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Pool filter valves play a crucial role in the operation of swimming pool filtration systems

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Pool filter valves play a crucial role in the operation of swimming pool filtration systems, facilitating the control and management of water flow, ensuring optimal water quality, and simplifying maintenance tasks. These valves are essential components for regulating water circulation in both residential and commercial pools.

Key Features and Types:

  1. Multiport Valves: Multiport valves are commonly used in sand and DE (diatomaceous earth) pool filter systems. They have multiple positions, each serving a specific function, including filtering, backwashing, rinsing, recirculating, and closing. These versatile valves allow pool owners to perform various maintenance tasks with ease.
  2. Ball Valves: Ball valves are simple, lever-operated valves that provide on/off control of water flow in pool plumbing. They are often used as shutoff valves for maintenance or winterization purposes.
  3. Push-Pull Valves: These valves are typically used in cartridge filter systems and operate by pulling or pushing a handle to control water flow. They are straightforward and reliable for filter maintenance.
  4. Slide Valves: Slide valves are linear, sliding-style valves that allow precise control over water flow. They are often used in backwash lines or as an alternative to multiport valves for certain applications.


  1. Flow Control: Pool filter valves enable you to adjust water flow, directing it through the filter, backwashing for cleaning, or bypassing for maintenance, ensuring optimal filtration performance.
  2. Maintenance Convenience: Valves simplify routine pool maintenance tasks, such as cleaning or replacing filter media, backwashing, and rinsing, by providing quick and easy control over water flow.
  3. Water Conservation: By allowing selective functions like backwashing and rinsing, these valves help conserve water by reducing the need for frequent pool draining.
  4. Improved Water Quality: Properly functioning valves ensure consistent water circulation and filtration, leading to cleaner and clearer pool water.
  5. System Protection: Valves help protect the filtration system from damage by allowing for isolation and shutdown when necessary.


Pool filter valves are integral components of the pool’s plumbing system. They are strategically placed at various points, such as before and after the pool pump and filter, and in backwash lines. Using the correct valve settings is essential for efficient pool operation and maintenance.


To ensure the longevity and functionality of pool filter valves, regular inspection and lubrication of moving parts are essential. Additionally, follow proper winterization procedures to protect valves from freezing temperatures.

In conclusion, pool filter valves are vital components that enable pool owners and operators to maintain clean, healthy pool water while facilitating efficient system operation. Whether you have a sand, DE, or cartridge filter system, selecting and maintaining the appropriate valve type is crucial for the overall performance and longevity of your pool filtration setup.

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  • Expertise in Marin County’s Unique Pool Care Requirements: Our team is well-versed in the specific challenges posed by Marin County’s microclimates and stunning natural landmarks. We employ this knowledge to provide the most effective pool care solutions.
  • Focus on Quality Assurance, Customer Satisfaction, and Affordability: At Marin Pool Services, we prioritize quality. We ensure that our services are not only exceptional but also affordable. Your satisfaction is our measure of success.
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Choose Marin Pool Services for a superior pool care experience in Marin County. Our expertise, dedication to quality, and commitment to customer satisfaction set us apart as the premier choice for all your pool service needs, whether you’re in Novato, San Rafael, or any other remarkable location within Marin County.

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Account Executive

Betty Garmendina

Betty has been part of our team since February 2020. She oversees new accounts and works along side our service manager managing the bids and schedule for the repair department. She is also the receiver of our website and Yelp inquiries. Originally from Mexico, she can help our customers in English and Spanish. She has lived in Marin County for 30 years. In her spare time, she loves driving the countryside enjoying the scenery with her daughter. As a dog, and animal lover in general, she gives back to her community by fostering dogs in need. She is passionate about maintaining her friendships with her girlfriends and sees that as both empowering and fulfilling.

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Senior Service Technician

George Wallace

George Wallace- George has been with Marin Pool Service since April of 2019. He is one of our Senior Service Technicians with over 20 years of experience. He truly cares about each one of his accounts. He and his beautiful wife live in Marin. He is passionate about family and helping others.

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Pool Service Technician

Zach Zastrow

Zach has been a pool service technician with Marin Pool Service since May of 2022. He learned the ropes quickly and is a very thorough technician with attention to detail and really cares about his clients, and their pets. He Loves traveling, road trips and going to music shows. Enjoys outdoor activities, hiking, camping, canoeing, fishing and of course swimming! Originally from Nebraska I’ve lived in Marin for over 15 years.

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Jorge Salazar Bernal​

Jorge has been with since July 2020. He is a pool service technician. He is reliable and dependable. He and his wife live in Novato in their recently purchased Condo. He is a musician, a surfer, swims year round and loves to travel. He is currently taking English classes. He doesn’t like raisins.

