Swimming Pool Bonding

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Old 01-29-20, 07:57 AM
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Swimming Pool Bonding

I noticed my Pentair variable speed pump wasn't bonded. There is no other metal equipment in the area, but I thought it was supposed to be bonded to the rebar in the deck. I dug around the equipment pad and did not find any copper wire. Where would be a good place to look? The equipment pad is just off the pool deck (perhaps 5 feet). How far down would they have run the wire, and where do they normally have it come out? Right next to the pad, or could it be further out? Any help would be appreciated.
 
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Old 01-29-20, 10:23 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

Bonding is a broad subject.
Is this an in ground or above ground pool ?
Metal ladder, pool light or diving board ?
Is that a plug-in pump ?
 
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Old 01-29-20, 11:36 AM
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No, this is an inground pool. No diving board, ladder, metal rails, etc... It is a hard-wired pump going to a breaker in subpanel. There is a pool light has which has brass conduit. I tested from the brass conduit to the pool pump lug, and to the light switch and there was no resistance.
 
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Old 01-29-20, 11:47 AM
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Is it a vinyl pool with a metal frame ?
 
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No. It is a plaster pool.

 
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Old 01-29-20, 06:49 PM
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Part of the answer will depend on when the pool was installed and the adopted code at the time. Bonding rules have frequently changed.
 
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Old 01-29-20, 08:53 PM
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A plaster pool should be full of steel re-rod making up its shell. It should definitely be tied to your filter. The pool niche should also be bonded to the pool shell. There should have been a solid #8 green ground wire left out at the filter.
 
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Old 01-31-20, 06:35 AM
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Hi, so much depends on the local AHJ , how long ago was the pool installed? some places require a bond connection in the waterline to bond the water.
https://www.getpoolparts.com/product...ion-water-bond
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