GFCI Swimming Pool

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Old 01-26-07, 07:10 PM
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Cool GFCI Swimming Pool

I have 1 1/2" pvc conduit with a 120v and a 240V circuit in it. The 120 is for light and 240 is for pump. I know that you can't put a GFCI breaker on the light circuit and not the pump. Can I install a GFCI on both circuits and be okay? Or do they have to be seperated completly?
 
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Old 01-26-07, 07:23 PM
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I personally have no idea what you are asking.

The lights MUST be on a GFI protected circuit.
The pump MUST be GFI protected if the motor is cord and plug connected.
If these two circuits are in the same conduit then BOTH must be GFI protected. See 680.23(F)(3)
 
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GFI the pump anyway. Pools seem complicated , and they are. Read the code.
Alot more go into them than a GFCI rec.

Then you can enjoy it safely.(electricaly anyway)
 
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Old 01-26-07, 07:28 PM
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This is an in-ground pool. The pump is hard wired not plugged. My basic question is is it "safe" to have two circuits in one conduit?
 
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Old 01-26-07, 07:31 PM
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Yes I understand the concerns. I am having it bonded so I don't have to mess with it.
 
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Old 01-26-07, 07:35 PM
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It is absolutely safe to have both in one conduit. Like Lee said, it is advisable in any case to GFI protect the motor, even if it is not required.
Since both of these circuits are in the same conduit 680.23(F)(3) does apply and ALL circuits in that conduit must be GFI protected.
 
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Thanks so much
 
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