I have two 2 pole 20 amp breakers that go to my pump pad, one for the SWG, and one that is labelled pump; and a single pole 20 amp GFCI that goes to the pool light. I just ordered an intermatic timer to save me a ton of money on my electric bill, literally $90-106 per month by my math. Anyway, my question is about GFCI requirments to the pad. This pool is about 6 years old, the pad is 10+ plus feet from the pool, and everything is direct wired. I have found conflicting opinions/requirements about whether a GFCI is required in this installation. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? I realize GFCI is probably better either way. I'm just trying to figure out if it is required per code.
On another note, when it comes time to wire the timer, does anyone see a problem with swapping the booster pump and SWG breaker? To me it makes more sense to have the SWG and main pump on one breaker, and the booster pump on its own breaker. At a later date I'm thinking about putting in either a mechanical timer or a timing relay to control the booster pump. That way I can hit the button, it will run for the allotted time, and shut off so I'm not paying for it to run in case I forget about it.