Pool GFCI Test


Old 06-16-04, 06:45 AM
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Pool GFCI Test

Hello all,

How do I test the GFCI circuit to be sure its protected on my pool without hitting the test button or throwing a toaster in the pool? Thanks

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Old 06-16-04, 07:30 AM
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If you want to test a GFCI receptacle, or a GFCI-protected receptacle, and if that receptacle is grounded (i.e., has an equipment grounding conductor), then you can use an $8 outlet tester to test the GFCI function. But if you have a test button on the GFCI itself, that button is an even better test, in fact it is the best test you can conduct.
Old 06-16-04, 01:17 PM
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However John, a pool circuit may not terminate in a normal duplex receptacle. When the pump is located within ten feet of the pool the receptacle must be a twist lock variety. This makes it difficult to use an outlet tester!

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