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What is the make and model of your filter?Let me know and we can continue.Steve
Ok, let me pull the info on that and I'll be right back.
Ok, so this filter has a 1HP circulation pump attached.About how old is the pump?
Ok - is this the first time you have tried to start it or has it been working fine since you moved in?
Ok. You have ruled out the GFI.
The motor is probably bad. These pool motors are susceptible to failure just like any other motor that is outside and exposed to the elements. GFI devices are very sensitive and the slightest imbalance between the currents in the hot and neutral will cause the device to trip.
You could have the motor tested at a pool store - call first to see if they can do that.
Hold on please and let me look up the cost of a replacement motor. I won't be long.
According to this vendor, the complete pump assembly is $210-$230 depending on the horsepower. I am in no way affiliated with the vendor - he was the cheapest.You can also replace just the motor. That would be cheaper but you would have to do the work.So to surmise, call your local pool store and ask them if they can "megger out" a pool pump motor. If they can, have them check it out. Assuming the motor is bad, replace the motor or the entire pump.Please let me know if I can help you further.