2" Multiport Valve Threaded for D.E - 261152



Part # 261152

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Part # 261152

Dimensions 18" L x 9" W x 6" D

Alternate Part #'s 27507-200-000, SM2-PP2, 26-253-1175, PEN261152

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. 7.5" Centerline for intake and discharge ports to connect to bulkhead fittings. 

 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:
2 in.
Used On:
FNS, FNS Plus & NSP DE Filters
Valve Type:
Thread Type:

?     Asked on 4/28/2021 by Chris Spira

Will this valve fit a 1997 FNS 60? The old DE filter appears to 7.5" spacing between the two ports.

A  Answered on 4/28/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Craig C.

Hello Chris.  This valve is compatible with a 1997 FNS 60 DE Filter.  The centerline for intake and discharge ports is measured at 7.5"

?     Asked on 6/15/2020 by Dennis

Will this valve fit my TRITON II TR100C Sand Filter

A  Answered on 6/15/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Dennis, No this is not the correct replacement valve for the TR100C Triton II Sand Filter. You will need this 261055 Trtion II TR100C Valve

?     Asked on 5/12/2020 by Curt

We need to replace a Sta-Rite 2 inch DE, multi port valve. I know Pentair took over Sta-Rite. Is there a specific model that works with the Sta-Rite DE filter?


A  Answered on 1/19/2021 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

Hi Curt, there are two options that we have listed for the Sta-Rite System 3 D.E. model S8D110 model filter after key number 21 on this parts diagram

?     Asked on 4/21/2020 by ROBERT CAPPELLETTI


A  Answered on 4/21/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

From center to center of the port holes this measures 7-1/2"

?     Asked on 4/2/2020 by Dwight

will this fit a 180009 de fns plus filter

A  Answered on 4/2/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Yes this valve will fit a 180009 FNS Plus DE Filter

?     Asked on 3/7/2020 by Rp

I have the praher multi port valve side mounted 2 in model no . SM20-2 D.E. Filter NSF -50 That needs replacement . I noticed your female threading is different than my threading . Please see attached photo . Are the white fittings extensions and are they included with the multiport valve ?


A  Answered on 3/7/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi RP, It appears you have a Jandy DE Filter using the SM20-2 Valve. Here is a link to this complete Jandy SM20-2 Replacement Valve and if you just require parts for the valve then you may view or purchase parts for your valve through this link - Jandy SM20-2 Replacement Parts

A  Answered on 4/20/2020 by Product Owner

I have same valve i want to completely replace. Mine current one is like your pic w/ the influent/effluent hard (glued) plumbed. Does not have any threaded female only smooth inlets for gluing (for the waste line). Will this fit my Sta-Rite SM20-2 DE filter? center to center is 7.812" per manual.

  • Commented on 11/6/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Megan C.

    If you have the Praher Universal Multiport Valve 2" FPT (D.E.) - SM-20-2 the plumbing parts were set for the design of the filter needs and we will need the filter model# to help suggest. You did mention your center to center connections are 7.5" for a valve to install. The 2" Multiport Valve Threaded for D.E - 261152 is 7-1/2" Centerline and the Multiport Valve Kit 2in Oem Eqfv Wg (261055) is also 7-1/2" Centerline. The image I added is for the Multiport Valve Kit 2in Oem Eqfv Wg (261055). The valves are for Pentair filters, they will not install on all filters with 7.5 Centerlines.


?     Asked on 2/17/2020 by Rod

Just to verify before ordering. Filter is Pentair FLT FNS PLS 48 with a 7 1/2' centerline on inlet/outlet to the filter Is this the correct valve? Thank you

A  Answered on 2/17/2020 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Rod. This Valve - 261152 is compatible with your model filter. 

?     Asked on 7/5/2019 by Daniel Ward

Is the top side of the valve: is the pump to valve and the bottom valve to pool. The the other side is that for backwash pipe?


A  Answered on 7/7/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Daniel. Yes, the top left port is connected to the pump, the lower right is connected to the pool return and the port on the opposite end is the waste or baskwash. 

?     Asked on 6/30/2019 by Dave

Just had a new DE filter and pump installed. The Pentair MPV says "For sand use only". Why is it sand use only? Should I have these guys replace it with a "DE" MPV? Google not telling me much about this.

A  Answered on 9/18/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Steve M.

There some model valves that are similar to one another however specifically designed for either sand or D.E. filters. I would confirm your filter and the model valve that is on there to be sure.

