I need some advice about how to get electricity to my pool house.
First a little background.
The backyard has an Anthony in ground pool, and was flooded during hurricane Sandy in North Jersey. After the flood in November the electric was fine, but by last May the wires in the conduit somehow rotted and short circuited. We also have a well for lawn irrigation, and the electric to that was just fine, so the electrician disconnected the well pump and used the 220 line to feed the pool pump. That was the quick fix for last year.
The original conduit was only 1/2 inch and has both a 220 circuit and a 110 circuit plus the ground running through it. I had two electricians try to pull the wires out and they failed,almost to the point of breaking the wires.
My options are:
A - Cut a lot of concrete around pool, dig, go under a brick retaining wall, cut patio concrete, dig again, and then come into main panel
B - Run conduit above ground through the landscaping from house to pool.
Any advice on what should I do, and the code requirement's for above ground conduit? Can I run it attached to the metal fence post, that would be the easiest solution, or right next to it.