Pool filter outlet

Old 06-13-02, 06:49 PM
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Pool filter outlet

I plan to run a new line from the service panel to use a GFCI for a pool filter motor. The pool will not have a deck built around it. The pool size is an above ground, 24' round and 4.5' high.
The project consists of a 20 A breaker in a 50 A cutler hammer service panel, 12/2 underground feeder cable in PVC trenched 18" deep 50' long to a weather proof outlet box with a GFCI mounted on a post.

My question is this. How far from the pool does the post need to be mounted?
Also, how high above the ground level does the box need to be mounted on the post?

Any suggestions appreciated.
Old 06-13-02, 09:23 PM
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There was a post today asking on the same subject as you about pools. Remember water and electricity does not mix very safely. YOu must know you are doing this project right meeting all the minimum safety rules that apply to pool's written in the NEC. If you are not absolutely sure of what you are doing remember if you are wrong you are risking your family to save some money by doing it your self. Please be sure that you understand and are meeting all NEC rules that apply and that you understand what those rules are saying.

Try the following link for above ground pools. Any pool that is 42" or deeper in depth of water is considered as a permenently installed pool and must meet all rules as discribed in the following self help article. When you get to the following link look to the left column for "Show entire article" This will load the article for above ground pools. If you have further questions after reading that article then come back here and ask your questions that you need more help on.


Hope this helps


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