New Panel for POOL


Old 07-19-07, 05:01 PM
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Question New Panel for POOL

I need to run wiring to my pool house from my home to install a panel. The new panel must accomodate a dedicated 40amp breaker for future heat pump and also a couple of 15 or 20 amp breakers for the pool pump and lighting. What size breaker must I add to my existing panel and what size wire should I use from house to new panel. Is all this possible?? I would also like to be able to turn the pool lights on and off from inside my house. How should I back wire this connection?? Any thoughts would be most appreciated. Thanx
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Old 07-19-07, 05:10 PM
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Welcome to the Forums!

You first need to complete a load calculation on your current panel to make sure you even have enough power to accomodate a subpanel.

What size panel do you currently have (amperage)?

Others will chime in shortly to urge you to read up on the specifics codes that need to be met for pools.

Good luck!
Old 07-19-07, 07:56 PM
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Wow. I must say, you are asking some basic questions for someone attempting such an important job.

Like Hot said, you left out some very critical information.

Are you WELL aware of ALL the codes involved in pool wiring???
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I would put at least 75-100 amps out there. 60 would be too small, maybe. That is if your current service can take it.

To control the lights, you should look into X-10 or the like.

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