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    Vacuum out filter housing?

    Hi
    ive used my pool pump/filter to vacuum out dirt, leaves, etc from the bottom of my pool. When I was hosing off the filter I noticed setiment build up in the bottom of the housing that contains the actual filter. Am I correct assuming I should periodically shop vac out that area to?

    thanks in advance
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    Re: Vacuum out filter housing?

    I certainly would. Larger, heavier particles will end up down there rather than in the filter. Might as well get them out while you're cleaning.
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    Re: Vacuum out filter housing?

    That's a good idea. Eventually sand and minor debris can pile-up at the bottom. I clean mine out as well. If you don't have a spigot connection at the bottom to flush it out, then yes, just use your Shop-Vac. Good call.
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    Re: Vacuum out filter housing?

    Thanks!
    Fiberglass pool 5300 gallons (trilogy eclipse)
    inground
    Cartridge filter
    2HP hayward ecostar sp3400vsp

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