Pool pump motor dead?
When I got home from work this evening, I noticed that the sheer descent from the spa wasn't looking right. It was sloshing around, even though there was no wind. The jets were also bubbling quite a bit. I went to the equipment and saw that the water was filling sporadically. I assumed that there was just junk in the skimmer baskets. I shut down the pump and emptied the baskets (which were full). When I went to turn the pump back on, it hummed but nothing else. I checked the electric master switch and the breakers. Everything looked fine. I turned the pump on again. Nothing. Not even a hum. The panel on the heater lit up (and read "Off"), so the electric appeared to be working. To the untrained pool-owner, it doesn't look very good. Is my pump dead? Can I replace the motor, rather than the whole pump (cheaper option). Help!