Im new to the pool world. I have a 18 x 52 metal intex pool. I bought a 2650 intex sand filter pump becasue i couldnt get good flow with the 14'' one. My question is that the grid that i have on my pool by intex cloggs up fast. I have critter bug vacuum running that i have hooked it up to. It works okay until the grid gets to clogged to pull with any kind of force. The skimmer on the sand filter stays clean becasue nothing gets to it. I also have the intex skimmer basket in the pool that collects the top stuff when the bug isnt running. Is there a way to bypass the grid and use the skimmer on the pump or should i leave it alone and clean off the grid every hour?