Part # 261055
2" Threaded Multiport Valve for Sand and D.E
Hi, i have a purex triton model SM-20-3. will this work, thanks
Hi, Brian. Yes, this valve can be used as a replacement for the SM-20-3.
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
Hello Christine- The correct spider gasket for your SM20-3 is the Gasket, Diverter 2in 5-spoke (e-12-s 2") (271148).
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
Yes the 261055 would be the correct replacement valve for your SM20-3 valve.
Do you have a description of what the different valve settings do?
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.
Can this valve be used with Pentair Nautilus Triton FNS filter?
For the Nautilus Triton FNS Filter you would need the 261152 Multiport Valve
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
Hi. Replacement parts for the 261055 valve are all listed on the Pentair - Praher 2" TM22 & SM20 parts page.
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)?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Which of the ports go to backwash, inlet from pump, and discharge?
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.
is this the replacement multi port valve for the Purex Triton 27-2120 8-98 ?
Hi John, This valve can be used as a replacement for the valve that has the decal p/n of 27-2120.
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
Hi There, The 261173 Multiport Valve is the replacement for the SM10-3 valve being used on a Triton II Sand Filter
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?
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.
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!
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).
my old valve is a purex triton 261140. is this the correct replacement. triton side mount sand filter
Hi Ron, The 2" Threaded Multiport Valve for Sand and D.E (2610550) will replace your old 261140 valve.
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?
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.
will this replace model sm-20-3 Pentair 27-3208
Hi Gary, The 2" Threaded Multiport Valve for Sand and D.E (261055) will replace the Pentair SM-20-3 Valve.
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?
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.
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?
I would suggest the SM2-PP3 Replacement Valve here.
Why is water flowing out the back flush when i have it on filter
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.
Will this be a good fit for a replacement for the Hayward so 715 with. Triton 140 DE filter?
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.
Is this the correct replacement part for a Triton II fiberglass sand filter. Residential.
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).
I need seals for a Purex Triton SM-902 filter valve. I only want to replace seals with out removing complete valve.
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.
What is the difference between 261050 (HiFlow) and 261055 (Multiport). Do they both have the same amount of ports, and perform the same functions?
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.
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?
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.
(5 out of 5 stars) Excellent equipment
Reviewed By: Larry A. from Lubbock, TX ()
Pros: Long life
I purchased the exact same multiport valve and pump that had been use for 20 years without any issues. Pump finally wore out and decided to just replace all equipment.
(5 out of 5 stars) inyo knows pools
Reviewed By: Mike M. from San Antonio, TX ()
Price. Ease of transaction. Delivery time is excellent. This part went into place little or no problems. It seems to be working just fine and is saving me $$$ every day because it doesn't leak. (Like the one i replaced).