So I contacted Pentair about the filter crack 2 weeks ago. They promptly agreed it was warranty issue and dispatched a ticket to a local pool repair vendor in my area. Repair guy took pictures and left. I never heard back for 4 days and asked what next step was. They said they needed to search every location to find the lower canister. Wait 2 more days and I am told they have to order from pentair and it will take 7-10 days. Nice. Blistering heat in Texas and a pool that is dead in the water with no way to use filter or filter pump. So I said screw it and I purchased one on Amazon and it will arrive tomorrow!!!
Anyway I am having trouble removing the bulkhead threads on the filter. Channel grips barely grab. Any tips?