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Old 06-12-2012, 07:56 AM   #31
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If the pool is required to be brought up to the current codes, then the entire concrete apron around the pool will have to be removed. At that point the bonding system can be brought up to 2011 requirements. You really need to talk to the local enforcing agency. Some of our posters who are real electricians from Florida should be able to help you out. Again, good luck and figure it all in your finakl offer.

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There's barely any concrete around the pool and no metal. I'm waiting for my permit guy to call me back and ask about it. I know there's other things to bring up to code, theres just nothing to bond the pool to. Thanks for your help.

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If the pool is required to be brought up to the current codes, then the entire concrete apron around the pool will have to be removed. At that point the bonding system can be brought up to 2011 requirements. You really need to talk to the local enforcing agency. Some of our posters who are real electricians from Florida should be able to help you out. Again, good luck and figure it all in your finakl offer.
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Depending on state law, the bank may not be legally permitted to transfer title to the house until this is corrected. In Arizona, a home cannot be sold with a pool that doesn't comply with specific safety requirements.
You know, now that I think about it, wouldn't an in-ground pool be required to have a fence around it?
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There's barely any concrete around the pool and no metal. I'm waiting for my permit guy to call me back and ask about it. I know there's other things to bring up to code, theres just nothing to bond the pool to. Thanks for your help.
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The whole yard is fenced in, that's all that's required.

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Can anyone tell me how I can tell if there is equipotential bonding on an inground pool? I am trying to buy a home with an open permit regarding this and I dont know if there is any bonding at all, how do i know if there is??

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Unfortunately there really isn't anyway that you can tell if the required bonding is in place .. whether it is equipotential or otherwise. If the permit is open and the electrical failed you really would have no choice but to have the permit finalized via another inspection after an electrician qualified on pool electrical has verified code compliance.

So your choices are .. have the seller do this or you will have to assume that responsibility. One way or the other code compliance will have to be met most likely before the house can be sold. I would think that the open permit would be enforced to be disposed by the local jurisdiction now that it is at their attention.
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Unfortunatly not, I'm now trying to find a pool company that could deal with this and how much it will be.
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A bonding grid has much lower resistance than concrete. Measure the resistance between metallic parts that would have been bonded to it. . .?


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