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#215315 - 04/07/15 08:21 PM Above ground pool
sparkync Offline

Registered: 10/17/02
Posts: 811
Loc: NC
Been a while again since I've wired an above ground pool. Just wanting some refresher ideas.

The pool will be 52" high which will qualify it as a "permanent pool". Pump motor is 1 1/2 hp. on 120 volts.

If I run a 30 amp 4 wire 240 volt line in pvc conduit minimum of 18" deep, out to a 4x4 post and keep it at least 6ft. from the pool, set a small 4 or 6 circuit weatherproof panel, then come out the bottom of the panel and set a weatherproof bell box and put a 20 amp. 120 volt twist lock recpt. protected by a 20 amp GFCI breaker in the box ( with an in use cover of course) (or wire it direct), then come back out of the panel and put a regular GFCI outlet with an in use cover for the convenience outlet requirement, then dig a small trench around the pool and install #8 solid grd. wire and bond it at least 4 times to the frame of the pool then back to the pump, will this work? There's something about bonding the water I don't completely understand if you can comment on.

Hope this makes sense.

Thanks for the input.

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#215316 - 04/07/15 10:44 PM Re: Above ground pool [Re: sparkync]
gfretwell Offline


Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9024
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
If the ladder is metal, you bond the water when you bond the ladder. They do make a plumbing fitting for the purpose if you have no metal parts in the water.
The rest sounds reasonable.
Greg Fretwell

#215317 - 04/08/15 05:40 AM Re: Above ground pool [Re: sparkync]
shortcircuit Offline

Registered: 06/27/04
Posts: 608
Loc: massachusetts
Here is a gadget for grounding water...


#215319 - 04/08/15 07:54 AM Re: Above ground pool [Re: sparkync]
HotLine1 Offline


Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6792
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Following all the above would result in a compliant install.

You may find that the skimmer unit supplied with the pool has a plate and lug to provide the water bond. IMHO, the AG pool mfgs should have to provide a point to connect the water bond, as it is required by the NEC.

#215821 - 07/22/15 08:40 AM Re: Above ground pool [Re: sparkync]
tsolanto Offline

Registered: 09/03/02
Posts: 131
Loc: Long Island NY
Looks compliant to me


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