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Pool Plumbing Valve Guide

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  1. Good morning. I had a buddy of mind in his above ground pool put a valve between the pump and the filter so that when he took the cartridge out of the filter he could keep the water in the pump so that he didn’t have to reprime it. Have you heard of that and do they sell valves that would connect into the pump and filter with a handle. For the Heyward Extreem 100 square feet filter and pump, what side connection does the pump and filter have?

    1. Yes, you can do it that way. I’m not sure why he would be worried about an above ground pool priming, because they are almost always below the waterline, thereby gravity-fed. Like most above ground pool equipment, it is 1.5″ pipe connections.

  2. Very helpful, thank you! I don’t see a return valve on my above ground pool. Can I assume that one of the valves you mentioned that automatically prevents backflow is in there? I’ll be changing the cartridge filter for the first time…

  3. Could you show me how to plumb above ground swimming pool a very simple way with pvc pipeit has a sand filter a pump& the lines are coming off the water eyes on the pool please maybe a diagram Text me @ martywilliams50@gmail.com thank you

  4. I have a question about where to position a check valve between the pump and the maindrain. If closer to the maindrain, it bocomes a foot valve and must be buried inside concrete. But if placed closer to the pump above ground, would the pump be able to evacuate air from all that 50 foot length of pipe down to the main drain?

  5. I have a question about where to position a check valve between the pump and the maindrain. If closer to the maindrain, it becomes a foot valve and must be buried inside concrete. But if placed closer to the pump above ground, would the pump be able to evacuate air from all that 50 foot length of pipe down to the main drain?

  6. One of the gate valves can be very hard to open — I assume suction may contribute to the difficulty — I am concerned about pulling the handle off. Is there something I can do to relieve this pressure when I want to open the valve after I have backwashed my above ground pool

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