Caretaker™ 5-Port Valve

Hydraulic 5-Port Valve

Considered the workhorse of the industry, this valve has long provided pool owners with a dependable and efficient in-floor cleaning system. Ideal for smaller pools or...

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Hydraulic 5-Port Valve

Considered the workhorse of the industry, this valve has long provided pool owners with a dependable and efficient in-floor cleaning system. Ideal for smaller pools or spas, the 5-Port Valve maximizes power to give your pool a robust and thorough cleaning.

Models

Models Description
5-9-2000 Caretaker 5-Port Water Valve, Complete, 1.5” Outlet
5-9-2200 Zodiac Valve, 5 Port, Blk, 2" Complete

Parts Breakout Diagram

Caretaker 5-Port Parts List

Frequently Asked Questions

Click a frequently asked question below to see the answer.

How do I tell which Caretaker system I have?

Find the water valve. It is either near your pool equipment or pool. Zodiac offers two cleaning valve styles:


1. Caretaker 5-Port Hydraulic Valve: Black dome-shaped water valve with 5 pipes coming out of the bottom and a pressure gauge on the top.

2. Caretaker 8-Port Electronic Valve: Black cylinder-shaped water valve with 8 pipes coming out of the bottom side. This valve was previously known as Ultraflex and Ultraflex 2. These valves have a motor inside with a lid on top. To determine which Ultraflex you have look at the valve lid. If there is a circular knob in the center of the lid then you have an Ultraflex. If the lid has two tab handles on the outer edge then you have an Ultraflex 2 system.

How do I inspect cleaning heads?

The cleaning head must be in the full down position to remove.
1. Attach the Head Removal Tool to the pool pole.
2. Snap Removal Tool into the head.
3. Turn counter-clockwise to release head from collar. Turn clockwise if you have pre-1992 threaded cleaning heads.
4. Pull and lift head out of collar.
5. Inspect head, nozzle and collar for debris.

The Caretaker 5-Port Valve does not cycle.

1. Clean the filter, pump basket, skimmer, and valve cup strainer.
2. Make sure all auxiliary valves such as surface returns, waterfall, and spa overflows are closed.
3. Turn pump on and off several times to clear system.
4. Remove valve, turn upside down, and spray pressurized water up into the valve.
5. Order a valve rebuild kit if necessary.

Resources

Caretaker Brochure

Item #: SL1300
File Size: 432186
Language: EN

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5-Port Installation and Maintenance Instructions

Item #: TL1334
File Size: 1326452
Language: EN

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Caretaker Owner's Manual

Item #: TL-1301
File Size: 602236
Language: EN

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Caretaker 5-Port Valve Rebuild Instructions

Item #: TL-1306
File Size: 181186
Language: EN

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Contact a Caretaker Specialist

Phone:  855-280-6465 | Fax:  801-906-6701
Customer support:  caretaker.custsupport@zodiac.com | Orders:  caretaker.orders@zodiac.com | In-floor pool designs:  design@zodiac.com
Caretaker is manufactured and supported in our Salt Lake City, Utah office.

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