Installing Electrical Wiring for Pool Equipment


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

What type of Wire Should I Install for Pool Equipment? Installing an Electrical Circuit for a Pool Pump.


Wiring Pool Equipment

Electrical Question What type of wire should I install for Pool Equipment?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

This electrical wiring question came from Angelo, in Commack , New York.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Angelo.

Installing an Electrical Circuit for a Pool Pump

Application: Installing Electrical Wiring for Pool Equipment.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced, Best installed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tool, Voltage Tester, trenching equipment or shovels .
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools and the condition of the soil where conduit will be installed.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and the method used for install the circuit wiring.
Precaution: Working in electrical panels is not recommended for homeowners. Working in an electric panel is dangerous due to arc flash hazards and the possibility of electric shock.
Notice: Installing additional electric circuit wiring for a pool pump and equipment should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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