backflow valve makes noise when auto-fill comes on

stupid48August 5, 2011

We have a new pool. The plumber originally installed an A&A Quik Water Leveler ( I guess some rocks got into it so my pool guy replaced it with a home depot standard toilet filler. Pretty normal I guess... The only problem is that when it is filling, it kind of does it in spurts which is normal as I guess due to waves in the pool. These spurts cause the wilkins valve at the water source to make a noise that lasts about a second. It's kind of annoying in the house because you can hear it. Is there anything I can do to fix this? Replace the auto-fill or the wilkins?


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I called it an backflow but I guess it is really called a pressure vacuum breaker. I guess its the same thing....but just to be clear...

    Bookmark   August 5, 2011 at 5:42PM
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If there is a valve on the supply between the BFP device and the auto leveler try closing it 1/2 way. This may slow the filler and reduce the water hammer you are experiencing.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2011 at 5:51PM
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