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    About to become a pool owner...

    ... and as I'm sure you folks have all ready a million times before: I've never had a pool in my life.

    Moved from the frozen NE to SE Florida... Never had a pool... and now, well, I'm about to.

    Here's the current situation. The pool, kidney shapes, looked great up until 2 weeks ago when the pump stopped working. The motor makes a "buzz/hum" sound for a could of seconds and then I hear a "click" and the motor noise stops. The motor is connected to a Hayward system. Powered from a Intermatic timer.

    The motor is an Emerson Pool Pump Motor EUST1102. I've read about the "new law" and it appears that this can changed under warranty so the "new law" will not apply in this case (provided the motor is what is dead).

    My question is -- what should I be looking for -- is it possible that whatever the motor spins (impeller?) is seized and the motor can't turn and hence an internal protection is tripping or is this indicative of the motor being done? I haven't had a chance to take it apart and test the motor... however I have the ability to do so and thought I'd pick some brains here first.

    The next question is -- the pool, as a result of this issue, has turned green. I've done some reading on this issue and thought I'd seek any ideas. I intend to use the BBB method on this pool and have been reading the BBB threads (and enjoying it!).

    So there you go... and introduction from a newbie peppered with some brain-picking!

    Thanks for being here... it's wonderful!

    Pete
    16000 Gal. Kidney / Gunite / SE Florida / Taylor K2006 / Stenner
    Jandy CS100 / Sta-Rite U3 Skimmer / Pentair Great White / Single Floor Drain / Single Return / Hayward SP2300VSP
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    I'm still learning and I know nothing!.. I'm loving the Stenner!

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    Re: About to become a pool owner...

    Hey, Pete,

    Welcome to the forum. Before anything else can happen, you must fix the pump. Once you get water circulating, then we can help you go to work on the green water but virtually everything starts with that pump working.

    I don't know that the "new law" is....sorry. Others may be able to help diagnose your pump issues but don't wait too long to get it back working.
    Dave S.
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    Re: About to become a pool owner...

    Welcome to TFP. It's rare for the impeller to become bound. The capacitor is more likely the problem. The symptom you describe is exactly how a bad capacitor acts.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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    Re: About to become a pool owner...

    Ah! Excellent! I'll trouble shoot the capacitor! Thanks!!!
    16000 Gal. Kidney / Gunite / SE Florida / Taylor K2006 / Stenner
    Jandy CS100 / Sta-Rite U3 Skimmer / Pentair Great White / Single Floor Drain / Single Return / Hayward SP2300VSP
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    I'm still learning and I know nothing!.. I'm loving the Stenner!

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    Re: About to become a pool owner...

    Spend some time in Pool School. It should answer most of your questions before you think to ask them. And get a test kit ASAP. A good one. Skip the article in Pool School and just order a TF100 from http://tftestkits.net/
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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