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I cannot turn the handle to backwash

Pressure washers cleaning around the pool got a whole lot of small river rock in the pool. The creepy-crawly must have picked them up and they have jammed the handle. I took all of the screws out but could not pull the top off to try and clean. Is there something holding it besides the visible screws? I appreciate any help.

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Once you remove the screws on the top of the valve there is nothing preventing it from being removed.
Since there is a distinct possibility according to your account that there is small rocks or debris in the valve you may need to apply additional force. One method that has worked for me in the past has been to use a flat head screwdriver or putty knife and pry around each screw hole. A slight twisting motion with a thin screwdriver is usually enough to help break free a valve top that maybe packed with sand or other material. It may help to remove the valve from the tank first, and spray water into each port prior to your attempt to remove the valve top; The water may help dislodge any deb-irs obstructing disassembly.

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