Multiport (Rotary) Valve

- directing flow through the filter

 The 6 positions of the Rotary Valve, shown above, control the direction that the water takes through the Filtration System

WARNING! Always turn the pump switch to ‘Off’ before changing the position of the Rotary Valve

  • 1 - Filtration - Pool > Pump > Rotary Valve > Down through the sand (trapping dirt) > Rotary Valve > Back to the pool via the Jets
  • 2 - Waste - Pool > Pump > Rotary Valve> Drains
  • 3 - Closed - No passage of water through the valve in any direction
  • 4 - Backwash - Pool > Pump > Rotary Valve > Up through the sand (flushing out the trapped particles) > Rotary Valve > Drains
  • 5 - Circulation - Pool > Pump > Rotary Valve > Back to the pool via the Jets
  • 6 - Rinse - Pool > Pump > Rotary Valve > Down through the sand (trapping dirt) > Rotary Valve > Drains


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