A sub panel needs to be installed for my pool equipment. It will be attached to the opposite of the house and it will be 130ft buried underground. My equipment will be a pump/sand filter/2 pool lights/SWCG. I might add some landscaping lighting later. The PB wanted to charge some silly amount 2500 to 3000. I contacted the company that installed my PV solar panels years ago and they quoted 1675. Coworker knew a electrician who said he would do it for 850 - if I dug the trench, which is no big deal because I live on sand. Well now the pool is past gunite and the coworker electrician is too busy! So my friend, who is extremely handy and has done lots of electrical work (but not a trade electrician), suggested I buy the supplies and he would help get it hooked up.
After reading a few posts on TFP, I am beginning to question my friend. I bought the sub panel enclosure, a 60 amp breaker to put in the main breaker panel, 1 1/4 sched 40 PVC, and #6 wire. My friend said I only need 3 conductors run to the sub panel - 2 hot and a ground. This is the part I am questioning. From what I am seeing posted, I also need a neutral. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
And know that I am questioning things, do I need a grounding rod for the sub panel?