I have a Rule 1800 gph cover pump and a couple weeks ago it died. I discovered the pool cover full of ice and snow and when I finally melted, nothing happened. The pump never kicked on and the water remained. I pulled in the pump and tested it and again, nothing happened - - it didn't start. I pulled out my much smaller "emergency" pump and drained the cover. Problem solved, just need to buy a new pump.
A day or so later, I tried the pump one last time before ordering a new one and it started right up!!! Great news and money saved.
I reinstalled it on the cover and everything was fine until we got more rain, snow, ice etc. I again discovered the sagging pool cover full of snow and ice and when it melted, I had the same problem - - the pump didn't work, I pulled it in and tested it and it still didn't work. And again, when I tested it a day later, it worked just fine.
Does anyone have any idea what's going on?
Why would the pump fail out in the cold (but in actual water, not a block of ice) but work fine a day or so later?
Is this thing on its last legs?
PS - I only get to the pool on the weekends and I miss some, so that's why I might not discover the issue for a week or so.