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Hello, I need to run new service from my house electrical panel to the back yard pool to add a heat pump 60 amp, pool pump 20 amp, outlet 15 amp and a light 15 amp (total 110 amp) its about a 50 ft run and I found a great deal on these cables today but have to make a decision today so I need your help:

SOUTHWIRE Heavy Duty Cable

4/0-4/0-4/0-2/0 Gray 3E AL SER Cable

2-2-2 Black Stranded AL URD Ramapo Cable


Can you tell me if any of these two cables would be appropriate for my application? I'll dig the trench and run it in 1" PVC conduit.
 

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SER is not listed for burial.
 

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Actually, wouldn't this one work better? 2-2-2 Black Stranded Al URD Ramapo Cable, I could always run a separate ground or even run two lines (as I'm getting a massive discount on quantity). No problem running a larger conduit but this cable is raged for underground applications also


Need to add that the cables are aluminum and will use wall mounted conduit if required.
 

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You cannot use real URD. It is a power company/distribution assembly.

Is it perhaps USE and is it dual rated ie RHW also? Straight rated USE cannot enter a structure.
 

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Pool equipment is different than house wiring or other outdoor wiring. You need to read and understand NEC article 680. Some things you may be used to (like bare ground wires) are not allowed. There are many other restrictions that also come into play.

Getting it right is extremely important as water and electricity can be fatal. I would strongly suggest that you use an electrician for this project.
 
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