The flow from the return jets slowed down a lot recently. So 2 days ago I decided to take apart my Hayward 48 sq ft DE filter and clean all elements. After cleaning and assembling the filter, I put in DE in the skimmer, measured with Leslie's blue scoop. The pool store guy told me that 1 scoop is 0.5 pound. According to the DE instruction, it needs 6 pounds. So I put in 12 scoops. I mix DE in a bucket of water and pour it in slowly. After a few hours, the pool became a bit cloudy. When I open the pump basket, I see some very white cloudy water coming from the motor port. Before the cleaning I never see white cloudy water appears in the pump basket. Return jets flows fast and seems clear.
Did I add too much DE so my pool turns cloudy? How do I remove the excess DE?
Is it normal to see white water flow back from the filter to the pump basket when opened?