Question by  PinkyPosh (21)

What is the proper method of grounding electric pool pumps?

I have great respect for electricity around pools


Answer by  worker2148 (144)

Be sure the wiring is fully insulated. Make sure the pump has sand around its base near the motor housing. The electricity will be directed into the ground


Answer by  Randy76 (95)

You will need a ground rod, wire, and ground rod clamp. Place the ground wire in the ground near the pump. Connect the wire to the ground rod using the clamp and run the wire to the pump.


Answer by  JBear (184)

Many pool pumps are 240 volts and have four wires. In the case of the pool pump if you have a nuetral bar in your breaker that has a house ground attached then attach both the ground and nuetral wires to this bar.


Answer by  blais (55)

A ground wire coming from the panel inside your house will be a good enough ground. You could install a grounding rod but it would be unnessacary.


Answer by  mani (813)

Eathing has to be done eighther,direct burial of cable under soil or PVC pipe buried with conductors under the soil. The quickest and cheapest method is direct burial of"UF" cable under soil because hot,neutral,and ground conductors inside the pipe is durable and resistant to sunlight and moisture.


Answer by  rrazorbakk (62)

A seperate grounding rod should be driven into the earth in the vacinity of the pumps and a copper wire connecting the rod to the pump casing needs to be installed. There is a special screw on the casing for this wire.

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