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Thread: Return Valve-Pool Devil/Pool Skim

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    Return Valve-Pool Devil/Pool Skim

    I'm thinking about getting one of those Pool Devils or a Pool Skim, but before I ordered it I thought I should see if I can get that return valve eyeball looking deal to unscrew, which it doesn't do. So before I use the wrong tool and break the thing off I was wondering if anyone had a suggestion on how to get it unscrewed?

    As a side note, I only found one review of the Pool Devil, anyone else had luck with it? The Pool Skim looks better, but it's 5 times as much money.

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    Re: Return Valve-Pool Devil/Pool Skim

    Quote Originally Posted by kathylee
    The Pool Skim looks better, but it's 5 times as much money.
    Not if you buy mine. I have a basically brand new one I would sell to you for half price. PM me if you're interested.
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    Re: Return Valve-Pool Devil/Pool Skim

    I got one word for you. ChannelLocks! Be gentle but firm and it'll unscrew.
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    Re: Return Valve-Pool Devil/Pool Skim

    Okay, bear with me, I'm really not that handy, so all help is appreciated. That eyeball valve deal had two plastic tabs that stick out, do I grab one of those and try to turn? Put it over both tabs and turn? Or something completely different?
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    Re: Return Valve-Pool Devil/Pool Skim

    A picture would be nice but I'm going to say grab both tabs gently and try to turn it. Remember; righty tighty, lefty loosie!
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