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My pump was working just fine all seaon. I turned

My pump was working just fine all seaon. I turned it off about a week ago and covered the pool to get it ready to close. I went out today to start draining the pool but when I try and turn the pump on it just makes the regular sound it usually does but doesn't move the water. I am new at the pool thing and was wondering if I am doing something wrong or if there is a problem with the pump.

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Check that pool cover is not blocking filter intake.intake hose may need to be temporarily re-routed to a point below skimmer to drain water.

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