!
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