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    DE coming out of returns

    Last night, after manually vacuuming, I backwashed my filter, then turned the the multi port back to filter and I saw what looked like DE coming out of the returns. Is this indicative of a problem with the filter or multi port?
    11000 gal in-ground plaster with spa.
    36 ft2 DE (using Fiberclear)
    Sta-rite 1.5 hp pump

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    Re: DE coming out of returns

    D.E. out of the return lines indicates you've got something wrong with your grids, manifold, or possibly even that little stem pipe o-ring. Clean off your grids and do a thorough inspection for holes, tears, cracks, etc. Even small holes will cause a problem.
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    Re: DE coming out of returns

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Don't forget the possibility of something being bad in the multiport Also, did you rinse after backwashing? (please refer to this for proper care with a DE filter
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