From doing some research in the forums, I've come to the conclusion that my Hayward Power-Flo Matrix pump needs a new start capacitor. I turned off the pump yesterday to clean out my skimmer baskets and when I attempted to restart the pump, all I got was a humming sound.
I checked the inside of the pump to see if something was obstructing the pump and it was clear.
My question is, would I have to actually dis-connect the pump from the filter and pool in order to replace the capacitor?
I'm not sure I want to actually disconnect the pump at this moment, because I can't think of a way to stop the pool water from draining out all over the place once I take the pump from the platform.
If I have to remove the pump to fix it, is there a trick or any other suggestions anyone would have to stop the water from coming out of the pool?