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    Pump Wiring Input

    Electrician is coming over this week to check everything over, here's what I have:
    - #12 AWG from main breaker box to fuse box in garage
    - after garage fuse box all wiring is #14
    - Hayward pump specs call for 20 amp
    - #12 AWG is rated for 20 amp fuse so I should be good

    Just wondering if that makes sense, thanks for any help.
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    Re: Pump Wiring Input

    Not really. a single #12 will only be big enough for the pump alone (& that's not figuring voltage drop) but you are running (1) One to a fuse box that will power other stuff too. Or did I read that wrong?
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    Re: Pump Wiring Input

    What model and HP will the pump be?

    Are you planning to run 120 volt or 240?

    What is the distance from the main breaker to the fuse box?

    What is the distance from the fuse box to the pump?

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    Re: Pump Wiring Input

    Breaker box to fuse box is +- 50',
    the fuse box does have other things connected to it in addition to the (future) pump,
    distance from fuse box to pump will be +- 15'
    the pump is a Hayward Ultra Pro 1 HP, the specs don't say that it can be reconfigured to 240

    Thanks!!!
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    Re: Pump Wiring Input

    You should have a dedicated line for the pump. If you are going to have other pool equipment, you should have a dedicated sub panel for the pool equipment.

    Your electrician should understand all applicable codes for wiring swimming pools.

    Can you give some details about your pool?

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    Re: Pump Wiring Input

    Please post back what your electrician tells you.
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    Re: Pump Wiring Input

    The model of pool were getting is either 18' or 21' round, final decision in a couple weeks but likely the 21'.

    Electrician took one look at the garage set up and said there was no way the inspector would pass anything done in there, it would have to be significant upgrade of existing wire. Also, he confirmed the entire feed would need to be increased in size, so I wasn't married to that location enough to spend a couple grand.
    So, he offered a plan 'B' which was a dedicated 20 amp circuit directly from breaker, piggy back thru the air conditioning opening thru masonary and palce exterior box near the pool. All in all I'd estimate something around 20 feet of #12 cable - $500 bucks for everything.

    Thanks for the input everyone!!!
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