GFCI 240v pond pump?

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Old 10-06-16, 03:17 PM
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GFCI 240v pond pump?

I read on another post
http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...uestion.html#b

that 240v motors do no require GFCI, even around water.

Is this correct?

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Is your pond pump submersible or mounted away from the pond ?
That link you are quoting is not a submersible pump.

A submersible would definitely require GFI protection.
 
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It is mounted away from the lake (~10').

Seems like better safe than sorry with installing a GFCI in either situation?

Is there a reason why you wouldn't use a GFCI or why one is not required?

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Is there a reason why you wouldn't use a GFCI or why one is not required?
There usually isn't a reason not to use one except for the price.

I'm not sure if one is required by code if it's not submersible. Any submersed item needs to be protected.
 
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That was the only reason I could see as the standard double breaker is $8 while the GFCI double breaker is $108. But, seems like a cheap insurance policy.

Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.
 
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I have the aeration pump on a GFCI protected circuit for my pond. Like you mentioned it's cheap insurance. Another nod to safety is that I don't pump water for a fountain. I have a rotary vane air pump that feeds bubblers. Not only is the pump well away from the water but there is also no water connecting the pump to the pond as a further nod to swimming safety.
 
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