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    almost there but at least we can swim

    I started clearing the gravel last year and even bought a Walmart Intex. Husband said no way for a 22' x52" pool is going 10 ft from garden basement window. So this year I saw a Craig's list $150 10 y.o. 18' x 48" Lomart pool and thought gee that's a good starter pool, Lomart is from same factory as Doughboy. I have sunk $1000+ into the pool and not waiting to proper electricity and bonding for pool. But we are swimming in it. I only run the pump to mix chemicals in at night for an hour. It's using an extension cord and overheats the pump even though the cord is 11 amps. I already sent the pump tot he hospital 1 x for $50.

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    Used pool 1995 Lomart 18'x48" just installed 7/16/2015, Hayward Power Flo Matrix 1 HP 2 speed pump, 16" Rx Clear Radiant sand filter ( used pea gravel and zeolite) foam wall, polystyrene bottom, liner 25 gauge overlap, TF-100 test kit. Son training for 2018 Paralympics, Hoping for solar heater of some sort. Good chance Labrador will be in pool. Colorado Prairie, 6000 ft elevation high mountain desert, clay soil

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    Re: almost there but at least we can swim

    You really need to clean up the electric and install a proper bonding system. Bonding has nothing to do with the pump or its electrical source, so the fact that you are not running the pump does not make the pool safe. Bonding deals with stray voltage and making sure everything is at the same potential to ground.

    Please bond the pool for the safety of your family.
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    Re: almost there but at least we can swim

    thank you Tim. The electrician is starting in a few days. In hindsight I wish I knew about the bonding and electric before I installed the pool. I've only been building it for 8 weeks ans researching since last year. I wish there was something I read that said you must bond a pool and install a GFCI outlet with in reach of the 5 ft electrical cord from the pump. All I have read was that it was a "good idea". Not even my insurance company said anything, they just wanted to know it we had a pool.
    Used pool 1995 Lomart 18'x48" just installed 7/16/2015, Hayward Power Flo Matrix 1 HP 2 speed pump, 16" Rx Clear Radiant sand filter ( used pea gravel and zeolite) foam wall, polystyrene bottom, liner 25 gauge overlap, TF-100 test kit. Son training for 2018 Paralympics, Hoping for solar heater of some sort. Good chance Labrador will be in pool. Colorado Prairie, 6000 ft elevation high mountain desert, clay soil

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    Re: almost there but at least we can swim

    There is such a document, it's called the National Electrical Code.

    Article 680 of the code covers pools & Spas

    Here is the bonding part. http://www.mikeholt.com/download.php...ons_PART_2.pdf
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