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    Electric Disconnect

    You guys have been awesome with answering all of my questions. Thanks so much. My next question is about an electrical maintenance disconnect. The NEC code states I need one atleast 5 feet from the water but can't be more than 50 feet. Here's my question. The pump and timer both are 120 volt and I going to put it on a 20amp breaker in the disconnect by my house. The only disconnect boxes I have found are 240 volts. How would I go about doing this.

    Also, the pool is almost full finally after two mishaps with the hose coming out and us not knowing about it. How full does it need to be?

    Thanks in advance for all of your help.

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    Re: Electric Disconnect

    Welcome to TFP

    How far is the 20 amp breaker from the pool?

    The water needs to be 3/4 way up the skimmer

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    Re: Electric Disconnect

    115 feet from outside disconnect to pool. Thanks on the full info.
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    Re: Electric Disconnect

    Lets clarify.

    Is it 110 plug or hardwired?

    If plugged it does not require a disconnect.

    The disconnect can't generally be within five feet of of the pool. It must be in the line of sight to the pump.


    Look at this one :Siemens 60 Amp Non-Fusible Outdoor AC Disconnect-WN2060 - The Home Depot

    There are more -- You might call an electrical supply house.

    If you have a sub-panel within sight of the pool AND it requires less than 6 throws to shut it down that can act as a disconnect. "The Rule of 6."
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    Re: Electric Disconnect

    It's a plug in style. I thought the line of sight rule was limited to 50'.
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    Re: Electric Disconnect

    Is the cord so long that it is plugged in out of sight of the pool? No extension cord, right?
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    Re: Electric Disconnect

    It's a 3' cord with a regular plug in.
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    Re: Electric Disconnect

    Quote Originally Posted by billtrivett View Post
    It's a 3' cord with a regular plug in.
    You don't need a disconnect. The plug acts as the disconnect, just unplug it.
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    Re: Electric Disconnect

    Neighbor watered her yard for 2 hours today she thinks. Needs about an inch of water in their pool, threw in the hose ~ it came out and she was not happy. It did rain a bot this afternoon though so that eased the pain for her a bit.

    Must have been in the air... Hoses Revolt!
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    Re: Electric Disconnect

    Darn Hoses

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    Thanks for the info.
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