Hi all. First time opening the pool myself, and am having difficulty putting the clamp assembly back on to my DE filter.
I have a Hayward DE-6000 unit. The O-ring looks just fine, I have it lubricated, but the top half of the DE filter cover doesn't sit completely flush when the o-ring is in place.
It's kind of lopsided, so that I can get one side down, but this causes the other side of the cover to be raised a little bit.
As such, when I attempt to connect the clamp assembly, I can't even get it to close enough so that I can start to replace the brass nut. I've read the posts about tapping it with a rubber mallet, etc, but nothing seems to help. The side of the cover that is sitting over the o-ring is just fine, but the other side can't be tamped down.
The "pool guy" who opened my pool last season replaced the O-ring so I assume its the correct part. It's pretty thick, but i'm not sure if this is normal course.
Should the DE filter cover just sit easily on top of the O-ring or is my situation not unique, and the hard part is indeed, trying to get the clamp back on despite the lopsided cover.
Thank you all.
Looking forward to my first soup-to-nuts year of the BBB method.