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# Why do you bond a swimming pool?

The goal of bonding is to connect, contain and prevent the transmission of any harmful electrical voltage to pool equipment, people and pets. Bonding connects the pool’ s electrical and non-electrical metal components into a network that contains the electricity.

Bonding is required to eliminate voltage gradients (rises in voltage potential) in the pool area. When metallic parts are bonded together, they effectively eliminate differences of voltage potential that may exist between the individual conductive parts and thus reduce the shock hazard.

Also Know, how do I test my pool bonding? Using an alligator clip, attach one end of the roll of wire to an exposed bonding wire at the equipment pad. Unroll the amount of wire necessary to reach the furthest component to be tested. Connect the other alligator clip end of the wire to one of the ohmmeter test leads.

Subsequently, one may also ask, how much does it cost to bond a pool?

General Price Range In the Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. areas, a standard electrical hook-up package for an inground pool will generally cost between \$3,500 and \$4,500.

Does a resin pool need to be bonded?

If the pool is considered a “Storable Pool“, then it does not need to be bonded and it must have a double insulated pump. Most above ground pools that are 42″ deep or shallower are considered storable.

### What is the purpose of bonding?

The NEC defines bonding as, “The permanent joining of metallic parts to form an electrically conductive path that ensures electrical continuity and the capacity to conduct safely any current likely to be imposed.” As it relates to a communications system, the primary purpose of bonding is to equalize ground potential

### How do you attach a bonding lug to a pool?

Acquire a skimmer bonding plate, #8 solid bare copper wire, and enough bonding lugs to attach the wire at every point. Dig a trench twelve inches from the pool wall and six inches deep to lay bonding wire. Your new bonding plate will come with instructions.

### What is a bonding lug?

Bonding lug or wire missing Pumps will often have a bonding lug to which a copper bonding wire is connected. These bonding wires may come loose or get pulled out and need to be re-connected properly. Pool heaters, filters and other equipment items that are metal, likewise should be bonded.

### Do Intex pools need bonding?

Intex pools are sold as portable pools and that’s the reason bonding isn’t required. There’s also a requirement that you unplug all electrical equipment before anyone entering the pool.

### Can a pool be grounded?

Grounding connects the pool’s electrical network to the electrical panel and then to the earth to direct and dissipate excess electricity. Without a grounding system in place, people or pool equipment may become the conductor.

### Does an inground pool need to be grounded?

In order to properly ground a swimming pool to the earth, steel wires or rods are used. Grounding does not affect the operation of the electrical equipment, and carries no current, unless there is a problem.

### What does shock do to a pool?

Shocking your pool simply means you give the water a jolt with chemicals so the system can be reset. It ensures the impurities are killed and the water is clean and safe for you to swim in. Shocking your pool typically involves putting at least three times more the normal amount of chlorine and other sanitizers.

### What is a bonding wire?

Electrical bonding is the practice of intentionally electrically connecting all exposed metal items not designed to carry electricity in a room or building as protection from electric shock.

### Do you have to bond pool water?

The National Electrical Code (NEC) has mandated that pool water “shall be electrically bonded,” not just metals in the structure of the pool itself. These NEC bonding requirements apply to all swimming pools. Since 2008 NEC Section 680.26(C) mandates that pool water must be electrically bonded.