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A ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) can help prevent electrocution. If a persons body starts to receive a shock, the GFCI senses this and cuts off the power before they can get injured. These devices will instantly turn the power off to a circuit if the curent to ground exceeds 5mA or 0.005 of an amp.
New N.E.C requirements require GFCI protection for Swimming Pool Pumps and Portable Spas. GFCI wiring must be done in accordance with the National Electric Code and Local Codes.
The most popular GFCI Breakers for swimming pool pumps are the Siemens QF220a which has anti false tripping circuitry. And the Eaton Cutler Hammer GFTCB220. Borth of these GFCI Breakers are 2 pole 20 amp Ground Fault Circuit Interuppters.
Full details on the National Electrical Code Article 680 Requirements for GFCIs can be found on the National Fire Prevention Association website.