I took down a pool that has an underground wire( through conduit) that has an electrical outlet that supplied power to the pump. What can I do to terminate the outlet ? The yard is set to be filled and graded and I would like to bury the wiring. Can I do that??
The only safe thing to do is to disconnect the wires at the other end. That could be:
- The main panel
- A subpanel
- A junction box - e.g., the wires might come out of the ground next to the house and go into a junction box to splice to another set of wires that go to the main panel
If you disconnect any place other than a panel (which obviously would be accessible), the remaining location (e.g., another junction box) must be accessible. Cap any remaining wires with wire nuts so they can't touch anything else in the panel or box and cause a problem.