Valve Model Number
- The valve should have a label or two with its model information besides the owner's manual. For multiport valve users, the large round label on the top of the filter usually contains the valve’s model information or a label part number you can use we’ll discuss that down below)
For you, push-pull/slide valve users, the small round sticker at the base of the handle may contain model information. If there is no information on this label, try to find the second/serial number bar code tag on the valve's body.
Each manufacturer has its own model number format. Here is a quick reference model number guide for the more common valve manufacturers:
- Hayward Valves: SP71, less common SP4 or GM
- Pentair - Praher - SM10, SM20, TM12, & TM20 - SM = Side Mount and TM = Top Mount, Begins with 26
- Jacuzzi - DVK-4, -5, 6, & -7. Or, 8-digit number that begins with 392