I have read several of your threads and it seems you know just about all there is to know about pools. I am an owner builder and constructing my pool right now. I was hoping for a little help and guidance if you wouldn’t mind...
The rebar has just been finished up and I'm getting ready to do the electrical. I have wired my shop on my own so, I am somewhat familiar with electrical. I have read a lot of forums about wiring a pool and just want to make sure I have it correct...
I have two Pentair 120 volt LED lights. I am going to BOND the niches with the lug on the outside of the niche to the rebar (bonding grid) via #8 solid bare copper. I then will GROUND the niche on the inside via a insulated #8 that will be pulled through the nonmetallic conduit and apply the compound to the lug to prevent corrosion. Each light will have its own conduit up to the Jbox. Both #8 insulated wires will terminate at the approved Pentair junction box on the bonding screw. In this junction box I will run 12GA THWN in a single conduit and connect to a single pole switch that will control the lights. The switch will be fed by a 15 AMP GFCI receptacle and on its own breaker in the panel. The junction box will be 50 feet from the pool and more than one foot above the maximum water level. So far so good??
I then will need to create a bonding wire for all of the equipment. This will be done by attaching another #8 bare solid copper wire to the rebar of the pool and run inside of a trench to the pool equipment area and attach to my Pentair Intelliflo pump and IC40 salt generator after bonding to my pool fence which will be within 5 feet of the water’s edge. I don’t have any computer box. Should the subpanel be bonded as well via this wire?
As for the power unit for the IC40, I’ll have a separate 15 amp GFCI breaker with 12GA THWN copper. This will be grounded in the pool sub panel on the grounding bar that is separate from the neutral bar.
The pool pump will be connected to a 20AMP GFCI via #12 THWN copper and grounded the same way as the IC40 unit.
The 30 AMP feed for the pool subpanel is all insulated #10 that comes from another subpanel on my shop.
Also, Do I still need a timer for the IC40? Can the Pentair pump tell the generator when to turn on and off or is there any sort of flow switch?
Any help would be tremendous! Thank you!