Vari-Flo Valve 1 1/2" for DE - SP0710XR50



Part # SP0710XR50

By Hayward Pool Products

  4.82 Average  



Part # SP0710XR50

Warranty 1 year

Product Description

Hayward Vari-Flo XL multiport side mount control valve

  • Accepts 1-1/2" pipe
  • Made of PermaGlass XL™ material
  • Retrofits any filter that has an SP071113 valve
  • Offers maximum flow at lower pressure drops
  • Easy lever action handle
  • 6 functions: filter, backwash, waste, rinse, closed or recirculate

Vari-Flo Control Valve Functions

    • Filter - For normal filtering and regular vacuuming
    • Backwash - For cleaning filter sand bed of accumulated debris
    • Rinse - Use after completing backwash cycle to ensure all dirty water is rinsed out of the filter to waste
    • Waste - By-passes the filter for draining or lowering pool water level and for vacuuming heavy debris directly to waste line.
    • Recirculate - Water is recirculated through the valve by-passing the filter
    • Closed - Shuts off the flow from the pump to the filter
    • Winter - For winterizing (SP0714T only) 

* The following valves are used with the Hayward Micro-Clear and Pro-Grid DE filters.

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Product Specifications

Plumbing Size:
1 - 1/2 in.
Hayward Pro Grid & Micro Clear DE Filters
Valve Type:
Valve Location:
Side Mount

?     Asked on 5/22/2017 by Vinny Christian

Does the. Variflo SP0710XR50 come with the (2) O rings # SX200Z4?

A     Answered on 5/24/2017 by Lennox H.

Hi, Vinny. The MPV does come with the Connector O-rings - SX200Z4.

?     Asked on 11/17/2016 by

If the valve is leaking from the upper connector, due I need to change the whole valve?

A     Answered on 11/17/2016 by Stacey M.

Hello, if it is leaking from the handle your spring might be rusted or from the backwash area then you would need to replace Key,cover, & Handle Assy. 1 1/2" Black (spx0710xba17) unless you take the top part off and you see the Gasket, Valve Seat - 5 Spoke (spx0710xd)  is compromised then that's what needs to replaced. If you need to see the whole parts breakdown Hayward Multiport Vari-Flow 1-1/2" SP-710X, SP-712, SP-711 1976-Current Parts

?     Asked on 9/7/2016 by

I have de going in the pool would a bad spider gasket do this. the spider gasket is not leaking?

A     Answered on 9/9/2016 by Scott W.

It could be a bad spider gasket or a damaged grid. The smallest rip in the material can let de back into the pool, and the amount of pressure that is inside of the filter will make the hole bigger with time.

?     Asked on 8/30/2016 by Shannon

I just purchased this valve. What is the PVC end piece called or part number needed to connect the 3 female ports not connecting to the DE filter? Thanks.

A     Answered on 8/31/2016 by Stacey M.

Hello Shannon, can you please look at Hayward Pro Grid Perm-A-Glass DE Parts, I think you are wanting number 28 bulkhead fittings. Let us know what part if it's not the bulkhead.

?     Asked on 8/16/2016 by

Is there a how to guide for replacing the entire multivalve? I have water leaking through cracks in the valve housing where the two halves meet.

A     Answered on 8/17/2016 by Alan M.

Yes we do have a "How to replace a pool filter multiport valve" guide on our website. You can click on the link to take you to the page on our website.

?     Asked on 8/16/2016 by

Is there a how to guide for replacing the entire multivalve? I have water leaking through cracks in the valve housing where the two halves meet.

A     Answered on 8/31/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi, We do not have a How To guide for replacing the valves. But all you will have to do is unscrew the valve from the filter housing using the locking nuts.

?     Asked on 7/7/2016 by don adamson

can an sp-710xr50 vari-flo filter control valve be used with a sand filter

A     Answered on 7/11/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Don, The SP0710XR50 can not be used with sand filters because the inlet and outlet are different, you will need the SP0710X62.

?     Asked on 6/26/2016 by Len

As long as the filter is not running can I remove the six screws and take the valve assemble top off, or will it have water and pressure under it

A     Answered on 7/2/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Len, The pump has to be off before you attempt to unassemble the valve.

?     Asked on 5/30/2016 by John

I have the 710XR50 with the little ridges broken where the spider seal is (just replaced seal)I , and now I have water coming out when the valve is in the filter mode. I replaced the old Spider Seal but it is still leaking out the waste port. So because the little ridges that the seal seats into are broken does this mean that I need to replace the hole Valve.? Thank You John PS Help just got the pool open and looking GOOD and now had to turn off filter.

A     Answered on 6/3/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi John, If the Spider Gasket was installed correctly the your only other option is to replace the entire valve.

?     Asked on 5/1/2016 by Dennis

My back wash valve (SP710XR50) is not sealing completely after I turn it back to filter. It continues to discharge a small stream of water out of the discharge pipe. Can you tell me what is causing this problem?

A     Answered on 5/4/2016 by Lennox H.

Hi Dennis, I would recommend taking the valve apart and inspect the gasket also make sure that the diffuser is in the correct position.

?     Asked on 6/16/2015 by Frank

I have a Hayward SP710XR50 valve. Now the valve sticks internally because if I move it to filter it discharges like the backwash or rinse settings. If I move the handle around quite a few times, it "unfreezes" and will filter without discharging. Do you sell a kit with the gaskets, springs, etc. to rebuild the valve or do I have to buy the parts separately? Which parts would you recommend I replace? There appears to be no tension left to "spring" the handle up. Thanks.

A     Answered on 6/18/2015 by Lennox H.

