Pool Luminaire Requirements

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 _____ from the inside wall of an outdoor pool or spa unless separated by a solid fence, wall, or other permanent barrier.

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

See answer and applicable Code reference

The correct answer is: c) 4 ft

Part II of Art. 680 covers electrical installations at permanently installed pools. Section 680.24 outlines the requirements for junction boxes and electrical enclosures for transformers or ground-fault circuit interrupters. As per 680.24(A)(2)(b), the horizontal spacing requirements note "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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