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svanvolk 06-09-2008 09:19 PM

Outdoor wiring to pool pump
I live in Upstate NY. I have a deck that is attached to the house. The deck runs about 25 feet from the house to an above ground pool. I bought a new pump that I have to run AC to. Can I run outdoor rated cable from the box in the house along the underside of the deck, maybe stapling it to the deck rafters to an outlet somewhere close by the pump?

Steve :whistling2:

wirenut1110 06-09-2008 09:34 PM

No, the ground wire has to be insulated. The receptacle has to be at least 10' away and gfci protected with an "in-use" cover. It can be between 5 & 10 by meeting other standards which I won't go into unless you want:whistling2: You can run conduit outside to a junction box inside then you're allowed to go to "cable" and no smaller than #12

wirenut1110 06-09-2008 09:38 PM

P.S. We're going by 05 code so I don't know if you're locale is going by '08 and if this changed in that code

Speedy Petey 06-10-2008 06:03 AM

Wirenut is right on.
You can run conduit under the deck. Anything out side MUST be conduit with individual conductors for ALL of the outside portion of the wiring to a pool motor.

Are you familiar with ALL the other codes regarding wiring and bonding a pool????

svanvolk 06-10-2008 06:15 AM

After I posted the question, I browsed the similar posts and was convinced that I would have an electrician do it. I have done a lot of indoor wiring. But I certainly do not know enough to wire outdoors to the pool pump. After all, safety's first.

Thanks guys! :thumbsup:

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