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    Site Glass Leaking during backwash

    How do I remove the existing site glass? It seems to be on pretty tight and won't budge, and I don't want to break it. Since it is glass, I assume you have to use your hand only? Can anybody help me?

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    Re: Site Glass Leaking during backwash

    Most likely plastic and it should just turn counter clockwise looking at the face of it by hand. Maybe somebody glued the dang thing on?
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    Re: Site Glass Leaking during backwash

    Linda,

    Welcome to TFP.... A Great resource for all pools owners needing insight to their sight glass issues.

    You can do what I have done..

    1. Turn glass bottle with plies...

    2. Cuss a lot after it breaks into pieces..

    3. Go to the store and buy a new one..

    4. Install new sight glass..

    Your best bet is to carefully remove it, clean it and the seat, and reinstall it.

    But.. be prepared to get a new one just in case.

    There may be a trick to its removal, but I am not aware of one..

    Thanks for posting,

    Jim R.
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