Here is the situation. This is on a new install and was put in just in time to cover last winter. So this is the first summer being used. My pump had been running with no problems since opening. We added some fill dirt around the concrete and that portion of the yard in getting read for sod. Well, it came a flood about 2 weeks ago and washed a lot of the mud around my pump and when I got home, the breaker was kicked off. It would kick off when we tried to turn it on. So I got the mud away from the pump and allowed everything to dry. Then I could turn the breaker on and everything was okay.
Now, when it rains heavy and any rain gets pooled around the pump, it throws the breaker. The power is run to and connects to the pump via conduit. So I figure that maybe some water is getting the conduit on the low side where the pump is and throwing the breaker. So I went out a few days ago and put some silicone around the connection of the conduit and pump. It hasn't really rained since. BUT....I get up this morning to turn my pump on and it kicks the breaker. It didn't even rain last night (that I know of). I am really confused here. The pump is completely sealed, correct? Could the initial mud have adversely affected the pump in any way?
I guess my next question is should I call the pool installer or my electrician?