I know this is an old thread, but it does seem to be a general discussion of the safety and code issues, so hopefully OK to tack on my question.
My parents are having an ornamental pond installed in their back yard. Although described as a pond, the intention at the moment is to maintain the water to pool standards, and to expect people to go into the water from time to time. The builder clearly described it as a body of water that people can play in, float in with a drink, etc.
So, a couple of questions, I guess --
1) Would code require GFCI for the 220 V pool pump that provides circulation for this body of water? Or maybe not, since the permit was pulled for a 'pond' rather than a 'swimming pool'?
2) Even if not required by code, should we put in a GFCI breaker for improved safety?
3) For safety, should we really add bonding for pump and water (there is nothing metallic anywhere else in the installation)?