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Resident Spa Expert

Mike Watson

Mike has been with Marin Pool Service since February 2016. He is a valued part of our repair team, and he is our resident Spa Expert, diagnosing and fixing portable spas. He does pool equipment installations and repairs as well. He likes to go camping, fishing, and photography with my pup, Maxine (Max).

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Senior Pool Route Technician

Jane Ciuchta – Hired 2015

Jane came to Marin Pool Service with 6 years of experience as a pool route technician. She is very conscientious and cares and always goes the extra mile not only for the customer, but also for the team. She oversees the receiving and organization of all our inventory and keep the shop yard in tip top shape. She is a very private person who lives in the country with chickens and wild animals.

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Pool Repair and Construction

Bruce Muir – Hired 2020

Bruce spent 30 years as a house painter. His attention to detail in second to none. He has apprenticed under David Metzger and has quickly learned many aspects of the trade. He is a huge asset to our team. He is a single parent to a wonderful daughter and in his spare time enjoys anything outdoors and especially the beach and is a Giants fan.

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Operations/Service Manager

David-Metzger – Hired 2014

David started in the pool business as a summer job in high school and continued during college, when the birth of his first child changed his education plans, he chose to continue his career in the pool industry. In the decades of his career, he has been involved in all aspects of the industry including safety, automatic pool covers, pool construction, pool service, repair, and remodeling.

He has 4 grown children that he is extremely proud of and spends time with regularly. He enjoys giving back to the community through various volunteer organizations. He is an avid scrabble player, a daily wordle and crossword solver, loves to read and enjoys documentaries.

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Route Manager

Robin Clarke – Hired 2019

Robin came to Marin Pool Service almost 5 years ago as a route technician and has since turned it into her passion. She’s dedicated to healthy water chemistry. Since becoming route manager, she has spear headed switching our service pools to the Orenda program after trying it with much success for a year on the pools on her route. In her spare time, she has a passion for watercolor painting, being outdoors, flowers, clouds, and animals of every kind.

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Customer Service

Maddi Davidson – Hired 2022

Maddi had 4 years of customer service experience when she joined the team at Marin Pool Service. She is on the front lines answering the phones, texts, and emails. She is also tasked with handling the schedules and work notes from all the service technicians as well as the acting liaison between the technicians and customers. She is a multi-tasker and a go getter. She is passionate about her dog Kona and family.

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Senior Pool Route Technician

John Albachten – Hired 2015

John came to Marin Pool Service with a vast knowledge of pool chemistry from his time as manager of Leslie’s Pool Supply. He not only has a route but is responsible for the “start-up” of our new service accounts making sure water chemistry is on point, pool sweep, and equipment are in good working order, cleaning the filter all in preparation to hand off to the weekly service technician. John is a team player and is often the “go to” call for new technicians he has trained. Besides his vast knowledge, he is friendly, humorous, approachable, and well-liked by all his clients and co-workers. In his spare time, he enjoys live music, photography, the outdoors, and is always willing to help a friend in need.

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Pool Technician

Jay Bergmann – Hired 2023

Jay is new to the industry but has jumped in and is eager to learn more about the pool industry. He has been in the construction field and can think on his feet. He is a fun, athletic person who loves the beach, plays music, and works on cars. He is a people person and helps in his community.

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Accounts Payable and Receivable

Summer Venegas – Hired 2017

Summer was born and raised in Marin County. She currently resides in Novato with her husband, daughter, her dog Annie, and fish Cupcake. She has a long history of working with and helping grow family-owned companies. She is very familiar with the service industry and customer support and connection is one of her strengths. During her free time, she loves travelling with family and friends, volunteering in her community and spending time outdoors.

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Office Manager

Rebecca Jones – Hired 2015

Rebecca was born and raised in San Anselmo. After a 2 year sailing adventure in her 20’s, she settled back in Marin in Novato where she owned a restaurant for 10 years. When that partnership dissolved, she moved into retail management. It wasn’t until Marin Pool Service that she really found her work home and her stride. She came in with strong customer service skills and jumped right into learning the pool industry both on the business and service side and now has an abundance of knowledge and experience.

She has a daughter who is in college at University of Nevada Reno with whom she is very close to. She is a trail runner, hiker, works out regularly, and loves to cook healthy food. She gives back to her community through mentoring other women.

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Operations/Service Manager

Jane Doe – Hired 2014

Jane started in the pool business as a summer job in high school and continued during college; when the birth of his first child changed his education plans, he chose to continue his career in the pool industry. In the decades of his career, he has been involved in all aspects of the industry, including safety, automatic pool covers, pool construction, pool service, repair, and remodeling.