Replaced Pool Valve

The used pool filter had a big crack in the valve that I tried to repair with silicone goop and tape. It was good enough to run for awhile while the new valve was ordered from Intex. Because of COVID-19 the valve took almost three weeks to arrive but the cost was really minimal. I also ordered a gasket but the valve came with a new one.

Intex six way filter valve
Intex six way filter valve

Replacing the valve was a headache though because to get the old valve off the system the middle post came with it. The filter media is not supposed to get into this central post so I had to empty all the media and replace the center post.

Refilling filter media
Refilling filter media
Cap prevents media in piping
Cap prevents media in piping

I backlashed the system and tried the filter and got a low flow alarm. That was it for the evening. I just decided to tackle it the next day.

Low Flow Alarm
Low Flow Alarm

The next day I ran the pump on recirculate for several minutes and it ran fine. Then I switched to filter mode and it continued to run without an error. It may have been that the media needed to just sit and settle. The filter still drips from the salt cell connections though.

Reconstructed filter system
Reconstructed filter system

I was finally able to get back to setting up the solar system.

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