So, since I've been having algae problems a lot, I'm used to pulling my filter apart and cleaning it off. (See DE Filter model in my sig)
I have a question. I've replaced the o-ring kit a few times, but I usually get water coming up through the top of the filter out by the shaft down the middle. When I pull the filter up, rather then coating the filter fingers, all the DE powder is normally all up in a pile stuck to the top of the filter.
Why would this happen? I'm about to de-grease and acid wash the elements just for good measure, because before, I used to use the Leslie's Powder DE Cleaner, which I'm not sure did a good job or not.
Any help would be hugely appreciated.