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    Pump GFCI Question

    My pool builder wired my pump with a GFCI. The circuit trips very randomly and I was told by other people in the industry that it should not have a GFCI as with a variable speed pump it can trip the circuit when the pump speeds up. I have asked others and get answers both ways. The pump is a Jandy JEP2.0 and is just under 2 years old.

    If it is suppose to have a GFCI does anyone have an idea why it trips randomly? It trips probably one or two times a month with no pattern that I can figure out.

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    Propbndr's Avatar
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    Charles City, Va

    Re: Pump GFCI Question

    Assuming that your pool is 2 years old then, yes, the NEC requires that your pump be connected to a GFCI protected circuit.
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    Mod Squad JohnT's Avatar
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    Re: Pump GFCI Question

    The GFCI is required by code. Normally the first thing to try is a different breaker to see if the original is bad.
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