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    Vinyl steel walled pool does the walls get bonded

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    You have rebar, so you need a loop of #8 bare copper all the way around the pool which is connected to the rebar in four equally spaced locations around the pool, and connected to whatever else you have that needs to be bonded (ladder, light niches, etc). Because you have rebar, burial depth and distance from the water don't matter. Most people put the bonding wire inside the concrete.

    Pool filters are not normally bonded, because they don't usually have enough metal in them to count. The rule is bond everything metal that is 3" or larger and either touching the water or within 3' of the edge of the pool. That generally means the rebar, metal ladders, light niches, pump, heater, SWG, hand rails, and so on. There are also a few other things that get bonded in special ways, like the underwater light junction boxes.
    Sorry to butt in but just had a quick question. In a vinyl steel walled pool does the walls get bonded and if so at what points?

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    Re: Vinyl steel walled pool does the walls get bonded

    Split to a new topic. Please ask questions in your own topic.

    The steel walls must be bonded. Ideally you would do that at four points spaced equally around the pool, though one spot is sufficient by some versions of the rules. Generally you attach a bonding lug to one of the existing bolts holding the walls together.
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