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Hi ppl, Right, I got the kids a new swimming pool this year as the old one had some parts missing.. anyway, this new pool is 16ft x 48inchs. Intex Metal Frame Swimming Pool 16' x 4

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    Help from our sparkies lol :) plz

    Hi ppl,

    Right, I got the kids a new swimming pool this year as the old one had some parts missing.. anyway, this new pool is 16ft x 48inchs. Intex Metal Frame Swimming Pool 16' x 48" & Filter NEW | eBay UK

    Same as that one

    Anyhow, the heater I had on the old one which was only 3kw running off a rcd plugged into the wall - which is how it came. This is no good for the new pool as will take an age to heat the pool 1oC lol !

    I am going to buy a new heater, one of these > Elecro Pool Heater 6 KW | eBay UK

    Or more likely this one due to cost > Swimming Pool Heater - O'Blue 5 KW For Pools upto 18ft | eBay UK

    either way, it needs to be run on a dedicated supply from the MCB, so I am told :s

    I intend to run 6mm armoured cable to the MCB and place a IP44 outside high amp socket, out in the garden on the exterior wall. I am aiming on around 30amp max.


    Can you guys recommend anything specific ? I am going to have a qualified spark make all the final connections for me who has done part p. I am just going to do the leg work so to speak.

    I am in Dagenham if anyone wants to give us hand :p wink wink lol



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    Re: Help from our sparkies lol :) plz

    anyone lol, ya cant all be down the pub watching footie :p

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    Re: Help from our sparkies lol :) plz

    32 amp MCB in the consumer unit. 6mm SWA cable to 32A rotary isolater outside switching a 32A interlocked 3 pin "commando" type socket.

    Gewiss GW66 015 230v 32A Interlocked Socket - New Boxed | eBay UK

    Cable entry to socket should be into bottom an I would site the socket somewhere sheltered as IP44 is not massively high rating. A small drip hole in the bottom wouldn't hurt either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_The_Yid View Post
    32 amp MCB in the consumer unit. 6mm SWA cable to 32A rotary isolater outside switching a 32A interlocked 3 pin "commando" type socket.

    Gewiss GW66 015 230v 32A Interlocked Socket - New Boxed | eBay UK

    Cable entry to socket should be into bottom an I would site the socket somewhere sheltered as IP44 is not massively high rating. A small drip hole in the bottom wouldn't hurt either.
    Cheers for that bud

    The socket will be going into a cupboard I am going to build out of ply, then clad with decking... and seal with decking sealer so should be pretty dry in there.

    Cable entry wise, I use a gland on the armoured cable dont I, and bolt this up onto the socket housing ?

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    Re: Help from our sparkies lol :) plz

    Yes you will gland the cable to the housing of the socket and isolator

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    Re: Help from our sparkies lol :) plz

    Quote Originally Posted by Mairyhinge View Post
    Yes you will gland the cable to the housing of the socket and isolator
    Cheers bud

    Just had a thought, the sparky will be doing the final connections so shall I leave the gland to him or can it be done leaving enough cable in the box for final connections ?

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    Re: Help from our sparkies lol :) plz

    I would get him to gland it Its an easy enough job though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mairyhinge View Post
    I would get him to gland it Its an easy enough job though.
    Cool

    One last question, how many amps can 6mm safely run ? as the heater is 27amp... BUT I might want to put a splitter into the socket and run the pump as well, maybe music too.... I know id have to put a bigger breaker in and poss socket ?

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    Re: Help from our sparkies lol :) plz

    I would say around 53 amps, as its going to have some tight bends in it.
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    Re: Help from our sparkies lol :) plz

    Quote Originally Posted by Mairyhinge View Post
    I would say around 53 amps, as its going to have some tight bends in it.
    so I will be able to run things that can be run on a std 13amp socket on it as extras safely ? I will have to check the amps rating of the pump, its not huge... the cable on it is only thin.

    Not too sure about tight bends lol, the armoured cable I got can hardly bend lol !



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