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I clean the filter cartrige and replaced it .then i turned on pool pump and then went to skimmer and added my d.e about 6lbs just like it calls for.then the oulet lines in the pool started to release all the air .then pool pump was fine .after running pool pimp for a few hours i shut it off .now this is where my problem starts system is off but i hear grugling coming from the filter .then i walked over to the skimmer and noticed that all the alge, dirt & stinky water had drained from the filter back into the skimmer ....why? thats my first issue. heres my 2nd issue ( when pump was running earlier i had noticed through the clear plastic lid on pump there was no water flowing around but yet in the pool my oulet holes where still pushing out water ? thats when i said ok lets ask an expert ..thanks for your time ....curtis with stinky pool water ???????????????

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First number two. Your filter is just full of water and without air in the system it will look like their is no water moving through filter. As the filter get's dirty it will be harder to move water and start to cavatate so you will be able to see the air and so the water.

When you opened the filter to clean it you probably didn't get it sealed when you put it back together Try cleaning and lubing the "O" ring or replacing it. Also check the inner support ring if you have one and be sure it is in place. Check the tank when running for water leaks to see where air is getting back in when off. If you can't see any you may just need to run for a while and let some DE get into leak and seal it, if it is small enough.

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