Hey all. A few weeks ago we moved into our house with a pool installed by the previous owners. We actually had an inspection company inspect the pool, but apparently they didn't do that great of a job, because they didn't notice what I think is a rather odd setup with the electrical. After some fiddling around, I finally figured out that the pool pump is hooked up to the same 15-amp breaker as all of the outlets in our master bedroom. I'm not sure how we haven't tripped the breaker when the pump is running yet. Who thought this was a good design, I have no idea. Under the house there is a blank-face GFCI that then runs to the pump. I tested the GFCI and it did nothing. Pump just keeps running when I test it. Our pool has no lights, so the only thing electrical hooked up to it is the pump.
So obviously this is pretty screwed up and I should get this fixed. Just curious if anyone has any ideas how I should do it? I was thinking of having an electrician run a dedicated 20-amp circuit out there with a GFCI breaker in the main electrical box, and just eliminate the blank-face GFCI under the house. I could also have them run 230 out there and switch to that. he pump I have is selectable between 115 and 230, but currently on 115. Would it be any advantage to switch it and run it on 230? I was also going to have them put in a timer on the pump when they do this because currently all that's there is an on/off switch. Was considering this timer? Aube by Honeywell TI040/U 7-Day Programmable Timer - Wall Timer Switches - Amazon.com