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    Suggestions on accessories to plug in

    Hi Everyone,

    Tomorrow I have an electrician coming out to install some outlets by my deck for the pool. I was planning on getting (2) 20 amp circuits installed and have (2) separate 4 plug outlets (20 amp to each) giving me a total of 8 places to plug things into. So far what I have to plug in is the Intex 2650 Sand Filter which uses 6 amps and the Intex Saltwater Generator at 1.1 amps. I will have a skimmer on there as well but have not purchased it yet but that will not use any amps since it goes in line with the pump. I might but a light out there but the amps to that would be minimal I would think so let’s say another 2 amps. So far i am using around less than 10 Amps. I believe I can get away with just having them install 1 20 Amp circuit and having a 4 plug outlet.

    The Question: Can any of you give me suggestions as to other things that I might end up wanting or needing to plug in for the pool that I am not thinking of?


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    Rkipper
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    Re: Suggestions on accessories to plug in

    I would have to least a dedicated circuit for the pump and swg, and then a duplex or quad receptacle on another circuit for other stuff.
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    Re: Suggestions on accessories to plug in

    With the pump and swg running at about 8 Amps total, why would I want it to be dedicated? just asking as I am no electrician.
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    Re: Suggestions on accessories to plug in

    Thanks for your input. I will stick with two 20 amp circuits and not have to worry with what all i may need later.

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    Re: Suggestions on accessories to plug in

    For one thing when pump motors start up they can briefly draw over 3 times their running amps until they get up to speed, for another it means that a nusance trip caused by another piece of equipment will not stop the pool pump, which could be bad if your out of town for a few days.
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