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New Standard for Electrically-Operated Pool Lifts

NORTHBROOK, Ill., March 16, 2017 — UL is pleased to announce the publication of UL 60335-2-1000, the Standard for Safety for Household and Similar Electrical Appliances:...

In-Ground Conductive Pool Shells for Swimming Pools

Before the 2017 National Electric Code (NEC), two items could not be used as part of the grounding electrode system for structures. These items...

Pool Lifts and PV Connectors

Question I see in the 2017 NEC Section 680.81 requires electrically powered pool lifts to be Listed.  Does UL Certify (List) these types of pool...

Taking the Mystery Out of Equipotential Bonding Requirements for Swimming Pools

To explain the difference in grounding and bonding to me, a sage mogul once used the analogy of a marriage. He explained that “grounding...

Articles 600 and 680: Inspections for Signs and Swimming Pools

In this article, we will review inspection items we need to understand related to two installations we don’t usually look at every day. Signs...

Pools, Tubs, and Spas – Section 68

Between the 2006 Canadian Electrical Codeand the new 2009 edition in Section 68 we have six rule changes, one Appendix B change, and one...

GFCIs and Swimming Pools – A Natural Fit

Most of us have seen or read something about the figure commonly known as thefire triangle(oxygen, heat, and fuel), which is a working model...

A Swimming Pool Is Just a Big Bathtub, Isn’t It?

The answer to this question is yes and no. That sounds like an answer from an inspector, doesn’t it? Yes, it is just a...

Mismatching Wet-niche Swimming Pool Luminaires with Forming Shells Can Be a...

Installing an incompatible wet-niche swimming pool luminaire (lighting fixture) into the forming shell in the wall of a swimming pool or spa can increase...

The Danger of Voltage Gradients in the Aquatics Environment

Hidden beneath the glamour and excitement of an aquatics complex is a detailed and essential safety system. This frequently misunderstood network is the swimming...
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