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    accidentally vacuumed pool with filter valve in backwash position

    I accidentally vacuumed my above ground pool on backwash position. Now when I turn it back to filter tons of sand is being pumped into the pool. Any help would be appreciated..

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    Re: accidentally vacuumed pool with filter valve in backwash position

    Quote Originally Posted by mdmanchnh View Post
    I accidentally vacuumed my above ground pool on backwash position. Now when I turn it back to filter tons of sand is being pumped into the pool. Any help would be appreciated..
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    That's a heck of a first post!
    Is this a sand filter or a DE filter? For sand, I think you just need to let it run until it clears out and settles and then vacuum it up and try again. If it's DE, you may have damaged the grids by filling them with junk you vacuumed off the floor. That means a teardown and inspection and scrubbing.

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