Dirty Water

Poolsareeasy

Active member
Aug 28, 2013
31
League City, TX
#1
My pool filter shut off and as soon as it did there was dirty water coming from both skimmers and the main drains. What in the world? I'm thinking it's a check valve but why so dirty?

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zea3

Mod Squad
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LifeTime Supporter
Jul 10, 2009
10,927
Houston, Texas
#2
What kind of filter do you have? When was the last time it was cleaned? It does sound like a bad check valve is sucking water from the returns back through the filter, essentially back washing it into the pool. If you can't replace/repair the check valve right away give the filter a good cleaning/backwash so it doesn't dump dirty water back into the pool.