AHHHh photos are tuff.
I made a frame out of pvc so the pump is always upright. I thing it 1/4 hp. NOT automatic. It stays on the cover all winter. I have it plugged into the pool equipment gfci. I have the 70 amp pool breaker off in the service panel in the garage.
When I want I turn on the breaker and the pump goes on. I watch it close so I can turn it off when the water stops flowing.
Sometimes water will not flow due to ice buildup. I turn off the breaker asap. So I understand why they fail. First, once water stops flowing if I don't turn it off right away I guess it can overheat? Secondly, I flip the breaker, run into the house to see if water is flowing; if not it's an ice problem, I run back inside and turm off the breaker.
New one is not expensive, just would like to fix and avoid it entering the landfill
I certainly ask enough questions...
I was never good at spelling....