Pool pump motors are normally ½ horse power rated yet I have seen ¾ horse power and larger motors serving as pool pump motors. F To view a couple of pictures that show one box with two holes allowing both the pool light and pool pump branch circuits to be in same conduit yet pass on from post to post may be viewed by clicking on each of the picture icons below. Is your existing 20 amp plug the only plug on the circuit? New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. Can I just extend the existing wiring with the romex? Mount the waterproof outdoor electrical box cover to the outlet. If there is a little variance, they trip and stop all current flow. Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester. Name required Email will not be published required Website By submitting you agree to our Home Electrical Wiring and Electrical Repairs Please Note: Unless otherwise posted, please refer to the following Guidelines when working on Electrical Projects: Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced - Electrical Repairs and Circuit Wiring is Best Performed by a Certified Electrician or Licensed Electrical Contractor.
This includes the anchor fittings of the ladder, and the anchors for the hand rail. Double Insulated Pool Pump If you have a double insulated pool pump this 8 awg copper conductor has nowhere to connect to that pool pump motor casing, there is no lug mounted on the outside casing of the pool pump motor, if that motor is a double insulated motor. Connect the bare copper wire to the green screw inside the electrical box. Then place a chisel or rigid metal pipe to the cement block where that void channel of the cement block is and crack that chisel or pipe a couple of times with a small sledge hammer. For clarification this picture shows the terminals without the wires. One thing which is essential for any outdoor installation or where there is water is an earth leakage breaker. I'd follow them and read whatever is in your user's manual for any changes.
A typical above ground pool pump will require a 20-amp breaker and use 12 gauge wire to deliver the electricity. You need to know this for two reasons. So due to these pumps having standard cords on them, the easiest way to get power to your pool is to use an extension cord connected to some outlet from the house. Or give us a call at 407-834-2200, and we would be happy to take your order by phone. If you have an outdoor pool, you most likely will need a nearby electrical outlet to operate the pump and filter. It is considered a fixed because it is 52 inches tall.
You should pop right through that foundation cement block into the crawl space. I say this because 1 on my existing pump the white arrow shown in step 6 is pointed at the 240 volt mark, and 2 I have none of those clip things on the existing wires to hook onto the terminals rather than being screwed in. Important: Modifying existing electrical circuits or installing additional electrical wiring should be done according to local and National Electrical Codes, with a permit and be inspected. If the motor is 110v, you can run the hot line usually black to the low or high speed terminal, the neutral line usually white to the common terminal, and the ground line to the ground terminal green screw. This weatherproof pool pump motor switch mounted 10 feet or more away allows you to mount your pool pump against the side of your pool and also allows you a reasonably close location to shut off your motor to switch the motor on and off to backwash then back to filter using the switch to turn on and off your pool pump motor during your backwash activities. This would violate the 50% max rule applying to motors and other loads. The main advantage in using 240v is for a larger load so you can reduce the wire size because the load decreases with a higher voltage.
Run conduit from the metal box to the pump. This wiring style will allow you flexibility like Romex but contained in a single conduit using an approved flexible nonmetallic sealtite conduit type B. This means that you could have the pool pump or pool light transformer receptacle installed right next to the shell of the pool, but the receptacles would still be allowed to be considered as much as 10 feet away or more, due to having to measure around the structure but not through the structure. The pump is part number 7-184949-22. You may look on the inside of your motor cover plate to find the wiring schematic to perform this 120 to 220 volt conversion, if your motor will accept either voltage ratings as a dual voltage rated motor. Above Ground Pool Underwater Light Installation Most above ground pools, if with an underwater pool light installed in the side of the pool, are installed with a low voltage sealed underwater pool light fixture using a manufactured underwater light kit that has about a 10 foot long low voltage secondary wire connected to the light fixture coming from a pool approved low voltage transformer for use with underwater pool lights. Normally for sometihng like this, you really need a subpanel near the pool equipment to supply electricity to the pool equipment.
Dan Wiring for a pool can be pretty complicated, even for an electrician. I'm thinking something isn't wired correctly somewhere? Make sure your motor is configured for the right supply voltage. The problem I'm having is the old pump had two terminals red, blk and then the ground screw. Failure to wire the pump correctly can cause electrical shock or can damage your pump motor and void your warranty. If you bought the pump from us, give us a call. Underground wiring is not allowed under a pool or spa.
This was my original post. Does this sound ok to do? The impeller does not appear to be turning. White arrow on the black box should point to 230V. I figured going into it it would be half of that to do this job. While snap switches do require a 5-ft separation from a spa or hot tub, so do circuit breakers, disconnect switches, safety switches, and all other types of switches. C This choice is up to your desires in design.
Example of a Junction Box To view this junction box while showing outside in this picture would be installed the same way if installed inside the crawl space may be viewed by clicking on the picture icon to the left. This change corrects that inconsistency for cord- and plug-connected pool equipment. An overview of the entire job described may be viewed by clicking on each of the picture icons bellow. InyoPools Product Specialist Dennis R. Just check to make sure you have this remote filter option concerning your pool pump filter system, most do have that remote filter installation option.
How would I wire it up just to see if it's still good? The existing outlet is about 15 feet from the pool, but the pump will go on the other end of the pool and will be about 15 feet from the pool as well. You can not run romex in underground conduit as romex is not approved for wet locations. In addition there is a black plug with two wires coming from inside the motor , a black wire and white wire with a black tracer line. Nonmetallic Sealtite Any other type of nonmetallic sealtite other than type B nonmetallic sealtite is not allowed to be installed as a building wiring method in lengths longer than 6 feet long. String your three wires thru the conduit and metal elbow into the end of the motor.