I needed to drain about three inches of water from my pool this morning after a big rain last night. I plugged the portable pump in and it ran for about 15 seconds and stopped. I tried it about 10 times and it would just shut off. I have had my pool for 22 years and I seem to have to replace the utility pump every other year or so. I buy these pumps from Lowe’s usually They cost around $130 bucks a pop. Are they disposable or am I just not having good luck with them. Today’s brand was “Utility” some of the others have been other names but I just don’t have good luck with any of them. I leave them in a bucket with holes on the steps over the winter to drain excess water out over the winter season. Is this normal for them to not last very long?