I'm a new pool owner and have been diligently cleaning, lubing o-rings, etc. Two weeks ago I cleaned out all of the baskets, cleaned off the o-ring, applied new lube, put the lid back on hand tight only.
Now the **** thing won't come off. I've used two channel locks on each side wrenching away, hit it with a hammer, tried everything I could that I wasn't going to damage the pump. Won't move. Been trying for a week.
My lid and o-ring were already in poor shape and I had already ordered them. Lid is here, o-ring should be here today or tomorrow. I don't want to beat on the pump any more, I'm afraid of breaking something. Would I be crazy to cut the lid off with a RotoZip?