To make a long story short, I bought a house last summer with an inground pool that was installed in 1980 and it has been powered off of a 25 ft extension cord all of this time. It's scary to even look at. I decided I needed to redo the electrical for my pool.
Currently all I have is a Hayward Super Pump running on 120v. Thinking ahead, I ran a 50 amp 240v subpanel into the garage. From the subpanel to the pool house I am running (1) 15 amp 120v for receptacles and lighting, (1) 20 amp 240v for the pool pump, and (1) 40 amp 240v for a heat pump.
Should I just go ahead and install a 50 amp GFCI in the main panel that feeds the subpanel? I have heard of false trips doing this. Or is it recommended to do two separate GFCI's for the receptacles / lighting circuit and pool pump circuit. From what I understand the heat pump circuit can be a standard breaker.