I have a bad wrist and it's challenging to get the pump cover off, with only having those tiny little "ears" to grab on to. I had a pentair whisperflo installed a few months ago and I love it except I strongly dislike the cover design. I really miss the old sta-rite cover; I could use a large screwdriver or other rod to get an easy mechanical advantage. The O-ring design was also superior. With the pentair the o ring is flopping all around and it's a bit of a balancing act to get it to fit all together. Not that difficult, just mildly annoying.
Now that I'm done whining, has anyone come up with a DIY or commercial product to make this easy? I was thinking of ways to fabricate something out of sign post, eg stop sign type, with some metal dowels at the proper distance to make the twisting easier.
Maybe I'm just over tightening the darn thing.