I have a friend, who is an electrician. We went out and purchased everything we need for running two lines out to my pool. We need to run across my basement, out the basement cinder-block (walk out basement), and about 8 feet underground to the post for the pump. My question is, he had me buy 3 colored 12g wires. Each is separate, a black, white, and green. They cost me $160 total for 75 ft.. We are running them in plastic PVC along the basement rafters.
I was at lowes the other day, and notices they had Romex, I think. (I am total electrical noob) It was 12-2 wire, with all three wires together. It was $78 for 250ft!
I called my friend, and he said we cannot use that. He said first off, you can't run that in the PVC. I said I would gladly drill holes in my rafters to run the wire along, if that saved me $80! He said the ground also has to be seperate for what we are doing. Is this true? I swear I have read of people using Romex on this board. Lastly, he said it would be near impossible to pull that Romex through the right angle turns or PVC, which needs to be 18 inches underground, from the house to the post, then up the post to the outlet.