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Subchapter 5. Electrical Safety Orders
Group 1. Low-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders
Article 79. Swimming Pools, Fountains and Similar Installations

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§2569.5. Receptacles.

(a) Receptacles. A single receptacle of the locking and grounding type that provides power for a permanently installed swimming pool recirculating pump motor may be located not less than 5 feet (1.52 m) from the inside walls of a pool. All other receptacles on the property shall be located at least 10 feet (3.05 m) from the inside walls of a pool.

(b) Receptacles which are located within 15 feet (4.57 m) or 20 feet (6.08 m) if the installation was built after May 5, 2008, of the inside walls of the pool shall be protected by ground-fault circuit interrupters.

(c) For installations built on or after May 5, 2008 where a pool is installed permanently at a dwelling unit, at least one 125-volt, 15- or 20-ampere receptacle on a general-purpose branch circuit shall be located a minimum of 10 feet (3.05 m) and not more than 20 feet (6.08 m) from the inside wall of the pool. This receptacle shall be located not more than 6.5 feet (1.98 m) above the floor, platform, or grade level serving the pool.

NOTE: In determining these dimensions, the distance to be measured is the shortest path the supply cord of an appliance connected to the receptacle would follow without piercing a floor, wall, or ceiling of a building or other effective permanent barrier.

Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


1. New section filed 5-5-2008; operative 5-5-2008. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Labor Code 142.3(a)(3) (Register 2008, No. 19).

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