1.5" Threaded Multiport Valve for Sand and D.E - 261173



Part # 261173

By Pentair Pool Products

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Part # 261173

Dimensions 16" L x 7" W x 10.5" D

Alternate Part #'s SM10-3

Product Description

MULTIPORT Backwash Valves for D.E. and High-Rate Sand Filters

These 1 1/2 inch Side Mount MULTIPORT Valves, available in threaded or socket ports, are rated at 100 GPM to accommodate most installations. The 2 inch side-mount MPV is rated at 125 GPM. Top mount valves are available in 1 1/2 inch 8-position or 2 inch 6-position. All MULTIPORT valves are constructed of molded ABS material with heavy-duty plastic handles and are 100% factory tested.

 Additional features include:

  • 100 GPM (1 1/2 inch side mount)

  • 125 GPM (2 inch side mount)

  • 8-position (1 1/2 inch top mount) 

  • Durable lever action handle for simple operation

  • Water-resistant rotor for long life

  • Threaded or socket ports to fit variety of D.E. or sand filters 

  • Sight glass included

  • 100% factory tested 

  • One-year Warranty

Product Specifications

Plumbing Size:
1 1/2 in.
Used On:
Triton II Sand Filter & Quad DE Filter
Valve Type:
Thread Type:

?     Asked on 8/11/2019 by Victor

I have a Triton II TR60, the valve installed is a Pentair SM10-3, the number listed in the top of the valve is 27-1140. The valve needs to be replaced, What is the replacement valve for my system?


A  Answered on 8/14/2019 by Industry Professional

Yes, this would be the correct valve. 

?     Asked on 3/31/2019 by Paul Lankford

Hello, I have a Pentair TR 100 P/N 140210 FLT TR 100 Almond 2010. There is no MPV valve but someone rigged one. I would like to install the correct model for this unit. I am using 1 1/2 inch piping but the in and output of the sand filter appear to have larger fittings or is that normal. That part is original. Thank you for your support.

A  Answered on 3/31/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Paul. This multiport valve 1.5" - 261173 will work with the Pentair Sand Filter - TR100

?     Asked on 3/20/2019 by Claude Schlup

I have a multiport valve (white color) with 6 positions (no winter pos.) connected to a Triton TR-60, sand filter bought in 1998. The center to center distance of the filter conexions is 7 1/2 in. and the plumbing threads are 1 1/2 in . I want to replace it. What is the correct model (name and code number ) i shall buy? also, I need a replac. part of the filter: the 2" bulkhead fitting, code number 154 405. Do you have this piece ? How long it would take to send it to Miami?

A  Answered on 3/24/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Claude. This Multiport Valve - 261173 will work with your model sand filter if you have 1-1/2" plumbing, 261055 for 2". The part number for the Bulkhead Assembly 2", Single is P/N 154714. Delivery will take approximately 1-5 business days. 

?     Asked on 2/12/2019 by Doc

How long will it take to ship to Honolulu? I have thee TR60 filter.

A  Answered on 2/12/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

An item like this shipped to Hawaii has an approximate lead time of 1 - 2 weeks. 

?     Asked on 6/6/2018 by dorsey

I need to know if the top is the inlet to the sand filter and the bottom is the outlet. I already ordered one and the inlet and outlet where reversed .

A  Answered on 6/9/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Dorsey. The upper left port is the inlet which connects to the pump and the bottom right port is the return. 

?     Asked on 8/1/2017 by michael

will the 261173 multiport valve fit the TR60 sand filter

A  Answered on 8/3/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Michael. Yes, this Valve 261173 will fit the TR60 sand filter.

?     Asked on 7/6/2017 by Ron

I am looking for the drain plug & o-ring for a Pentair 261173 Multiport valve?

A  Answered on 7/6/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Ron, I do not see a drain and o-ring listed as a replacement part for the Pentair 261173 Valve. 

?     Asked on 7/31/2015 by Rick

Have a 08 Purex Triton 2 TR-60 filter multi valve Purjex Triton SM10-3 sand have 1 1/2" ports (7.5" center filter side) would you provide correct part # to replace the SM-3 valve. Thank You

A  Answered on 8/1/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Rick, The 1.5" Threaded Multiport Valve for Sand and D.E or the Pentair Multiport Valve Kit 1 1/2" Generic Threaded (SM1-PP3) would be the correct replacements for your SM10-3 Valve.

?     Asked on 6/5/2015 by jim pipes


A  Answered on 6/7/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alex V.

Jim, There are a few different variations of this valve depending on your filter tank model. What is the model of your filter tank?

?     Asked on 5/24/2015 by Don

My Triton sand filter is 27 years old. Cannot read model #. My valve is a PacFab model with threaded 1 1/2 connections. I have 6 position lever. Centers for the filter are 7 1/2 inches. Would I use a Pentair 1.5 threaded valve #261173 for a replacement? Filter is 24" diameter. Thanks

A  Answered on 5/24/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Don, The 261173 would not be the correct valve. You would need the 7-1/2" Center to Center Valve for the Pac-Fab Triton 261050.

?     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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