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axel132132

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Hi,

Me again =] anyone ever taken a supply to a swimming pool, with a swimming pool cover.

WE have been given NO information on the swimming pool but in a meeting with builder today, he said we need to supply power to the swimming pool and swimming pool company will sort out motors, generators, lights and cover etc.

BUT without any information ive no idea what to do, do i send a quote in saying price without supply to swimming pool this will be extra or do i say get info from here, about usual sizes and then price for that its only about 5M from the board to swimming pool start.
 
Info needed, Name of pool company with contact name, Number where you can reach the named person.
Then ask him/her what's needed
 

Strima

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Find out off the builder the spec for the pool or get the spec from the pool company to state what they require.

It's like asking how longs a piece of string...
 
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Guest55

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i wouldnt even get out of the van without full building plans and pool manufacterers spec.
This isnt a good start to a mega-bucks job lol.
 
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Plonker 3

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Don't swimming pools usually just have a small plant room which requires a certain size supply then the contractors fitting the pool usually do the rest fromt here.
 
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axel132132

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Yeh there is a plant room being built, the customer is also getting a new Main from electric board into plant room, for our board and the extension, so we will have our db in plant room but there is also boiler etc
 

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Can you not just let the pool company know theres a spare way in the board and if they tell you what breaker they want you will supply and have ready for them to connect into ?
Keeps it simple.... and stops you guessing
 
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Engineer54

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Well if your DB is going into the same pool plant room, what are you so flustered about, everything will be contained (as far as your concerned) in the plant room?? Pools don't take that much power (1 to 1 1/2 KW pump motor) unless there are electric heaters to supply!! You'll need to be a millionaire to run those things for any length of time...

To be honest, all you need to do is contact the installing pool company and ask for their requirement. A typical 8 X 4 metre pool (without e/heaters) will only need a 20 to 30A max supply, and that will cover everything, including 2 X 300W ELV pool lighting and a electrical operated pool cover etc...
 
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Strima

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If it comes to it drop the tails into Henley's after an isolator then you can add a separate CU for the pool stuff.
 
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Engineer54

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If it comes to it drop the tails into Henley's after an isolator then you can add a separate CU for the pool stuff.

Swimming pools don't have a CU, they are control panels, that incorporate OCPD's, pump control gear, ELV transformer(s), timers, and any other electrical functional control devices...

 
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Richard

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You need to ask for a full written specification before you even consider running in any cables. Out of interest, how much space have you got in the plant room? Even small pools i'v done in the past seem to take up a heck of a lot of space when you start fitting transformers, pumps, filters...ect. It would be advisable to run in Ducts (4" osma pipe is good) to the relevant places from the plant room (or as close too as can be) as any upgrades ect will be alot easier.
 
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sedgy34

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They will probably just require a 3phase board ready to go for them I had a similair meeting few months ago and that's what the pool company wanted from me
 
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Engineer54

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They will probably just require a 3phase board ready to go for them I had a similair meeting few months ago and that's what the pool company wanted from me
A 3 phase board for a domestic swimming pool, ....what was it, an OLYMPIC sized pool?? lol!!! Never seen a 3 phase supply for a domestic swimming pool, even for the bigger pools of 12 X 5 metres. Not unless electric heating is included, which i've also never seen on a domestic pool. If heating is required, it's normally via gas or oil boilers through a heat exchanger....
 
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Engineer54

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You need to ask for a full written specification before you even consider running in any cables. Out of interest, how much space have you got in the plant room? Even small pools i'v done in the past seem to take up a heck of a lot of space when you start fitting transformers, pumps, filters...ect. It would be advisable to run in Ducts (4" osma pipe is good) to the relevant places from the plant room (or as close too as can be) as any upgrades ect will be alot easier.
The OP is only being requested to make a supply available at the pool plant room, for the pool installation company. It is they that will be installing any ducting to the pool, for electrical operated pool covers and in-pool lighting provisions etc... A single phase 20 or 30Amp supply will be more than adequate for a standard sized pool...
 
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