Vari-Flo Valve 1 1/2" for DE


MANUFACTURERHayward Pool Products

  (4.82 out of 5 Stars on 11 Ratings)

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

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Asked on 05/01/2016 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?

Inyo Answer

Answered on 05/04/2016 by Product Specialist 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 06/16/2015 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.

Inyo Answer

Answered on 06/18/2015 by Product Specialist 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 06/08/2015 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

Inyo Answer

Answered on 06/09/2015 by Product Specialist Patrick P.

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


Asked on 06/05/2015 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

Inyo Answer

Answered on 06/06/2015 by Product Specialist Matt S.

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


Asked on 05/09/2015 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!

Inyo Answer

Answered on 05/10/2015 by Product Specialist 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 05/07/2015 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?

Inyo Answer

Answered on 05/07/2015 by Product Specialist 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 09/15/2014 by Guest

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

Inyo Answer

Answered on 09/15/2014 by Product Specialist 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 11/07/2013 by Guest

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

Inyo Answer

Answered on 11/07/2013 by Product Specialist Patrick P.

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


Asked on 04/26/2013 by Guest

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

Inyo Answer

Answered on 04/26/2013 by Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes, Hayward model SP0710XR50 is the same filter valve.


Asked on 01/24/2013 by Guest

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

Inyo Answer

Answered on 01/24/2013 by Product Specialist 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 01/31/2012 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?

Inyo Answer

Answered on 01/31/2012 by Product Specialist 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 01/24/2012 by Guest

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

Inyo Answer

Answered on 01/24/2012 by Product Specialist 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).

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Average Rating:   (4.82 out of 5 Stars)

Recommended: (91%) 10 of 11 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:

   (5 out of 5 Stars) Hayward control valve

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Priced right and arrived quickly. Will buy again when need arises.

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

Reviewed By: from long island, NY ()

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

Reviewed By: 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

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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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   (5 out of 5 Stars) oem valve for my filtraton system

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great valve from hayward, and the price was right. Also the delivery was way ahead of what I expected.

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   (5 out of 5 Stars) Hayward DE filter system valve

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Pros: Great service; best prices on this product; good communications

Great transaction! INYO has the best price, was quick with delivery, and great with update communications. Highly recommend them.

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   (5 out of 5 Stars) Veri-Flo Valve for DE filter

Reviewed By: from Waterbury, CT ()

Pros: Greart description of product and perfect match

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perfect replacement for our 1988 Hayward Filter. Item was described perfectly which made purchasing the correct part very easy. Instillation was very easy and we have only owner experience with our pool. We are thrilled with our purchase

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Reviewed By: 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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