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Do you need to find the outlet at a hardware store, electrical store or around your pool area? At your pool area - GFCI's can sometimes be found around the pool equipment pad. Sometimes they are located just off the deep end of the pool at the edge of the deck straight back from the pool light if your pool has a light. However these fixtures do not have any access to an outlet. It is usually just a GFCI fixture. GFCI's can sometimes be found in shrubbery surrounding the pool. You just have to hunt for it in those locations. And there are the instances where no GFCI is provided. There may also be a GFCI in the circuit breaker box but this one will not have an outlet. What is your need for an outlet? If you have a pool light that does not have a GFCI in the system you then need to call a qualified swimming pool electrician or a qualified pool tech to install one. There are special requirements for this application.


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