2" Threaded Multiport Valve for Sand and Quad D.E - 261055



Part # 261055

By Pentair Pool Products

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Part # 261055

Product Description

2" Threaded Multiport Valve for Sand and D.E

Product Specifications

2 in.
Multiport Valve:
2 in.
Plumbing Size:
2 in.
Used On:
Triton II Sand Filter & Quad DE Filter
Valve Type:

?     Asked on 8/6/2017 by brian

Hi, i have a purex triton model SM-20-3. will this work, thanks

A     Answered on 8/8/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Brian. Yes, this valve can be used as a replacement for the SM-20-3. 

?     Asked on 7/6/2017 by Christine

Hi I need to find a spider gasket (?) for my pentair 27-3208 model sm-20-3. Older pool, water leaking from backwash port. Pool maintenance company said a new gasket should fix the issue. Can't find any literature with parts list. Christine

A     Answered on 8/17/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Andy O.

Hello Christine- The correct spider gasket for your SM20-3 is the Gasket, Diverter 2in 5-spoke (e-12-s 2") (271148).

?     Asked on 5/28/2017 by

I need a replacement for a multiport valve. The number on the side is 08-109361. Another number is 20-3. It looks like your item 261055. Are they the same--will it wor

A     Answered on 5/28/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes the 261055 would be the correct replacement valve for your SM20-3 valve.

?     Asked on 5/27/2017 by Mark Riley

Do you have a description of what the different valve settings do?

A     Answered on 5/27/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Yes, under the main product image there are smaller images that you can click on and one of them is the top view of the valve showing all settings.

?     Asked on 5/25/2017 by compatibility

Can this valve be used with Pentair Nautilus Triton FNS filter?

A     Answered on 5/25/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

For the Nautilus Triton FNS Filter you would need the 261152 Multiport Valve

?     Asked on 5/14/2017 by Hampp Reinfried 88416 Ochsenhausen - Deutschland

hello to you... i have a pool with a triton TR140 filter. And byside there is a : Pentair 261055 Triton Multiport Valve Kit 2in is it able to get only the inside of this unit? I wouldn´t take away the hole Valve.... Please reply Hampp Reinfried Germany

A     Answered on 5/15/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. Replacement parts for the 261055 valve are all listed on the Pentair - Praher 2" TM22 & SM20 parts page.

?     Asked on 5/3/2017 by

Does anyone know what the head loss through a 2" side mounted Pentair multiport valve would be at 188 gpm (exclusive of the head loss through the filter- 23 feet for a dirty filter)?

A     Answered on 5/4/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

HI. The head loss is calculated based on the model of the filter and valve. If you can provide me with the filter model I can provide you with the info.

?     Asked on 4/29/2017 by Bob Moore

Ive been trying to do the diagnostic on my pool issues myself. The pump does not fill completely, and I do not get more than 5 PSI in my DE filter. Ive had the line cleared with CO2, Ive disassembled the filter, cleaned and reassembled. All intakes are clear but still no pressure or filtration. Its now my thought that ive got a pressure leak somewhere. I'm grasping at straws now. is it possible that the multiport valve (origional part 14 yrs old) may be the cause. do you have any suggestions?

A     Answered on 4/29/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Bob. It sounds like you have a suction leak, not a pressure leak. You can review the steps in our How To Determine Why a Pool Pump Won't Prime and How to Identify and Correct Air Leaks guides for steps that you can to resolve this issue.

?     Asked on 3/26/2017 by Jamie

I have a TR-100 with the push-pull valve and it is leaking pass the o-rings. I was going to replace and wondered if I should put one of these in instead.

A     Answered on 3/27/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Using a multiport valve instead of a slide valve is a good idea because they have more options giving more efficiency and convenience. Please click here to view the valves as options under key 39. This valve is listed.

?     Asked on 7/21/2016 by

Which of the ports go to backwash, inlet from pump, and discharge?

A     Answered on 7/24/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, The backwash port is the port on the side by itself, the pump and return port will vary depending on the type of filter used. If the filter inlet is on the top then the top left port is the pump port and the return is the bottom right and vice versa.

?     Asked on 7/18/2016 by John

is this the replacement multi port valve for the Purex Triton 27-2120 8-98 ?

A     Answered on 7/22/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi John, This valve can be used as a replacement for the valve that has the decal p/n of 27-2120.

?     Asked on 5/24/2016 by

Which multiport valve would I order to replace a Pentair 27-1140, SM10-3? It's a side mount to a Pentair Triton II sand filter

A     Answered on 5/24/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi There, The 261173 Multiport Valve is the replacement for the SM10-3 valve being used on a Triton II Sand Filter

?     Asked on 4/27/2016 by Bill R

I have a 1 year old Pentair multiport valve; it says "P/N 273208". I need an "O Ring" for inside the multiport valve. No where can I find reference to the P/N 273208 valve, so I can find a part # for the spoked rubber gasket. Can you help?

A     Answered on 4/27/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Megan C.

