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Thread: NEC 680 Requirements for a Pool in a Garage

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    NEC 680 Requirements for a Pool in a Garage

    We are installing a heated therapy pool in the garage. There is light switch, ceiling light and garage door opener receptacle all with 5' of the water. How do you fix those things so they safe?

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    Re: NEC 680 Requirements for a Pool in a Garage

    It sounds like you will need a ground fault circuit interrupter breaker installed in your electrical panel for any switches or outlets near the pool to be on the safe side.
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    Re: NEC 680 Requirements for a Pool in a Garage

    Best bet is to have a few licensed electrcians come by and advise.
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    Re: NEC 680 Requirements for a Pool in a Garage

    That's going to be tough to pass if you get it inspected. 10 feet for the outlet, and any overhead light has to be 12 feet high, if I remember right. Out of curiosity, what kind of pool can you get in a gargage?
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    Re: NEC 680 Requirements for a Pool in a Garage

    When I get back to work Monday I'll look it up but I believe there's a section covering just type of installation
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    Re: NEC 680 Requirements for a Pool in a Garage

    Thanks for all the feedback.
    The pool is 7' x 7' x 50" deep. It is vinyl supported by 13 gauge tubular steel frame on top and has vertical A frame struts to support the horizontal frame. All of the steel framing is galanized and powder coat.
    It holds 1500 gallons and we will heat it (Raypak 11KW) to body temperature. Waterway pump and cartridge filter, no jets. The garage is a temporary location till we see how it works. This week we will need to locate the suction and return lines (1 1/2" flex) on one of the pool walls. Looks like most people put the suction near the top of the water surface but not sure how far down for the return line or how far apart horizontally they should be.

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