Welcome to the Forum! That is a good question. I can see why you are questioning it. I don't have a definitive answer, but it looks to me like they mean all Pool Pump receptacles. (Just my opinion)
(portion of the following just highlighted for clarity)
680.22(5)GFCI Protection All 125-volt receptacles located within 6.0 m (20ft) of the inside walls of a pool or fountain shall be protected by a ground-fault circuit interrupter. Receptacles that supply pool pump motors and that are rated 15 or 20 amperes, 120 volt through 240 volts, single-phase, shall be provided with GFCI protection.
What I'm thinking is that if they just meant within the 20' area it would've been specified "within this area" or similar language. Also, since it is under the Heading GFCI Protection I would expect that each sentence would relate directly to that. I think that they should've put it in a list-type format so it would be clearer to all.
As a side note, I notice that receptacles are specified. Does this mean that they can be hardwired and not need the GFCI protection? I can see people opting for that over 2 pole GFCI breakers on 240v pumps. That could cause other problems.
[This message has been edited by Bill Addiss (edited 11-11-2001).]
I have hard-wired pumps several times for the purpose of trying to ensure that the main pump was on when the Booster or Polaris turned on. But it isn't a good situation for people that take their pumps inside over the winter, because the disconnecting and reconnecting is often done by unqualified persons and each time they get hooked back up again things get a little worse.
It appears that the '99 680-6(d) which required GFCI protection for similar motors (regardless of distance) in 'other than Dwelling Units' was modified slightly and moved to 680.22(A)(5) it now applies to all occupancies. The following is from the Art 680 ROPs (May 2001)It is all a bit hard to follow because things were reworded and relocated and 680.22(A)(5) is a product of many different proposals, but this seems to show the intent.
20- 47 - (680-6(d)): Accept in Principle SUBMITTER: Joel A. Rencsok, Scottsdale, AZ RECOMMENDATION: Delete this section from 680-6 . (d) Motors in Other than Dwelling Units. Wiring supplying pool pump motors rated 15 and 20 amperes, 125 volt or 240 volt, single phase, whether by receptacle or direct connection, shall be provided with ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection for personnel.
SUBSTANTIATION: This Section does not belong here. See 680-6 Title. Motors are not included here. Also does not require GFCI’s on motors installed for pools located for dwelling units. Why It does not seem that motor installations around dwelling units are more safe. Other than dwelling units imply that pools are more unsafe in this environment. Untrue statement. A pool is a pool wherever it is located. All rules must apply to all pool installations unless this code panel distinguishes the differences. PANEL ACTION: Accept in Principle. See Proposal 20-30a. PANEL STATEMENT: The proposal here is to delete 680-6(d), but the editorial rewrite in Proposal CP2001 deletes the section, but incorporates the concept. NUMBER OF PANEL MEMBERS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE: 11 VOTE ON PANEL ACTION: AFFIRMATIVE: 10 NOT RETURNED: 1 Ryan
[This message has been edited by Bill Addiss (edited 11-14-2001).]