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brass ball valve ok for pool #5120687 05/30/19 07:46 PM
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My pool is built in such a way that the filter is located below the waterline. When I blow out the line and close the valve at winter closing. The valve leaks over the course of the winter and as a result it cracks the valve as the water seeks its own level. I noticed the plastic ball valves fail and cause me issues. I am considering a brass valve for the deep end and was wondering what the water chemistry would have on valve. Would Chlorine destroy the valve. Any suggestions on how to fix permanently.

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At the Refinery we used "Double Block and Bleed". Two closed valves a small distance apart with an open valve or plug between them. Sounds extreme for a pool but it is just 2 more valves and 2 bleeder valves or plugs. Point bleeder down if you can -horizontal section. And you can use plastic.$$

Or disconnect the pipe and cap off?

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There are ball valves with bleeder valves to remove the remainder of the water in the valve, just unscrew the bleeder valve.

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