FPL overhead power lines and code

Jun 30, 2019
11
Fort Myers
Hi All,

Does anyone know the code for Fort Myers Florida and the distance from the overhead high power utility power lines and the pool? I’ve received several pool quotes and some have a said 6’ and others said 10‘. The power lines are at least 25’ high, which I’m sure is fine. My question is the horizontal distance. Thank you in advance.
 

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Keep in mind that most pool poles expand up to 25' in length. However the code is written, you need to be sure the pole will not contact the overhead wires when cleaning the pool. A quick google of "Fort Myers Florida residential pool regulations " delivered this document https://cityftmyers.com/DocumentCenter/View/13008/Pool-Spa-Checklist-PDF
which contains, " These plans were prepared and shall comply with the following:-Sixth Edition (2017) Florida Building Code, Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Fuel Gas and/or Existing Building-2014 National Electric Code" So find a copy of the state building code.
 
Jun 30, 2019
11
Fort Myers
Keep in mind that most pool poles expand up to 25' in length. However the code is written, you need to be sure the pole will not contact the overhead wires when cleaning the pool. A quick google of "Fort Myers Florida residential pool regulations " delivered this document https://cityftmyers.com/DocumentCenter/View/13008/Pool-Spa-Checklist-PDF
which contains, " These plans were prepared and shall comply with the following:-Sixth Edition (2017) Florida Building Code, Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Fuel Gas and/or Existing Building-2014 National Electric Code" So find a copy of the state building code.
Thank you. It looks like it’s 10’ and this is it here: Searchable platform for building codes

4203.6 Overhead Conductor Clearances

Except where installed with the clearances specified in Table E4203.6, the following parts of pools and outdoor spas and hot tubs shall not be placed under existing service-drop conductors, overhead service conductor, or any other open overhead wiring; nor shall such wiring be installed above the following:
  1. Pools and the areas extending not less than 10 feet, (3048 mm) horizontally from the inside of the walls of the pool.
  2. Diving structures and the areas extending not less than 10 feet (3048 mm) horizontally from the outer edge of such structures.