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    Help! Did lightening strike my pool?

    I don't think this is lightning damage. If it was there would be some other catastrophic physical damage. You might be able to convince your Insurance claims adjuster of that. But as an Electrical Engineer in the Utility Industry this does not look to me like High Voltage related damage.
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    Help! Did lightening strike my pool?

    I am with you on this. And I think Frogabob may be on to something - ink toner. Probably not soluble in water but electrically charged to "stick" in the right conditions. Enough of the toner got into the pump to overload the circuit and caused the damage to the plug. I am not convinced that all...
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    Help! Did lightening strike my pool?

    I think somebody dumped somethin in you pool. Something fairly thick or viscous and some of it got in your pump and put the motor under so much stress that it overloaded your circuit. I can't understand how pvc cold be charred from an electrical issue. Like someone above said you would think...