What article is swimming pools in the NEC?

What article is swimming pools in the NEC?

Article 680
The requirements contained in Article 680 apply to the installation of electrical wiring and equipment for swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, fountains, and hydromassage bathtubs. The overriding concern of this article is to keep people and electricity separated. Article 680 is divided into seven parts.

Should my pool pump be on a GFCI breaker?

-NEC requires GFCI protection for all pool pumps. A pool builder or electrician cannot install power to your pool pump per code without one. -Moisture from rain, sprinklers, or runoff causes GFCI breakers to trip as well.

How far should a pool be from power lines?

25 feet
Power lines should be at least 25 feet away from the pool in all directions. Allow a minimum clearance in any direction of at least 18 feet between overhead power lines and a diving board, deck, platform, slide or observation area. Pools should never be constructed or placed over underground electric cables.

What size breaker do I need for a above ground pool?

20-amp breaker
A typical above ground pool pump will require a 20-amp breaker and use #12 gauge wire to deliver the electricity.

Can you get electrocuted in an above ground pool?

You can get electrocuted in an above ground pool if you make contact with an electrical current while you are in the pool or while you are wet. The source of the electricity could be lighting, pumps, filters, vacuums or appliances such as radios, CD player or extension cords.

What is electric pool?

An electric pool heater is one of the most popular devices for keeping pool water warm during the winter. Also known as a heat pump, an electric pool heater warms up your pool by sucking some water into a heating tank and then pumping the warm water back into your pool.

What are the electrical requirements for an above ground pool?

Overhead power lines should be at least 22.5 feet above the surface of the water. Overhead telephone and cable TV lines should be at least 10 feet above the water surface. Electrical outlets should be at least 20 feet away from the pool if they are not GFCI protected.

What is pool wiring?

Pool Wire. Pool Wire (also commonly known as Steeltex), is a paper-backed wire mesh and is used in the construction and forming of in-ground swimming pools. Applied after framing, pool wire provides a waterproof barrier, helps stabilize the excavated pool area, and provides a secure backing for the concrete and limits concrete waste.