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  1. General Electrical Discussion
    This is probably a dumb question but here I am. I’m wiring up an in ground pool. I have a question regarding the pool light conduit. With the amount of bends in the pvc the pool contractor put in the forming shell, I will exceed the 360 degree pipe rule by piping to the light jbox. Is there...
  2. General Electrical Discussion
    Hi everyone, 100% city boy here who has never, ever -in 30 years- dealt with a swimming pool. Houses in my neighborhood all have urban-sized backyards and a customer has gotten themselves a 7 foot by 7 foot pool that basically looks like a bigger and thicker version of the tarp I used to put...
  3. General Electrical Discussion
    Hi there, my pool light bulbs are ALWAYS burning out. Pool was opened yesterday. I check the two bulbs, one is out. Luckily I had a spare, I replaced it, then about 5 minutes late the other burned out. They are old light housing that will be replaced this year or next. Anyways, the bulbs are...
  4. Residential Electrical Forum
    Hello All, Looking for information about the difference between a pump listed for use for storable pools only, vs those listed for use with permanent pools only. Some differences are obvious, cord length, some are double insulated, some are not, but aside from those, what is the fundamental...
  5. NEC Code Forum
    Okay, so I know 680.14 is calling a pump room a corrosive environment. But my issue is with an interpretation I'm seeing a lot of for 680.14(B). 680.14(B) Wiring Methods: "Wiring methods in the areas described in 680.14(A) shall be listed and identified for use in such areas. Rigid metal...
  6. General Electrical Discussion
    turkey-water-park-deaths-children-electrocuted-swimming-pool This drives home just how critical it is that sloppy wiring and recreational pools should never meet. http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/820665/turkey-water-park-deaths-children-electrocuted-swimming-pool
  7. Lighting Design
    I talked with the pool management company today about our underwater pool lights. He said they are connected to a GFCI breaker, and, while they do trip frequently, they are never tested. How often should a GFCI breaker be tested? The pool is about 20 years old. Would you let your kids swim in...
  8. General Electrical Discussion
    · Girl electrocuted in Davidson Co. pool when power line fell 50 yards away. · http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_758e8f84-eece-11e2-93dc-001a4bcf6878.html
  9. Union Topics
    Hey everyone, I'm reaching out to fellow electrician's for some help for my GF's friend, who passed away. He passed away suddenly on 12/6/2012, he was 28 years old. He had been in the process of trying to get into Local 98 out of Philly. His name was Brandon Lock. Unfortunately, he had failed...
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