Hi folks. Last year we did a major construction of a pool house. Since then, all things pool related have been a disaster. I'll spare you ALL the details, but we had a pool guy insist on "taking care of" all the equipment and relocation of the pump, and MANY things were broken in the process by him. Recently we opened to a green pool. I followed the SLAM method, the green went away immediately and my water has been in perfect balance. Things were very promising, but we were getting nowhere with the cloudiness with 1 1/2 weeks of patience. I did a deep clean of the sand filter per your protocol and it was absolutely filthy, likely from all the construction last year in addition to general buildup. This definitely seemed to help and FINALLY I started to get somewhere. I have not been able to run the polaris auto vacuum because the booster pump mysteriously was broken. I ordered a new one but do not feel comfortable replacing it myself. SO, the past few days I have been able to see the shallow end clearly and finally shadows of the deep end and main drain. I have been letting things settle to the bottomfor several days so that I could vacuum to waste. I did not realize that there were a ton of leaves at the bottom, and ran my vacuum over the pile of leaves, just thinking it was dirt. I guess this plugged things up. I lost suction, so I went to the pump to turn it off, and it wasn't doing anything--seemed plugged up, pressure gauge read zero and my salt panel said "water fault." I turned off the motor and cleaned out the basket which had very little debris in it. Now the pump won't run. It buzzes, but nothing happens. Did I plug up the line and burn out the motor? Is there any way to save it? I'm a very pregnant doctor with not that much spare time or energy, and my husband is out of town. I know I need to just chill out and call someone to fix it, but I no longer trust the main pool company in this very small town. Any advice? If the advice is get a new pump, brand and where to buy suggestions are welcome.