Wearless multi-port water distribution valve

  • US 9,625,041 B1
  • Filed: 08/05/2015
  • Issued: 04/18/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/05/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A water distribution valve for directing a flow of water through a swimming pool cleaning system, the water distribution valve comprising:

  • a housing having an inlet, a plurality of outlets, and an inner surface bounding and defining an interior coupled in fluid communication with the inlet and the plurality of outlets;

    a cartridge including top and bottom plates, and having a plurality of spaced-apart apertures corresponding to the plurality of outlets of the housing;

    a disc including a port, the disc mounted for rotation in the housing between the top and bottom plates for movement among a plurality of positions, each position of the disc characterized by the port being aligned with a respective one of the plurality of outlets;

    a drive assembly carried by the housing and operably coupled to impart rotation to the disc; and

    application of the flow of water into the housing actuates the drive assembly, thereby imparting rotation to the disc through the plurality of positions;

    wherein the disc is disposed in spaced relation away from the inner surface of the housing.

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