After getting my water dialed in with the TFP method, the equipment on my less than a year old pool has an electrical issue. Admittedly, I'm not the most electrical savvy, but this is what's going on:
Came home two days ago during the time the filter pump is set to run and found it to be off. I went out and saw that the breaker for the pump had tripped. I reset it and the pump turned on at low speed (due to the programming) for about 5 seconds then shut off. I reset it again and it immediately tripped. I didn't have time to mess with it so that is all I did. Since then, i have tried resetting it again with the same results.
Contacted the PB and was referred to the warranty company. Problem is, the next appointment available is a week out. With temps around 100 until then, I'm thinking I'm going to end up with a swamp. I called the warranty guy and he assured me it wouldn't happen. When I told him what was going on, he said it was probably the pump causing the problem.
I tried resetting the breaker again today and the controller actually turned on. I quickly turned off the pump and the controller stayed on. I then turned on the lights and they came on with out tripping the breaker. After I turned them off, nothing happened for a few seconds then the breaker tripped again. At this point, it will not even stay in the on position. Any ideas about what the problem could be? Any easy troubleshooting things I can do?
To deal with the water, I have added a gal of 10% a day to bring the FC to 10-11 (CYA 80) and brushed the walls. Hopefully this will do enough until the pump is running again. Any suggestions about what else I can do?