Our pump isn't turning on without us using a screwdriver to get the propeller going. Then it runs fine. We assumed it was a capacitor. We then noticed bubbles in the water and return jets sputtering. We checked for leaks and changed the o ring in the basket. No change. We called a pool service to check it out. On the day of the appointment the technician called me and said he remembered our pool from the recent sand change he did for us and he didn't want us to pay for another service charge when he had already told my husband our filter and pump were very old and should be replaced. The sand filter is also not big enough for our size pool.
he believes it's a wiring issue, not just the capacitor. And the air leak is also bc of the age of the equipment. He explained why, but I honestly didn't know what he was talking about bc I'm not very knowledgable about pool.
my question is... are we harming the pool by continuing to manually get the pump running? And is there any long term damage from air in the system somewhere?
One ne other question... when I pour bleach in the pool, is there a way to do it so the liner is not faded or compromised? There seem to be new white spots on the floor of the pool since using bleach. Thanks!