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pjwinstalls 06-27-2009 10:53 PM

pool bonding question.?
I understand that i have to run #6 bare copper around the pool hitting all metal parts but my pool is a semi-inground. Every four feet or so there is a metal support going down the side of the pool. Do i need to put a bonding lug on every single one? There is probably 30+ of them. The metal frame of the pool is all connected to each other so i dont understand why i would have to hit every single one to be "code compliant"



kbsparky 06-27-2009 11:17 PM

The minimum bonding conductor size is #8 bare solid copper. And, yes, you have to ensure all metal parts including rebars, coping, ladder and handrail cups, etc. are electrically bonded and connected.

Are you dealing with an above-ground pool that is partially buried?

Stubbie 06-28-2009 01:02 AM

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If the pool walls are metal and are continuous from support pole to support pole you do not have to bond everyone. Some jurisdictions only require that you bond to one of them & some want the metal wall bonded in 4 places etc...

It can depend on local requirements if there are none then I would bond to two of them and call it a day. Here is an example of one jurisdictions requirements.....

pjwinstalls 06-28-2009 01:02 AM

Yes, it is a above ground pool that is about 12" above the surface, the rest underneath with a deep end. But my question is do i have to hit all 30-40 metal supports even though they are all connected by a metal top rail that goes around the entire pool??

I was going to use #6....will #8 meet code because that would be easier to work with and less expensive...?

Thanks again!

pjwinstalls 06-28-2009 01:04 AM

thanks answered my questions the same time i posted them!! Hopefully i can find that info about how many supports to bond to in the NYS code book but i doubt it.

I have 4 ladder cups bolted to my wood deck, do i have to bond to those as well?

Stubbie 06-28-2009 01:32 AM

Probably a good idea and required if part of the permanent structure around the pool, some jurisdictions require this only if 5 feet or closer from the waters edge.

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