Ok so I have spent the last few hours reading up on bonding here and need to inquire what I should do as far as my setup goes.
We just had a 27' Round AGP put in and it is now full and I will finish the electrical tonight and hopefully fire up the pump and filter (all plumbing is done).
The setup is as follows:
27' x 52" Round Steel Wall AGP in the middle of the yard (top pieces are metal as well not resin)
50 feet of suction and supply lines run from pool to shed for equipment
100 feet of 12-2 Inground Outdoor wire run for electricity for pump from house to shed. Wires is in electrical conduit buried at least 6" (most of it 10-12") deep. This is tied into our secondary breaker panel inside the house and GFCI outlet with cover will be installed in a PVC outlet box in the shed (to be mounted a 2x4 or 2x6 or something as well)
Pump and filter are inside a 12'x12' Metal Shed - pump is a new Hayward Matrix 2 speed 1HP pump
Grounding rod for the house panel is about 15-20 feet from the pool
Now as I read things here I should run a #8 bare copper wire from the wall of the pool to the bonding connection on the housing of the pump. I should also include the metal shed that is the equipment is sitting in as well. This should be attached by brass "lugs" to each item in question.
1 - Do I need to do this at all? (probably a dumb question but I'll ask anyway)
2 - When attaching to the pool wall do I need to attach it to the top pieces as well or just any spot on the pool? Could I take top piece off and attach it to the "top" frame underneath of it?
3 - The metal shed has 2 doors, 4 walls, roof, and a metal framework floor with OSB attached to it. A 24x24 section cut out to the ground with concrete pad in place for the pump and filter. Do I need to attach the wire to all parts of the shed or just the wall or just the floor etc?
4 - Wire attachment -- does this need to be 1 long wire that is looped around each lug and then keep going or do I do it in "sections" i.e. one wire lug to lug then grab another section of wire to the next lug etc.
5 - Does this need to be a "loop" i.e. -- pool wall to shed, pump, back to pool wall?
6 - Can I bury this bare copper wire in the same hole with my plumbing lines (would be the easiest thing for me) or the electrical trench I have or do I need to bury this in it's own trench (hope not as that means more digging, UGGH!!)?
7 - Should we not use the pool until I get this done?
8 - Lastly should I ground the pool to the grounding rod for the house as well or put it on its own grounding rod or is this not needed?
Sorry for the all questions on this but I am tad confused and want to be sure our pool is safe to use for my kids.