When you guys say "drain the tank" what do you mean? I am releasing the air out of the valve, and waiting until I hear all the water gurgling stop, I thought this was the water automatically draining itself? Is there another thing I should be doing?
I should probably mention that I am a small woman trying to lift this thing off, my husband has always taken care of our pool but recently passed away so I am determined to do it myself. I had to have all the equipment replaced this winter, it was about 15 years old and everything burst during the winter when my freeze guard could not always work when our dear electric company decided to start unannounced rolling blackouts. The off again/on again apparantly weakened everything so badly that it all cracked and burst. So now I have a whole new system which I really probably needed but I did not realize this filter case was so hard to remove. I will also try the lube thing, I was wondering about that.