Electrical: UL1081 now requires that all motors or pumps when replaced MUST be installed with a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter).

Safety: Effective March 15, 2012, any residential swimming pool that requires the motor or pump to be replaced must be brought into compliance with ANSI-7 (VGB/suction entrapment). This is required under Section 613.2 of the 2010 Florida Building Code, Existing Building. The only exception is for the replacement of a pump or motor that is still under the manufacturer's warranty. Although not limited to the following, compliance with the new codes will require:

A. Must have at least the following:

  • Approved main drain covers (unless main drains are disconnected)
  • If a wall-suction inlet exists, have an automatic closing safety vac-lock

B. Must have one of the following:

  • Dual main drains
  • Engineered Vent Line to Main Drain
  • Motor/pump with built-in SVRS (Suction Vacuum Release System), or stand alone dedicated SVRS