POOL AND SPA FAQ AND INFO
Here is some information regarding wiring a swimming pool or spa!
What is Pool Bonding?
The electrical needed to power a pool system can be very dangerous, if not deadly, if not wired correctly. The bonding process involves connecting the electrical and metal components together with a wire, creating a non-resistive path, to prevent an electrical current from passing through the water in the pool.
What is the NEC?
The National Electrical Code (NEC) is a list of regulations and requirements to install electrical wiring and equipment correctly and safely. Article 680 of the NEC is where to find everything that is needed and required to safely install electrical wiring and equipment for pools, spas, and other similar bodies of water.
Does my pool need to be GFCI protected?
YES. According to the NEC, “All 125V receptacles located within 20 ft of the inside walls of the water shall be GFCI protected” (NEC CODE Article 680 - Swimming Pool Installations, Mike Holt Enterprises).