Pool and spa valves are necessary for directing the flow of water within your pool or spa system. These valves are the unsung heroes of pool equipment. If you want to partially or fully shut off the flow of thousands of gallons of water, valves will easily help you make it happen. Valves are connected to passageways like pipes so that the flow of your water can be easily controlled when the handles of these valves are turned.
There are many types of pool valves. The check valve helps you monitor the flow and prevent the backlash of water. The flapper check valve has a flap that opens as the water pressure rises and closes as the flow rate changes. The spring check valve has a unique in-line plunger where the valve is plumbed with so that the plunger will allow the passage of water as pressure is built up by the valve. Shut-off valves are used to completely stop the flow of the water through a pipe or more. Gate valves are simple on/off flow regulator for above ground pools.
For in-house pools, the diverter valves are commonly used. In these valves, a diverter slides over the portholes for it to function. Ports of diverter valves can be up to 4-way. Diverter valves are also used in spas and hot tubs. Aside from this, ball valves are also used, but these valves are only available as a 2-way valve.
If you want to know more about pool and spa valves, help our customer service representative help you decide which valve is the most appropriate to use.