Currently(pun intended) employing the services of an electrician to provide power to my pool equipment and would like to ask for opinions on how things should be done.
I dont have much experience but can't help but think its being overcomplicated...
UK based if that makes much difference
What I want is a tail taken from the line in from the house before it hits my consumer unit with a switch inside next to the rest of my gear so i can turn things off from inside the house.
I then need an armoured cable run from that point to the equipment house into an external consumer unit which will provide power to 3 units(at the moment)
A water pump (3A)
A Heat pump (10A peak)
A fastlane swim unit (21ish A)
I also specified an emergency stop button which cuts power to the consumer unit.
As of right now he has the cable in with it connected to a spare 40A rcd in my consumer unit, leading to a switch outside the water pump and heat pump run of a 6a rcd and 16A rcd and the fastlane is on a 25A mcb.
The emergency stop button is looped through a contactor which stops the power when its hit.
Now the issue here that I can see is there is no RCD protection on the fastlane :-/
Also the contactor when re energising trips the 6 and 16A rcd's which in turn occasionally trip the main unit in the house which I cant have given the computer equipment i have running most of the time.
How would you guys connect this stuff up ? try and keep it simple simon
thanks for reading !