Betcha they changed it because of a TV or other electric item comes with a 6ft cord . And its for dwelling units only. They Know there gonna put something there anyway so it won't have and extension cord and still be on GFI. one mans opnion.
Yup, you want to be sure the swimmers can reach that TV without getting out of the pool. Pure insanity. I thought the original 10' was so you COULDN'T reach the radio from the pool but it was still close enough to hear.
I don't have the copy of the 2008 yet. I do a lot of pools. Are you saying the 2008 says you can have the outlets 6 ft. now instead of the 10 ft. as was required?? Wow, and I thought the code was for our safety. Thanks, Steve..