If your pool pump won’t turn on don’t freak out just yet..

Yesterday, our 2hp Pentair pool pump stopped working – it would just click. Today I tried it again and just got a loud hum like something was blocking the impeller.

After turning off the power (IMPORTANT), I took a look at the filter basket, emptied out any debris and checked for blockages – nothing. Still humming.

Priced out whole pumps, motors, etc.. and it looked like I was going to be out of at least $250 for a motor.. until the guy at the local pool store said to check the capacitor!

Check out the video below for more info!