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    Remove pump lid without water gushing everywhere...

    While cleaning my pump basket I have to endure an aggravating flood while getting the lid off and on (and turning the lid is tough enough). I have one stopper that I put in the skimmer but I cannot remove the eveyball off the return to stop it. Is there any filter setting that I can use to at least limit the pressure while doing this?
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    Re: Remove pump lid without water gushing everywhere...

    I don't know about filter setting but you should give some thought to installing valves on the plumbing to and from the pool. Then, it's just a matter of turning the valves off when you have to open the pump basket. And remembering to turn them back on.
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    Re: Remove pump lid without water gushing everywhere...

    Some multi-position valves have a closed setting that turns everything off. That will prevent water from the return from getting to the pump. You still have to block the skimmer manually or install a valve there.
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    Re: Remove pump lid without water gushing everywhere...

    Rinse.

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    Re: Remove pump lid without water gushing everywhere...

    Rinse works great! And yes I agree I want to get valves on everything. Thanks all!
    * 18' x 33' - 48" oval AGP - new liner Summer 2014
    * Hayward Pro Series S210T Top Mount Sand Filter
    * Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 1 1/2 hp Pump Model SP5615
    (equipment on posts prior to summer 2014) Hayward PowerFlo 1 hp pump - Jacuzzi "Tidewater" 190L, sand filter

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