Swimming Pool Pump GFCI

Old 04-14-14, 10:11 AM
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Question Swimming Pool Pump GFCI

Is it proper to attach a switch for a water feature pump associated with a swimming pool to the load side of a receptacle GFCI within 20 ft. of the pool? My concern is that this means that the pump is not on a dedicated circuit, but is in a circuit with a receptacle.
Old 04-14-14, 10:31 AM
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A dedicated circuit is generally use for large loads. Rule of thumb if it is not a heavily loaded circuit and the pump amps is less than 50% of the breaker rating it doesn't need to be dedicated. Yes connect the pump to the load side of the GFCI. There may also be bonding requirements. The pros will have to answer that.

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