So, last weekend my pump started running a little rough. It was having a hard time building and keeping pressure and just didn't sound right. After letting it run for a little while, I decided it would be a good idea to shut it down and check my filters. Mind you, the pump pressure never went up. I check it religiously when I'm out back and it's running. It never rose even close to 10% higher than the clean pressure. Anyway, imagine my surprise when I opened it up and this is what all four filters looked like!
I was pretty ****** at myself for not checking these sooner, but I just went to work and cleaned them all up. Here is the after picture of what they all looked like after I was finished.
Luckily, everything seems to be running fine after the cleanup. I'm now scheduling myself to check the filters at least once every two weeks for a while to make sure this doesn't happen again. We have crazy winds where I live and my house is on top of a hill, so we get a wind tunnel going every time. No surprise that this much **** would blow into my pool. I'm glad I got lucky this time, but I don't want to tempt fate again.