This is our first season with the pool (bought the house after it was closed last fall). I am trying to get the pool flowing today. I replaced all the plugs in the system, removed the plugs from the returns, checked all the seals, and then filled the pump basket with water. However, when I went to start the pump, it buzzed for 5 seconds and then tripped the breaker. I have tried a few more times, all with the same result. It is a Hayward pump.
Any ideas? Did I miss something? Is the pump bad? Is there something else I can try? Any info would be very welcome!