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#215315 - 04/07/15 10:21 PM Above ground pool  
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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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#215316 - 04/08/15 12:44 AM Re: Above ground pool [Re: sparkync]  
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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

#215317 - 04/08/15 07:40 AM Re: Above ground pool [Re: sparkync]  
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Here is a gadget for grounding water...

http://www.munroelectric.com/silver...mp;ds=mfr&ID=,Bond.Safe.680.Pool.Kit

shortcircuit



#215319 - 04/08/15 09:54 AM Re: Above ground pool [Re: sparkync]  
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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.



John

#215821 - 07/22/15 10:40 AM Re: Above ground pool [Re: sparkync]  
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Looks compliant to me



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