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Thread: I left water in the filter over the winter, and it stinks

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    I left water in the filter over the winter, and it stinks

    So I was moving my Hayward 166t Filter and heard water sloshing around. I opened the drain and water started coming out and it stunk.
    Do I need to somehow clean the filter now?


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    Re: I left water in the filter over the winter, and it stink

    Start it on backwash to rinse the water out.
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    Re: I left water in the filter over the winter, and it stink

    What he said. Be careful where you point the discharge, because it's going to be gross and smelly.
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