So after 2 months and 1,000 bucks , I have my pool perfectly balanced since sacking the pool company.
Today, I noticed the water was not flowing , and then saw that the pump did not come on and timer had stopped at the on time.
As there was no power, I checked breaker and the fuse had tripped. I reset it and manually turned on the timer - BANG ! smoke and flash came from the front of the pump housing where the power goes in. Reset and tried again two other times and the same thing happened - bang and smoke.
So, clearly there is some kind of short causing the breaker to go. It is a Flotech 1hp pump. Looks pretty old ( I have been in house 2 years and it was here when I got here, and securing bolts into supporting block look rusty).
Anyone have any experience of this? i.e. is it a know thing and an easy fix, or should I take power unit in pump apart to see if there is anything like loose wire shorting? Why would it suddenly go ?
If I cannot easily fix - can you recommend the process I need to go through and searches to do, to find the right replacement pump. Is it easy to replace yourself or should I call out the company that replaced the PCB recently on my Aquabrite? How long do I have to get it fixed before it effects my pool balance? Luckily I have a screen and get VERY little contamination in my pool. I will raise FC from 5ppm to 12 ppm with bleach so daughter can swim today.
Any advice/ help , much appreciated.