Bought a new house with a pool about a year ago, and thanks to all the great advice here, I haven't had a problem. Until today.
I came home to find a thick layer of DE on every surface of my pool (steps, hot tub, floor, etc) and the water very milky. So I did a quick backwash and took the filter apart. Turns out the grid manifold assembly had completely separated from the stem pipe. None of the grids are broken or torn, and the stem o-ring looks intact.
My questions are:
1. What's the best way to get that DE out? Vacuum it? Clean and reassemble the filter and let it run?
2. Do I need to worry about anything else potentially being broken?
3. This may be unrelated, but when I cleaned my pump basket last time (~ 1 week ago), I noticed cloudy DE-like water fill into it and into the skimmer baskets. Is that a problem?
20k, PebbleTec, Centurion 2HP switchless w/ booster pump, Pentair FNS Plus 48 sq/ft
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