Do I need to improve grounding/bonding?

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Do I need to improve grounding/bonding?

Postby Backyardoasis » Tue 23 May, 2023 19:11

I’m in the middle of redoing the paver patio around my pool and wondering if I should improve the pool grounding or bonding while the pavers are removed…

I have about a week until the pavers are to be installed and want to make sure any necessary changes are done while I have the chance..

I have a basic in ground vinyl pool with Hayward 1.5hp pump controlled via mechanical timer and a de filter.. that is fed from my garage electric service (direct from street, separate of house service) off a 20amp 240v circuit. I have a separate gfci 20amp 120v circuit for pool light/electrical outlet at equipment location..

I plan to relocate my pool equipment pad approx 10’ from current location to accommodate cabana build. I have a Pentair gas heater I’ll be installing at that point. I figured I would also install a Pentair easy touch sub panel during that process so I can feed cabana circuits from there. I will trench a new 1.5” pvc conduit back to garage electrical panel and feed with 60-80amp circuit..

My question is- does my pool need a bonding wire run around perimeter of it? I have attached a photo of my grounding setup which just includes a brass ground fitting on a pvc tee fitting, tied in with pump ground lug and running to ground rod at garage panel I’m guessing? (I haven’t seen a grounding rod near equipment pad)

Is this adequate for the new heater and easy touch additions?

Thanks for any advice


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Re: Do I need to improve grounding/bonding?

Postby Teapot1 » Wed 24 May, 2023 16:58

Sorry can't help as I am in the UK and your local codes will dictate what you need to do.
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Re: Do I need to improve grounding/bonding?

Postby Backyardoasis » Thu 25 May, 2023 09:28

Looks like I had an issue uploading pics.
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Re: Do I need to improve grounding/bonding?

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