DE sand coming out of the jets

TomLane

Active member
Feb 19, 2017
25
Tampa
#1
Hi, I just put in the DE sand and noticed it was coming out of the closest jet immediately. Is this normal? Or is there something wrong with the pump?

Thanks for your help.
Tom
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
May 3, 2014
11,904
Laughlin, NV
#2
DE and sand are two different things. Is it sand or DE (Diatomaceous Earth)? You show having a sand filter.

It would not be a pump problem but a filter problem.

Take care.
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
12,678
#3
The multiport listed goes to a de filter. Most likely, there's a rip in the grids, a cracked manifold or a defective multiport.
 

TomLane

Active member
Feb 19, 2017
25
Tampa
#4
Thanks, we thought it was a sand filter but it is a DE filter. we will take it apart this weekend and troubleshoot the grids and manifold first