NORTH CAROLINA – pool/spa
Issue: HB 598 - POOL/SPA GROUNDING REQUIREMENTS
Affects: Those who operate, build and service public
Send comments to: Jennifer Hatfield, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Summary: All public swimming pools shall, not later than
90 days after this measure becomes law, ensure that the electrical circuit or
receptacle providing power to the pool's pump motor includes ground-fault
circuit-interrupter protection for personnel. APSP is working with our
electrical experts to ensure changes are considered that are consistent with
the National Electrical Code. There is no GFCI protection for personnel
available for large three-phase pump motors like you would see at a large
public facility; therefore, as the bill is currently drafted, it would not work
in these applications.
APSP encourages our NC
members who want to ensure any requirements that pass the legislature can be
achieved in the field, to please contact Jennifer Hatfield.
Status: This measure was
heard April 19 in House Judiciary; however, no recorded action was taken. This
measure awaits further consideration by the House Judiciary Committee.