water coming out of return during backwash

frozenlake

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Jun 1, 2019
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Canada
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I'm closing my pool, but when draining my pool, I noticed water coming out of the return. Is this normal? Almost no water coming out when the valve set to backwash, only when set to drain. I opened up the valve, and the spider gasket seems ok, maybe very small nooks here and there but nothing major.

Maybe related, I was having a hard time this summer getting rid of small particles that settled at the bottom of the pool, a bit like very fine sand/dust. Laterals are fine and so is the standpipe.
 
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ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
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