Installing Junction Box Near Wall of Permanently Installed Pool

Where a pool light operates over the low-voltage contact limit, the junction box that has a raceway that extends directly to an underwater pool light forming shell shall be located not less than _____ ft from the inside wall of an outdoor pool or spa unless separated by a solid fence, wall, or other permanent barrier.

a) 2
b) 3
c) 4
d) 6

See answer and applicable Code reference

The correct answer is: c) 4

The provisions of Art. 680 apply to swimming pools, fountains and similar installations. Part II of this Article focuses on permanently installed pools. As noted in Sec. 680.24(A)(2)(b), "The junction box shall be located not less than 4 ft from the inside wall of the pool, unless separated from the pool by a solid fence, wall, or other permanent barrier."

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