The pump is a Hayward Superpump 2 1/2 horsepower 2 speed..
I am trying to clean out the pump basket and I cannot get the lid off. I put it on about three weeks ago using just my hands and a little bit of Leslie's Pool and Spa lube for o-rings ...
Today I tried to remove it using the tool that was provided by my pool builder and it won't budge. I tried a hammer on that tool hit it about twenty times. I was afraid the plastic tool would break.
Anyone have any suggestions on how to get it off ? I am trying not to break it, but my patience isn't that good.