There is probably human error in here somewhere, but I'm hoping that telling my story that one of you may be able to help me. I just bought a house several months back that has a pool. I have been working up to winterizing the pool, and a part of that was the clean the filter with StripQuik as recommended by my pool shop. They printed out instructions for me, so I went right to work.
I added the product to my filter, turned on backwash for a few seconds to get it in the filter, and left overnight. about 30 hours later, I came in and continued following the instructions. Backwash for three minutes, rinse for 30 seconds, done.
When I did the backwash I thought it was strange that no water seemed to be entering the pump, but I thought to myself that because the pump had been off for a few days, maybe this was normal.
When I was rinsing, I noticed a thick white foam enter the pump because it started dripping out of the view hole. I opened the filter to see what it looked like. Lots of foam. I added water to the filter and tried running it again, no water flow for a couple of minutes so I turned it off.
Now, before I do anything else, I am seeking help. My gut was telling me to rinse more because that could get the foam out, but I have no idea what I am doing so I decided to stop.