Does concrete around pool need to be grounded?

Bonding to the conductive pool shells is required. Poured concrete, sprayed concrete, and concrete block with coatings must be considered conductive materials. The un-encapsulated structural reinforcing steel must be bonded together by tie wires.

How do you bond an above ground pool?

Quote from Youtube video: Right yes one foot from the pool wall. Six inches down into the ground. And you go around touch the pool wall in four places. Now. Then you come around with that same wire right don't cut the wire.

How do you attach a bonding lug to a pool?

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Quote from Youtube video: From you know i hook up to the lug at the heater. And i dig a trench underground going over to the pump. And then i attach onto the lug that's at the pump.

How do you bond a swimming pool?

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Quote from Youtube video: Into a saltwater. Solution there can be an electrical current that can travel between those differential metals if you bond those those differential metals then you force there to be no electrical.

Does pool bonding wire need to be buried?

“Bonding is interconnecting all the potential electrical paths around the pool,” he said. He notes that copper wire is buried between the metal elements surrounding the pool, and then connected to the ground. “Anything within five feet of the pool must be bonded,” he said.

Is pool bonding necessary?

Having a properly bonded pool is essential for making sure you and your pool guests are safe. Bonding is also known as equipotential bonding because the goal of this process is to equalize the potential differences in voltage between different parts of your pool equipment.

What happens if pool is not bonded?

If you do not bond your pool equipment there is the risk that the equipment itself will become the anode in a galvanic couple with other metal components in or around your pool. If this happens, the anode metals will deteriorate at an advanced rate, a phenomenon called galvanic corrosion.

What happens if a pool is not grounded?

Without a grounding system in place, people or pool equipment may become the conductor. Harmful electrical current may move toward people, pets, or equipment instead of moving away and to the earth.

What’s the difference between bonding and grounding?

Bonding is the connection of non-current-carrying conductive elements like enclosures and structures. Grounding is the attachment of bonded systems to the earth. Both are necessary to safeguard people and property from electric hazards.

How deep should pool bonding wire be buried?

Non-conductive pool shells must have a #8 (or larger) solid copper wire buried 4” – 6” below finished grade with such bond wire placed from18” – 24” from the inside pool wall around the pool, (equipotential bonding) that which starts and returns/ terminates at the pool pump.

Can pool bonding wire be stranded?

In addition, the connectors should be marked for the type of wires you are using. The types of wires that can be used are either stranded or solid. If you are making the connection with a solid wire around a screw, make sure it is wrapped clockwise.

Should pool bonding be grounded?

After a pool is bonded, it needs to be grounded. Grounding is the process of connecting a pool’s electrical network to the electrical panel, and then to the ground via a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) breaker.

When did pool bonding become code?

Pool Electric Codes

Passed in 1968, the “Swimming Pool Code” applies to new construction and reconstruction, for all equipment in the image above.

Where does pool bonding wire termination?

the #8 solid conductor that is run around the pool is terminated at the grounding lug on the pump motor. It must be bonded to the steel walls of the pool at minimum of 4 locations.

Can you get electrocuted in above ground pool?

You can get electrocuted in an above ground pool if you make contact with an electrical current while you are in the pool or while you are wet. The source of the electricity could be lighting, pumps, filters, vacuums or appliances such as radios, CD player or extension cords.

Can a pool drain disembowel you?

Or, as was the case in this wading pool incident, an open drain can suction organs out of the body. In 1993, Valerie Lakey, 5, was playing in a wading pool at a recreation club in North Carolina when she became caught in the uncovered drain’s vortex. The pull was so strong that she was disemboweled.

How do I know if my pool is electrified?


Shock Alert will notify you of electricity present in water. If it beeps and flashes red, DO NOT SWIM. If it flashes green, no voltage is detected.