PSC Ep. 76: What to do if your multiport valve does not have a winter setting

PSC Ep. 76: What to do if your multiport valve does not have a winter setting

In today’s episode of Poolside Chat, Rob and Matt tackle another common swimming pool question: 
If I don’t have a winter setting on my multiport valve, what setting should I leave the valve on during the winter months? – John

Like you noticed, a lot of filter valves will have a winter setting, then it’s not as shallow as the other one. Basically, it keeps the valve in a half-cocked position. It keeps it open so it can drain out. What you can do if you don’t have a winter position is just move the valve in between two settings. You just depress it, it saves on FILTER, and move it halfway in between FILTER and the next setting. That will leave it open so the water can drain from the valve and you don’t have to worry about the water freezing and cracking your valve. That’s what you do if you don’t have a winter position.

Thanks, John for the question. We will be sending you that $10 off reward code. We’re having it featured on today’s show. If you want to be like John and have your question answered on a poolside chat, please leave a comment down below and we will definitely try our darndest. For all your pool and spa needs, please visit us over INYOPools.com. Thank you for joining us. Bye.

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  1. Due to our harsh winters, I actually disassemble the pump& motor as well as the filter & valve and store it all in my garage. That way, my motor is not sitting in a foot of snow for months and neither is my valve getting frozen. Takes about 45 minutes in late Sept & another 45 in early May and it probably prolongs the life expectancy of the equipment by a few years.

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