Check Your Valve’s Cover Label for Model information -
Easiest way to identify your multiport valve is to use its model number to track down a parts diagram. The parts diagram will list all compatible parts that fit your valve, including the all-important spider gasket. The sticker containing the model information is the round label that notes the backwash, rinse, filter, and recirculate settings.
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