Just to give a little background on what's happened recently. We moved into this house about 6 weeks ago, the whole spa setup is only about 3 years old. Been maintaining the spa by just taking samples up to my local pool shop and having them tell me what to put in until I get my arms around everything. Water's been generally in good shape and I haven't added much other than just keeping a steady supply of bromine tabs in the floater.
Two Saturdays ago, we had several people over and the spa got a lot of use. After the use, I made sure there were bromine tabs in the floater and covered it back up. On Tuesday we had a power outage that last approx 3-4 hours. I did not uncover the spa again until the following Saturday 7 days later. The water was murky and smelled like the lake (power is working at this time however). My working theory is that it didn't come back on after the power outage for whatever reason. I take a sample to my local shop. They say there is zero bromine present and that I add something else for PH/alkalinty and then baking soda.
After reading a little bit about spas and that you're supposed to change out the water every so often anyway, I decided to drain it and clean it. It needed a good cleaning and there's no telling how long it's been since the water has been changed. It's 97 degrees here right now so not being able to use the spa for a little while isn't a big deal.
Turned off the power at the breaker box, drained it, cleaned it, went and found new filters, etc. Left the power off at the breaker for a couple days while all this was ongoing. I fill it back up, flip on the breaker...nothing. No power whatsoever, nothing on the display, no motors running, etc. I do hear a "click" when I flip the breaker on and the display screen shows kinda like a flash of the LED for a split second.
I get up under the deck and take off the control panel to the spa itself looking to see if maybe there is another breaker there that could've tripped but there isn't one that I could see. So I'm not an electrictian but I have a voltage tester and take off the panel to the breaker. I'm not sure of the correct terms, but the two main wires coming into the breaker, I test and get "220" to light up. So that tells me it's getting power. The wires coming out of the breaker going to the spa get nothing. There's another one in there for the deck lights and they light up as "110".
Also, the "test" button on the breaker is supposed to make it flip to the middle "off" position, right? It doesn't do that. I think problem #1 is to replace this breaker. My question is does it sound like there could've been something happen during our power outage that caused some sort of electrical problem? Maybe the blown breaker is symptom of a bigger problem. Keep in mind, that Saturday when I discovered the murky water, the power worked then and never had a problem until I left it off a couple of days.
Could I have done something when I drained it? Everything I read said to turn off the power when you drain it. Sorry for the long post, thanks for reading.