Are you sure you're talking about the main braker? Cause that is the switch that would shut off EVERYTHING in your entire house. First thing to do is to check the electrical connection of the pump at your pool filter. Make sure it's attached securely, the wires aren't touching anything else that might be causing a short circuit, and that there's no water contacting the wires. I presume the cable from the motor to the electical panel in your garage or house is run through conduit underground. If not (which would be illegal if not in conduit), check along the length of the cable for any cuts, etc. Check on the filter motor for the amperage rating. Then go to your electrical panel and make sure that the circuit it is attached to is not a lesser amperage. For example, if your motor is rated at 20 amps, it CANNOT be attached to a 15 amp circuit. You can tell the circuit amperage by looking at the switches in the electrical panel. Each switch will have a number on it (15, 20, 30, etc). These are the amperages of each circuit. Your pool filter should have a dedicated circuit; meaning the cable from your filter should be going directly to the electrical panel and attaching to its own circuit. No other devices should be sharing that circuit. Is your electrical panel full? Maybe you have a panel overload. Check if you have a 100 amp (cheap piece of crap) panel or a 200 amp panel. If you have only a 100 amp panel, maybe you have too many things running that could cause an overload (running air conditioning, washing machines, etc while also running the filter). If you have a 200 amp panel, then an overload should not be the problem. The problem is definitely one of the things I mentioned, so check it out and good luck.
· 1 decade ago