I cleaned out the pump basket for my first time and followed these steps only to see a pool full of dirty water after finished.
1) turned skimmers off
2) turned pump switch off
3) closed main drain
4) took pump basket out, spray washed and lubricated O-ring. Placed pump basket back on
5) opened main drain
6) turned pump switch on
7) turned skimmers on.
Was this an error in process or does it most likely mean I need to back wash?