Indoor Installation of Load Center, OK?


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Jun 30, 2017
Southern NJ
So, we had our final walk down of our install scheduled for next week. As it turns out, all the equipment will be located immediate behind our garage. This was fine for me as we can run all electric and gas through the garage and come through the wall immediately behind the equipment and offer a much cleaner install AND no requirement to bury any gas or electric (other than what goes to the pool).

So I was thinking, why not install the intellicenter/load panel inside the garage?

Any reason this would be a bad idea? Would this even be plausible?

We have to run electric and gas through the garage exterior wall to the equipment anyway.


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Jul 21, 2013
Northern NJ
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
NEC requires a disconnect within reach of the pump. The IntelliCenter meets that requirement if mounted by the equipment. Also you want the panel controls within reach and sight when backwashing and doing other equipment maintenance.
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Feb 1, 2020
Plainfield Il
We've only had ours for a few months but it's real nice to have the control center right next to the pump. I don't think it would be a good idea to have to run inside to shut off the system. And it's weather proof.....

Of all pictures I have of the install, I have none of the pump and panel together. :cool:



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Jun 30, 2017
Southern NJ
We wound up installing all the equipment behind the garage. It’s not in a bad spot at all. Literally right out the garage door and 5’ away.
I was able to run a conduit right through the wall and into the low voltage chase of the box for Ethernet and a second cable for serial connection.

Very happy with how easy it was to run everything.
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