Hi there. My pool was installed about 6 months along with all of the equipment and electrical that goes with it. Last weekend we noticed the pump wasn't running when it should have been. My husband checked the breaker next to the pool equipment and it was tripped. He made sure everything was completely off and tried resetting the breaker. When you flip it off and then to on it just pushes back to the middle. There are three breakers on the panel. One goes to the pool light and two to the pump (the two are connected). The one that goes to the light is on and working properly.
I called the company that installed the pool and they said they thought it was the pump which would go under the manufacturers warranty. Then I called the manufacturer who said it sounds like it's electrical since it's tripping without turning the pump on. The manufacturer will come out to check the pump but I have to pay them for their time and labor. If it's electrical then I have to go back to the people who installed my equipment.
My question is, if the breaker can't be turned on even when the pump is off, can the pump still be causing the breaker to trip? I just don't want to pay for the manufacturer to come out if the pump isn't the problem. What could be causing the breaker to trip?