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Above ground pool #215315
04/07/15 11:21 PM
04/07/15 11:21 PM
sparkync  Offline OP
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 830
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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Re: Above ground pool [Re: sparkync] #215316
04/08/15 01:44 AM
04/08/15 01:44 AM
gfretwell  Offline

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,186
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
Re: Above ground pool [Re: sparkync] #215317
04/08/15 08:40 AM
04/08/15 08:40 AM
shortcircuit  Offline
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 608
Here is a gadget for grounding water...;ds=mfr&ID=,Bond.Safe.680.Pool.Kit


Re: Above ground pool [Re: sparkync] #215319
04/08/15 10:54 AM
04/08/15 10:54 AM
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,936
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.

Re: Above ground pool [Re: sparkync] #215821
07/22/15 11:40 AM
07/22/15 11:40 AM
tsolanto  Offline
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 131
Long Island NY
Looks compliant to me


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