Surge Protector on pool sub-panel


Old 10-03-19, 05:58 PM
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Surge Protector on pool sub-panel

Hi we are in the process of building a pool in a our backyard. We are getting a sub-panel in the backyard. We already have SquareD surge protectors on our main panels.
Would you install an additional surge protector on sub-panel for the pool??

FYI: We are in central Florida so we get plenty of lightnings

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Old 10-03-19, 09:48 PM
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I don't think I'd put a surge suppressor on a pool sub panel.

If it's an inground pool it should have a complete network of metal or rebar that is bonded to the pump motor and sub panel.
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Yes it is an inground and everything is bonded. I was just worried for the pool automation control panel.

Thanks for your advice.
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If there is electronics, surge suppression is a good plan. Just a spinning metal wheel and a pump, then not needed.
Old 10-04-19, 04:34 PM
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Surge protection at the subpanel wouldn't be necessary since you already have surge [protection at your main panel, but it certainly wouldn't hurt anything if you did add additional surge protection.

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