3 Way Ball Valve Provides Simple Solution for Pools and Spas

PTP Series 3 Way ball valve offers space savings as well as cost savings when adding spas or water features to in-ground pools

3 way ball valveThe PTP Series 3 way ball valve provides the one stop solution for automating transfer systems between pool and spa operations. This full port PVC ball valve saves time, money and maintenance when adding spa or water features to in-ground pools. (compare all 3-way ball valves)

How it works:
Under normal pool operations, standard 2-way ball valves are installed in supply and return lines. Those wishing to add a water feature such as a waterfall or spa would require additional 2 way valves as well as additional pumps, electrical wiring and piping. This setup leads to a substantial expense as well as to additional maintenance down the road.

The Solution:

By using the Assured Automation PTP Series 3 way actuated PVC ball valves with manual or electric motor operation(12vdc,24vac/dc, 120vac) the user can divert the supply lines (skimmers or main drains) and return lines normally connected on the pool, to transfer flow to a spa or other water feature. See diagram below.

Note the manual P2 Series (PVC 2-way ball valve) spa “make up” valve can be installed to provide varied amounts of flow to the spa/water feature when the pool is in full operation.

This design saves space by eliminating the additional  of multiple 2-way ball valves which would require additional pumps as well as  piping. Cost savings is realized though the reduction in the number of components needed as well as in reduced electrical bills.

Pool & Spa combination plumbing diagram
Manual and electrically actuated PTP Series 3 way ball valves divert pool water to spa or water feature

Additional Product Information:

The PTP Series three way valve can be used for flow diverting, mixing, or on/off isolation to replace a tee + 2 valve linkage assembly at reduced cost and space, along with shorter installation and maintenance time. The patented seat stop carrier allows for in-line micro adjustment of the ball seating, and features o-ring cushioning to minimize wear and prevent seizing.

3 way ball valve with dual block mechanismThe PTP also includes a patented DUAL BLOCK® locking union nut system, which ensures the nuts are held in position even under severe service conditions such as high vibration or thermal expansion.

Integral mounting flange and bracketing allows for direct actuation and simple support, while a locking handle can prevent improper positioning.

PTP Series actuated 3-way ball valves are part of our complete range of valves and flow meters, engineered and manufactured to strict quality, performance, and dimensional standards.

About Kim O'Neill

Marketing administrator at Assured Automation, a leading provider of automated valves and flow components for industrial process control applications. For over 30 years Assured Automation has provided state of the art automation to a diverse clientele ranging from small equipment manufacturers to Fortune 500 Manufacturing, Chemical and Pharmaceutical companies. The Assured Automation product line consists of a complete offering of standardized automated valve assemblies with a variety of commonly used accessory items. In addition, we offer complete valve automation services where we supply special automated valve assemblies designed around your specified products or your particular applications. Full design capabilities are offered including AutoCAD, Solidworks or other commonly used design and drawing programs. In addition to standard products, Assured Automation develops customized solutions for specific customer challenges. You can find Kim O'Neill on LinkedIn.
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