Hope someone can help me out on this, but I've been killing myself trying to remove even one return eyeball in my pool. I am able to remove the outer ring and the directional eyeball part, but the threaded fitting that screws into the wall will not budge.
I've tried a seat removal tool (made by Hayward--looks like a key card), which fits perfectly in the grooves of the threaded fitting, but that didn't work. Using pliers to turn the tool just bends and twists the tool without moving the threaded fitting one bit.
BTW, the pool is 13 years old and the eyeball returns have probably never been removed.