Hi, Each year, we hire someone to close our pool and them open it ourselves. Last September, we had a new company close our pool. Today, I started putting it back together.. Removed all the return/skimmer plugs, Added Silicone lubricant to all the O rings, added plumbers tape to all the screw-type pieces, etc. Then I added water to the pump basket and flipped the switch to turn on the pump, but all the pump did was hum. When I switch it off, I think the timer (which has the flip switch for the pump) sparks. I didn't feel a shock, but it's definitely has never sparked before.
I'm trying to figure out if maybe this company did something different to close the pool that I'm unaware of. Am I missing something a step or do I need to have someone come out to service our pump? I'm guessing it's the latter
We have an AOSmith UST1202 Motor with a Hydro-King T104P201 Timer.
Thanks for any advice you can provide! We have issues with each opening, but the folks at TFP always provide the best advice!