UL Listing for solar pool pump?

47 Posts
Nov 23, 2009 07:19 pm
UL Listing for solar pool pump?

I just had a customer call saying the electrical inspector in Hawaii is saying the solar pool pump has to be UL listed.  Are people here familiar enough with rules to know if this has any basis?  If it is outside and not connected to a dwelling, would it still need to be UL Listed?  What if the panels are installed on the roof?  I know the authority having local jurisdiction is always right, but any thoughts on how to change his mind?

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462 Posts
Nov 28, 2009 12:22 pm
Re: UL Listing for solar pool pump?

Amy, are the panels on the roof electric panels to power the pump? If the system is stand alone and not feeeding into the grid, I would think that it would not matter if the motor is UL listed....Huh....
47 Posts
Nov 28, 2009 04:49 pm
Re: UL Listing for solar pool pump?

The panels are on a shed built for them.  They are completely independent of the house, and the grid.  It is a straight PV powered pump.

I did get another bit of info, the inspector didn't like the color coding of the wires INSIDE the pump. He wanted the homeowner to rewire the pump to change the colors of the pump.  Not the wires the homeowner used, the colors of the wire the pump manufacturer used.
462 Posts
Dec 1, 2009 10:25 am
Re: UL Listing for solar pool pump?

Sounds like the inspector has issues. Maybe the customer should report him, or else tell him that they are not going to go ahead with the system and just hook it up when he leaves.....

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