Is it normal for the backwash valve to be very difficult to pull up?...when I try to pull it up I can hear a little bit of hissing...definitely some air coming out...but it doesn't really budge and I was hesitant to apply too much force
I recently bought this house, so I don't know much about the history of the pool...based on some other things I've seen, it wouldn't surprise me if the filter hasn't been backwashed in a loooong time
and I thought I was gonna have to call in some heavy machinery to get the pump basket lid off, so a tough valve would be consistent...but I just thought I would double check and see if you guys know of any slide valves that have some sort of release button that needs to be pushed before pulling up
do these things ever seize up so badly that they need to be replaced?...or do I just need to quit being so prissy and get to pulling?
here's some pics of my set-up
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