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I am trying to replace the filter on my pool however when I open it the water keeps spilling out. I have it unplugged while doing this, I think I am missing a part because I dont think this should be happening or is this normal?

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If the suction and the filter are below the top of the water, yes, this is normal ... like other things we have all heard about, water also runs down hill.

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