I bought my home 9 months ago and bought the home warranty. About 5 days ago the pump motor made a horrible noise and shut off. I called the warranty place and they sent someone out and they replaced the motor. The guy noticed I needed new filter cartridges which I knew probably needed replacing and ordered me new ones. He didn't recommend turning on the filter until the new cartridges were in. They came the next day and replaced the cartridges and turned the filter and cleaner on and left. About an hour later I went out to check things out and noticed the filter was not working. It comes on for about 10 seconds and then shuts off for about 5 minutes and repeats. The cleaner keeps working but the pool is not getting filtered. It has been 5 days now without filtration and I called the guy and told him the pump isn't working and he says I got a defective motor. So he is ordering a second motor which wont be here for about 3 more days. At that point it will have been over a week without filtration. It is about 100 degrees here and my F.C. level is about 4. I have been dumping chlorine in it almost everyday to keep the levels up so it doesn't turn green, but the kids want to continue to swim every day. So at what point do I need to close the pool for swimming? I am sure it's hurting the balance by letting them keep swimming but is it bad for them to swim even if I keep the chlorine up? And is there anything else that could be causing my pump to cycle on and off besides a defective motor? Thank you.