Hello, Bill. The part number 237208 is the label for the Pentair Multiport Valve Model 261055, used with 2" Side Mount Sand Filters. The Gasket, Diverter 2in 5-spoke (e-12-s 2") (271148) InyoPART# 4600-1148 and the O-ring, Cover (e-7-s2) 271151 InyoPART# 4600-1151 may be found by clicking on the part numbers or you may click here to view the schematics and other parts available.

?     Asked on 8/7/2015 by Drew

We have an old Purex Triton filter. It looks like the number on the selector is 27-2120. What would we need to replace it with? Thanks!

A     Answered on 8/10/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Drew, The 2" Threaded Multiport Valve for Sand and D.E (261055) would be the correct replacement valve if you have 2" pipes. If you have 1-1/2" pipes then you can use the 1.5" Threaded Multiport Valve for Sand and D.E (261173).

?     Asked on 7/18/2015 by ron

my old valve is a purex triton 261140. is this the correct replacement. triton side mount sand filter

A     Answered on 7/21/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Ron, The 2" Threaded Multiport Valve for Sand and D.E (2610550) will replace your old 261140 valve.

?     Asked on 7/4/2015 by sandy

I have a Triton sand filter with a PAC FAB multiport valve. the handle has no downward pressure when pushed. It is a SM10- Sand valve. Can I purchase just the part with handle that sets down in the valve? can I add additional washer to increase pressure or a new spring?

A     Answered on 7/4/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Sandy, Yes you can purchase any of these parts through our SM-10 Valve Exploded Parts Diagram Page. You may want to consider the complete handle assembly which is key #1 on the diagram.

?     Asked on 6/21/2015 by Garry Welborn

will this replace model sm-20-3 Pentair 27-3208

A     Answered on 6/21/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Gary, The 2" Threaded Multiport Valve for Sand and D.E (261055) will replace the Pentair SM-20-3 Valve.

?     Asked on 6/16/2015 by Connie

I have a Triton II 60 sand filter. We currently have a push/pull backwash valve in place. We need to replace it every couple of years. I am in the process of changing my sand and noticed that the instructions to my filter state to "turn the dial of your valve to rinse." That was when I learned this multiport valve existed. Is this the correct valve to use? Where can I find out which ports connect to what plumbing? Some reviews I have read suggest the plumbing is backwards for some pools?

A     Answered on 6/18/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Connie, The 2" Threaded Multiport Valve for Sand and D.E (261055) will work for your Triton II 60 Sand Filter. The ports are label so that way the installation in done correctly.

?     Asked on 5/25/2015 by

I have a purex triton II sand filter. The Pentair valve model SM-20-3 and valve assembly model SM2-PP3. 50 PSI 125 GPM rating. Is this the right valve to replace my broken one?

A     Answered on 5/25/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

I would suggest the SM2-PP3 Replacement Valve here.

?     Asked on 5/13/2015 by

Why is water flowing out the back flush when i have it on filter

A     Answered on 5/13/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

When water is flowing out of the backwash/waste port while the valve is in filtration mode, that's a key indicator that your spider gasket needs to be replaced.

?     Asked on 5/3/2015 by Ed

Will this be a good fit for a replacement for the Hayward so 715 with. Triton 140 DE filter?

A     Answered on 5/5/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Ed, Back in the day Purex / Pentair used Hayward valves on there Purex Triton filters however some while back Pentair started making there on valves. With this being said there are two valves which can be used on your filter the Hayward SP715ALL Valve or the Pentair 261055 Valve. The 261055 valve is a lot easier. There is a Slight difference in this and that old SP715 valve which has the pump and return ports one above the other. The 261055 will have them slightly staggered. The advantage of the 261055 Valve is that you won’t have to redo the plumbing coming from valve to filter. The SP715ALL Valve will have to be re-plumbed with new bulkhead nuts and pipe and the plumbing will have to be quite exact or the bulkhead nuts on the valve won’t match the spacing on the filter.

?     Asked on 4/3/2015 by

Is this the correct replacement part for a Triton II fiberglass sand filter. Residential.

A     Answered on 4/3/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Wes B.

Yes. That would be the correct replacement valve for your Triton II sand filter as long as you have 2 in Pvc. If you have 1-1/2 in Pvc the replacement p/n is (261173).

?     Asked on 10/23/2014 by caroll williams

I need seals for a Purex Triton SM-902 filter valve. I only want to replace seals with out removing complete valve.

A     Answered on 10/24/2014 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Caroll - I beleive your valve should be a SM20-2 and not SM-902 as I show that there was never a SM-902 but the SM20-2 was used on the Purex Triton Filters. We do carry the individual Parts for the Purex SM20-2 Valve  you should be able to the find any of the parts you need for your valve on that parts page.

?     Asked on 7/10/2014 by Guest

What is the difference between 261050 (HiFlow) and 261055 (Multiport). Do they both have the same amount of ports, and perform the same functions?

A     Answered on 7/10/2014 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

These would pretty much be the exact same valve the only difference is the 261050 is classified as a high flow valve. The 261050 valve can handle higher gallons per minute through valve and is also designed to handle higher operating pressures.

?     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 InyoPools 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.


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