The IPC connects to main power and then provides labelled sockets into which your pool equipment connects.
reasons, all Mains Power must be
protected by Safety Switches, also known as Earth–Leakage or Residual Current
Device circuit-breakers. These are
likely to be already installed in any modern home. Such devices are for
your safety and you should have them whether you have a Pooled Energy system or
The amount of mains power required depends on exactly what equipment is connected to your pool, however the following is indicative:
The Pooled Energy Intelligent Pool Controller which supplies power to and controls the Filtration pump, chlorinator and optionally a gas heater,– 1 GPO (general purpose outlet) with a 10 amp circuit capacity i.e fed from a 10 amp circuit breaker or fuse,
Sweep pump – 1 GPO (general purpose outlet) with a 10 amp capacity,
Water feature -2HP pump- 1 GPO (general purpose outlet) with a 10 amp capacity,
Solar pump – 1 GPO (general purpose outlet) with a 10 amp capacity,
Heat pump – depends on manufacturer but sometimes these have 3 phase power.
The general power outlets supplying all of this equipment also need to be suitably rated for weather proofing and the possibility of water ingress. If required, Pooled Energy can supply a water-resistant power board enclosure at extra cost.
If multiple additional pump loads (some listed above) are required on your pool, then more than one supply circuit may be required to safely supply the load. If these pumps are already in place at the time of the installation of the Pooled Energy Intelligent Pool Controller, then the multiple circuits should already exist. If these additional loads are to be added later, then the additional supply circuits will need to be installed at that time.