Think I made a big mistake. I vacuumed a lot of leaves through the skimmer Vac with no skimmer basket in place! The pump basket was in and filled completely with leaves with a few floaters in the water once I pulled the pump basket out for cleaning. The pump was running at 35 psi and hot. It primed but didn't seem to evacuate all the air. I tried to backwash and lost prime. I'm hearing more water noise up in the valve area of the sand filter. Currently letting the pump cool off so I don't burn it out.
Any advice on what to do next?