I'm moving towards installing the pump and filter on the Very Old Pool my fianc√©e and I will be acquiring with our new house. (Link: http://www.troublefreepool.com/renov...de-t22515.html
A problem: I know that the safest system is one in which all the metal surfaces and concrete within 5 or so feet of the pool are joined in a bond loop that also reaches the pump. But I cannot imagine that my pool was built with anything like a bond loop (after all, the pool was built in 1930). There's nothing "fancy" in my pool--no lights, no heating system, etc. But there is a built-in ladder composed of 4 rebar "loops," anchored in the pool wall at the shallow end. At the top of the ladder, there are two handles, built the same way.
So my question--and perhaps this should be in the Construction, Renovation section: can I create a bond loop that will provide some greater safety, given the likelihood that I don't have a grid at all?