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Old 06-07-2010, 10:54 AM   #1
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I am getting shock on metal handrail when getting out of in-ground pool. Any suggestions how to trouble shoot? Thanks, Mark
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:49 AM   #2
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The first thing I would have checked is that the pool is properly bonded. You also need to find out what is causing the shock. I would suggest turning of the breaker for the pool until this is settled.
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If you are getting shocked by the handrail the pool system is not properly bonded and you have an electrical fault somewhere. The fault may or may not be related to the pool system wiring. It could be coming from any circuit that passes near the pool and comes in contact with the steel in the concrete or any metallic part that makes up the pool deck or structure.

Unless you are knowledgeable in electrical troubleshooting and bonding I have to recommend that you call a licensed electrician!
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:28 PM   #4
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Turn off the breaker to all the pool system and check the bonding first then you will need to test which circuit it will affect and also the cirictal item that you should have functing RCD { GFCI } this is very important part if this RCD is not working you need to replace it and test it.

Anything more than that I really seriously suggest that you get a electrician to come out and they will check out the system very carefull.

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