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Old 05-09-2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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I have only three 10AWG wires to work with which run from the house to the pool approx. 100ft. I have two main devices to connect, a pool pump (220VAC, 8A) and a pool heater (120VAC, 15A maximum) as well as a couple lights and plugs. I was going to put a double pole 30A breaker in the house to protect the 10AWG wires and then connect the two poles first to the pool pump (8A) and then to a breaker box to have the heater on a breaker from one 15A breaker on one pole and then the lights and stuff on the other.
I wanted to know if my solution is O.K. and if there are any better answers.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 05-09-2012, 05:17 PM   #2
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You will need two hots a neutral and a ground four wires to the pool of you want to be able to use 120 240 at the pool.

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I have only three 10AWG wires to work with which run from the house to the pool approx. 100ft. I have two main devices to connect, a pool pump (220VAC, 8A) and a pool heater (120VAC, 15A maximum) as well as a couple lights and plugs. I was going to put a double pole 30A breaker in the house to protect the 10AWG wires and then connect the two poles first to the pool pump (8A) and then to a breaker box to have the heater on a breaker from one 15A breaker on one pole and then the lights and stuff on the other.
I wanted to know if my solution is O.K. and if there are any better answers.

Thanks in advance!
Check to see if the heater can be connected at 240 volts or 120 volts. If it is dual voltage then both the heater and the pump can use the same 240 volt circuit.
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What kind of 10 AWG conductor you have there ?

Is this is a UF cable or THHN in conduit ( pipe ) ??

Unforetally you will have to make a choice either stay with 120 volts or 240 volts but can not use both if you only have three conductors there and what colours as well ?


The best answer is run full 4 conductor from your panel to the pool pump panel ( Note : NO bare ground conductor is allowed on the outdoor part so you will have to run green THHN/THWN conductor this part will be well covered on pool system in NEC )

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