  • Commented on 9/18/2019 by Product Owner

    I discovered that "sand only" in my case meant the MPV was running the filter backwards. After a month of stupidity on the installers part (and my instance of a new filter) it's finally right. Good thing I was forced to use "professional installers" Instead of doing it myself correctly and having no warranty, I had these morons do it and it cost them $1200 and several trips to my house (and a month of an unusable pool in the summer) Good job "professional" pool contractor! Totally worth it!

?     Asked on 6/2/2019 by

will this valve work with the pentair 16031 filter

A  Answered on 6/8/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Michelle B.

Hello, Nothing comes up with model number 16031. Can you please let me know the brand and the model of your current filter?

?     Asked on 5/20/2019 by

What's the difference between these 2 valves? #261055 and #261152 Thanks

A  Answered on 5/20/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Hector F.

The 261152 model is designed for the FNS, FNS Plus & NSP DE Filters while the 261055 model is designed for the Sand and Quad D.E. filters.

?     Asked on 4/18/2019 by

Will this multiport valve fit a Pentair II TR140. I want to buy that filter. I'm removing my old Sta-Rite filter and multiport and would like this multiport because my old piping will be a pretty close fit thanks

A  Answered on 4/18/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi. This valve is not compatible with the TR140 sand filter, you can use P/N 261055.

  • Commented on 4/19/2019 by Product Owner

    Hello again and thank-you. I want the intake and output on the other side. I don't have room on the left side. I would have to remove a fence and re pipe a lot with too many bends. Any ideas. May have to abandon the Pentair. But since Pentair makes the Sta-Rite filters now they are not making big ones. Any other brands to look at?

    • Commented on 4/22/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

      Rose. The Universal 2" Multiport Valve - SM-20-3 will allow you to plumb your filter how you wish. 

      • Commented on 4/26/2019 by Product Owner

        Hello Just double checking.. again. When I went to order at inyo they said to double check with you. Pentair TR140 and the SM-20-3 are compatible?? And I just finish the plumbing?? Correct? And thank-you so much.

        • Commented on 4/27/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

          Rose, The SM-20-3 Universal Valve is compatible with the TR140 Sand filter. 

?     Asked on 4/5/2019 by Steven Merrick

My pe tair filter is located below my pool. Is there any secret to replacing the multiport Vale and not having the pool try to drain completely? Ther e are not valves for every return.

A  Answered on 4/6/2019 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Steven. In situations like yours, a shutoff valve should be installed to eliminate this. Otherwise, you will have to manually stop water from backflowing when you remove the old valve. 

?     Asked on 3/31/2019 by

Will this work with a Pentair Triton II Side Mount Filter TR60 Fiberglass Sand Filter without Valve

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

Hi. This Valve is not compatible with the Pentair Triton II Sand Filter - TR60, the 2" Threaded Multiport Valve for Sand and Quad D.E - 261055 is.

?     Asked on 7/17/2018 by Scott Hunter

Will this valve work to replace my ole (about 20 year old) multiport valve ? I have a Purex Triton Nautilus FND 48 DE filter and the multi valve is a Purex Triton with the following part number on it: 27-3207

A  Answered on 7/17/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Scott. Yes, this valve will work with a 20 year old Purex Triton Nautilus FNS 48 DE filter. 

?     Asked on 5/16/2018 by Bill

Will the valve 261152 and the 27506-200-000 both fit the Pac Fab 36 filter?

A  Answered on 5/18/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, Bill. This valve will work with the Pac Fab/American Products/Pentair FNS, FNS Plus & NSP DE Filters. 

?     Asked on 4/4/2018 by Rick

I need to replace an American Products Titan RPM DE filter and 2" American Products Multiport valve. The Pentair #18007 filter and 2" multiport valve look like a close match. Any way to get dimensions, etc. to see how much plumbing work will need to be done to make this switch?

A  Answered on 4/6/2018 by InyoPools Product Specialist Megan C.

The intake measures 8" from the bottom of the filter to the first bulkhead fitting, the filter discharge measures 15-1/2" from the bottom of the filter to the second bulkhead fitting. The height of the FNS Plus 36 Sq Ft Filter w/o Valve - 180007 is 43" and the vertical clearance required to remove the grids is 62". The 2" Hi-Flow Valve with Bulkhead Fittings for DE - 261142 best recommended with this filter. 

