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    Adding Ladder and Patio After the Fact

    We have had one issue after another with our pool builder, so we are having them do whatever is necessary to finish things up and get the final inspection so we can wash our hands of them.

    I have two quick questions -

    Right now there is no patio around the pool. We're not sure what we're going to do, but we like the idea of a brick pool deck. The pool builder is bonding the pool as is. They said something about if we were pouring concrete there would have to be rebar and it would all have to be bonded together. But I assume if we just did gravel and sand, there wouldn't be any rebar, so that's a non-issue, correct?

    Relatedly, we'd like to add a ladder at some point, which I understand also needs to be bonded. I assume it's simple to just bond that to the existing bonding?

    Trying to make sense of all this, and having a hard time deciphering what's what from what I can find online, so hoping some of you wise folks here can help break it down for me.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Adding Ladder and Patio After the Fact

    There will be no difficult issue with bonding. Bonding is simply connecting all the conductive parts of your pool. It will be easy for you to make those connections since one side of them is already exposed.
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    Re: Adding Ladder and Patio After the Fact

    Thanks for the quick response! Cool, that's what I figured, just wanted to make sure. And there won't be any bonding necessary for a gravel and sand base brick deck, correct?

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    Re: Adding Ladder and Patio After the Fact

    And there won't be any bonding necessary for a gravel and sand base brick deck, correct?
    I don't know
    that answer. Let's see what others say.
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    Re: Adding Ladder and Patio After the Fact

    Sure, thanks again.

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    Re: Adding Ladder and Patio After the Fact

    Bump for others.


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    Re: Adding Ladder and Patio After the Fact

    Thanks! 😆

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    Re: Adding Ladder and Patio After the Fact

    A gravel and sand brick deck requires a grid be placed under the deck within 3 feet of the pool. NEC 680.26 (B) (2). Go there for the details but generally it requires a copper grid of # 8 wire or you can substitute rebar.

    Search "Mike Holt illustrated guide swimming pools" and chose the first link. That is a good primmer.
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