OK, I've read and read and believe I understand bonding. Above Ground Pool is set to go up Monday and now at the last minute I have a grounding question.
I'm installing a display pool and just found the pump manual. Up front it stresses bonding but later says to permanently ground motor using green ground terminal provided under motor canopy or access place.
1. I can't find green ground terminal, just bonding lug. There is a green wire but while visible, there is no terminal end that is accessible. It goes back in to the pump.
2. How do I ground it? The initial electrician set to come out (sub from landscaper) said a separate bare copper wire from pump area to main panel was required. That electrician was taking weeks to come out so the landscaper called another electrician. He didn't know anything about the extra wire including me questioning him. I did show him the pump and grounding lug.
That was months ago. I've had other issues that delayed my install. Now I think I needed that wire to the main panel to ground the pump, though I'm still not sure where to connect it. Am I screwed now that all the wire is pulled and connected? The first electrician had pulled the permit. I wonder if the second did it with out a permit. When I asked him about inspection, he said the city didn't come out on small jobs.