We recently bought a new house with a pool in the backyard and I have done pretty well learning how to use the pump system and have been able to keep the pool in shape. The pressure however has been slowly creeping up and I have cleaned everything out trying to get it to lower but nothing has worked. Well time to clean the filter! It is a cartridge filter and should be pretty simple to clean but strangely enough it seems to be sealed shut! I have some pictures attached but the black lock ring twists off easily and I'll try to get a picture without it on but underneath the lock ring it is greasy and neither me nor my husband can get the lid off. I feel like we would be ripping out the pipes before we could get the lid to come apart. Has anybody ever seen this? I might just be overlooking something obvious.
And yes they had the system is in a little run down shed and needs to be cleaned up The front equipment just looks like an old system and is not in use. The pool is an in-ground concrete pool, about 15,000 gallons. Not sure if any other info is needed. I am sure I'll just end having a pool guy come look at it but thought I would see if anyone has had trouble with this before I do.
The lid should come off right? I have no idea how the past owners would have cleaned it...if they ever have. And maybe it has just been that long since they have cleaned it. Anyway, any advice would be appreciated. We could try breaking the seal (almost like its glued shut with grease) with a razor blade or something but I do not want to ruin anything. Thank you!