Yesterday I went to turn on our pump so I could shock the pool to get it ready to close up for the season since no one is using it. Its been off for about a week with the mild temps. When I turned the switch on...the motor sounded like it was a hum...very slow. It was taking the water in to the filter, but not with the full HP it usually does. After about 30 seconds, the motor kicked in to full power. When you turn it off..it has a sound like dry parts inside. Kind of squeaks to a stop. I'm not too mechanically talented...but didn't want to crack it open until asking here. Would like to be sure its in good running condition before putting it away this winter.