Good evening folks,
Im really stumped on this one. The last couple years Ive used the techniques here to keep my pool in pristine condition and its worked wonders. So... today I set out to open my pool. Everything was going smoothly, until I went to prime the pump. And... nothing. Perhaps 5 seconds, maybe a couple seconds longer, of a dull hum, and then the circuit is tripped. Tried this a few times over and nothing ever happens, but tripping the circuit. The pump worked perfectly last year when everything was shut down. Im a bit stumped, and to be honest, quite nervous messing with electric myself.
Has anyone else experienced this? Im thinking perhaps the pump itself is fried. Weve only lived in the house for two years and we know the previous owner didnt really replace anything, so the pump and the filter are ancient. At least 10+ years old, if not more. As a matter of fact, I started to find sand outside the return jets towards the end of last year, from the sand filter. Im thinking it might be time for a complete redo, with a new pump and filter before the pool season really gets started? Any thoughts?
Problem at this point is, Ive now taken the cover off and the pump is not working? What the heck to do? Can I just dump chlorine and and brush brush brush to mix it up a bit?
Ugh, what a mess.
Thanks for any advice on any of these issues...