Complete novices at all things pool, it came with the house...
Finally figured out all the hoses and connections and so on, only to have the pump act like it is not getting power. No noise at all.
Pump is a Hayward Power Flo Matrix 1.5 HP with a twist lock plug. Switch on the pump is on.
The outlet it connects to doesn't have any sort of GFCI reset buttons on it. Switch on the receptacle is on.
Timer is making its normal noise and is set to manual, but even if it were on the timer, it should be running the pump right now.
The single unlabeled set of switches in the electrical box we flipped on and off, (former owners were pretty meticulous about labels)... the timer continued to make noise regardless of its position but it may be wired on its own.
Only thing we haven't done at the time of posting this is drag a old pump in the basement (no idea if it works) out to the pool to plug in. I wanted to see if there were any other suggestions that we aren't aware of (eg, can twist lock plugs be finicky if not twisted just right, or is that design only to ensure it doesn't accidentally unplug)?