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    help with taking pump basket filter lid off

    Hey team, I have a Hayward pool pump, the clear fulte basket has a lid on it. I've noticed some water around the pool pump after running all day. I want to take the clear lid over the pump filter off however it will not. Used a 2x4 , hammer etc. Any ideas? I believe this can be why I have some air comming thru the jets in the pool as well. Any help would be great.
    13000 gal IG
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    Hayward star clear plus filter system (DE)
    Attached spa
    Covered lanai

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    Re: help with taking pump basket filter lid off

    I'm going to assume the pump is turned off, but I have to ask.....

    Did you open the drain plug to relieve any pressure it may be holding?
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    Re: help with taking pump basket filter lid off

    Try turning the lid with the pump on.
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    Re: help with taking pump basket filter lid off

    Check this thread. If it's what I am guessing, you'll like the picture in one of my replies.
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    Re: help with taking pump basket filter lid off

    Lol I don't have a fork like that. I am going to try again tonight or just break it open and buy a new one. I'll probably need a new gasket. Its frozen bad

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    Re: help with taking pump basket filter lid off

    Quote Originally Posted by Ms506s View Post
    Lol I don't have a fork like that. I am going to try again tonight or just break it open and buy a new one. I'll probably need a new gasket. Its frozen bad
    Check the neighbors for a spading fork. Also, the pool store may have the wrench for that, and it's probably cheaper than a new lid.
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    Re: help with taking pump basket filter lid off

    Yeah the wrench is 25 bucks. I may try it
    13000 gal IG
    Hayward pump 1 1/2 hp
    Hayward star clear plus filter system (DE)
    Attached spa
    Covered lanai

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    Re: help with taking pump basket filter lid off

    Quote Originally Posted by Ms506s View Post
    Lol I don't have a fork like that. I am going to try again tonight or just break it open and buy a new one. I'll probably need a new gasket. Its frozen bad
    Again, try turning it with the pump running. It sometimes works.
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    Re: help with taking pump basket filter lid off

    To help I would need to know the model of Hayward pump. Super II, Super, Max Flo, TriStar, EcoStar, Power Flo Matrix Etc, Etc.
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