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    how many amp service to inground pool

    I was just wonder what size service ,amps and wire size is usually run to it .heres a list of what will be running on the pool
    variable speed return pump
    4-led lights
    plug in pooL cleaner
    i would like to run the wire large enough for a heat pump for the future incase i go that route .,may even run a cat-5 also

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    Re: how many amp service to inground pool

    You need to choose your equipment, first, and post the amp draw of each. (You need to add your pool info to your sig.) But, you'll really need 230V.

    Cat-5 is a different animal in a different conduit.

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    Re: how many amp service to inground pool

    With a heat pump, you'll want 100 amp service. It'll be a bit higher than you need, but 60 amp is pushing the lower limits of what you'd want.
    For 100 amp service, you need #3 copper or #1 aluminum.
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    Re: how many amp service to inground pool

    Quote Originally Posted by bk406 View Post
    For 100 amp service, you need #3 copper or #1 aluminum.
    How can you say that without knowing the run length? That may be the minimum, but if the run is long, the wire may need to be larger.
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    Re: how many amp service to inground pool

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    How can you say that without knowing the run length? That may be the minimum, but if the run is long, the wire may need to be larger.
    Voltage drop issues arent as big a problem on something like this as most people think. Actually the minimum for 100 amp service is #4 copper or #2 Alum.
    But, anything over about 5% drop should be upsized.

    For #3 copper at 500 feet under a continuous 60 amp draw (which the OP would never see even with a heat pump running), is less than a 5% drop. For #1 aluminum at 500 feet on a 60 amp continuous draw, its about 5%. Unless he's running the line down to the next block, its fine.
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