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#186326 - 05/05/09 11:02 AM pool pump question  
mr_electrician  Offline
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Hello, I am going to replace a pool pump that was installed many moons ago. Therfore I will be updating the electrical intallation. Currently the home owner has the pump pluged into a Non GFCI receptacle on his wall!! Anyways, my question is are these pool pumps internally protected from overload conditions or am I going to have to have some kind of starter for it? The pump is dual voltage 115/240. I have no experience with pool pumps but do know that it will need to be permantly connected on a Class A GFCI circuit.

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#186327 - 05/05/09 12:15 PM Re: pool pump question [Re: mr_electrician]  
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All I have seen (the size you describe) are internal thermal protected.

Check your local codes closely,these are are different animal-install wise-.
Stand by, there are a lot of folks from your area here and they will fill you in nicely.


#186406 - 05/11/09 02:19 PM Re: pool pump question [Re: mr_electrician]  
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Where a pool pump is located determines whether it has to be supplied with a GFCI protected circuit. There are pool pump installations where there is no GFCI and no code rules are violated. 68-068 (7) tells where it is required but if the pool pump is in a separate building more than 3 meters away would GFCI protection still be required?


#186410 - 05/11/09 04:21 PM Re: pool pump question [Re: mikesh]  
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Originally Posted by mikesh
Where a pool pump is located determines whether it has to be supplied with a GFCI protected circuit. There are pool pump installations where there is no GFCI and no code rules are violated. 68-068 (7) tells where it is required but if the pool pump is in a separate building more than 3 meters away would GFCI protection still be required?


Ever so true! Thanks for that insight. I am just use to doing Hot Tubs. Just to be sure on that I will have to look at my new Ontario Code Book.


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