Hey all, first time poster.
I set my system up to do a first-of-the-year vacuum of all the stuff in the bottom of my pool. I set things up to vacuum straight to waste. Here's my question/issue: I removed the insert filter on the pump itself as I figured that little basket would fill up in about 0.2 seconds if I left it in there... Was removing it then operating the vacuum a mistake, or is this SOP for large-scale vacuum? I ask because the pump lost suction and I think was clogged after about 10 seconds of my beginning to vacuum... I'm worried I seriously messed things up. Any input appreciated.... thanks!