05:47PM | 07/22/04
Member Since: 07/21/04
2 lifetime posts
I currently have a pool pump right next to my back door. I'm in the process of moving it to a more distant spot so it's not so visible. I opened up the service panel and was confused by what I saw. I have two 20 amp breakers, one with a black wire, the other with a white wire marked with red tape (marking it as hot). Both are part of a 10-2 sheathed electrical cable running to the pump (along with the ground). I don't see any indication of a white/neutral line.

The pool pump is a 230/115 volt pump (1 HP).

Is this wired wrong, or have I missed something?




05:59PM | 07/22/04
Member Since: 07/21/04
2 lifetime posts
Actually, I may have found the answer...

The article below, suggests that a pool pump wired for 230 volts doesn't have a neutral. Can someone confirm that? Thanks again, Sans


08:16AM | 07/23/04
Member Since: 01/18/99
47 lifetime posts
Whem I lived in Garden Grove, CA and had a swimming pool, my 220 volt pool pump didn't have a neutral, only a red and black hot.


06:57AM | 07/25/04
Member Since: 02/20/04
52 lifetime posts
A motor wired for 230 volt operation does not have a neutral wired to it. only the two hot leads, hence the red tape on the white wire, and a ground lead.
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