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    Electric Installation for 500W Pump

    Hello,

    I haven't decide on which pump should I buy but will be between these two: FS500 - Filtration kits 8.000l/h - 500 - 500W to FS400 - Filtration kits 6.000l/h - 400 - 230W

    Which cautions should I have with the electric installation? Maybe a proper circuit breaker near the pump? What else?

    Shouldn't I run the pump while on the pool?

    Thank you
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    Re: Electric Installation for 500W Pump

    I can't really tell you specifically since I don't know what the rules are in Portugal. In the US, you'd be required to have the pump protected by a GFCI breaker and have a switch or other shutdown method located near the pool.

    Whether you can run the pump while swimming depends on the pump. Some inexpensive pumps specifically say not to swim while they are powered. Most pool pumps however are designed for safety and they should be operating while you are swimming to help circulate the sanitizer.
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    Re: Electric Installation for 500W Pump

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnT View Post
    I can't really tell you specifically since I don't know what the rules are in Portugal. In the US, you'd be required to have the pump protected by a GFCI breaker and have a switch or other shutdown method located near the pool.
    I'll contact an electrician but will use something like a GFCI of course.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnT View Post
    Whether you can run the pump while swimming depends on the pump. Some inexpensive pumps specifically say not to swim while they are powered. Most pool pumps however are designed for safety and they should be operating while you are swimming to help circulate the sanitizer.
    "The equipment must not be switched on while the pool is being used." found it on the manual :s
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    Re: Electric Installation for 500W Pump

    The business where I'm buying the pump said I don't need any electrical breaker for this kind of pump and that it could directly connect to house main switch :s
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    Re: Electric Installation for 500W Pump

    Does the pump have a built in timer or controller?
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