After several discussions with local electrical inspector, I do realize that I will need to use pool rated transformers and bond any landscape lights within 5' of the pool. I will need to bond 1 waterfall light and 1 set of landscape lights as well as my fence. Currently, the pool bonding comes back to a ground rod near the pump. My question is this: What is the best way to connect these and do they have to be connected to the bonding wire that goes around the pool (which is currently under a few feet of gravel and dirt)? Do I bring each #8 AWG back to the ground rod or can I use split bolts to connect and then bring 1 wire back? I understand the equipotential bonding somewhat but am a little confused as to correctly bond these other items.
Thanks so much.