I have to disconnect my DE filter from system and lug it out from under the deck because there is not enough head room to take the top off.
The pool was here when we moved in 1986. I've just dealt with it. I can't afford to have that or whole pump station moved at this time.
In the past I just used piece of hardwood and hammer to loosen the screw on collar (pipes leading to the collar is 3", two of them, in/out). The pool was out of commission from late 07 till late 08 (frog pond). When we acid washed the pool last year, I fell and tore a shoulder rotator tendon when we were almost finished. I did not remove the filter for good cleaning, soak, inspection, etc. of grids because my visiting, out-of-town friend/helper was called back to work early. I couldn't do the job myself so soon after injury.
I've always been able to get the collar unscrewed pretty easily. I spent way too much time trying to loosen them yesterday without success. Well, I did get them to turn about 30 degrees. I even got out a heavy metal log spitting wedge and heavy mallet but was afraid to be too heavy handed and risk breaking off the grab nibs. HELP PLEASE.
Any ideas? I'm going back down there right now after my Aleve and glass of wine take affect.
I just switched over to B & B and now the my beautiful pool has been sitting for 24 hours. I am running a submersible pump in shallow end with hose going back in to pool on deep end and my Verro (like Aquabot) to keep some circulation going. Also adding small amounts of chlorine here and there to keep FC up. I wasn't going to let puppies have swim time yesterday but neighbor's dog followed hubby, when he came home and waited at door to go in and play with puppies. How can you say "no" to our favorite "foster child"? They were driving him crazy inside so he let them out on deck. Of course they had to swim as the pool is 15' from deck. I have a good excuse (in our minds) to keep them out of pool today because of approaching storms.
Please help me get these collars off. I'll be eternally grateful.