I think that there's also other NEC requirements for pools. For instance, I think all electrical devices must be farther than 5' from the pool. There can be no overhead wires, and I believe we need a disconnect within 5'.
Hopefully others will correct me if Ii'm wrong.
gregzoll said:Bonding is like handshaking, hugging your buddy. Basically it is a piece of wire as specified in either the manual of the equipment, or the rules by your AHJ at a certain awg to connect between the equipment and a ground. Keep in mind how close your neighbors are, and if you have a HOA, because they can cause your pool to become more of a headache, especially those neighbors that think they are instantly invited all the time to use it.
is it true that i need 8' grounding/bonding rod for the pool, filter or lights?
I think you are downplaying the significance and scope of this job to justify your unwillingness to pay a professional to do the job right.the estimate i had to get it thru electricoan is 1k, and i felt thats a little too much considering he'll just pop-in new breakers.
Not now, not ever.is it true that i need 8' grounding/bonding rod for the pool, filter or lights?
And unfortunately in some areas inspectors make things up, while others will actually provide substantiation for their requests.In some areas wiring to above ground pool has to in in conduit from panel to pool outlet, while other areas will allow romex from panel to outside wall of house and than conduit to pool outlet.