Vacuum out filter housing?

Meaty

Well-known member
Sep 8, 2015
57
Dallas Texas
Hi
ive used my pool pump/filter to vacuum out dirt, leaves, etc from the bottom of my pool. When I was hosing off the filter I noticed setiment build up in the bottom of the housing that contains the actual filter. Am I correct assuming I should periodically shop vac out that area to?

thanks in advance