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    Electrical switch question

    Quick question here... The switch that controls my pump is bad. It is a 20 amp, two pole Bryant switch.

    Do I need to replace it with anything special, Does it need to be outdoor rated commercial industrial anything like that? Or can I just use a 20 amp two pole switch I have lying around?

    Tia
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    Re: Electrical switch question

    I am not a pool guy, but have a lot of electrical experience.
    You want a real switch, not just one for indoor use, in my opinion.

    What type of enclosure are you dealing with?


    Bernie
    Bernie

    20,000 Gallon (16 x 32), IN ground, Vinyl Pool
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    Pool is approximately 15+ years old- Newer than 1985
    Hayward 300,000 BTU H300MV Heater (Milli-Volt UGH!!)

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    Re: Electrical switch question

    It is a Carlon outdoor enclosure. One of the switches went bad. Home Depot didn't have anything better than what I had...a Leviton 2 pole
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    Re: Electrical switch question

    Go to an electrical supply with the old one.

    Sorry to be a geek about it, but there are times when "making do" is appropriate, and even preferred an efficient.

    Two times it is NOT appropriate, are regarding electricity, especially near a body if water. The other is natural gas.

    Bernie
    Bernie

    20,000 Gallon (16 x 32), IN ground, Vinyl Pool
    Hayward Single Speed 1-1/5 Hp Pump - 3/4 HP "Booster" (?) Polaris 280 Vacuum
    48 Sq Ft, 96 GPM, Diatomaceous Earth Filter
    Pool is approximately 15+ years old- Newer than 1985
    Hayward 300,000 BTU H300MV Heater (Milli-Volt UGH!!)

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    Re: Electrical switch question

    Ok thanks. I am leery about electrical too which is why I asked the question
    19,000 gallon
    Cartridge
    IG
    Vinyl
    1 HP Hayward pump

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