I made a big booboo closing


LifeTime Supporter
May 23, 2007
Morgantown, WV
Closed yesterday and shut everything down. I figured I'd turn off the electricity to the pump, etc, later. BUT I forgot to take the timer things off of the pump switch. So I just found out that the pump was on for about 5 hours with no water. The motor didn't fell hot at all. I guess I won't find out until next spring, but is it probably ruined?


Well-known member
Dec 3, 2009
Central Massachusetts
Hard to say. If something is wrong, it's most likely the impeller rather than the motor. No way to know until next spring.
Whenver a pool is closed and shut down, the pump should really be shut down at the breaker before the lines are even blown out.