Receptacle Location Requirements for Water Circulation and Sanitation Systems

Single grounding type, GFCI-protected receptacles that provide power for pump motors related to the circulation and sanitation system of permanently installed pools shall be located at least ____ from the inside walls of the pool.

a) 3 ft
b) 5 ft
c) 6 ft
d) 12ft

See answer and applicable Code reference

The correct answer is: c) 6 ft

Article 680 applies to the installation of swimming pools, fountains and similar installations. Part II of this Article focuses on permanently installed pools. More specifically, as noted in Sec. 680.22(A)(2), "Receptacles that provide power for water-pump motors or for other loads directly related to the circulation and sanitation system shall be located at least 10 ft from the inside walls of the pool, or not less than 6 ft from the inside walls of the pool if they meet all of the following conditions:
1) Consist of single receptacles
2) Are of the grounding type
3) Have GFCI protection"

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