Hello forum, I'm wondering if someone who knows about these types of situations would help me out on this.... I've been reading a lot of the threads regarding use of extension cord use with above ground pools, and I understand it's a safety/ code issue and one should not use them. In the best of worlds there should be a GFCI outlet nearby to plug into. We do not have that option atm.
My husband just purchased a temporary Summer Escapes 17 ft x52" round metal frame, poly pvc sidewalls, skimmer pump with built in GFCI with tester and reset button, uses a filter cartridge and 1" chlorine tablets. The pool takes 6,280 gallons. We have not filled it yet. He is currently at Home Depot buying better clamps for the hose than what came with the pool. I expect when he comes home he will take apart my entire carefully put together job I did yesterday following instructions and triple checked it all with his own ideas of how things should fit together... but they will only fit one way with the current materials; he isn't converting anything.
I basically set it up yesterday, and I began to wonder about the safety of electricity and pool water. I don't want either of us to be electrocuted. My husband brought out and connected 2 older outdoor cords, one I noticed he had removed the ground from, he had used for Christmas lights in 2012. From the pool to the house I thinks it's probably at least 200 feet. Ummmm, this does not look safe to me at all, and my husband dislikes for me to correct him on anything. He will not read instructions for anything; everything he does he basically "hillbilly rigs".
My question is: Can I be assured of being safe in the pool if I only run the pump at night and unplug it during the day and keep all cords away from the pool area? There are no other people using pool. Thanks