Blue square pop up heads stuck

AdamAZ84

Member
Mar 30, 2022
23
ARIZONA
Pool Size
18000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
I'm trying to take out pop up heads and they're stuck. I have a tool for doing it and have tried two flat heads screwdrivers. They're really stuck. Any advice on how to turn these things?
 

proavia

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TFP Guide
Feb 6, 2015
3,429
Chandler AZ
Pool Size
12300
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
CircuPool RJ-45 Plus
Have you tried with the pump running and the return flow to the zone you are attempting to remove the heads from? The water pressure will help push the head out once it is rotated to the unlock position using the tool. My A&A heads sometimes stick and doing the above usually helps.

The other option for me was to swim down to the heads and use the removal tool. Wiggling the tool a bit seems to help too. Not fun when the water is cold though.

Another option would be to call Blue Square and ask their tech support. They are in Chandler and open from 7am to 3pm.
 

AdamAZ84

Member
Mar 30, 2022
23
ARIZONA
Pool Size
18000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
I can't even get it to budge to turn it at all. Guess I'll have to call them or drive over. The tool I purchased is metal and it bent the metal it's so stuck. Thank you for reply.
 
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