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Old 06-07-2009, 04:30 PM   #1
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Wiring for swimming pool heater and salt system

I am having an above ground swimming pool installed. I need to wire a Salt System (110 volt), a Heater (115 volt) and a Pool Pump (115 volt).

I have a 20 amp breaker wired with 2/12 wire going outside to two 20 amp (125 volt) GFCI receptacles.

I would like to know if that is how it should be done?

Furthermore, I have to wire the Salt system and heater with male plugs. What gauge of wiring should I be using and what kind of plugs should I be using also. I am thinking that since I am using a 20 amp breaker and receptacles, I should be using 12 awg and 20 amp (125 volt) plugs (the ones with the side bar)? Or can I simply use 14 awg wire and regular 15 amp plugs?

The pool pump already comes with a 115 male plug, can I plug this unit into the 20 amp (125 volt) recetacles?

Thank you in advance!


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Old 06-08-2009, 11:59 AM   #2
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Give us the current rating on all three pieces of equipment. There is no way to determine what needs to be done without this info. One twenty amp circuit may not be enough. And you cannot use 14/2 on a twenty amp breaker. Only #12 or larger.


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