By Pentair Pool Products



Part # 261173

Dimensions 16" L x 7" W x 10.5" D

Alternate Part #'s 261173, 27508-150-000, SM10-3, 26-102-1510, PAC-06-228

Product Description

This is a Pentair valve for D.E. and High-Rate Sand Filters

The P/N for the label is 271140

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 1/31/2012by 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.

?     Asked on 5/24/2015by 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 6/5/2015by 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 7/31/2015by 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 7/6/2017by 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. 


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