The Pond Guy® Universal 3" Check Valve Assembly

Item: 490259
  • Designed For Pond Skimmers
  • Quick & Easy Pump Installation & Removal
  • Works With 3" Flexible or Rigid PVC

The Pond Guy 3" Universal Check Valve Assembly will prevent water from draining out of your filter and simplify pump removal. The Check Valve Assembly comes in two pieces. Simply cut the supplied PVC to desired length and glue with standard PVC Glue (sold separately). Use the included 3" rubber coupler for quick and easy pump installation and removal.

Tech Specs

How To Use

Step 1: Place the pump in the skimmer.

Step 2: If your skimmer does not have a pipe outlet pre-cut, make this cut before you move on to Step 3.

Step 3: Measure (in inches) the height from the top of the pump's discharge to the bottom of the skimmers pipe outlet, and then subtract eight inches from this number. Note the measurement. Measure this distance from the bottom of the check valve (excluding the threads) and mark your cut line.

Step 4: Using a PVC saw cut the pipe at the cut line that you have determined in Step 3.

Step 5: After your cut has been made, thread the bottom half of the check valve into the pump. Dry fit the top half of the check valve with the bottom half. The rubber coupler should align with the skimmer pipe outlet.

Step 6: If the alignment is correct, use PVC Primer and glue (not included) to secure the bottom and top half of the check valve together.

When To Use

Use on any pump installation where pond water backflow must be stopped, or where the pump will need to be removed quickly. Perfect for skimmer boxes.

Usage Information

Replacement Parts

Here are the replacement parts for The Pond Guy ® Universal 3" Check Valve Assembly.

Weeds Treated

The first step towards effectively treating any pond weed is proper identification. The Pond Guy® Universal 3" Check Valve Assembly is recommended for use against each of the weeds listed below. Click on your desired weed for more information and alternate control options.