I need to have my father in law (who is an electrician - but he is not totally current on all codes, etc) run me a new "outside box".
I currently have 200 amp service, with a 60 amp sub panel for my finished basement.
For my new panel for the pool, I need a 40 amp 220V for a small heat pump to heat the water and then (2) 15 amp circuits for a few small 1 1/2 HP pumps and maybe a few lights.
Seems simple enough...but my pool guy has my confused.
Oh, the new "feed" will be approximately 50ft (one way) to the outside of the house.
Basically my father in law said we are going to install an new OUTDOOR Sub Panel on the exterior of the house...using a 60 amp breaker coming out of the main panel. So I will have 2 subpanels now off the main panel.
Then he was going to use 6/3 with ground to power the external box. (something like this)
The pool guy made is sound much more complex...first I needed to put another box next to main panel...then run 4 #6 wires to an external load center, then from the load center go to an external pool box, etc.
So now we are confused...
My father in law KNOWS how to wire all these things up, but we are not exactly sure what/why we need what he is suggesting.
Hope this makes sense...
Too further clarify the pool company was going to take it from the new OUTSIDE box to the equipment...they would be responsible for that leg.
If I am missing something, please ask and I will try to clarify, etc.