I have two things I really hate about cleaning the filter. If anyone has any advice, I would really appreciate it.
1. The drain plug is very difficult to remove. I have to use the neck of a large screwdriver jammed into the slot to loosen it and then I use the edge of a small wrench to go the rest of the way. The location is terrible, although I understand the reason for it to be so low. It is a drain plug after all.
2. The canister is difficult to seat and reseal without leaks. It usually takes me about 3 times reseating it, relubing it, retightening until there are no drips. Drips = air leaks when the pump turns off and lead to a pocket of air in the filter or even lost prime on the pump. Why isn't it more failsafe?
Also, my Blaster didn't work so well today. I hooked it to a different hose bib and it worked better. I think if I cleaned the carts more regularly I wouldn't have such an issue. I need to find a rubbermaid container that fits MY cartridge for soaking.