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    big problem

    cleaned my de filter for the first time tonight. Cleaned the grids and put back exactly. Once I turned the pump back on and got the pump primed up I added de to the skimmer the something bad happened. The entire pool turned into a cloudy mess and it looks like the de is sitting in the bottom of the pool. I cut off the pump and checked the filter to see if anything looked loose which there were not so I reassembled. I then just backwashed and rinsed a few times and added more de just to be safe. Any idea as to what happened? My heart dropped once this happened, just let me know.

    Sorry I typed this on my phone.
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    Re: big problem

    It sounds like you either didn't quite get things seated when you put it back together, or you have a fabric tear someplace.
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    Re: big problem

    Well it was put back the way it came out and the filter is only 6 months old. I don't know but hopefully it will be better in the am.
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    Re: big problem

    Probably a seal out place when you put it back together.
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