New pool electrical service

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snipley
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New pool electrical service

Postby snipley » Wed 27 Aug, 2008 16:46

I'm having a pool installed in a few weeks and just wondered what electrical amp service i need to have ready for install. It is a 1 h/p pump and gas heater. Inground 20x 38


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Postby Guest » Wed 27 Aug, 2008 17:32

Minimum would be 40 amp I believe. I just installed a pool with a heat pump and ran an 80 amp circuit. Make sure you get an outdoor sub panel with a built in timer. This way with the sub panel everything can be controlled and shut off if need be to work on without having to go in your house. The built in timer is a plus also
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Postby snipley » Wed 27 Aug, 2008 17:46

This maybe a stupid question, what's the timer for?
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Postby Guest » Thu 28 Aug, 2008 17:21

This will control your pump and filter plus the heater will only run during the time the filter is running. At least with a heat pump heater. If you have a pool you need a timer.

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