I've got a customer who has a pool installed. He's going to have around 6 lights around the pool mounted on brick columns on the perimeter of the pool. He has 2 pool lights in the pool. The branch circuit has already been wired from the electrical panel in his garage to a location outside the house and terminated in a 2 gang weather proof box mounted on the outside of the brick. (This is a new house and others did the wiring ) The pumps and subpanel location is going to be about 125 to 150ft. away. He wants separate switches for the lights around the pool, and for each of the in pool lights. He wants the switches located above the existing J box where the feeder has been terminated on the outside of the house. I am thinking about running a 1" conduit to the pump panel location, running the # 6 feeders, and the return # 12 hot wires and neutrals, and ground through the same conduit. Of course I will have to make the J box bigger to compensate for the extra wire capacity. Then coming out of the j box up to a 3 gang weather proof box or the equivalent ( I've never seen a 3 gang wp box) I may have to go with a 2 gang and 1 single gang. Then out of the J box again with the conduits to the "in pool" light j boxes (running one of the pool lights switch legs through the first pool light j box then to the second pool light j box ). Then back out of the big J box again to the lights in the columns around the pool. Anyone see anything wrong with this idea?
The branch circuit wiring that will protected by GFI breakers can go in the same conduit as the main feeder to the pump panel, right? Thanks a lot for the help. By the way, I got me a digital camera for Christmas. Maybe I can bring some pics to the program in the future. Just one problem, my son found out I don't have the right port in the back of my computer that will fit the camera's input
My computer is a little out of date, but it works. Anyway thanks for the help.. Steve