How do I Take Apart the Hayward Sp710 Valve Handle?


Swimming pool plumbing valves suc as the Hayward Sp710 multi-port valve are designed to cut off, divert, or allow water to flow through the pool plumbing. Hayward Sp710 valves consist of a large valve body that connects to the pool plumbing or filter directly, as well as an inner valve assembly made up of the smaller components of the valve including the handle. Removing the valve handle from the rest of the valve involves pulling the valve assembly out of the valve body and removing the pin holding the handle to the valve.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver
  • Turn off the filter and pump powering the pool. This will stop water from flowing through the plumbing. Unscrew the screws around the top edge of the Hayward Sp710 valve body. Pull up on the valve handle to pull the valve assembly out of the body.

  • Set the valve assembly down on a flat surface. Apply firm downward force to the valve handle by hand to expose the valve handle's pin. The handle pin holds the valve to the diverter inside the valve, allowing the handle to rotate the diverter to change the valve settings.

  • Tap the holding pin located on the handle base with a screwdriver. Tap the pin until it comes free of the valve handle. Pull the handle away from the rest of the valve. Remove any clips or springs inside the handle.

Tips & Warnings

  • If the pin in the handle does not come out by tapping it with a screwdriver, hit the screwdriver handle gently with a hammer to provide extra force.

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