In-ground pool pumps are strong enough to suck water upwards. Above ground pool pumps do not have this ability. Consequently, in-ground pool pumps require 240 volts. You won’t be able to plug them into any old outlet on the inside or outside of your house.
Also question is, is there a plug in the pool pump?
Likewise, how do you replace a Hayward drain plug?
Do you need a GFCI for a pool pump?
–NEC requires GFCI protection for all pool pumps. A pool builder or electrician cannot install power to your pool pump per code without one.
(1) Install a 20 amp GFCI at the main breaker panel for the dedicated 240 line for the pool pump. Neutral wire from GFCI attaches to ground/neutral bus which is the same at the main. (2) Add 240 Disconnect by pool pump. (3) Add Intermatic PS3000 surge protector by connecting it to disconnect.
Running your pump with an extension cord voids the warranty in most cases. Running the pool pump motor with an extension cord that is not adequately paired for the filter’s power will damage the motor. At times, pool owners, however, use extension cords in lieu of a costly job to bury a power line beneath the ground.
How to Tell if Your Pool Pump Is 110v or 220v
- Examine the information label on the housing of your pump to find the correct power supply. …
- Consult the user manual and packaging that came with your pump. …
- Gather as much information about your pump as you can.
Since it’s an aboveground pool pump it’s an uprated model and probably draws in the neighborhood of 10 to 12 amps at 120 volts. Depending on your plumbing it may draw less.
Since pumps for above grounds only come as 120V, 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.