ALLOWABLE APPLICATIONS FOR WIRING METHODSa, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, l
|WIRING LOCATION OR PURPOSE |
(Application allowed where marked with an “A“)
|AC, FMC, |
NM, SR, SE
|Panelboard(s) that supply pool equipment: from service equipment to panelboard||Ab, e |
SR not permitted
|Wet-niche and no-niche luminaires: from branch circuit OCPD to deck or junction box||ACb only||Ac||Ab||A||—||A||—||Ab||—|
|Wet-niche and no-niche luminaires: from deck or junction box to forming shell||—||—||—||Ad||—||A||—||—||Ah|
|Dry niche: from branch circuit OCPD to luminaires||ACb only||Ac||Ab||A||—||A||—||Ab||—|
|Pool-associated motors: from branch circuit OCPD to motor||Ab||Ac||Ab||A||Af||Af||Ab||A||Ah|
|Packaged or self-contained outdoor spas and hot tubs with underwater luminaire: from branch circuit OCPD to spa or hot tub||ACb only||Ac||Ab||A||Ag||Ag||—||Ab||Ah|
|Packaged or self-contained outdoor spas and hot tubs without underwater luminaire: from branch circuit OCPD to spa or hot tub||Ab||Ac||Ab||A||Ag||Ag||Ab||A||Ah|
|Indoor spas and hot tubs, hydromassage bathtubs, and other pool, spa or hot tub associated equipment: from branch circuit OCPD to equipment||Ab||Ac||Ab||A||A||A||A||A||Ah|
|Connection at pool lighting transformers or power supplies||ACb only||Ac||Ab||A||Am, g||Ag||—||Ab||—|
Luminaires, lighting outlets, and ceiling-suspended paddle fans that are located 12 feet (3658 mm) or more above the maximum water level shall not require ground-fault circuit interrupter protection.
OVERHEAD CONDUCTOR CLEARANCES
|INSULATED SUPPLY OR SERVICE DROP CABLES, 0-750 |
VOLTS TO GROUND, SUPPORTED ON AND CABLED
TOGETHER WITH AN EFFECTIVELY GROUNDED BARE
MESSENGER OR EFFECTIVELY GROUNDED NEUTRAL
|ALL OTHER SUPPLY OR |
SERVICE DROP CONDUCTORS (feet)
|Voltage to ground|
|0-15 kV||Greater than 15 to 50 kV|
|A. Clearance in any direction to the water level, edge of water surface, base of diving platform, or permanently anchored raft||22.5||25||27|
|B. Clearance in any direction to the diving platform||14.5||17||18|
Utility-owned, -operated and -maintained communications conductors, community antenna system coaxial cables and the supporting messengers shall be permitted at a height of not less than 10 feet (3048 mm) above swimming and wading pools, diving structures, and observation stands, towers, and platforms.
MINIMUM BURIAL DEPTHS
|WIRING METHOD||UNDERGROUND WIRING (inches)|
|Rigid metal conduit||6|
|Intermediate metal conduit||6|
|Nonmetallic raceways listed for direct burial and under concrete exterior slab not less than 4 inches in |
thickness and extending not less than 6 inches (162 mm) beyond the underground installation
|Nonmetallic raceways listed for direct burial without concrete encasement||18|
|Other approved racewaysa||18|
Exception: The equipotential bonding requirements for perimeter surfaces shall not apply to a listed self-contained spa or hot tub located indoors and installed above a finished floor.
Exception: Listed low-voltage lighting systems with nonmetallic forming shells shall not require bonding.
Exception: Small conductive surfaces not likely to become energized, such as air and water jets and drain fittings, where not connected to metallic piping, towel bars, mirror frames, and similar nonelectrical equipment, shall not be required to be bonded.
The end of flexible-cord jackets and flexible-cord conductor terminations within a luminaire shall be covered with, or encapsulated in, a suitable potting compound to prevent the entry of water into the luminaire through the cord or its conductors. If present, the grounding connection within a luminaire shall be similarly treated to protect such connection from the deteriorating effect of pool water in the event of water entry into the luminaire.
Luminaires shall be bonded to and secured to the forming shell by a positive locking device that ensures a low-resistance contact and requires a tool to remove the luminaire from the forming shell.
The means for grounding shall be an equipment grounding conductor run with the power-supply conductors in a flexible cord that is properly terminated in a grounding-type attachment plug having a fixed grounding contact. Cord and plug-connected pool filter pumps shall be provided with a ground-fault circuit interrupter that is an integral part of the attachment plug or located in the power supply cord within 12 inches (305 mm) of the attachment plug.
A listed self-contained unit or listed packaged equipment assembly marked to indicate that integral ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection is provided for all electrical parts within the unit or assembly, including pumps, air blowers, heaters, lights, controls, sanitizer generators and wiring, shall not require that the outlet supply be protected by a ground-fault circuit interrupter.Deleted