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Old 07-07-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
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Pool Electrical Code Question

Our local code requires GFCI protection to be between 10 and 20' from edge of pool. Pump twist lock receptacle must be between 5 and 10'. My breaker is about 50' from the pool, so GFCI breaker will not by itself suffice. Does this mean that I have to come up twice from my underground PVC run - 1st for GFCI outlet, 2nd for twist lock and safety switch? Am I understanding this correctly?

I will have an electrician confirm my work (updating my fuse box), but I want to ensure I do things right the 1st time.


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Old 07-07-2012, 04:21 PM   #2
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Pool Electrical Code Question

The pump receptacle MAY be 5-10 feet from the pool. It doesn't have to be. It can be further.

The distance does not matter. A GFI breaker, even 50' away, is all that is required to protect the pump circuit.


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