?     Asked on 6/10/2017 by George

I have a Pentair FNS48 DE side mount Filter with a Slide valve assembly and am considering the two inch valve shown herein. I do not have the option of "waste" with the slide valve and I noticed that this valve assembly does. Will it work with my Pentair FNS48 Filter?

A  Answered on 6/10/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi George, Yes this valve will work on the Pentair FNS48 DE Filter.

?     Asked on 2/1/2017 by steve

can i get next day or 2 day shipping on pentair 261152 valve

A  Answered on 2/2/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Alan M.

This item is available for expedited shipping. You can add the item to your cart, view your cart, and enter your zip code to view the cost of the faster shipping options. Please note that any orders placed after 1 pm EST will ship out the next business day.

?     Asked on 6/5/2016 by Gary

I have an older FNS 60 filter and the back flow valve appears to be bigger in diameter than the 2 " variety, its more like three inches. Where it connects to the filter its 3 1/4 inches. Do you have a remedy

A  Answered on 6/5/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

Hi Gary, the 2" is talking about the pipe going into the valve not the connections for the valve onto the filter. You should see digital writing on your pipe going into the valve and it should either 1.5" or 2". If it says 2" then this is the valve for you.

?     Asked on 5/29/2016 by Jon Poulson

On my pool, it appears that the inlet port is 1 3/4 inch diameter.

A  Answered on 6/4/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Jon, It appears that you have the 1.5" valve which is p/n 261177.

?     Asked on 5/28/2016 by Julie

We have this valve and it is not backwashing properly, we get a suction rather then a flow out, on the out tube. Why could that be? Other than this it seams to be working properly.

A  Answered on 6/4/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Julie, I would recommend having someone come out to check your system because what you're describing does not possible.

?     Asked on 4/18/2016 by Cindy Buckley

to install the valve, does it matter which of the inlet valves are connected to the pump?

A  Answered on 4/19/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Cindy, The ports are specifically labeled as Pump, Return and Waste.

?     Asked on 9/17/2015 by Chris

Which port is which? The two ports that attach to the filter are obvious, but I can't see if the others are labeled. Which is the in (from pump) port? Which is the out (to pool)? And which is the backwash/drain port? I'm guessing backwash is the one by itself and on the two port side the inlet is the top, outlet is the bottom to match filter ports? Thanks

A  Answered on 9/21/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Chris, All of the ports on the 2" Multiport Valve Threaded for D.E are labeled so that installation is done correctly. The port on the right on the opposite side will labeled "pump", the "return" port will be back to the pool and "waste" would be backwash.

?     Asked on 7/29/2015 by Ken

Is the input and output connections from the pool threaded or glued on the 261152 valve? I don't seem to be able to find a picture anywhere. Thanks

A  Answered on 7/29/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Brian M.

I found a picture from one of our vendors that does show it is threaded  inside. If you click on the model number - 261152 - it will take you to their site. Their picture blows up better than most I found.

?     Asked on 4/15/2015 by Tim Arnold

I have a Pac Fab Model MS-20-2 Serial number 2916 5112 multi port value that has failed. It is used on a Nautilus NS-60 DE filter. Is this value plug and play for the old value, and/or do you recommend getting a new filter at the same time?

A  Answered on 4/15/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Mr. Arnold, If you're planning to replace the entire filtration system, then it will be netter to do it at the same time. In the meanwhile you can replace your multiport valve with this one and it can also be used on the newer Pentair D.E. Filters.

?     Asked on 4/1/2015 by joe

please tell me, are the two connections which go to the DE filter adjustable when the valve is purchesed or are they fixed? my anthony filter has an 8 inch center to center distance but nowhere do i see distances specified.

A  Answered on 4/2/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Robert M.

Hello Joe - The plumbing connections cannot be changed on the 261152 valve. You may want to checkout valve model 4702P. This is a complete valve body without the plumbing connections. You can plumb this valve to match your Anthony filter.

?     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.


Est. Repair Time

1 to 2 hrs

Tools Needed

Socket Set, Wrench Set

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I was getting DE Powder in my pool.

Written on 6/22/2020 by Guest

My multi-valve was 15 years old. Changed the spider gasket years ago. Didnt want to do that again. Purchased a new multi-port valve. Used the do it yourself guides and forums on Inyopool.com to install it. Had to change out the PVC pipes to and from the valve. Took a couple of hours but wasn't too bad.

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