Hayward 26115vsp..help


Active member
Apr 20, 2017
Some questions..purchased for aquasport 52 oval 15x24..what do you think..running sand filter and salt generator..my issue is can a plug be attached or does it have to be hard wired..thanks


LifeTime Supporter
Jul 19, 2013
Bay Area, CA
From the 2008 National Electric Code (sorry, don't have the very latest version handy, so, take this w/ grain of salt):

680.7 Cord-and-Plug Connected Equipment. Fixed or stationary equipment other than an underwater luminaire (lighting fixture) for permanently installed pool shall be permitted to be connected with a flexible cored and plug facilitate the removal or disconnection for maintenance or repair.
This is further stated again in 680.21 Motors:
5. Cord-and-Plug Connections. Pool-associated motors shall be permitted to employ cord-and-plug connections. The flexible cord shall not exceed 900 mm (3 ft) in length. The flexible cord shall include an equipment grounding conduc- tor sized in accordance with 250.122 and shall terminate in a grounding-type attachment plug.
Of course, don't forget about 680.22:
B. GFCI Protection. Outlets supplying pool pump motors from branch circuits with short-circuit and ground-fault protection rated 15 or 20 amperes, 125 volt or 240 volt, single phase, whether by receptacle or direct connection, shall be provided with ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection for personnel.