I just know that the pump will not come on at all. I noticed after taking off the metal panel that there were a bunch of dead frogs around and behind the timer box. I turned off the main breaker to the home and stuck my screw driver behind there to try and wiggle out another frog and saw sparks, then realized that there was an exterior breaker for the pool, Doh!
So what are the next steps? Do I need to disconnect/reconnect wires to bypass the timer, googling says that is the most common problem. Get a voltage meter and test breakers?