Frank, There is not a kit available for the Hayward SP710XR50 valve, you will have to purchase the part separately. You can find all the parts needed via Hayward Multiport Vari-Flow 1-1/2" SP-710X, SP-712, SP-711 1976-Current Parts.

?     Asked on 6/8/2015 by june clark

I have the SP-710XR50 filter control valve and it is leaking from the top. Do I need to replace the spider gasket or is there another gasket on the top causing the problem

A     Answered on 6/9/2015 by Patrick P.

Hi June, Yes this is most likely the SPX0710XD Spider Gasket which needs to be replaced.

?     Asked on 6/5/2015 by kevin

my hayward 710xr50 needs replacing does it only come 1-1/2-inch NPT or does it come in 2 inch also im not sure of my pipe size

A     Answered on 6/6/2015 by Matt S.

Hello Kevin, If your valve states it is a SP710XR50 then you have 1-1/2" ports/piping

?     Asked on 5/9/2015 by J Phillips

I have a Hayward S200 filter and need a Vari-flo valve assembly (1.5") for it., the whole assembly (as the original is cracked beyond repair). Will either the SPX710X32 or the SPX710x62 valves work? I see no major differences in these two assemblies other than where the glass "jar" and the pressure gauge installs. All the fittings appear to be the same size....are they? Thanks!

A     Answered on 5/10/2015 by Patrick P.

If you have the Hayward S-200 sand filter then you will require the Hayward SP0710X32 Valve as the SP0710X62 will not work on the S-200. We also carry the SP0710X32 Valve in a Generic Version which will save you some money.

?     Asked on 5/7/2015 by Lynn Poolr

I have a Vari-Flo valve Model SP711 with a serial number of 100m19. It's OLD! We are having issues with our in ground pool and my troubleshooting tells me tat I should replace the valve. This particular valve is no longer listed on your web-page. Which one replaces it?

A     Answered on 5/7/2015 by Brian M.

You have a couple of options. You can look at the Parts Explosion for the SP-711 here. Perhaps you can find the pieces to fix your existing one.  If you are looking for a totally new multi-port valve, we would need to know the make and model of the filter it would go on please.

?     Asked on 9/15/2014 by Guest

Can I use this valve spo710xr50 to drain water out of my swimming pool?

A     Answered on 9/15/2014 by Patrick P.

Yes you can do this by putting the valve in the waste setting and either vacuuming to waste draining pool water or just draining alone.

?     Asked on 11/7/2013 by Guest

Does the spider gasket for the SP0710XR50 valve need to be glued in?

A     Answered on 11/7/2013 by Patrick P.

It does not but you can use an rtv silicone to help it stay in place.

?     Asked on 4/26/2013 by Guest

The Hayward model number on my value says 710XR50 . Is part number SP0710XR50 the same ?

A     Answered on 4/26/2013 by Patrick P.

Yes, Hayward model SP0710XR50 is the same filter valve.

?     Asked on 1/24/2013 by Guest

Can I repair a broken SP710XR50 valve body? If not, how do I replace the old one with a new one?

A     Answered on 1/24/2013 by Patrick P.

Unfortunately the valve body can not be repaired. You would need to replace the complete valve. To install it, you will need some pvc glue, pvc and fittings

?     Asked on 1/31/2012 by Guest

I need parts for my filter valve. When I look at the filter parts breakdown, it gives me different choices. How do I know which one is the one I need?

A     Answered on 1/31/2012 by Patrick P.

In order to locate the correct parts we will need to know the model number of the filter valve. Two identical filters can have two different valves. Typically the valve model will be located on the label of the valve. If there is no model number on the valve, you can try to see if there are any part numbers on the valve itself. Once you've located you valve model you can check out our >Filter Valve Parts.

?     Asked on 1/24/2012 by Guest

I have a Hayward sand filter with a SP710 multiport valve. Do I need the SPX710X32 or the SPX710XR50?

A     Answered on 1/24/2012 by Patrick P.

The Hayward >SPX710XR50 is a valve that is only used on Hayward D.E. filters. If you have a Hayward sand filter you would either need a >SPX710X32 (Model S200 filter)) or a > >SPX710X62 (Pro Series Models).


Review Summary

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4     0

 (5 out of 5 stars)  valve

from San Gabriel, CA ()

I needed to replace the valve on my Hayward micro clear filter which had cracked after about 15 years of service. I bought some 1-1/2 PVC couplings and PVC glue. I cut the existing PVC pipes, unscrewed the bulkhead locknuts, removed the existing PVC pipes to the pump and to the return from the old valve, I installed everything in the reverse order and connected the cut PVC with new couplings after applying PVC glue, waited 30 minutes for the gluie to set and I was back in business. I recieved the valve in about two days after ordering.I was very happy with the price after comparing it with many of the competitors.

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 (5 out of 5 stars)  Great Price Vari-Flo Valve 1 1/2" for DE

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Lowest price among other competitors. I am going to be repurchasing from this site!

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 (5 out of 5 stars)  Better than new

from Cornwall, NY ()

Pros: Works better than old valve when new

Cons: None

There must have been some improvements made to this valve. Operates very smooth and spring is stronger.

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 (5 out of 5 stars)  Works as advertised


The price was right and the valve met my needs. I replaced the exact same valve that I had used for 12 years.

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 (3 out of 5 stars)  multi valve port

from beachwood, NJ ()

the setting label on the valve port is backwards. Filter, backwash, rinse, waste are in reverse order. Is that the reason your company was able to sell me the product for less then retail stores in my area? because of this defect. Can you co. send me a new label to place over the one now ? Any sugestions>

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