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Electrical hook up above ground pool


I remember it well. Using just a map, I drove way out to the other side of Lake County to a small house that looked like a shack. It seemed to me that I was always building pools way out in the boonies. And it was always the last house on the right. As you can imagine, this place was way out in the middle of nothing.

When I arrived, I was still unaware that they had no electricity and started asking the standard questions of where did they want the pool and where did they want the pump and filter. He had no idea that a pool has to have a pump and filter. After I explained it to him, he of course wanted me to install the pool anyway and said that he would just have to figure it out later.

Now of course electricity "Electrical hook up above ground pool" everywhere. Above ground swimming pools come with above ground pool pumps. I say this because pumps for in-ground pools are a little different. Since pumps for above grounds only come as V, they all have standard three-prong plug cords attached to them.

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. I recommend only using an extension cord temporarily until you can have a permanent power line buried that runs to the pump. Many only use an extension cord as theymay not have the money to do it right. If this is the case for you, then use an extension cord that has at least a 12 gauge wire.

You really want a 10 gauge, but these cords are pricey. You want a thicker extension cord, because a pool pump requires a good amount of Electrical hook up above ground pool to run.

3. Minimum ground wire size...

So, if the wire in the extension cord is too thin then the cord can eventually burn up or overheat causing the pump not to run.

Your pool pump is greedy. If it shares the electricity with something else, it may cause the breaker to throw off.

Aboveground pool pumps are often...

Well, not too scary. Find out how many amps the pool pump needs Amperage is the amount of electricity that runs through the electric wires. You need to know this for two reasons. A typical above ground pool pump will require a amp breaker and use 12 gauge wire to deliver the electricity. Does your swimming pool have any other electrical needs? Your swimming pool equipment may have other needs for electricity. Add-ons like ozonators, ionizers, and salt chlorine generators require electricity.

If these add-ons are made for above grounds then they usually have standard three-prong plugs so you want to make sure there is an outlet for them.

Above ground pool lights will also need an outlet. NEC is the acronym for National Electric Code and it can be found online or by calling your local building department or talking to an electrician.

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