Thanks for the replies, unfortunately I do not have the 02 Handbook, just the regular codebook. I understand most of article 680, just wanted to clarify the above points.
The AHJ (from what I have been told by local pool guy) routinely passes UF for the entire installation, I was able to read enough to figure out that wasn't right.
The county in question is somewhat rural and apparently not very strict.... I just want to make sure it's right despite what AHJ says they will accept as a minimum.
Thanks again, very informative board, glad I found it.