1. When I turn the handle on my sand filter it makes clicking noises. It didn't used to. Is this a problem?
2. I am using Wanda the Whale to clean and there are a little bit of pine needles on the bottom. Not much but enough to clog the pump basket. When I empty the basket and start to run the pump, the pump basket area doesn't fill all the way back up and the return water isn't strong. I have to backwash for just a few seconds then it works fine (until the next time it is clogged). This doesn't seem right. Any ideas what is wrong?
As always, thanks for the advice!