Valves - Further Reading


On Pipes

Diverter Valves

Motorized Valve Actuators can be screwed on top of a diverter valve for a pool automation system to change the valve position.


Jandy NeverLube Diverter Valve.jpg

Jandy has two lines of high quality diverter valves - Grey and Never Lube. Both types of valves work the same way. The Grey valve has a grease cap that can be lubed without any dis-assembly. The Never Lube Valve is completely maintenance-free.

Jandy Gray Diverter Valve.jpg

The valves come in 2 port and 3 port models. Both models are available in 1.5" x 2" and 2" x 2.5" sizes. The Never Lube is also available in 2.5" x 3" size.

This Jandy Parts Catalog has a complete list of valves and replacement parts.


Pentair Diverter Valve.jpg

Pentair diverter valves are lube-free and never require lubrication. There are 2-way and 3-way models that accepts 1 1/2 in., 2 in., and 2 1/2 in. slip outside PVC plumbing.

Pentair diverters have a Fiberglass reinforced handle and can withstand pressure up to 150 psi.


Hayward Diverter Valve

Hayward has 2-way and 3-way diverter valves in 1.5" x 2" and 2" x 2.5" sizes in CPVC and PVC materials.

Ball Valves

You can usually identify the manufacturer of a ball valve by it's handle.

Jandy Ball Valve

Jandy has a line of Gold Standard Ball Valves with 1 1/2' and 2" with unions and 3/4' to 4" without unions.

Praher Ball Valve

Praher has a line of ball valves.


You can buy new insides for the praher valves, easy swap out. You may need to buy an identical valve and use the internals.

Knife Gate Valves

Valterra Gate Valve

Check Valves

Flapper Check Valves

Swing Check Valves

Spring Check Valves

On Filters

Multi-Purpose Valve (MPV)

See MPV Valves

Slide Valves

See Slide Valves