By Waterway



Part # 4742-010

Manufacturer Code WVS003

Alternate Part #'s WVS003, 26-270-1520, WWWVS003

Product Description

  • This valve mounts to the filter using a split nut
  • For valves that use a stainless steel clamp to mount to the filter use valve part number WVS002 instead


7 functions

  1. Filter
  2. Waste
  3. Backwash
  4. Recirculate
  5. Winterize
  6. Rinse
  7. Closed

Fits current Waterway Carefree Sand Filters


?     Asked on 5/26/2015by Ray

Is there anyway you can just purchase they handle on the valve, the plastic handle for direction of the valve broke ....valve is okay . Thanks

A  Answered on 5/26/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Ray, You can find the replacement handle and other parts via Waterway Top Mount Valve Clearwater Parts.

?     Asked on 6/8/2015by Inyo Visitor

Label on my filter valve is faded. Hoe can I identify the valve positions?

A  Answered on 6/8/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Dennis R.

Jim, If you look hard at the label on the "Waterway Top Mount Valve Clearwater/ Valve Lid Assembly"  you can just make ot the 7 positions and their sequence. This link shows three pictures. The sequence is: bypass to pool, rinse, filter, bypass to waste, winterize, closed, and backwash.

?     Asked on 6/13/2015by ken

After back washing the pool and returning to filter position , water pours out of the backwash hose opening on the filter. Would a new handle gasket fix this problem? If not what would you recommend?

A  Answered on 6/15/2015 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Ken, Replacing the Valve Diverter With Gasket (600-9500) for this valve will fix your problem.

?     Asked on 5/21/2016by Rick Hirmer

how can I tell what year our waterway 16 inch sand filter is ,We bought the filter in 2004 and I cant find a model # on it thanks Rick

A  Answered on 5/28/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi Rick, You can only tell if the manufacturer lists it on the unit or contact Waterway with the unit serial number.

?     Asked on 6/2/2016by Inyo Visitor

I need to replace the valve on my 19" Proline sand filter and the only number that I could find is 718-1960. Would this be the correct replacement valve?

A  Answered on 6/7/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

Hi, This valve is compatible with theClamp Assy - 718-1960 and if your unit was manufactured after 2001.


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