About two days ago we had a real bad electrical storm. the pump was running on schedule during the storm. I noticed sometime after the storm that the pump did not power up. The digital pad was out and I go tho joy when i pressed on th power button. I tested the breaker box and I have 240 volts coming into the breaker box by ht pool equipment. I tested the three prong receptacle and got no readings between the two vertical prongs. When i put the tester lead into the one vertical prong and the "ground" prong the circuit breaker trips.
BTW, i had the electrician install a power plug on the pump so I can plug and unplug to put the pump away for the winter. The pump was brand new then and continued to run like a champ until the electrical storm. BTW, nothing else was damaged .
I am confused as all heck as to what could be the problem. I suspect there is problem between circuit breaker and 3 prong receptacle but don't know how to troubleshoot. To make matters worse my electrician is on vacation until next week.
1. Is the power receptacle bad?
2. Is the circuit breaker bad?
3. All of the above.