So, perhaps a bit after the fact, but I thought I would ask.
So the pool structural rebar connected to the bonding grid around the pool with an approved clamping device and #8 copper wire and must extend 3ft out away from the edge of the pool. So, if there is rebar in the concrete pool deck, is it good enough to just have the deck rebar touching the bonding grid rebar and tied to it with regular rebar wire? See the underlined below. If that was not done is there an issue with potentially shocking somebody? I do recall the deck contractor telling the inspector that there was "no rebar" going to be used on the patio deck, when I asked about it the contactor told me it would have just caused delays if we told him we were putting rebar in the deck. Odd or I am just reading into this too much?
The code states:
Section 680.26. Equipotential Bonding.
(C) Equipotential Bonding Grid. The parts specified in 680.26(B) shall be connected to an equipotential bonding grid with a solid copper conductor, insulated, covered, or bare, not smaller than 8 AWG or rigid metal conduit of brass or other identified corrosion-resistant metal conduit. Connection shall be made by exothermic welding or by listed pressure connectors or clamps that are labeled as being suitable for the purpose and are of stainless steel, brass, copper, or copper alloy. The equipotential bonding grid shall conform to the contours of the pool and shall extend within or under paved walking surfaces for 1 m (3 ft) horizontally beyond the inside walls of the pool and shall be permitted to be any of the following:
(1) Structural Reinforcing Steel. The structural reinforcing steel of a concrete pool or deck where the reinforcing rods are bonded together by the usual steel tie wires or the equivalent. Where deck reinforcing steel is not an integral part of the pool, the deck reinforcing steel shall be bonded to other parts of the bonding grid using a minimum 8 AWG solid copper conductor. Connection shall be per 680.26(D).(2) Bolted or Welded Metal Pools. The wall of a bolted or welded metal pool.
(3) Alternate Means. This system shall be permitted to be constructed as specified in (a) through (c):